Dhamma USA Poṭṭhapāda Full Moon Day Retreat - September 4, 2020


Poṭṭhapāda Full Moon Day Online Retreat 

Friday September 4th, 2020  

 

Please join Dhamma USA on Friday September 4th, 2020 (PST) to observe the Poṭṭhapāda Puṇṇamī. This program will be held online via Zoom and will be conducted in English.



Importance of Poṭṭhapāda Puṇṇamī:

Puṇṇamī (Sanskrit: Proṣṭhapāda/Bhādrapadā; Sinhala: Binara; Thai: Phattarapratha; Burmese: Tawthalin; Khmer: Phuttrobot) commemorates the day that the Bhikkhuni Sangha, or Order of the Female Buddhist Monastic, was established. The first bhikkuni ordained was the aunt and stepmother of Buddha, Mahapajapathi Gothami. After Queen Maha Maya, the mother of the Prince Siddhartha, passed away, Mahapajapathi Gothami married King Suddodhana and cared for Prince Siddhartha. Seven years after becoming the Buddha, Mahapajapathi Gothami requested that the Buddha allow her to enter the Order of the Sangha. However, the Buddha denied her request. To show her commitment and earnestness, Mahapajapathi Gothami along with 500 other women shaved their heads, wore robes, and stood outside the place where the Buddha was residing to make another request. Ananda, who was one of the Buddha’s principal disciples and Mahapajapathi Gothami’s son, made one final request to the Buddha to ordain the women. The Buddha agreed, and Mahapajapathi Gothami became the first fully ordained bhikkhuniThe 500 women who came with her were subsequently ordained as well. 

 

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Time Zone Schedule:
 

Time zone

Day

Time

Pacific Standard Time

Friday

5:00-9:30 PM

Central Time

Friday

7:00-11:30 PM

Indian Standard Time

Saturday

5:30-10:00 AM

Singapore Standard Time

Saturday

8:00 AM-12:30 PM

Indochina Standard Time

Saturday

7:00-11:30 AM


Program Schedule (PST):
5:00 PM: Observing Eight Precepts & Buddha Vandanā
6:00 PM: Dhamma Talk
7:00 PM: Meditation
8:00 PM: Sutta Discussion
9:00 PM: Buddha Vandanā and Paritta Chanting
9:30 PM: Releasing of the Eight Precepts

 

Please click here to RSVP. Those who sign up will receive the Zoom link and password.

 

Eight Precepts - Aṭṭha Sīla - A Must For A Buddhist Practitioner on a full moon day

VANDANĀ - Homage

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa

Homage to Him, the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the Fully
Enlightened One!


TI-SARAṆA - Three Refuges

Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Dutiyampi buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dutiyampi dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dutiyampi saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Tatiyampi buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Tatiyampi dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Tatiyampi saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

I go to the Buddha as my refuge.
I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.
I go to the Sangha as my refuge.

For the second time, I go to the Buddha as my refuge.
For the second time, I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.
For the second time, I go to the Saṅgha as my refuge.

For the third time, I go to the Buddha as my refuge.
For the third time, I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.
For the third time, I go to the Sangha as my refuge.


Aṭṭha SĪLA - Eight Precepts

Pānātipātā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Adinnādānā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Abrahmacariyā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Musāvādā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Surā meraya majja pamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ
samādiyāmi
Vikālabhojanā veramanī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi
Nacca-gīta-vādita-visūka dassana - mālā - gandha - vilepana - dhāraṇa - maṇḍaṇa - vibhūsanaṭṭhānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.
Uccāsayana - mahāsayanā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.


I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from killing living beings.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from taking things not given.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from sexual indulgence.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from false speech.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from distilled and fermented
liquor (drinks and drugs) that causes intoxication or heedlessness.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from taking food in inappropriate times.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from dancing, singing, music and unseemly shows; from the use of garlands, perfumes and unguents; from things that tend to beautify and adorn (the person).
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from (using) high and luxurious seats.

Click here to learn Eight Precepts.
Click here to learn Five Precepts.
Check here for Buddha Vandana and Bojjhanga Sutta chanting.
Click here to learn more about Full Moon Day list.
Click here for Mother's Day event and the Pali Chanting text.

 


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