Uposatha Observance Club

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Uposatha Observance Club

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Hello All,

I've just started a club on Facebook for people interested in observing the uposatha and discussing the benefits and challenges of doing so amidst the business of modern, "Western" life. Just search for Uposatha Observance Club on FB and I'll add you to the club. The next uposatha according to the Thai Dhammyut calendar is the 12th of October. Let me know what you think and advance apologies if I've posted this in the wrong place.

Metta,

Mike
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Well done Mike!
I'm a facebook 'survivor' and haven't logged on there for ages but I commmend your efforts!
metta

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Hey Ben,

Thanks and I completely understand the whole surviving Facebook experience. Metta!
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Greetings Khalil Bodhi,

Do you want to post the URL here?

Metta,
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Retro,

Thanks for the reminder. Here's the link for anyone interested: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1 ... 279&ref=mf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I'm bumping this thread just in case anyone is interested in having a virtual community with whom they can observe the upcoming uposatha. And don't forget Anapanasati Day on 2 November. Here's the link again: : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1 ... 279&ref=mf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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-Dhp. 183

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Hi Khalil,

Like Ben I'm not big on Facebook. Any thoughts to having a sticky thread year as a Uposatha Club / Resource? We tried on another forum in the past but it fizzled.


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Good timing, I just joined facebook so also joined this Uposatha group.

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adosa wrote:Hi Khalil,

Like Ben I'm not big on Facebook. Any thoughts to having a sticky thread year as a Uposatha Club / Resource? We tried on another forum in the past but it fizzled.


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Hi adosa,

I'm not quite sure how that would work (I suppose we'd need to ask a moderator) but I'm game for anything you have in mind. Mettaya.

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Hello David,

It's good to have you as part of the club, thanks for joining. Mettaya.

Mike
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-Dhp. 183

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Hello Everyone,

I'm just writing to find out if there would be any interest in starting a thread here for those of you who don't use Facebook but would still like to have the support of a virtual community to observe the uposatha. Anyway, let me know if anyone is interested and I'll create and maintain a thread accordingly.


Metta,

Mike

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If there is interest and any moderators know of a better way to accomplish this please don't hesitate to take the reins... :anjali:
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-Dhp. 183

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Here is the Uposatha calender for 2010, following the Thai Mahanikaya moon days (the standard Thai calender also followed in most Western monasteries):

http://dhamma-vinaya.de/download/file.php?id=7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Thank you Bhante!
The uposotha calendar will be a great aid to many of our members.
metta

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
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Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! Thank you very much Bhante! :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Unfortunately it appears the link is broken.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

The Stoic Buddhist: https://www.quora.com/q/dwxmcndlgmobmeu ... pOR2p0uAdH
My Practice Blog:
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