Mipham Shedra is a non-sectarian Vajrayana Buddhist educational institute dedicated to providing dharma education to newcomers and students of all lineages and traditions. Led by esteemed resident Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Lhoppön Rinpoche, students are fortunate to participate in meditations, classes, coursework, retreats and other activities with a revered Lama. It is Lhoppön Rinpoche’s dedication to the Buddha dharma and accessibility to his students that enriches the personal experience of those who attend the Boulder temple.
Anyone interested in learning more about Buddha dharma and Mipham Shedra is welcome and encouraged to join us for our Sunday evening meditations, or to participate in any of our many other programs.
JOIN US FOR SAGA DAWA DUCHEN! COME CELEBRATE THIS AUSPICIOUS DAY
There are four Great Festivals during the year that relate to the life of Buddha Shakyamuni, at which time the positive or negative actions are multiplied 10 million times. This day marks the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment and parinirvana. This is a wonderful opportunity to make prayers, offerings and to do practices dedicated to bringing benefit to all living beings. Below is a schedule of activities planned for this auspicious time.
May 25, 2013: Saga Dawa (Birth, Enlightenment, Death of Buddha).
Saga Dawa is the entire fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar. The seventh day of Saga Dawa is the day of the historical Buddha’s birth for Tibetans. However, the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and entry into Nirvana at his death are observed together on the 15th day of Saga Dawa, which in 2013 is May 25.
Saga Dawa is the holiest time of the Tibetan year.
The Anniversary of the Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha (Saga Dawa Duchen)
Celebrated on the full moon (the fifteenth day) of the fourth Tibetan lunar month, this holiday celebrates the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment, as well as his Parinirvana.
The Anniversary of the Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha occurs on Saturday, May 25 in 2013.