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 Khalil Bodhi » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:19 pm

Happy Half-Moon Uposatha!

Attana hi katam pipam
attana samkilissati
attana akatam papam
attanava visujjhati
suddhi asuddhi paccattam
nanno annanam visodhaye.


Verse 165: By oneself indeed is evil done and by oneself is one defiled; by oneself is evil not done and by oneself is one purified. Purity and impurity depend entirely on oneself; no one can purify another.
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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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:54 pm

Full Moon

Apr. 19, Fr


Songkran Festival: the Thai New Year
https://www.asiahighlights.com/thailand ... stival.htm

Next month is the Vesak


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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:44 pm

Happy uposatha!
The Bak Poya day is the full-moon of April. This holy day celebrates that the Buddha
visits Ceylon for the second time to reconcile two local nāga chiefs Mahodara and Cūlodara,
uncle and nephew, who had fallen into war threatening hostility about a jewel-beset throne...
The story shows the Buddha as fine diplomat and is given in full below!

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes the Five Precepts like this:
Newly bathed, white-clothed, clean bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue,
and bows first 3 times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees and head touch the floor.
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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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by salayatananirodha » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:48 pm

keeping uposatha today as i have been for about a year and a half
sādhu x3
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: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:19 pm

salayatananirodha wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:48 pm
keeping uposatha today as i have been for about a year and a half
sādhu x3
Anumodana! :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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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:20 pm

Happy Half-Moon Uposatha!
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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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:51 pm

Khalil Bodhi wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Happy Half-Moon Uposatha!
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sat May 04, 2019 10:41 am

Happy New Moon Uposatha (May 4th 2019)!
Rain soddens what's covered
& doesn't sodden what's open.
So open up what's covered up,
so that it won't get soddened by the rain.[2]
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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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sat May 04, 2019 6:37 pm

Happy New Moon Uposatha!

The next full moon is the Vesak!


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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by docwood1997 » Wed May 08, 2019 3:01 pm

[html]I have a choice next month to
  • Travel on a day which might be difficult for me physically, possibly pushing the safety envelope, in order to be home on the full moon uposatha.
  • Make an all-day drive on the uposatha itself, because it is the day my host asked me to stay through (depart upon)
  • Ask my host for an extra day (which she's already said I could do), and observe sila in a non-Buddhist home (awkward, but possibly doable)
Suggestions, comments, and experiences (e.g., of practicing in aggressively other-religious homes) would be welcome. I have of course, as I assume nearly all of us Westerners have, observed sila many times on work days, and while it's not ideal it's been just fine. I'm considering treating this one the same way, but wanted to get some guidance on whether experienced, serious practitioners try to schedule personal and business travel around uposathas whenever possible. I'm still learning how to do this properly for my spiritual development and do not wish to assume--neither do I wish to put too much emphasis on rites and rituals.

Is personal travel still "seeking entertainment" even if you're returning home from said entertainment? If you do travel on an uposatha, do you undertake the precept not to eat outside the proper hours?

Thank you so much in advance for your time.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun May 12, 2019 9:35 pm

Vesak

Full Moon

May 18, Sa


Then the Gracious One addressed the monks, saying:

“Come now, monks, for I tell you all conditioned things are subject to decay, strive on with heedfulness! Not long now there will be the Realised One’s Final Emancipation, after the passing of three months the Realised One will attain Final Emancipation.”

The Gracious One said this, and after saying this, the Fortunate One, the Teacher, said something more:

“Youths and also the old, fools and also the wise,
Rich and also the poor—all end in death.
Like an earthen vessel made by a potter,
Small and great, that which is baked and unbaked,
All end in breakage, just so life ends in death.”

Then the Teacher, said something more:

“Well-matured, decayed, with little of my life remaining,
Having abandoned rebirth I will go, having made myself a refuge.
Be heedful, mindful, and virtuous, monks,
With well-reasoned thoughts, protect your minds.

Whoever in this Teaching and Discipline will live heedful,
Having given up the round of rebirths, he will put an end to suffering.”

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Thu May 16, 2019 9:57 pm

Vesak is Coming ...

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Salvador,Bahia, Brasil (16/05/2019)

My practice still has a lot to improve...

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun May 19, 2019 4:17 pm

Happy Vesak!

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Nwad » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 pm

Good Uposatha tomorrow my friends ! :anjali:

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:36 am

Nwad wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Good Uposatha tomorrow my friends ! :anjali:
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