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Happy Vesak

lobsterlobster Veteran
edited May 6 in Buddhism Today


From another thread:

Tomorrow is the biggest day on the Thai Forest Calendar. Vesak Day.
The full moon day in May is a celebration of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death (all rolled into one).
It’s like Easter and Xmas in the same day.
Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu 🙏🙏🙏

What a day.
I might:

  • Chant a bit
  • Save savour the world, does not need saving
  • Wear my favourite sari and beads
  • Water my buddhas, borders and birders

What will you be doing?

HAPPY VESAK

Shake your Muni!

Walker

Comments

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    The Eight precepts @lobster

    Plus tune in to below tonight.....

    Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu

    lobsterFrogpond
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Note: Vesak is actually celebrated tomorrow (7/5) in Sri Lanka.

    lobsterFrogpond
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    Happy Vesak people! Let’s celebrate! Dance! Drink 🍸 although non-alcoholic beverages would be best of course.

    I will see if I can lay a tulip 🌷 before my Buddha statue.

    BunkslobsterFrogpondJeffrey
  • 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
    edited May 6

    Yes, at midnight on the 6th/7th, I shall Take Refuge, Recite the 3, 3 times, and the 8. Then for 24 hours I shall be fasting, and in 'mini retreat' within my room, listening to talks, reading my new book and sitting. So don't expect any input from me for the whole of Thursday...

    FrogpondJeffrey
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
  • 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
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    What will you be doing?

    Dharma practice...

    Frogpondlobster
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @federica said:
    Yes, at midnight on the 6th/7th, I shall Take Refuge, Recite the 3, 3 times, and the 8. Then for 24 hours I shall be fasting, and in 'mini retreat' within my room, listening to talks, reading my new book and sitting. So don't expect any input from me for the whole of Thursday...

    Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Frogpond
  • 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

    (I had been advised the estimated delivery for my book would be 12th - 16th May, but as luck would have it, it's arrived TODAY!! So my comment was prophetic! Oh goody!)

    FrogpondBunkslobster
  • FrogpondFrogpond California Explorer
    edited May 6

    @federica said:
    (I had been advised the estimated delivery for my book would be 12th - 16th May, but as luck would have it, it's arrived TODAY!! So my comment was prophetic! Oh goody!)

    May I ask what book @federica.? As somebody fairly new to this I'd be very grateful for a book recommendation. 🙏🙏

  • 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

    "Being Nobody, Going Nowhere" by Ayya Khema. It was recommended to me by other members here.

    FrogpondBunks
  • FrogpondFrogpond California Explorer

    @federica said:
    "Being Nobody, Going Nowhere" by Ayya Khema. It was recommended to me by other members here.

    Thank you!! Im going to order it! Much appreciated 🙏🙏

    Bunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Vesak Blessing from my mum (Cunti)

    Note all the hands ...

    @Frogpond I recommend blogs paper (emergency ended) eg.
    http://buddhismguide.org/how-to-practice-self-restraint/

    BunksShoshin
  • LionduckLionduck Veteran

    To those celebrating the Thai Buddhist tradition - Happy Vesak!
    For everyone, have a great week. Stay safe.

    Peace to all

    lobsterShoshinWalkerBunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    This is the weak of Visack?
    Many monks are used to lockdown due to the torrential rains in sanghaland ...

    Here is a list of the precepts I will be following:

    • Lent some fish or rather borrow some tuna (food done)
    • Be kind to my relatives ... wait I am related to everyone through adam, eve, lilith and Holy Spook (Aka Ghost the Father)
    • Write to wrong and rite to freedom
    • Ignore all trump ets and their clones
    • Be kind to insects
    • Cook the broad beans I am growing
    • Chant (done that) - I iz successful preceptor!

    Hallelujah Happy Vesak >:)o:)<3

    Bonus track from depressed Zen/Tantric/Poet/New Wage Buddhist

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    They are celebrating Vesak in Sri Lanka. Hurrah.

    Bunks
  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran UK Veteran

    Happy Vesak everyone! For yesterday and today. I celebrated on Sunday by taking refuges and precepts with Ajahn Brahm via livestream. It was really lovely. And then a little time outside last night looking at the full moon. I wish you all a very happy year.

    May you find peace in the midst of everything 💛

    BunkslobsterWalker
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @adamcrossley said:
    Happy Vesak everyone! For yesterday and today. I celebrated on Sunday by taking refuges and precepts with Ajahn Brahm via livestream. It was really lovely. And then a little time outside last night looking at the full moon. I wish you all a very happy year.

    May you find peace in the midst of everything 💛

    Same to you @adamcrossley

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