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What Are The Four Major Festivals Of Tibetan Buddhism?

I know they are called Duchen in Tibetan, what are they? Why are they celebrated ?

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  1. ☸ Breandan an Bodhbhdercc says:

    Chotrul Düchen: During the first two weeks of the new year, it is celebrated that the Buddha displayed a miracle each day to increase the merit and devotion of future disciples. Saga Dawa Düchen: the 15th of the 4th month, Buddha Shakyamuni’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana are celebrated. He was born in Lumbini (current-day Nepal) became enlightened in Bodhgaya (India) and entered parinirvana (“passed away”) in Kushinagar (India). Chökhor Düchen: the 4th of the 6th month, the “First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma” (first teaching) is celebrated. He gave his first teaching at Sarnath on the Four Noble Truths Lha Bab Düchen: the 22nd of the 9th month, ‘Buddha Shakyamuni’s Descent from a God-Realm’ on three ladders made from gold and gems Om Mani Peme Hung

  2. Dana says:

    eat sleep bathroom breaks and meditation

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