The holy month of SAKA DAWA starts off in 2014 on 29th May!
The holiest in its meaning among all the months in a lunar year of the Tibetan Buddhist calender is the 4th, called SAKA DAWA. In this 2014 year, it will start on 29th May (the 1st lunar day of the month) and will end on 27th June (the 30th lunar day of the month). The culmination point is in the middile - the full moon of 13th June. This is going to be a day, which all the Tibetans and Buddhists of the Himalayan Region count as the Day of Birth, Enlightment and Parinirvana of the Buddha Shakyamuni. During the whole of this holy month the Buddha's followers from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Ladakh and those practiciing Tibetan Buddhism around the world will put a special task in front of them - to honour the life and teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni, actively performing all kind of practices and rituals, participating in the meditational retreats, going to the piligrimage visiting holy Buddist places, making offerings of incense, butterlamps and organizing donations for the needy ones, and much more. Absolutely deservingly, it is believed, that everything good and virtuous, especially spiritually motivated, performed by you during this month will bring amazingly fast karmic positive results to your life, multiplied in their effect millions times. Do not miss this chance, even if you are not considering yoursefl a Buddhist, atune yourself to the practice of generosity, compassion and spiritual growth overall this month to get the benefits of its time! SARVA MANGALAM!