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  • CinnamonGal
    Member
    • Apr 2008
    • 195

    Buddhist holidays

    Dear treeleafers!

    I have received an e-mail invitation to celebrate the Buddhist holiday called Vesak together with the Buddhists from different traditions and realised I know nothing at all about the Buddhist holidays. Can someone recommend a site where I can read on it? What are the holidays celebrated in the Soto Zen tradition? Thanks in advance,

    Gassho,

    Irina
    http://appropriteresponse.wordpress.com
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39450

    #2
    Re: Buddhist holidays

    Hi Irina,

    In Japan, Buddha's Birthday comes a month early (not a problem, since Buddhas are timeless). We had a little retreat that day, and here is some other information.

    http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/viewtopic ... hday#p9099

    I think that every moment is Buddha's B-day, which is just Irina's B-day!

    Gassho, Jundo

    P.S. - I does tend to be a bit less of a great holiday in Japan compared to some other place, such as Korea and Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam ...

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3cCw&hl=en
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... DiCw&hl=en
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... DiCw&hl=en
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • CinnamonGal
      Member
      • Apr 2008
      • 195

      #3
      Re: Buddhist holidays

      Thank you, Jundo!

      I will have a look at those.

      zoukithustra : it does sound like fun, indeed. Something to remember.

      Gassho

      Irina
      http://appropriteresponse.wordpress.com

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