International Sangha Day commemorates Buddha’s first teaching, the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Sangha are ordained monks and nuns who work to preserve the Buddha’s teachings, and this day is an auspicious occasion to express our respect and gratitude for their work.
On this day Sangha usually give a short talk and lead prayers and praises to Shakyamuni Buddha.
This day gives members and friends an opportunity to make offerings to the Sangha in appreciation of all that they contribute to us and for all that they represent.
Offerings in envelopes can be made to the Sangha during the prayers.
Other offerings including items such as tea, coffee, detergents, toiletries, shaving cream and razors, warm socks, towels and non-perishable food are left on tables at the back of the Gompa.
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to visit our calendar to find the next International Sangha Day. It is usually held in July/August.