OVERVIEW OF BUDDHISM - Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma
Buddha Sakyamuni turned the wheel of Dharma three times.
The first turning of the wheel of Dharma came shortly after the Buddha attained Buddhahood. The teachings are basic in nature, easy to understand, and deal mainly with cultivating proper conduct in life, eradicating evil deeds, taking up virtuous deeds, and other such actions linked to Theravada Buddhism. The teachings of the first turning are likened to courses given in primary school.
~ Depicted from ARE U READY FOR HAPPINESS : The Significance of Buddhist Philosophy Today