Chokhor Duchen

Chokhor Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar, is today. Also known as the Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma, Chokhor Duchen commemorates the anniversary upon which Shakyamuni Buddha first began teaching the Dharma. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha did not…

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Shantideva Verses 18 and 19

For when, with irreversible intent, The mind embraces bodhicitta, Willing to set free the endless multitudes of beings, In that instant, from that moment on,   A great unremitting stream, A strength of wholesome merit, Even during sleep and inattention, Rises equal to the vastness of the sky.

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