Chokhor Duchen is Saturday August 6th

Chokhor Duchen commemorates the anniversary of Shakyamuni Buddha’s first teaching. As a Buddha Multiplying Day, karmic results of actions on this day are multiplied one hundred million times!
(This amazing result is sourced by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.)

In addition to the events listed below, meritorious activities often advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche are recitation of the Sanghata Sutra, Golden Light Sutra, etc. with extensive dedications. These texts are available on the FPMT Sutras Page.

We will also be supporting animal liberation by collecting donations for Animal Place. A collection jar will be set up at the center starting August 1. We will send the donations out on August 8. Thanks!


5:30am  Precepts*

8:00am  Sutra Reading

6:30pm  16 Arhat Puja with Geshe Dakpa

*if this is your first time taking precepts, please email for more information