Happy Saga Dawa from Pema Khandro and the Buddhist Studies Institute!


Buddhist Studies Institute

Saga Dawa is the most auspicious day of the Tibetan Buddhist Calendar and a day celebrated by Buddhists all around the world. It is the anniversary of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and the day he passed away into parinirvana.

The effects of actions on this day are said to be multiplied by ten million times because of the spiritual power of this full moon on the fourth month.

It is our heartfelt wish that your dharma activity continue to spread and flourish. We hope to practice with you at one of our upcoming programs in 2024.

Happy Saga Dawa,  Dharma Friends!

2024 Schedule of Events


Daily Meditation Online
Vajrayana Training 1st & 2nd Wednesday of each month
Ngakpa Training 3rd Wednesday of each month


Chod Retreat – May 31 – June 2


Chod Retreat – May 31 – June 2

Choying Dzod Retreat – June 28 – 30


Ngondro Module 3 – Mountain of Jewels – Starts July 1

Vajrayogini Retreat – July 12 – 14

Dzogchen Retreat – August 15 – 18


A Journey to Bhutan – October 2 – 18

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