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Anumodana to the many friends and supporters who generously make their
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The monthly Dhamma reflections are adaptations of transcribed and translated teachings
contained in The Collected Teachings ofAjahn Chah, available for download at the links below.
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LUNAR OBSERVANCE DAYS •
These days are regularly devoted to quiet reflection at the monastery.
The dates for the lunar calendar are determined by traditional methods of calculation
and are not always on the same day as the astronomical occurrences.
THE MAJOR FULL MOON DAYS FOR 2018 / 2561
Magha Puja ■ March 1 ('Sangha Day')
Commemorates the spontaneous gathering of 1250 arahants to whom
the Buddha gave an exhortation on the basis of the Discipline (Ovada Patimokkha).
Vesakha Puja ■ May 29 ('Buddha Day')
Commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha.
Asalha Puja ■ July 27 ('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 24
This marks the end of the three-month Vassa retreat.
During the following month the extended community of monastery supporters
traditionally offer robe material as part of a Kathina-season alms-giving ceremony.
Calendar production by Aruno Publications: Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery, UK
© Aruno Publications 2017
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2017 Buddhist Calendar / Free Download
Calendar production by Aruna Publications,
Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery, www.ratanagiri.org.uk
© Aruna Publications 2016
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