calculating uposatha using australian calendar

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calculating uposatha using australian calendar

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i am in central united states time zone. this calendar says it is for australia, malaysia and singapore. so i am maybe 14 hours behind. https://forestsangha.org/system/resourc ... 809dec671f
do i need to keep the uposatha day(s) the day before this calendar indicates or the day after? or the same day?
i consider keeping the correct date important according to the eighth, fourteenth and fifteenth of the lunar fortnight. so please don't veer off topic.
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


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Re: calculating uposatha using australian calendar

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Google Calendar can show moon phases, so why not use that instead?

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When you celebrate New Year's Eve, which calendar do you use? which time zone?
char101 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:18 am
Google Calendar can show moon phases, so why not use that instead?
when in doubt .. follow the Astronomical Calenary

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Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:43 am
When you celebrate New Year's Eve, which calendar do you use? which time zone?
char101 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:18 am
Google Calendar can show moon phases, so why not use that instead?
when in doubt .. follow the Astronomical Calenary

:anjali:
what do you mean which calendar?
i use central time zone.
i dont follow the moon times on a moon calendar because that is not the same as the uposatha days. i'm still not quite sure how the buddhist lunar calendar works, but i know uposatha is the 8th, 14th and 15th. i forgot to include these two images in my original post
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16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


links:
https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/index.htm
http://thaiforestwisdom.org/canonical-texts/
http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... _Heart.pdf
https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html

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Re: calculating uposatha using australian calendar

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Uposatha calendar http://splendidmoons.github.io/#calendar/2020/1 from https://forestsangha.org/community/cale ... nners/2020. There is also an ical file which can be imported to google calendar.

You should only look at the date and ignore the timezone. The moon phases are different around the globe according to the timezone so uposatha observance depends on local time zone and you need only look at the date.

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Re: calculating uposatha using australian calendar

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salayatananirodha wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:12 am
Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:43 am
When you celebrate New Year's Eve, which calendar do you use? which time zone?
char101 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:18 am
Google Calendar can show moon phases, so why not use that instead?
when in doubt .. follow the Astronomical Calenary

:anjali:
what do you mean which calendar?
i use central time zone.
i dont follow the moon times on a moon calendar because that is not the same as the uposatha days. i'm still not quite sure how the buddhist lunar calendar works, but i know uposatha is the 8th, 14th and 15th. i forgot to include these two images in my original post
Screen Shot 2020-01-09 at 18.02.07.pngScreen Shot 2020-01-09 at 18.02.17.png
I try to practice Uposatha Day on the Full Moon and New Moon .. When I have any questions about the days, I follow the astronomical calendar in my region / country.

about the days you are talking about .. just researching more to get this answer ..

Days of Uposatha according to the Suttas
https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/da ... ttas/10400

Uposatha
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uposatha

Uposatha Observance Days
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dha ... satha.html


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what do the small moons mean on this calendar from char101
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16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


links:
https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/index.htm
http://thaiforestwisdom.org/canonical-texts/
http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... _Heart.pdf
https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html

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moon phase in my region is about 1:21 PM january 10th
but i kept uposatha today hmm
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


links:
https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/index.htm
http://thaiforestwisdom.org/canonical-texts/
http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... _Heart.pdf
https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html

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Re: calculating uposatha using australian calendar

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salayatananirodha wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:42 am
what do the small moons mean on this calendar from char101
Astronomical moon phases.

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