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 Post subject: Ullambana Day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:21 pm 
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Today 22 August, 2010 is the day we help our relatives and ancestors via giving to the Sangha. See the Ullambana Sutra.

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 Post subject: Re: Ullambana Day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:31 pm 
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Isn't it on 24th Aug '10 or the 15th day of the 7th Lunar Month as per the Chinese Mahayana calendar?
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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'?

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 Post subject: Re: Ullambana Day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:11 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Ullambana Day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:21 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Ullambana Day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:37 pm 
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plwk wrote:
Isn't it on 24th Aug '10 or the 15th day of the 7th Lunar Month as per the Chinese Mahayana calendar?
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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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