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Chokhor Duchen Tsok Offering
July 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
Chokhor Duchen, First Turning of the Dharma Wheel.
Celebrate Chökhor Düchen: July 14, 2021
Chokhor Duchen is one of the most important “great occasion(s)” (Chokhor- Dharma chakra, düchen-great occasion) of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar as it marks historical Buddha Shakyamuni’s first sermon (turning of the Dharma wheel.) The first turning is said to have taken place at Deer Park in Sarnath near Varanasi (located in northern India). This important day falls on the fourth day of the sixth lunar month in the Tibetan calendar, which lands on Wednesday, July 14th, in 2021.
The Four Noble Truths taught at that first turning of the Dharma Wheel paved the way to cessation (Nirvana) for countless followers over the past 2600 years. Tibetan Buddhists celebrate Chokhor Düchen by reading Sutras, meditating, visiting temples and monasteries, making offerings, making pilgrimages to holy places, and hanging prayer flags.
Sit with us at the Institute or join in via Zoom July 14, at 6 PM (Pacific Time) for a special Chokhor Duchen Tsok offering and teaching by Geshe-la Phelgye. The Zoom link can be found below.
Chokhor Duchen Zoom Link:
Time: Jul 14, 2021, 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 863 7547 6380