Upcoming Auspicious Days
Gyalphur Drubjor is considered a highly auspicious day according to Tibetan astrology. Since the appearance of the 7th star (Gyal) falls on a Thursday (Phurbu), it is called Gyalphur, and it occurs only twice a year. It is said that Ganapati appears briefly to anyone who performs the appropriate rituals to him on this day. Wherever Ganapati appears there will be an increase in glory, esteem, wealth and prosperity.
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma
On this day, Sakyamuni Buddha taught for the first time after attaining enlightenment. He taught the Four Noble Truths at the Deer Park in Sarnath, thus marking the first turning of the wheel of Dharma.
**On this day, the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied ten million times.
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- Annual Member Appreciation Dinner
- Member Discount for Teachings
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