Sat, Jun 04|
Oak Park & Livestream
• Buddha's Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day puja
June 4 marks the anniversary of Buddha’s first teaching in this world. To commemorate this special day, we will engage in the blessed, traditional prayers "Offering to the Spiritual Guide."
Time & Location
Jun 04, 2022, 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Oak Park & Livestream, 13 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL 60304, USA
June 4 marks the anniversary of Buddha’s first teaching in this world and also the birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.
Forty-nine days after Buddha attained enlightenment, as a result of requests he rose from meditation and taught the first Wheel of Dharma. These teachings include the Sutra of the Four Noble Truths.
It is because of the great kindness of Buddha in turning the Wheel of Dharma that the people of this world have the opportunity to follow a spiritual path to the permanent inner peace of enlightenment. Without these teachings there would be no path for us to follow and so no possibility of bringing our suffering to an end.
To commemorate this special day, Kadampa Buddhist centers around the world hold special events with prayers for Buddha’s teachings to flourish in this world for a very long time.
At KMC Chicago we will engage in the blessed, traditional prayers Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Tib. Lama Chopa), which includes prayers of all the stages of the path to Enlightenment. It is customary -- but not necessary -- to bring an offering of fresh food or flowers. No previous experience is necessary -- everyone is invited to attend.
😊 In person in Oak Park
🕙 Live online
❌ Not recorded
Saturday, June 4, 2022
6:15pm - 8pm
BOOKS & MATERIALS
Printed copies of the prayers will be available to use in the center. Click below to learn more about it or to order a printed, e-book, or audio copy from Tharpa Publications. You can also purchase copies in person at our Oak Park and Wicker Park locations.
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