Monday, July 16th is Chökhor Duchen,
the celebration of the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma.


For seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha did not teach. Then, encouraged by his disciples, he turned the Wheel of the Dharma for the first time at Sarnath, India, teaching the Four Noble Truths.

  • the truth of suffering, which is to be understood,
  • the truth of the origin of suffering, which is to be abandoned,
  • the truth of cessation, which is to be actualized,
  • the truth of the path, which is to be relied upon.

On this day, all actions of our body, speech and mind are multiplied 10 million times.

Kilung Rinpoche recommends meditating on the Four Noble Truths
and reciting Shakyamuni Buddha’s mantra
as many times as possible to make an enlightened connection.


There will be a practice at Yeshe Long on Monday, July 16th,
starting shortly after Monday Meditation ends at 6:30 pm
to meditate on the Four Noble Truths, recite Shakyamuni Buddha’s mantra,
and also recite the Heart Sutra.

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