Saka Dawa Celebrations

14jun17:0021:00Saka Dawa CelebrationsJoin us for community dinner and practices on the holy day of Saka Dawa


(Tisdag) 17:00 - 21:00(GMT-11:00)

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Saka Dawa is the most important Tibetan Buddhist festival day, celebrating Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. Buddhists around the world engage in many auspicious and merit-making activities such as sponsoring or engaging in beneficial pujas, practices, and prayers; and making extensive offerings to teachers, holy objects, and auspicious charitable activities.

This year, Saka Dawa takes place on June 14. 

Venerable Michael is kindly offering delicious Tibetan soup, thukpa, to everyone 🙂 Please arrive at 17 to enjoy the meal together. 

Between 18:00-19:30 Venerable Michael will give a talk on the 12 deeds of Buddha Shakyamuni and we will do prayers and offerings. Please feel free to bring flowers, fruit or eatables for the altar. 

17.00 – 18.00 – Community dinner 
18.00 – 18.30 – Talk on ”The 12 deeds of Buddha Shakyamuni”
18.30 – 19.30 – Offering prayers and practices 
19-30 – 20.00 – Fika and mingling 

Saka Dawa is an especially auspicious day for spiritual practice — the karmic effects of all actions, positive and negative, are multiplied exponentially!

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Practical information and how to register

Course dates: 14 June
Weekday: Tisday
Time: 17.00-20.00, if you want to join the practice online that starts at 18.00, please use the Zoom link in the ticket confirmation email
Language: English
Last day of registration: same day, 5 minutes prior to the event
Registration/Buy ticket: You register for the course by purchasing a ticket here on the website, see “Tickets” below.



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  • Venerable Michael Yeshe

    Venerable Michael Yeshe

    Venerable Michael was born in London in 1966 to a Greek father and a Belgian mother. He was raised in Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since the age of 7. At age 13, he entered the Sera Jey Monastic University in South India where he spent the next 18 years studying Buddhist Philosophy. Since 1996, Ven Michael Yeshe has been invited to Buddhist centres in America, Singapore, Malaysia and Holland as a translator and teacher. For 11 years he was residing at the Tara Institute in Melbourne where he served as translator for Venerable Geshe Doga.

    Venerable Michael is a resident teacher at Yeshin Norbu since autumn 2020 and leads our Buddhist courses and retreats.