Saka Dawa & The Kalachakra Tantra – Ep. 122
Saka Dawa, named for the star prominent during the fourth month in the Tibetan calendar, like the Theravadin observance of Vesak is considered the most sacred month in which the Buddha displayed the deeds of birth, enlightenment & Parinirvana.
In this Podcast Professor Thurman gives an overview of the Buddhist holiday, a detailed accounting of the details of the Buddha’s Enlightenment as explained in the Buddhist cannon and illustrates the connections to the Kalacharkra Tantra as revealed by Tibet’s yogic tradition & taught by the 14th Dalai Lama.
Saka Dawa Strawberry Moon Image © Jenny Waters via Flickr.com
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