Fifteen Days of Miracles

Mon, 24 February, 2020 - Mon, 9 March, 2020


Year of the Iron Mouse

The Fifteen Days of Miracles—from the first day of the Tibetan new year (Losar, February 24) until the fifteenth (March 9)—commemorate the special time when Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed miraculous powers in order to subdue six non-Buddhist teachers, who lacked faith in him, and to inspire more faith in his followers.

This is an excellent opportunity to put joyful effort into intensive Dharma practice since all fifteen days are merit multiplying days, when the merit of virtuous actions performed is multiplied by 100 million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.

Students can find Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice for the Fifteen Days of Miracles collected here. Make an auspicious start to the new year!