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Uposatha 2013

Postby Hickersonia » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:12 pm

I was just wondering if anyone had come across a 2013 Uposatha calendar.

For 2012, I've been following this:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... a2012.html

I have yet to find anything similar for next year.

If you happen to see one, do share please. :)

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:38 pm

I think Than Geoff will post it as soon as the dates have been worked out.
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Re: Uposatha 2013

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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby Yana » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:55 pm

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. :anjali:

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Postby Cittasanto » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:59 pm

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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. :anjali:

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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby Monkey Mind » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:23 am

I remember it was the same last year, the 2012 calendar was not available until right at the New Year.
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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby appicchato » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:26 am

A google search will link to several...

http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf1/forest- ... r-2013.pdf

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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:39 am

My calendar has been available for some time:

http://www.aimwell.org/News/news.html

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Postby Ben » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:46 am

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Postby Hickersonia » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:18 pm

appicchato wrote:A google search will link to several...

As of Dec. 10, a Google search was showing me 2012 calendars only, but thanks.

I appreciate all of the helpful posts, friends. :)
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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby Alobha » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:08 pm

http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma6/2004cal.html

The Forestsangha Calendar is worth a look, too.

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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:49 pm

It may be worth pointing out that the days can vary from country to country and even for Thailand-orginated calendars can differ by a day between the different Nikayas. So Access to Insight [2012 here, I can't see 2013 yet, despite it being 2013 already for me... http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sila/uposatha2012.html] uses the Dhammayut calculation [but notes the mahanikaya differences], and I believe the Ajahn Chah monasteries use the Mahanikaya calculation (as does my Wat). Sometimes major full-moon event such as Visākha Pūjā can be displaced by 4 weeks between Thailand and Sri Lanka (when there are two full moons in a particular month).

Of course, it's of no particular consequence, but useful to be aware of so that you turn up to events on the right day...

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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby Yana » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:31 pm

Hi everyone,Happy New Year!

I use the events guide in the Buddhist Society of Victoria, if you scroll through them you'll find certain days, it's typed in red under the date, and lets you know if it's a full moon or new moon.

I also downloaded the one Alobha gave,but some of the dates didn't match, it was a day later.So maybe this only works if you live in Australia.???

sorry,i'm new to this.Will start to observe Uposatha days this year!! :D

Anyways here's the link http://bsv.net.au/

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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:12 am

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...

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Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:40 am

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...

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I don't know the exact method (if there is one) but the canon says 14 or 15th day in reference to the lunar cycle and the new moon (?) so I have assumed it is that that is used as a basis for deciding dates.

I remember Bhikkhu Pesala talked about this and I don't think it was too different from this explanation, but if someone is good at searching the forum could find it, it may explain things more fully.
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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:54 am

Found the post I was thinking of.


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?
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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:00 am

I've no idea how it is actually calculated, but the key point is that different sects have different dates. It makes sense to use the same calendar as your friends/local monastery/etc, otherwise you might turn up to Vesak or something on the wrong day and wonder why no-one else showed up... :thinking:

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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:28 pm

mikenz66 wrote:otherwise you might turn up to Vesak or something on the wrong day and wonder why no-one else showed up... :thinking:

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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Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:29 pm

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mikenz66 wrote:otherwise you might turn up to Vesak or something on the wrong day and wonder why no-one else showed up... :thinking:

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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Re: Uposatha 2013

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:46 am

Here is the calendar from Wat Metta that we use for the Uposatha Observance Club http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sila/uposatha2013.html
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