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'''Chökhor Düchen''' (''chos 'khor dus chen'') '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’.
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'''Chökhor Düchen''' (Tib. ཆོས་འཁོར་དུས་ཆེན་, [[Wyl.]] ''chos 'khor dus chen''), 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]]’.
  
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Latest revision as of 16:40, 20 August 2017

Buddha turning the wheel of Dharma for the first time

Chökhor Düchen (Tib. ཆོས་འཁོར་དུས་ཆེན་, Wyl. chos 'khor dus chen), 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’.

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