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Kangyur Dakdhon (16th-22nd July, 2018)


The Kangyur is the collection and compilation of the entire teachings and words of Lord Buddha translated into Tibetan. Generally, it can be considered as the "Tibetan Tripitaka," classified  into four main divisions of Vinaya (Tib. འདུལ་བ་, Dulwa), Sutra (Tib. མདོ་སྡེ་, Dode), Abhidharma ( Tib. མངོན་པ་, Ngönpa) and Tantras. It's the entire Buddha's teachings compiled by the Bodhisattvas. 

The Significance and Importance of Kangyur Reading 

In all Buddhist traditions, reading or chanting the Buddha's Teachings, commonly understood as the Sutras, is very powerful. In Vajrayana, particularly, it was written that "In the future, at the time of degeneration, the Buddhas will be manifested in the form of sacred Texts." Thus, the Kangyur is being taken as the representation of Lord Buddha himself.

Reading the entire Kangyur is the most powerful way of accumulating merits. It's one of the highest merit accumulations. Traditionally, in Vajrayana, the Kangyur readings are performed when confronted with enormously huge obstacles, or to prevent something really bad from happening. It's not the simple tiny kind of challenges faced by individual, but the greatest obstacles that affect many people.

Dechen Choekhor Kangyur Dakdhon lead by Dorje Jinpa Choekyi Gonpo-E.jpg

Kangyur Dakdhon on the Auspicious Choekhor Düchen

We are particularly pleased that this year we will be able to begin this great Kangyur Dakdhon on the hundred-million multiplying sacred auspicious day of Choekhor Duchen*, the anniversary of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni's first turning of the Dharma wheel. Any positive and negative actions committed on this whole holy Sixth month is said to multiply by a million times.  

This reading is especially dedicated for the long life and good health of our most precious teacher - Dorje Jinpa Choekyi Gonpo. As well as to all the great masters, the monks of Dechen Choekhor and all the noble Sangha. Not forgetting the Friends of Dechen Choekhor, and for world peace. May loving-kindness pervades every single heart of the human race.

All are welcome to participate in this auspicious and beneficial event.

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Thank you!



* Choekhor Düchen, the first turning of wheel of Dharma is observed on the 4th day of the 6 month of Tibetan Calendar, commemorates the Buddha's first sermon and the teaching of the Four Noble Truths at Sarnath.

** The reading of the entire 103 volume of Kangyur, non-stop at 24 hours daily, takes approximately 2 months. Thus, we are just reading selected volumes for each Kangyur Dakdhon.

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