First Turning of the Wheel
Monday 20 July 2015
Day Marking Buddha’s First Teaching and International Sangha Day
This Wheel turning Day marks the day the Buddha first taught the Dharma after manifesting enlightenment and is one of the four important holy days of the year.
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Significantly the karmic effect of positive (and negative) actions is magnified 100 million times on these holy days so practitioners try to undertake virtuous activities and keep their minds positive.
- 6:15am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
- 2:00pm Set up extensive water bowls and light offerings
- 7:30pm Light offerings and Shakyamuni Buddha Puja
By donation. Offering of food, flowers welcome.