Yana wrote:Oh HI!
I joined the Uposatha Observance Club!I want to start observing Uposatha days staring 2013 so am really looking forward for the whole calender or dates.
appicchato wrote:A google search will link to several...
mikenz66 wrote:Hi Yana,
I should have mentioned in my previous post that the calculation is not as simple as whether it is full moon, new moon, etc (I understand that it is quite arcane...). As I said, even the two different sects in Thailand sometimes come up with different days...
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:If one follows the astronomical date and time precisely, there will sometimes be 16 days between Uposatha days, but there should be either 14 or 15 days. If the full moon in the UK is at 07:12 am on the 15th January should we observe the Uposatha day on the 14th or the 15th?
mikenz66 wrote:otherwise you might turn up to Vesak or something on the wrong day and wonder why no-one else showed up...
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
It puzzles me why people always want to meditate in a group — the idea of going alone to meditate at a temple seems to be scary to many, but if all you're going to do is sit and/or walk in silence, why does anyone else need to be there? Surely, if you're the only one to turn up, it means you have the place to yourself, and no one coughing or perhaps disturbing you in other ways?
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