Chokhor Duchen – First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma August 4, 2019

The first turning is traditionally said to have taken place at Deer Park in Sarnath near Varanasi in northern India, to an audience of shravakas. It consisted of the teaching of the Four Noble Truths (Sanskrit: catvāry āryasatyāni) and the other elements of the Tripitaka – the Abhidharma, Sutrapitaka and Vinaya. “After attaining enlightenment, Buddha gave his first … [Read more…]