Saka Dawa occurs tomorrow, on Monday, to celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. Many of the other Buddhist traditions celebrate this as Vesak, which happened a couple of weeks earlier. Within the Tibetan tradition, Vesak is celebrated at a different time because it’s based on the Tibetan lunar calendar.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche of the FPMT has given some suggestions of virtuous activities to do on Saka Dawa as a way to accumulate merit. Traditionally, it is cited that doing virtuous deeds on holy days will multiply virtues by over 100 million times. Click here to see a detailed explanation of Lama Zopa’s suggestions.
Below, in abbreviated form, are some of the suggestions that Lama Zopa has given for Saka Dawa: