Chotrul Duchen: Day of Miracles
“This is the best and most exciting time; whatever practice or virtue we do, the merit is increased 100 million times.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Chotrul Duchen (Day of Miracles) marks the end of the 15-day festival of Monlam, a period of Dharma practice and joyous celebration of the Buddha’s power. Karmic results (both positive and negative) are multiplied by one hundred million during this period, making it an especially auspicious time for practice.
During this time, the Buddha performed a series of miracles: he manifested trees, mountains, and lakes, and he emanated light and clairvoyance. Most significantly, these miraculous acts inspired faith and swift spiritual progress in his followers.