17 Dec 2013 Event at Ti-Ratana Penchala: Uposatha (Observance Day)

Event at Ti-Ratana Penchala:

Uposatha (Observance Day)


Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013

Time :
The centre will open at 7am-9.30pm.
Morning event will be group chanting and self practice.
Breakfast and Lunch will be served to all participants.
Evening Event will commence at 7.30pm for group chanting, group meditation followed by video presentation and group dhamma sharing.
Uposatha days are times of renewed dedication to Dhamma practice, observed by lay followers and monastics throughout the world of Theravada Buddhism.
For monastics, these are often days of more reflection and meditation. In many monasteries physical labour (construction projects, repairs, etc.) is curtailed. On New Moon and Full Moon days the fortnightly confession and recitation of the intensive Bhikkhu Patimokkha (monastic rules of conduct) takes place.
Lay people observe the Eight Precepts on Uposatha days, as a support for meditation practice and as a way to re-energize commitment to the Dhamma. Whenever possible, lay people use these days as an opportunity to visit the local temples or Buddhist centres, in order to make special offerings to the Sangha, to listen to Dhamma, and to practise meditation with Dhamma companions.

Explanation taken from Access to Insight

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