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Fri
27
May

Vesakha

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Fri 27 May 2016
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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Fri
15
Jul

Chokhor Duchen

Worldwide
Fri 15 Jul 2016
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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Tue
26
Jul

Asalha Puja or Dhammacakkha

Worldwide
Tue 26 Jul 2016
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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Wed
27
Jul

Vassa (Rains Retreat)

Worldwide
Wed 27 Jul 2016 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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Mon
24
Oct

Pavarana / Sangha Day  

Worldwide
Mon 24 Oct 2016
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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