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How do lay Theravadans typically honor Vassa? I have read that it is purely individual, that what one does, another person may not necessarily do. But I have read suggestions of: no meats, no smoking, no luxuries, increase time spent toward studying the dhamma and meditating. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Vassa begins on Wednesday.
How about Asalha Puja? If there is not a temple nearby to which I can take gifts for the monks, how can I properly honor the dhamma beyond what I normally do?
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Continue to walk the path, Sean!
If you wanted to, you could observe the uposotha days during vassa, take uposotha precepts for the duration of vassa, or you could do a retreat.
The important thing is to maintain your practice.
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