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Chökhor Düchen

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Buddha turning the wheel of Dharma for the first time

Chökhor Düchen (Wyl. chos 'khor dus chen), Chökhor Düchen: Tibetan festival celebrated on the fourth day of the sixth month according to the Tibetan calendar to honor Shakyamuni Buddha’s First Teaching or the “First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma”. For the first seven weeks after his Enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he then gave his first teachings at Sarnath on the Four Noble Truths. the 'Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma' — one of the four major Buddhist holidays. 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’. Chökhor Düchen: Tibetan festival celebrated on the fourth day of the sixth month according to the Tibetan calendar to honor Shakyamuni Buddha’s First Teaching or the “First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma”. For the first seven weeks after his Enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he then gave his first teachings at Sarnath on the Four Noble Truths.

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