Vesak, celebrating the Buddha's birth, death, and enlightenment, is the most holy day of the year within most Buddhist traditions, and falls on May 24th/25th in 2013. It corresponds to the month of Saga Dawa in Tibetan Buddhism, and all are celebrated as times to reaffirm our commitment.
The State Departmentâs Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, released on May 20, said that the Chinese governmentâs respect for and protection of religious freedom in Tibetan areas Â»continue
A dozen Tibetan monks are in Baton Rouge. They're spending five days creating an intricate artwork from colored sand, only to destroy it. The Advocate ( http://bit.ly/14qwmWf ) reports that when the abbot of the Tam Bao Temple learned the monks were coming to New Orleans with the Dalai Lama, he invited them to visit Baton Rouge afterward.
DHARAMSHALA, May 14: A four-day conference on âDevelopment of Monastic Educationâ of the four major Tibetan Buddhist schools and Bon tradition began today at the Gyutoe Monastery in lower Dharamshala.
Saga Dawa is a religious festival for Tibetan Buddhists to worship the Buddha held in every fourth month of Tibetan calendar. The 15 days Mount Kailash tour during the Saga Dawa festival offers clients a great chance to explore the Tibetan Buddhist culture. (PRWeb May 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10623216.htm
Join James Blumenthal, who teaches Buddhism at Maitripa College and Oregon State University; Leigh Sangster, program director at the college; and Lama Michael Conklin, resident teacher at Kagyu Changchub Chuling, a Tibetan Buddhist community that meets in Northeast Portland; and religion reporter Nancy Haught for a discussion on the Dalai Lama, Maitripa College and what it means to be a Tibetan ...