I believe the heart of Uposatha is to come together and celebrate the Dhamma. It's a good opportunity to revitalize our practice, to get inspired and to inspire others in return.
Knowing how many buddhists practice in solitude due to lack of a local Sangha, we at HamsterWheel are happy to invite you to celebrate the coming First Quarter Uposatha (19th March) with us.
If you can't take on the eight precepts, don't let this stop you from celebrating, as we want you to enjoy this day with reference to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha just the way you can. You may spend the Uposatha with us by doing what you see fit: Maybe that means doing an extra sitting of meditation on top, taking time for a chanting session, doing some creative writing on topics of the Dhamma, going for some extra mindful eating or even memorizing a Sutta! The goal is to freely participate and celebrate together and to welcome the variation of all partaking friends and their individual way of approaching things. Key is, that each of us finds something they would like to do, shares this with others and then spends good time with the Dhamma on Uposatha!
Feel free to leave a comment at the page or write me a pm about your plans. That may be better than losing the overview by too many posts here. We're looking forward to hear from you how you're going to celebrate this First Quarter Uposatha with us and I hope we all can make some time on the 19th for recollecting the Dhamma
PS: That's a first try on getting more people to do some Uposatha celebration. Personally, I tend to think that Uposatha is not such a big thing for western practitioners because they have no community to share it with. Maybe we can make a little difference and use these days to recollect how precious it is that we stumbled upon the Buddha's teaching in this life