Dharma Day

The word ‘dharma’ can be translated as ‘truth’ and is the term for the path to enlightenment in Buddhism. Dharma Day, otherwise known as Asalha Puja Day, marks the beginning of Buddha’s teachings on his enlightenment and the inception of Buddhism itself.

Today, Dharma Day is an opportunity for Buddhists to demonstrate gratitude to the Buddha and other enlightened teachers by reflecting on Buddhist scriptures and their development in dharma.