Chotrul Duchen Celebration – Prayers and Offerings

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Chötrul Düchen is one of the four Buddhist festivals commemorating four events in the life of the Buddha, according to Tibetan traditions. Chötrul Düchen closely follows Losar, the Tibetan New Year. It takes place on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Tibetan calendar during the full moon, which is called Bumgyur Dawa. The leaders of India’s six main philosophical schools challenged the Buddha to a contest of miraculous powers. The Buddha displayed a different miracle each day for fifteen days, and, utterly defeating his opponents, inspired many individuals to follow the Dharma.

During this month the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied 100 000 times. On the full moon day of Chotrul Duchen it is believed that the effects of both positive and negative actions are multiplied ten million times.

Choje Lama Rabsang will lead the prayers and offerings on this auspicious Wheel Day. If you wish, you can offer candles, flowers, incense, fruits etc to the shrine on this occasion.