1st Turning of the Wheel
14 Jul 2021
Known in English as “Turning the Wheel of Dharma,” Chökhor Düchen commemorates the anniversary of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s first teaching. It is said that for seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha did not teach. Afterwards, Indra and Brahma offered a Dharmachakra and a conch shell and requested Guru Shakyamuni Buddha to teach. Accepting, Guru Shakyamuni Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma for the first time at Sarnath by teaching the four noble truths.
This is a merit multiplying day.
Read advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for practices to do on merit multiplying days.
Events on 14 July 2021:
- 6.30am Precepts* to be done at Home
Download the text for The Eight Mahayana Precepts
*It is very good to take precepts on this day
- 11.30am Perth Time: Livestream teaching by His Holiness
This is the second day of teaching by His Holiness on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.
Please note that the first day of teaching is 13 July (the day before Chökhor Düchen)
Watch either on His Holiness’ Livestream Webpage or on His Holiness’ Facebook page.
- 7.30pm Shakyamuni Buddha Puja at HBC
International Sangha Day
Chökhor Düchen is also the FPMT’s International Sangha Day when we pause, remember, and maybe make offerings to our monks and nuns.
Our Spiritual Director, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche said the Sangha are the real heroes because they are defeating the delusions.