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Sat
27
May

Vesakha

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Sat 27 May 2017
It occurs near or on the day of the full moon in May. For Western Buddhists this is a three fold celebration. It represents t...

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Sat
15
Jul

Chokhor Duchen

Worldwide
Sat 15 Jul 2017
Chokhor Duchen commemorates the Buddha's first sermon and the teaching of the Four Noble Truths. In Buddhism this event is kn...

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Wed
26
Jul

Asalha Puja or Dhammacakkha

Worldwide
Wed 26 Jul 2017
Celebrated by Theravadin and Western Buddhists as the anniversary of the Buddha's first sermon, known as 'Turning of the Whee...

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Thu
27
Jul

Vassa (Rains Retreat)

Worldwide
Thu 27 Jul 2017 00:00 to 23:59
Part of the Theravadin Buddhist calendar, this is a time for monks to stay in one place for the rainy season. It is an opport...

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Tue
24
Oct

Pavarana / Sangha Day  

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Tue 24 Oct 2017
The last day of the Rains Retreat (the Vassa) is known as Pavarana Day or ‘Leaving the Vassa’. Also known as Sang...

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