Celebrating Chokhor Duchen and International Sangha Day

Celebrating Chokhor Duchen and International Sangha Day
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche with IMI Sangha in Mexico, September 2015

July 27 is Chokhor Duchen, which is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar and marks the occasion of Buddha’s first teaching. Specific advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for practices to do on Buddha Multiplying Days such as Chokhor Duchen can be found here.

As merit is multiplied 100 million times on this holy day, it would be an excellent opportunity to follow Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme’s advice that students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche offer recitations of the Vajra Cutter Sutra and Dependent Arising: A Praise of the Buddha (Tendrel Topa) for Rinpoche’s long life. 

Ven. Barbara participates in the Open Arms initiative, London, UK, September 2015. Photo courtesy of Jamyang Buddhist Centre.

If you decide to recite the Sutra of Golden Light on this special day, you might like to report your recitations using the reporting facility on the FPMT website.

Chokhor Duchen is also the day on which FPMT celebrates International Sangha Day!

Here are some suggested ways you can celebrate monastics on International Sangha Day:

We rejoice in all of the meritorious activities happening around the world on this auspicious Buddha Multiplying Day!


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