Filial Offerings

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Filial Offerings

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:18 pm

The actual day of Ullambana is still 10 or so days away, but here is a reminder about the meaning of the holy day. A link to the sutra is embedded in the link below:

http://cttbusa.org/ullambana/ullambana_celebration.asp
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Re: Filial Offerings

Postby nirmal » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:40 pm

We celebrate Ullambana on a very large scale having special prayers and making offerings to our ancestors,7 lifes' parents, wandering spirits as well as our debtors.It is locally known as the Hungry Ghosts Festival.

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Re: Filial Offerings

Postby kirtu » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:55 pm

Hi WIll! The 15th day of the 7th month on the Tibetan calendar is September 12 this year. In the Japanese tradition it is celebrated in August. When do you have Ullambana Day on your calendar?

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Re: Filial Offerings

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:12 am

kirtu wrote:Hi WIll! The 15th day of the 7th month on the Tibetan calendar is September 12 this year. In the Japanese tradition it is celebrated in August. When do you have Ullambana Day on your calendar?

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August 14 in Chinese tradition. Is that the same day for Japanese?
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Re: Filial Offerings

Postby kirtu » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:51 pm

Will wrote:August 14 in Chinese tradition. Is that the same day for Japanese?


There's not a single date although there may be an actual official O-Bon (Ullambana Day) date. I just looked it up in Hawaii and it's celebrated from June to late August and that appears to be the case all across the US. Dai Bosatsu Zendo in NY is celebrating O-Bon August 13-14.

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche


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