Commemoration of Chökor Duchen - Chanting Buddha Shakyamuni Prayer

Commemoration of Chökor Duchen - Chanting Buddha Shakyamuni Prayer

Date: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Duration: 30 Minutes

Please join us as in chanting the Buddha Shakyamuni prayer in honor of Chökor Duchen, the day that Buddha Shakyamuni Buddha first turned the Wheel of Dharma, teaching the Four Noble Truths.


After the Buddha realized awakening beneath the Bodhi tree, he remained in contemplation. At first he was reluctant to teach, fearing that people would not understand his message. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he shared his discovery of the truth in his first teaching.


This auspicious day is a “multiplying day” on which karmic results are said to be multiplied by one hundred million, so we make this a joyful opportunity to practice extra virtue.


There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

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