What is an Uposatha Observance Day?

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What is an Uposatha Observance Day?

Post by charlotte » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:25 am

self-explanatory title.
"By depending upon this boat like human form,
we can cross the great ocean of suffering.
Since such a vessel will be hard to find again,
there no time to sleep, you fool!"
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Re: What is an Uposatha Observance Day?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:10 am

They are the Buddhist equivalent of Sundays, or the Sabbath in Judaism.

They occur on the full-moon, new-moon, and half moon days of each month.

Buddhists traditionally go to Buddhist temples or monasteries on such days, some observe the eight precepts and practice meditation.
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Re: What is an Uposatha Observance Day?

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Re: What is an Uposatha Observance Day?

Post by cooran » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:39 am

Hello Charlotte,

Here is a calendar of Uposatha Days:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... a2013.html

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Re: What is an Uposatha Observance Day?

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:16 pm

Incidentally, today is an uposatha day. https://www.facebook.com/groups/uposatha.club/
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: What is an Uposatha Observance Day?

Post by charlotte » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:23 am

Thanks for the explanations :hug:
"By depending upon this boat like human form,
we can cross the great ocean of suffering.
Since such a vessel will be hard to find again,
there no time to sleep, you fool!"
Shantideva- Guide to the Bodhisattava's way of life

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