Chökor Düchen

Friday 21 July 2023

Join us live or online

Celebrating Buddha's turning of the wheel of Dharma.

Please specify the prayers/names for the  special dedication if you have any.


Are you ready for Chökor Düchen?
We are fast approaching the auspicious merit-multiplying day of It occurs on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month.
For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, by teaching the ‘Four Noble Truths’
At Nalanda, we also aim to have a meaningful Chökhor Düchen day by following the advice of Rinpoche.

After taking the 8 Mahayana Precepts, our community will follow online His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teaching on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s “37 Practices of a Bodhisattva”

Then a Sutra recitation of Remembering the Three Jewels and Vajra cutter sutras will be done by the monks and community.

In the evening we will do a Shakyamuni Budha puja which you are invited to attend in person or online. Link to follow soon.

Schedule for Friday, 21st of July:

05:45 — 06:15 Taking 8 Mahayana Precepts
10:00 — 11:30 His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teaching on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s “37 Practices of a Bodhisattva”
12:30 – 13:30
15:00 — 16:00
Recitation of Sutras (in person & live)
19:00 — 21:30 Shakyamuni Buddha Puja (in person and live-streamed here) Text can be found here.

All times are CEST.
Feel free to join us for any part of the program either online or in person!
P.S. If you also want to join us for the special Chökor Düchen’s lunch, please contact mentioning your name, number of people and preference (vegan/vegetarian).
If you would like to contribute towards extensive offerings for this holy day and Puja, click on the Donate button, selecting “Chökor Düchen” in the drop-down menu and then specifying the names for the special dedication.
Please note, the final day for donation would be Thursday(20 July), to process the dedications, go shopping, nicely arrange the altar prior to the Puja and so forth.
You can also contribute towards Animal Liberation Puja, using the same donation form and selecting “Animal Liberation” in the drop-down menu, or any project that speaks to you.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings

July 21st: 8:00am - 9:30am IST!

Live Stream - Recitation of Sutras

Friday July 21, 3pm (CEST)

Live Stream - Shakyamuni Buddha Puja

Friday July 21, 7pm (CEST)

➡️ Friends of Nalanda (Netherlands) – tax deductible donations.