For seven weeks after the Buddha’s Enlightenment on Wesak full-moon in May, He contemplated on the Dhamma with His perfectly clear faculty of comprehension. Then, He travelled for seven days from Bodhgaya to Sarnath, where He preached the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta on the Asalha full-moon (Dhamma Day) in July.
It is during this period that the Nalanda Gimhana Retreat is observed annually. During this period, we endeavour to commit ourselves to a period of relatively intensive Dhamma learning programme and group-practice. We welcome everyone to come and understand the Dhamma through guided, progressive, communal, and personal practice at Nalanda during the Gimhana Retreat from 8 June to 22 July. Svagatam ! All are welcome!