Mark your calendar! We are delighted to share with you the many events that are taking place in Bodhgaya, India next month, as Buddhists from around the world gather at this holy site to remember Buddha and his precious teachings.

Nov 6-15 – Dzongsar Monlam

Organized by Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute, Dzongsar Monlam started in 2006 and has been taking place biennially in Bodhgaya, India under the Bodhi tree. This year the participants will be reciting “Samantabhadra’s Prayer for Excellent Conduct” one hundred thousand times. During the Dzongsar Monlam, from Nov 8-12, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will be giving a five-day teaching on the Vimalakirti Sutra. Check out Siddhartha’s Intent for more information.

Nov 14 – 84000’s Resounding Under the Bodhi Tree

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will lead a Sutra Resounding together with 84000 on the morning of November 14. Participants will be reading from the newly translated “King of Samadhis Sutra.” You can learn more and download the sutra text here.

Nov 16–17 – Siddhartha Festival

Siddhartha Festival celebrates the Buddha’s life and teachings at the place where he attained enlightenment: under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, India. The two-day programme includes talks, chants, dance, and much more. The event is free and open to all with no registration required. There will be special dinner and performance events on both evenings, and tickets will be available two days prior in Bodhgaya.