Uposatha Observance Club

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
noumena
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Dawn in ~3 hours here in Indonesia, looking forward to observing the uposatha today :anjali:
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Ceisiwr
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noumena wrote: Wed Jan 24, 2024 7:17 pm Dawn in ~3 hours here in Indonesia, looking forward to observing the uposatha today :anjali:
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“The teacher willed that this world appear to me
as impermanent, unstable, insubstantial.
Mind, let me leap into the victor’s teaching,
carry me over the great flood, so hard to pass.”
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Happy Uposatha day friends! I have already caught myself unconsciously singing hahah, time to be more mindful. :hug:
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February

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noumena
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

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My second uposatha day this month's been going really well!

I drank tea, vaped, read non-fiction, worked on open source software, and talked with my friends about technical subjects.

These are not exactly in violation of the atthasila but later this year, on other uposatha days, I think it could deepen my practice to give up flavored beverages for water, give up nicotine and caffeine, give up reading and computer work, and avoid "idle chatter" -- limiting myself to meditation, walking / doing yoga, chanting, reading suttas, cleaning, keeping to myself, leaving the computer and phone off.

Essentially, I'd be recreating the setting I imagine retreats to be like. Removing "distractions" = more samadhi = less attachment to sensuality.

This is very personal , but I worry that if I were to completely unplug and isolate myself, just spend a day sitting in an empty room quietly, I'd tend more toward daydreaming or napping. Reading and programming and speaking with mindfulness and concentration seems more "productive" than just trying to make myself 10 hours of samadhi or whatever.

I'm the only person at my temple who observes uposatha and monks rarely visit, while I imagine there are non-monastics and monastics who've been observing this practice with much more experience than I have, so I come here: any perspectives on this would be very useful!
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