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June 2020

Saga Dawa Duchen

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

This day marks the enlightenment of the Buddha at Bodhgaya and the anniversary of the Buddha's parinirvana at Kusinagara.   On this day the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 10 million times.

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July 2020

Chokhur Duchen

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

This day marks the first turning of the Wheel of Dharma.  For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, teaching the Four Noble Truths.    

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November 2020

Lha Bab Duchen

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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Lha Bab Duchen Wheel Day Celebration: Buddha's Descent from Heaven  Lha Bab Duchen, the "Festival of the Descent from Heaven," is one of the four major Buddhist holidays. It occurs on the 22nd day of the 9th Tibetan month. Previously, Buddha had ascended to the Heaven of Thirty-Three in order to give teachings to benefit the gods in the desire realms and to repay the kindness of his mother by liberating her from samsara. On this day, Buddha returned from heaven…

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