Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Chö-kor Düchen

Via the Palyul Yahoo forum, from http://www.pcddallas.org/Tibetan_Calendar_2007.htm

TODAY is Chökhor Düchen July 18, 2007

There are four major Special Buddha Days or "Festivals" (düchen) in a year which relate to the life of Buddha Shakyamuni.

During these days, it is said that the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 10 million times, so practice is strongly advised.

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Chokhor Düchen - Buddha Shakyamuni First Turns the Wheel of Dharma

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Chökhor Düchen July 18, 2007 (Tibetan Chö-kor Düchen-14th day of 6th lunar month): the "First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma" (first teaching) is celebrated. For the first seven weeks after his Enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he then gave his first teachings at Sarnath on the Four Noble Truths.
Well, there you are. If you didn't know, now you do.

1 comment:

Kalsang Dorje said...

Thanks for this. I just keep practicing, even if on a limited basis on busy days. I'm pretty much wholly unaware of calendar days marked as "special" in any tradition. This lineage is close to my own so that works really well.