Buddha's Enlightenment

Buddha’s Enlightenment Day

A special Buddhist holiday is coming up soon, Buddha’s Enlightenment Day! Each year on April 15th Kadampa Buddhists around the world commemorate the day when Buddha Shakyamuni demonstrated the attainment of enlightenment (in the year 589 BCE).

The story of Buddha Shakyamuni’s life leading up to his enlightenment is quite remarkable, as he had to face enormous challenges. Continue reading