Saga Dawa Celebrations with Geshe Sonam – Morning Session

Saga Dawa Celebrations with Geshe Sonam – Morning Session

Zoom Meeting Online

time 5:30 AM


When: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Morning session: 5:30 – 6:45 am EDT

Please register for the morning session here.

The evening session can be found here.

* These sessions will not be shown on Facebook.


The practice of the Mahāyāna precepts is a wonderful opportunity to accumulate merit on Saka Dawa as it is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar, commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment and parinirvana. Geshe la will transmit the practice, which involves keeping precepts of pure conduct and fasting after the noontime meal for a period of 24 hours. You can learn more about taking these precepts here. Geshe la encourages those who are in other time zones to take the precepts using the recording from Lama Zopa Rinpoche if they have not received the transmission as the precepts are to be taken at sunrise in your location.

After the precepts, Geshe la will transmit two very short texts by Lama Tsongkhapa: The Praise of Sarasvatī and Manjushri’s Guide to the View Instruction. This is for the benefit of those in European and Asian time zones who are unable to attend the transmission and practices of these prayers during the evening session.

We will conclude the session with 20 to 30 minutes of recitation of the Refuge and Bodhicitta prayer for the long life and successful activities of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, (The Official Homepage for Lama Zopa Rinpoche – FPMT) the spiritual director of the FPMT with which Lama Yeshe Ling is affiliated. These recitations were recommended by Khandro-la, a state oracle of Tibet and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and a highly regarded teacher (read more about Khandro-la here: Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme (Khadro-la) – Maitripa College).

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