The new Forest Sangha Calendar is out and available for free download at:
Full of great photos and saying's from the Dhammapada.
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This 2010 calendar features pictures by a variety of photographers.
We are grateful for their generous contribution:
Andrew Binkley (Jan., Feb., June, July, Sept., Oct., Dec.)
Tu Montri Sirithampiti (March, April, Aug., Nov.)
Scriptural quotes on each page are English renderings of texts from the Pali Canon.
The translations are extracts from the Dhammapada interpretation:
“A Dhammapada for Contemplation” Second Edition (2006 © Aruna Pubs).
(For full or literal translations please refer to other works)
Appreciation is expressed to all who have offered assistance with this production.
LUNAR OBSERVANCE DAYS
These days are devoted to quiet reflection at the monastery. Visitors may come and take the
Precepts for the day and join in all or part of the extended evening meditation.
The dates for the lunar calendar are determined by traditional methods of calculation,
and are not always the same as the precise astronomical occurrences.
THE MAJOR FULL-MOON DAYS OF 2010-2553/54
Magha Puja February 28 (‘Sangha Day’)
Commemorates the spontaneous gathering of 1250 arahants, to whom the Buddha
gave the exhortation on the basis of the discipline (Ovada Patimokkha).
Vesakha Puja (Wesak) May 28 (‘Buddha Day’)
Commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha.
Asalha Puja July 26 (‘Dhamma Day’)
Commemorates the Buddha’s first discourse, given to the five samanas
in the Deer Park at Sarnath, near Varanasi. The traditional
Rainy-Season Retreat (Vassa) begins on the next day.
Pavarana Day October 23
This marks the end of the three-month Vassa-retreat. In the following month,
lay people may offer the Kathina-robe as part of a general alms-giving ceremony.
WEB ADDRESSES FOR THIS FOREST SANGHA COMMUNITY
Calendar design & production by Aruna Publications, Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery.
www.ratanagiri.org.uk © Aruna Publications 2009