Uposatha Observance Club

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by binocular » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:28 am

Dhammanando wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:07 am
Yes, some people do it like that. Others, as Mike mentioned, will prefer to follow the calendar of the particular tradition that they're affiliated with. For example, the Dhammayutt calendar if they're involved with Wat Metta or some other Dhammayutt wat, the Mahānikāya calendar if they're involved with an Ajahn Chah monastery, the Burmese calendar if it's a Burmese vihāra, etc.
And if one is clever, one can hop from monastery to monastery and have uposatha pretty much every day! That ought to be an interesting experience.
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by diligence » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:19 pm

I have learnt a lot about uposatha. Thank bhante! Thank āvuso!
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Ruud » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:01 pm

Bhante, mike, thank you for the clarifications.

Yes, I am familiar with the fact that different groups have different calendars (like in the like bhante also shared before). And as you say mike, probably it is much easier to follow the calendar of the group associate with than to work something out yourself. I was just curious how it was calculated and what would cause the difference between different groups. And in a way I exactly got my answer: in principle it is a relative simple procedure (practical and pragmatic), and different traditions probably just make their own specific choices.

It’s funny, because that only highlights that it is not really that important when we observe it and much more that we regularly do so...
Dry up what pertains to the past,
do not take up anything to come later.
If you will not grasp in the middle,
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Dhammanando » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:36 pm

Dhammanando wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:33 am
Yes. Two great uposathas, when monks hold a Pāṭimokkha recitation, and two lesser uposathas on the eighth days of the waxing and waning moons.
A friend posted this on her Facebook page. The Thai caption, wan phra yai, is a pun. Normally it would mean the "great/major uposatha day", but in the present context its other possible meaning seems more fitting: "the day of the big monk".

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by diligence » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:26 am

Tomorrow (Dec.3) is an uposatha day :anjali:
Hapyy Uposatha Day :smile:
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Mayaṃ sīlaṃ rakkhantā sappurisā bhavissāma.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:30 pm

Supermoon: search Sunday's skies for December's 'moon before yule'
Sunday’s full moon will be the first and last supermoon of the year, appearing 7% larger and 15% brighter than average – and may have a reddish hue
https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... efore-yule

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:05 pm

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Photo of the Super Moon behind Pagoda in Myanmar, Southeast Asian country

Check out the Super Moon picture gallery this Sunday
Photos of the astronomical phenomenon were recorded by the world
https://g1.globo.com/ciencia-e-saude/no ... otos.ghtml


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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by diligence » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:38 am

Tomorrow (Dec.11, Monday) is an uposatha day :anjali:
Hapyy Uposatha Day :smile:
With the arising of delight, there is the arising of suffering. With the cessation of delight, comes the cessation of suffering.

Mayaṃ sīlaṃ rakkhantā sappurisā bhavissāma.

Were it not for the Vinaya, and for those who continue to keep it alive to this day, there would be no Buddhism.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by diligence » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:20 am

Tomorrow (Dec.17, Monday) is an uposatha day :anjali:
Hapyy Uposatha Day :smile:
With the arising of delight, there is the arising of suffering. With the cessation of delight, comes the cessation of suffering.

Mayaṃ sīlaṃ rakkhantā sappurisā bhavissāma.

Were it not for the Vinaya, and for those who continue to keep it alive to this day, there would be no Buddhism.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:08 pm

Puja + Suttas + Meditation + Dhamma Talks = Happy Uposatha Day

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by diligence » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:45 am

Tomorrow (Dec.25, Monday) is the last uposatha day in 2017 :anjali:
Hapyy Uposatha Day :smile:
With the arising of delight, there is the arising of suffering. With the cessation of delight, comes the cessation of suffering.

Mayaṃ sīlaṃ rakkhantā sappurisā bhavissāma.

Were it not for the Vinaya, and for those who continue to keep it alive to this day, there would be no Buddhism.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:09 pm

Calendar 2018
https://forestsangha.org/community/cale ... nners/2018


Super Moon again!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017 ... blue-moon/

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by diligence » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:14 am

Today (Jan.1, Monday) is the first uposatha day in 2018 :anjali:
Happy Uposatha Day :smile:
With the arising of delight, there is the arising of suffering. With the cessation of delight, comes the cessation of suffering.

Mayaṃ sīlaṃ rakkhantā sappurisā bhavissāma.

Were it not for the Vinaya, and for those who continue to keep it alive to this day, there would be no Buddhism.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by diligence » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:51 pm

Tomorrow(Jan.9, Tuesday) is an uposatha day :anjali:
Happy Uposatha Day :smile:
With the arising of delight, there is the arising of suffering. With the cessation of delight, comes the cessation of suffering.

Mayaṃ sīlaṃ rakkhantā sappurisā bhavissāma.

Were it not for the Vinaya, and for those who continue to keep it alive to this day, there would be no Buddhism.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by diligence » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:38 am

Tomorrow(Jan.16, Tuesday) is an uposatha day :anjali:
Happy Uposatha Day :smile:
With the arising of delight, there is the arising of suffering. With the cessation of delight, comes the cessation of suffering.

Mayaṃ sīlaṃ rakkhantā sappurisā bhavissāma.

Were it not for the Vinaya, and for those who continue to keep it alive to this day, there would be no Buddhism.

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