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Wesak/Vesak

SocairSocair Veteran
edited May 2017 in Buddhism Basics

Hi all,
I know there can be a variation in dates that wesak can be celebrated on depending on tradition in question.
Is 10th May (full moon in May) the date most buddhists are celebrating wesak?

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  • SocairSocair Veteran
    edited May 2017

    Just curious which/if any Buddhist days people here observe or celebrate?
    Wesak, Magha Puja, Hanamatsuri, Bodhi Day are probably the most well known days.
    I find days a good reminder to practise and reiterate my refuge vows and precepts.

  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Moderator

    Mostly Vesak here, but it is more of a month-long thing with my Sangha. We do a potluck and get together for a movie/documentary or 2 during the month. My teacher requests that his students do various things to focus on their practice, such as staying vegetarian for the month. I thought I had read that it started May 2 (today) for our tradition but I have not seen my teacher mention anything of it is yet, which is odd. So we will see. He goes by the Tibetan calendar which I have not attempted to consolidate with mine.

    It's funny, because I do extra practice things, but the schedule on which I do them is more in line with a Pagan practice :scream: I frequently take the 8 precepts during a full moon, for example. That isn't uncommon but my reason/sense about it has roots in my Pagan practices of years ago. I just strongly prefer being connected to the cycles of nature. So I use those times to amp up my Buddhist practice as well.

    Socair
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Happy Birthday Buddha!

    I celebrate his birthday everyday :)

    VastmindBunks
  • gracklegrackle Veteran

    @Hozan. Yes the 10th of May in most Buddhist countries. While a serious day one can be light hearted about it.

  • I celebrate the invention of Neapolitan. :p

    SocairKundo
  • SocairSocair Veteran

    @SpinyNorman said:
    I celebrate the invention of Neapolitan. :p

    Kundo
  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Moderator

    Gross. One does not mix flavors, and especially when it involves inserting chunks into a concoction that is otherwise smooth :lol: Nuts are even worse! My mom used to buy it when I was a kid, and I would eat the strip of chocolate and leave the gross stuff for everyone else ;) The best ice cream is a good chocolate, allowed to slightly melt so you can mix it up well like a nice, cold pudding (US pudding, not UK "all desserts are called pudding" pudding).

    federica
  • @karasti said:
    Gross. One does not mix flavors..

    Sacrilidge! The Dairy Lama will not be amused. :p

    SocairkarastiKundo
  • SocairSocair Veteran

    ShoshinKeromeBuddhadragonVastmind
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @Hozan said:

    Wooowhooo strobe light Buddha disco discourse :awesome:

    Vastmind
  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    May we all be safe and happy❤🙏

    ShoshinSocairVastmindKundo
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran
    edited May 2017

    I usually bath all my Buddhas, we have a nice family meal, and I do sand raking....and I make a couple paper lanterns to hang around the house.

    -Bathing The Statue Of The Buddha Symbolizes Our Aspiration, Determination and Effort To Purify Our Body, Speech And Mind.

    Buddhadragon
  • SocairSocair Veteran

    Buddhadragon
  • SocairSocair Veteran

    Buddhadragon
  • SocairSocair Veteran

    Buddhadragon
  • techietechie India Veteran

    I think we should also have a 'Fake Buddha quotes' day. ;)

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Thus have I heard:
    It might be fake, but it sure sounds good!

    (Ananda. Allegedly.)

    BuddhadragonKundo
  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    Thus have I heard:
    It might all be fake, after all, because I'm not sure I got it...
    (Ananda apocriphal)🙏

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    @SpinyNorman said:
    I celebrate the invention of Neapolitan. :p

    If a Neapolitan is 3 flavours of ice cream, does any cup or horn with 3 globes of different flavours qualify?

  • @Kerome said:

    @SpinyNorman said:
    I celebrate the invention of Neapolitan. :p

    If a Neapolitan is 3 flavours of ice cream, does any cup or horn with 3 globes of different flavours qualify?

    I shall ask the Dairy Lama, as he is an expert on the Tantric Trinity of Neapolitan ( not sure he is working at Tescos today though ). :p

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