CHOKHOR DUCHEN – SPECIAL DAY 

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CHOKHOR DUCHEN - SPECIAL DAY 

CHOKHOR DUCHEN - SPECIAL DAY 

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August 1, 2022

Happy Chokhor Duchen!

Celebrated on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month, Chokhor Duchen is the third of four major prayer festivals in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar commemorating great events in the Buddha's life.  Chokhor Duchen commemorates the first teaching of the Buddha given to five fortunate companions in the Deer Park near Sarnath in India. It is recorded in the Sutra literature as "Setting in Motion the Wheel of Dharma". In it the Buddha explains for the first time the true meaning and cause of suffering and dissatisfaction, and how it can be brought to an ultimate end. This is the same Dharma transmitted to us by our teachers and to them by their teachers and so on for 2600 years. 

We hope that the Upstate Retreat Centre will broadcast their Chokhor Duchen practice.  Please check their website for the Zoom link https://retreat.palyul.org/ .  It will probably be held after Bodhisattva Vows & Guru Yoga - some time after 10am EST.

 

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