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For our Friends’ Night on July 1st we will be marking what is fondly known as Dharma Day in the Buddhist world: A celebration of the Buddha’s teaching held on the full moon of July.
Soon after his Enlightenment the Buddha rose from where he had been sitting, went to find his former disciples and shared his experience with them. This event, which happened at a place called Sarnath in northern India, might be called the start of the Buddhist religion and it is this that Dharma Day celebrates. On Dharma Day there are often readings from the Buddhist scriptures and a chance to reflect deeply on their contents. Above all, on Dharma Day Buddhists feel profoundly grateful that the Buddha and other Enlightened masters did share their teachings with other people.
Friends’ Night - Offered by donation, $10-5 suggested, all are welcome
84 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor, Downtown Portsmouth