Chokhor Duchen - Shakyamuni Buddha's First Teaching
Monday, July 16
Join in the Merit-Multiplying Practices Led by Ven. Gyalten Palmo
Buddha Shakyamuni gives his first teaching on the Four Noble Truths to the five monks at the Deer Park in Sarnath.
You're welcome to come to any one or more of the events.
4:30pm - Recite the Sutra for Remembering the 3 Jewels 5:00pm - Purification Practice - Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas 6:00pm - Light Dinner, Cake and Tea 7:00pm - Looking into the Buddha's First Teaching Talk
Looking at the Buddhas First TeachingTalk-- When the Prince, who later became Buddha, set out from his palace his aim was to find a way to end suffering. Having found it he was convinced to share what he discovered. His very first teaching was to explain that it is possible for everyone of us to end all suffering. Today is the day we celebrate the this teaching. We say it is the day the Buddha turned the 1st wheel of Dharma, known as the Four Noble Truths. Join us in exploring how we can apply these teachings to our lives right now.