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Uposatha Observance Club

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:53 am

Greetings,

Gosh darn it... I forgot all about it today.

Even still - it was quite a mindful day, and I got to read some more of my expanded edition of the Dhammapada, complete with the stories.

:buddha1:

Metta,
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:03 am

Retro,

You may be in luck. If you go by the days that Samahita Bhikkhu emailed me last week then tomorrow is really the uposatha! I was considering it but then I realized that it's Valentine's Day here in the US tomorrow so I decided that to forget about it and live to observe another day. :tongue: Anyway, be well and best wishes. Metta.
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:09 am

Hi Khalil and Retro

Happy observance day. Sounds like an appropriate antidote to valentine's day insanity.
metta

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:31 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:51 pm

Happy uposatha day everyone! :anjali:
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:16 am

Happy uposatha day! BTW it's Magha Puja for anyone who's interested. Be well.
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:27 pm

Thanks Stuart. BTW, tomorrow is an uposatha day everyone! Happy uposatha and may your observance be of great fruit and benefit! Metta!

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby James the Giant » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:56 am

Khalil, I'd like to thank you for starting and maintaining this page, and the facebook notifications, it's great to be reminded.
I don't always join in, but on the odd days that I can, it's very beneficial to be reminded.

Thanks!
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:29 am

It's my pleasure! Thank you and be well!
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:28 pm

Happy Uposatha Everyone! :anjali:
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:18 pm

Happy Uposatha Day Everyone!
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:10 pm

Happy Uposatha Day Everyone!
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:12 am

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:46 pm

Tomorrow is an uposatha day! May everyone on DW meet with success (whether observing the uposatha or not)! Sukhita hontu!
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:52 pm

Greetings,

By my timezone and by my calendar it's Uposatha right now.

I'm not feeling particularly well today, so I don't think the precept on food after midday ought to be too much of a problem.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:07 am

Retro,

Sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better soon. Mettaya.
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed May 05, 2010 3:58 pm

Everyone,

Tomorrow is the uposatha! I wish everyone success whether or not you're observing! And don't forget that we have a Facebook group if you're interested in learning more: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1 ... 279&ref=ts
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Postby tilakkhana » Fri May 07, 2010 9:30 pm

I'd requested to join. I would like to attempt to keep the 8 precepts on these days. I enjoy keeping them when I am at Amaravati Monastery.


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