The Centre is closed from 1 July and will reopen on 1 August. 

Chokhor Duchen: Guru Puja w Geshe Samten

About Chokhor Duchen

Chokhor Duchen, one of the four annual holy days of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, takes place this year on August 1. On these holy days, the power of any meritorious action is multiplied by 100 million, as taught in the vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.

Known in English as “Turning the Wheel of Dharma,” Chokhor Duchen commemorates the anniversary of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s first teaching. It is said that for seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha did not teach. Afterward, Indra and Brahma offered a dharmachakra and a conch shell, and requested Guru Shakyamuni Buddha to teach. Accepting, Guru Shakyamuni Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma for the first time at Sarnath in his teaching on the four noble truths.

Celebrate this special Buddha Day with Guru puja with Geshe Samten.

All welcome. Places are limited! Bring offerings of flowers and fruit.

Download Lama Choepa Practice Book Here

Download Praise to Shakyamuni Here

Download Confession to 35 Buddhas Here


Wednesday July 10th
6.30 pm


In-person at Vajrayana Institute. 9 Victoria Square, Ashfield


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