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Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:29 pm

Hello All,

I've just started a club on Facebook for people interested in observing the uposatha and discussing the benefits and challenges of doing so amidst the business of modern, "Western" life. Just search for Uposatha Observance Club on FB and I'll add you to the club. The next uposatha according to the Thai Dhammyut calendar is the 12th of October. Let me know what you think and advance apologies if I've posted this in the wrong place.

Metta,

Mike
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Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:33 pm

Well done Mike!
I'm a facebook 'survivor' and haven't logged on there for ages but I commmend your efforts!
metta

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:48 pm

Hey Ben,

Thanks and I completely understand the whole surviving Facebook experience. Metta!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:49 pm

Greetings Khalil Bodhi,

Do you want to post the URL here?

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:05 am

Retro,

Thanks for the reminder. Here's the link for anyone interested: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1 ... 279&ref=mf

Metta,

Mike
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:09 pm

I'm bumping this thread just in case anyone is interested in having a virtual community with whom they can observe the upcoming uposatha. And don't forget Anapanasati Day on 2 November. Here's the link again: : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1 ... 279&ref=mf
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby adosa » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:37 pm

Hi Khalil,

Like Ben I'm not big on Facebook. Any thoughts to having a sticky thread year as a Uposatha Club / Resource? We tried on another forum in the past but it fizzled.


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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:39 pm

Good timing, I just joined facebook so also joined this Uposatha group.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:08 am

adosa wrote:Hi Khalil,

Like Ben I'm not big on Facebook. Any thoughts to having a sticky thread year as a Uposatha Club / Resource? We tried on another forum in the past but it fizzled.


adosa


Hi adosa,

I'm not quite sure how that would work (I suppose we'd need to ask a moderator) but I'm game for anything you have in mind. Mettaya.

Mike
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:08 am

Hello David,

It's good to have you as part of the club, thanks for joining. Mettaya.

Mike
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:17 pm

Hello Everyone,

I'm just writing to find out if there would be any interest in starting a thread here for those of you who don't use Facebook but would still like to have the support of a virtual community to observe the uposatha. Anyway, let me know if anyone is interested and I'll create and maintain a thread accordingly.


Metta,

Mike

P.S.

If there is interest and any moderators know of a better way to accomplish this please don't hesitate to take the reins... :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby gavesako » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:52 pm

Here is the Uposatha calender for 2010, following the Thai Mahanikaya moon days (the standard Thai calender also followed in most Western monasteries):

http://dhamma-vinaya.de/download/file.php?id=7
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:00 pm

Thank you Bhante!
The uposotha calendar will be a great aid to many of our members.
metta

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Learn this from the waters:
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but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:42 pm

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! Thank you very much Bhante! :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:44 pm

Unfortunately it appears the link is broken.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Jechbi » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:30 am

2009 can be found here and I imagine 2010 is coming.
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby gavesako » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:49 am

Khalil Bodhi wrote:Unfortunately it appears the link is broken.


It only seems to work if you access it from this page:
http://dhamma-vinaya.de/moderner-therav ... i-t25.html
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Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:17 am

Thank you Bhante!

Mike :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:25 am

Happy Uposatha Everyone! :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:34 pm

Happy Uposatha! May we all meet with success (spiritually that is, not so much in the markets)! Metta.

Mike
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
My Practice Blog:
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