Saka Dawa (The Full Moon), four or eight deeds of Buddha Shakyamuni were considered to be of special significance and celebrated all over the world. Saka Dawa-the forth month in the Tibetan calendar- is the month in which Buddha Shakyamuni displayed the deeds of birth, enlightenment, and Parinirvana. As Indians, Chinese and Tibetans have their own calendars to follow, they do not have a common month to celebrate these occasions. However, this month of three important deeds is important for Buddhists throughout the world. On this special month, all Buddhists, lay or ordained, observe it with the practice of accumulation and purification.

The death anniversary of KhedrupTenpa Dhargyal the main author of our monastery’s philosophy texts falls on the 14th day of the 5th Tibetan month. The day is celebrated with prayers and a feast offering ritual in connection with Guru Yoga at the monastery in the evening. The whole monastic compound would be filled with butter lamp and candle lam offerings throughout the night. At Sera Lachi, the common prayer hall for Sera Jeh and Mey, a debate between the two monasteries would be held.

The 15th day of the 5th Tibetan Lunar Month is traditionally celebrated as Zamling Chisang or Universal Prayer Day to commemorate Guru Rinpoche's subjugation of the local spirits and demonic forces as well as the founding of the Samye Monastery. On this day, monks of our monastery would perform special prayers and rituals invoking the general body of protectors, and particularly those who are bound by oath to protect Sera Mey Monastery. The main protector of Sera Mey are Chamsing and Thawo.

Prayer & Offering