Saga Dawa Celebration June 4

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Saga Dawa Celebration June 4

Post by phantom59 » Fri May 25, 2012 5:11 pm

Event : Saga Dawa Celebration
Date : June 4 10:00am PDT
Venue : Dzogchen Retreat Center USA
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Cost : USD$50
Programme :
10am : Guests arrive at the Dzogchen Retreat Center
10am – 11:30am : Preparations for Ceremony
11:30am – 1:30pm : Saga Dawa Offering Ceremony
1:30pm – 3:30pm : Sangha Lunch and Reception
3:30pm – 5:30 : TBD

'Join us for a special event commemorating Saga Dawa Duchen and the 5th Anniversary of Dzogchen Retreat Center, USA.

“I have found a Dharma like amrita. It is very deep, peaceful, inconceivable, uncompounded, luminous wisdom.” ~ Buddha Shakyamuni

This month is Saga Dawa, the fourth lunar month and the holiest time of the Tibetan Buddhist Year. This precious time culminates in the observation of Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment and parinirvana on the 15th Lunar Day known as Saga Dawa Duchen.

In the western calendar, Saga Dawa Duchen occurs on Monday, June 4, 2012. On this auspicious day, the power of positive and negative intentions and actions increases one billion (1,000,000,000) times or more. With this in mind, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation would like to invite all sangha for a special gathering and offering ceremony to commemorate Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment and Parinirvana and the 5th anniversary of The Dzogchen Retreat Center.

This ceremony will be a precious time for sangha to get together and engage in virtuous Dharma activities, especially making offerings.'

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