Bodhi Day

Event details

  • December 8, 2023
  • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

looking up to backlit bodhi tree leaves showing capillary structure

This is the day to commemorate Sakyamuni Buddha’s attainment of Awakening under the Bodhi tree. The day signifies the dawn of humanity’s universal emancipation from suffering and unawareness.

Temples hold special services on or near this date, sometimes joining with sanghas (temple communities) of other traditions.