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Sagadawa & the First Teaching

  • Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling, Wood Valley Temple & Retreat 96-2285 Wood Valley Road Pahala, HI, 96777 United States (map)

Seven weeks after Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment which is commemorated during the 4th lunar month of Sagadawa, he was requested to teach by the gods, Brahma & Indra. As an offering, they presented auspicious symbols — a wheel and a conch — to mark the occasion of the “First Turning the Wheel of Dharma” on the 4th day of the 6th lunar month.

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Please join us for a prayer service with chants in praise of the Buddha’s Twelve Deeds, plus recitations of Refuge & Bodhicitta (altruistic mind), visualization and meditation. Vegetarian pot-luck lunch.

Please park at the visitor parking area to your left as you come in the driveway and walk up to the temple. Handicap attendees may drive up to the temple.

Later Event: June 23
Sunday Puja