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January 1st - First Quarter Moon Uposatha

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:07 pm
by Khalil Bodhi
Everyone,

I apologize for the late notice for those whose day has already begun but the 1st is an uposatha. Pretty auspicious I would say! May we all obtain great fruit and benefit from our practice in 2012! Bhavatu sabba mangalam-rakkhantu sabba devata! :heart:

Full Moon Uposatha

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:32 pm
by Khalil Bodhi
The Full Moon Uposatha is tomorrow! Sukhi hontu!

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:32 pm
by mikenz66
You mean today (Sunday) for those who live in more advanced time zones... :tongue:

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:40 pm
by Khalil Bodhi
mikenz66 wrote:You mean today (Sunday) for those who live in more advanced time zones... :tongue:

:anjali:
Mike
Someday I'll get this right... :tongue:

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:41 am
by squarepeg
:thumbsup: woot woot, my 1st one. boy am i hungry :tongue:

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:41 am
by Khalil Bodhi
squarepeg wrote::thumbsup: woot woot, my 1st one. boy am i hungry :tongue:
Sadhu!

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:13 pm
by squarepeg
Khalil Bodhi wrote:
squarepeg wrote::thumbsup: woot woot, my 1st one. boy am i hungry :tongue:
Sadhu!
:anjali:

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:20 pm
by Ytrog
Hunger will pass :P

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:57 pm
by Buckwheat
Ytrog wrote:Hunger will pass :P
This was only my second, and it was already much easier (although still somewhat difficult).

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:54 am
by Hickersonia
I used a different calendar, obviously, to determine the moon cycle dates because I observed on Monday. :-/

Anyone have a more accurate calendar? I didn't really know where to look to but I ended up here:
http://kalender-365.de/lunar-calendar.php?yy=2012" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I figured something like the lunar cycle wouldn't be subject to too much potential for error... Meh.

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:53 am
by Buckwheat
Hickersonia,

Here is the one I am using: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... a2012.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:21 pm
by Hickersonia
Thank you very much, Buckwheat. I have read a lot on that site and clearly just missed that they had a calendar there at all. *facepalm*

Fortunately, most of the dates I had marked in my calendar were still good, requiring very little additional use of my terrible penmanship. :smile:

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:09 pm
by Buckwheat
It is a recent addition, so you probably didn't miss anything. You just don't go to that site habitually (maybe even obssesively?) like I do. ;)

Metta,
Scott
:anjali:

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:27 pm
by Hickersonia
I do try to avoid anything becoming obsessive, as it then seems to become it's own sort of fetter for me (and I have plenty already, ha!). I have, however, used some of Bhikkhu Bodhi's work found there, and the copy of the Dhammapada that I carry was found there. :) I have found the site very useful and maybe ought to increase the frequency which which I visit it, though.

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:25 pm
by Ytrog
I have a small question about the observance: how important is the eight rule ("I undertake the precept to refrain from lying on a high or luxurious sleeping place.")? First seven are no problem btw, but I dread sleeping in my living room on a mattress while having to work the next day. Tried it a few times but couldn't sleep. Admittedly I slept on a few towels (didn't cover my body completely, so that was cold) with a blanket to cover me because I had no better option, that changed. Is an air mattress allowable and if yes: under what restrictions?