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Re: International Vesak Day

Postby Ben » Fri May 08, 2009 11:56 am

Thank you Bhante
Those photos are phenomenal. Its time like these that I wish i lived in a Buddhist country.

I received a bit of a Vesak Day gift today when I was phoned by a co-practitioner who asked me whether I would like to organise the equipment purchases here in Tasmania for our local centre. Since moving here, and apart from the little I do here, I have missed the opportunity to serve others in the Dhamma.

I hope you get plenty of rest soon Venerable!
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Re: International Vesak Day

Postby cooran » Fri May 08, 2009 8:24 pm

Thank-you Ven. Appicchato! The largest number of monks I've seen together in Australia (apart from a conference) were four bhikkhus when Ajahn Liem visited from Thailand a few weeks ago.

Lovely photos, much appreciated. :smile:

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Re: International Vesak Day

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 08, 2009 9:39 pm

Hi Bhante Appicchato,

You sure are great with the camera!

Happy Vesak! :bow:

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Re: International Vesak Day

Postby zavk » Fri May 08, 2009 11:04 pm

Most excellent, Bhante!

Have a good day.
With metta,
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Re: International Vesak Day

Postby retrofuturist » Fri May 08, 2009 11:16 pm

Thanks for the photos bhante. :thanks:

My Vesak Day was a little more low key... 7 precepts, reading some of the Mindfulness In Plain English PDF you sent me, and reading a Dhamma talk from Ajahn Lee.

And now that it's tomorrow, I just finished eating the piece of cake I didn't have for dinner last night. ;)

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Re: International Vesak Day

Postby plwk » Thu May 23, 2013 12:17 pm

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Yup folks, it's that time of the thrice auspicious and blessed occasion of Vesak Day, 24th May 2013.
A time for Uposatha, dana, sila, bhavana
May all be well and happy
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: International Vesak Day

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu May 23, 2013 2:28 pm

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Yup folks, it's that time of the thrice auspicious and blessed occasion of Vesak Day, 24th May 2013.
A time for Uposatha, dana, sila, bhavana
May all be well and happy


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Re: International Vesak Day

Postby plwk » Mon May 12, 2014 4:11 pm

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Today, 13th May 2014 [Thailand: 2557BE / Indonesia: 2558 BE], Uposatha Day, is also the thrice sacred celebration of the International Vesak Day
Video highlights last year's Malaysian Annual Vesak Procession.

On Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha, the United Nations joins millions of people — Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike — in reflecting on his life and teachings. More here
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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