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Big Things are Happening This Sagadawa Weekend at KPC

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This Sunday, June 4th, is a Tibetan Buddhist holiday called Saga Dawa Duchen which celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment. On this day, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 10 million times, so it’s an excellent time to engage in prayer and other compassionate activities.

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8am-8pm – Prayer Room open to visitors – masks optional

7pm – Medicine Buddha – on Facebook Live & YouTube

Daily Tsogs – check Calendar for schedule


10am – Meditation Class – in-person & on YouTube

12pm – Riwo Sang Chod smoke offering puja (in-person & on Zoom & FB Live), immediately followed by a Gurkhukma Vajrakilaya tsog (in-person & on Zoom)

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Sunday – Saga Dawa Duchen:

10am – Meditation Class- in-person & on YouTube

11am – Jetsunma Teaching (previously recorded) – on YouTube

2pm – Rigdzin Dupa practice – in-person at Guru Rinpoche statue in Peace Park (weather permitting) & on FB Live. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. If you need a copy of the practice, download the text from the event on our Google calendar. You do not have to stay for the whole practice, but you’re welcome to join us!


4pm – Join us to drum for rain! The drum circle will be behind the temple near the Prayer Room entrance. We will start with a brief dedication ceremony for the newly constructed totem pole, and will be chanting Tara mantra as we drum, praying for rain to ease the drought. All are welcome!

Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and any drums you have – the more the merrier! If you don’t have any drums, there may be extra available. Either way, you can chant along with everyone.

While you’re here, visit our adorable goats, pigs, geese and chickens! Pick up some eggs to take home, donate non-perishable food to the bins on the front porch (donations are transported weekly to local food pantries), check out the Buddhist Giving Garden, walk around the stupas, or just find a bench to sit quietly! We’d love to see you!