Chökhor Düchen – 1st Turning of the Wheel – 1 Aug 2022

Chökhor Düchen – 1st Turning of the Wheel – 1 Aug 2022

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.

  • 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
  • 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.

Read more about monks and nuns in FPMT.

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