Chokhor Duchen – Great Wheel Day

Ayang Rinpoche Blesses Deer in Sarnath, Where the Buddha First Turned the Wheel of Dharma

 

Sunday, August 4th, is Chökhor Düchen, one of the four “Great Wheel” days in Buddhism. Known as the Celebration of Turning the Wheel of Dharma, it marks the first time the Buddha began to teach the path to enlightenment.

 

This is an especially auspicious day to practice and to make offerings to generate wisdom and merit. It is said that the effects of positive deeds are multiplied ten million times.

 

Take this opportunity to support one of Ayang Rinpoche’s cultural and humanitarian projects. Make a US tax-deductible offering online or by sending a check to Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, CA 95001, or by donating to your local Amitabha Foundation organization.

 

 

Dharma Wheel and Deer Atop Amitabha Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

Happy Saga Dawa Duchen

Mahabodhi Statue

Shakyamuni Statue at the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodhgaya

Monday, June 17th, is Saga Dawa Duchen, the holiest day in the Buddhist calendar, marking the days when the Buddha attained enlightenment and passed into parinirvana.

 

This is an especially auspicious day to practice and to make offerings to generate wisdom and merit. It is said that the effects of positive deeds are multiplied one million times.  If you are interested in supporting any of Ayang Rinpoche’s cultural and humanitarian projects at this time, you may make a US tax-deductible offering online below or by sending a check to Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, CA 95001, or by donating to your local Amitabha Foundation organization.




 

Chenrezig Drubchen at Mundgod monastery

Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery, Dechen Chokhor Ling, in the Mundgod Tibetan Settlement, South India

4-Arm Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), Buddha of Compassion

The annual Drubchen will be held April 19 to May 4 at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery, Dechen Chokhor Ling, in the Mundgod Tibetan Settlement, South India. The Drubchen this year focuses on Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.  All the monks, nuns, khenpos and rinpoches will be accumulating 100 million Chenrezig mantras.

Ayang Rinpoche requests that all Buddhist practitioners and others associated with the Amitabha Foundation worldwide contribute to this practice and send their recitations of the Chenrezig mantra to accumulate the 100 million total. Mantras may be accumulated and the totals sent in daily between April 19 and May 2.  Send your mantra totals to the Amitabha Foundation in your own country, or to the Drikung Charitable Society.

Click here to listen to Ayang Rinpoche chant the Chenrezig mantra OM MANI PADME HUNG HRI.

The total expense of the Drubchen is approximately $25,000, including meals and tea for monks and lamas, as well as butterlamps, tsok and other ritual offerings. People who wish to sponsor or donate towards the Drubchen may send in their contributions directly to the monastery’s account (see the information below). US tax-deductible donations may also be made through the Amitabha Foundation US by clicking the button below or sending a check to Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, CA 95001.

Donations may be dedicated to any family members, friends, pets or loved ones, whether living or deceased, but names must be received by 5 PM (Pacific) May 2, 2019, although donations are welcome at any time.

 


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