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Commemoration of Chökor Duchen
August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The monastery is now open. All visitors are required to wear masks. Please note that accommodations remain closed to the public.
The PTC sangha will be commemorating Chökor Duchen, the day that Buddha Shakyamuni Buddha first turned the Wheel of Dharma, teaching the Four Noble Truths.
After the Buddha realized awakening beneath the Bodhi tree, he remained in contemplation. At first he was reluctant to teach, fearing that people would not understand his message. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he shared his discovery of the truth in his first teaching. This auspicious day is a “multiplying day” on which karmic results are said to be multiplied by one hundred million, so we make this a joyful opportunity to practice extra virtue.
10:00am | Special Practice of the Sixteen Arhats
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For those who wish to sponsor butterlamps, the chanting, or the tea served during the chanting, please be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.
Palpung Thubten Chöling
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
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