Ullambana Day

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Nicholas Weeks
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Ullambana Day

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:21 pm

Today 22 August, 2010 is the day we help our relatives and ancestors via giving to the Sangha. See the Ullambana Sutra.
Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

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Re: Ullambana Day

Postby plwk » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:31 pm

Isn't it on 24th Aug '10 or the 15th day of the 7th Lunar Month as per the Chinese Mahayana calendar?
http://cttbusa.org/ullambana/ullambana.asp
The Buddha told Maudgalyayana, "The fifteenth day of the seventh month is the Pravarana Day for the assembled Sangha of the ten directions...

And I thought 22nd Aug is dedicated to Mahastamaprapta Bodhisattva, the third of the 'Three Sages of the West'?

:anjali:

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Re: Ullambana Day

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:11 pm

I am following the CTTB calendar: http://cttbusa.org/cttb/annualevents.asp

Here is the entire 2010 calendar; a very handsome one too: http://www.cttbusa.org/calendar/drba2010calendar.pdf

And yes, Great Strength Bodhisattva is celebrated today also.
Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

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Re: Ullambana Day

Postby plwk » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:21 pm

Looks like it's a trend these days for certain temples to carry forward the liturgical celebrations like the local FGS temple that I attend, it has the tendency to bring forward those events perhaps to accomodate people's schedules and convenience rather than strictly following the liturgical calendar dates per se...but I guess as long as it works fine for all... :thumbsup:

Yes CTTB calendars are superb :heart:

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Re: Ullambana Day

Postby remm » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:37 pm

plwk wrote:Isn't it on 24th Aug '10 or the 15th day of the 7th Lunar Month as per the Chinese Mahayana calendar?
http://cttbusa.org/ullambana/ullambana.asp
The Buddha told Maudgalyayana, "The fifteenth day of the seventh month is the Pravarana Day for the assembled Sangha of the ten directions...

And I thought 22nd Aug is dedicated to Mahastamaprapta Bodhisattva, the third of the 'Three Sages of the West'?

:anjali:


Yes, the actual Ullambana day is on this Tuesday. Today is the celebration of Mahasthamaprapta's Birthday which also happens to be the day where most monasteries celebrate the Ullambana day.


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