Buddhist holiday – First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma

Turning of the Wheel of Dharma An important Buddhist holiday – Turning of the Wheel of Dharma

In July all the Buddhist of the world celebrate a huge holy day – the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. The ceremonial events take place in the central buddhist temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni“.

This day Buddha Shakyamuni taughed his disciples the 1st sermon of the Four Noble Truths in the sacred place Varanasi. The Noble Truths are teachings about suffering, its origin and reasons; the cessation of suffering and its sources, and the fourth – about the true paths to the cessation of suffering. Buddha suggested a middle or octal way to achieve Enlightment. This way is directly connected with the three virtues: morality, concentration and wisdom (prajna). The spiritual practice of passing these paths leads to the true cessation of suffering.

Buddhist holiday

Buddhist holiday

Buddhist holiday

Elista, Republic of Kalmykia

Republic of Kalmykia

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