Happy Saka Dawa!!
On the full moon day of Saka Dawa held on May 29, 2018 we commemorate Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. As one of the four main Buddhist festivals held each year, Saka Dawa is a wonderful opportunity to put our good intentions into action. Whether that means attending Buddhist teachings, formal meditation, or putting the Dharma into action in our daily lives. Today you can attend pujas and other practices at your local Buddhist center. Here are some reputable centers:
Author of the meditation book ‘Spiritual Friends’, Ven. Thubten Dondrub described how Buddhism is something that you “do”. It is necessary to first understand the Buddha’s teachings, and use reflection and formal meditation to integrate them into our minds and our way of thinking. Then we should seek out opportunities to put the Buddha’s teachings into action in our daily lives and be of service to others. The objective is always to benefit people and animals in our every action, to increase the happiness of ourselves and others to the best of our abilities. Just do your best!!
‘Spiritual Friends’ edited by Ven. Thubten Dondrub