On Friday (July 21) we will be celebrating Chökor Düchen, one of the four most sacred periods in the life of Buddha Shakyamuni, as it marks the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. After attaining enlightenment, Buddha reflected for seven weeks on how he could convey the vision that he had achieved. After a request from Indra and Brahma in Sarnath, he delivered his first teaching, the teaching on the Four Noble Truths.
Sacred dates are auspicious for us to generate merit and bring benefit to all beings, as it is said that during these periods positive and negative actions are accumulated millions of times.
We invite everyone to pay homage to the Buddha of our age, whether by applying the teachings, engaging in virtuous actions, making offerings, meditation practices, or even vows that remind us of our commitments.
By making a monthly financial offering at a fixed amount, you become a member of Odsal Ling. There are a several optional amounts, but there is no minimum. Each contribution is significant and we encourage everyone to form an auspicious connection with Odsal Ling, helping in its maintenance and expansion.