It's the Uposatha!

It’s the full moon Uposatha day!

(A pic I took of the moon at sunrise on the Ganges river last year - sorry it’s not a full moon! :full_moon_with_face: )

May today’s observance bring us closer to the Dhamma :pray:




view from the forest monastery (not my pic but representative)


Unfortunately due to the typhoon there may be problems with the moon working properly here.


That lady in the middle of the video is nice - a giant moon rolling towards her and she’s trying to get the bike into safety. But I suspect I would be doing the same thing…after all there’s no time to think and grasping comes more naturally to humans than letting go :stuck_out_tongue:

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When I see things like this my natural instinct is to think, they must have a really good reason to be out there. But then I see a guy chasing his hat in a typhoon, and I think, no, they’re just idiots.

It’s all puppies and kittens until you’re the guy from emergency services that has to rescue them.


End of Vassa! :full_moon:


You always have the best moons! :laughing:

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It’s Magha puja!

Ovada patimokkha gatha

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one’s mind—this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Enduring patience is the highest austerity. “Nibbana is supreme,” say the Buddhas. He is not a true monk who harms another, nor a true renunciate who oppresses others.

Not despising, not harming, restraint according to the code of monastic discipline, moderation in food, dwelling in solitude, devotion to meditation—this is the teaching of the Buddhas.


Tomorrow (19/02) it is Waning Moon - let me just repeat Cara’s words at the start of the topic:

Meanwhile have a look at the Uposatha Calendar I incorporated into my website:

Did you know there is an Uposatha app?

Or have a look at the beautiful calendar of the Forest Sangha: