2021/22 Archive

Dharma Day 2022

Dharma Day is a day for Buddhist to celebrate the beginning of the Buddha’s teaching. It is celebrated in commemoration of the Buddha’s first sermon, which took place in the Deer Park in Benares, India. Buddhists celebrate Dhamma Day on the full moon day of July, signalling the beginning of the period of vassa (rainy season retreat or Buddhist Lent). Dharma Day reminds Buddhists to express their gratitude to the Buddha and his teachings.

At St Botolph’s, in keeping with our school Christian values, every class wrote a short thankfulness prayer explaining what they are thankful for and for a challenge they have overcome or asking for strength to overcome a challenge they will face. We shared these prayers in a special Dharma Day worship that afternoon.