The full moon day of Saka Dawa commemorates Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana
As cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the
Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic, virtuous actions done on
this day are multiplied one hundred million times.
celebrations usually last the whole fourth Tibetan month (usually May or
During this month practitioners place special emphasis on Dharma
practice like circumambulation of monasteries and stupas, prostrations,
taking precepts, reciting mantras, offering mandalas, doing sadhanas and
saving animals lives, etc.