Full Moon Meditation &
We are delighted to invite you to a special
Full Moon Day Meditation
on an auspicious occasion of
the Full Moon Day.
Full Moon Day
In Buddhism, the full moon day, known as "Uposatha" or "Poya," holds special significance as a day of observance and spiritual reflection. This monthly observance is based on the lunar calendar and is considered sacred in many Buddhist cultures.
On the full moon day, Buddhists gather at temples for chantings, meditation, and Dharma learning. It is a time to deepen one's spiritual practice and renew commitment to the Noble Eightfold Path. Lay followers may also take the opportunity to observe the Eight Precepts more diligently on this day, emphasizing ethical conduct and moral restraint.
The full moon day is linked to important events in the life of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. For example, in Theravada Buddhism, the full moon day of Vesak is celebrated as the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death (Parinibbana). Devotees engage in acts of generosity and kindness and participate in various religious activities to commemorate these significant events.
The full moon is symbolic in Buddhism, representing the brightness of enlightenment, dispelling the darkness of ignorance. It serves as a reminder for practitioners to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom. Overall, the full moon day is a time for spiritual renewal, community engagement, and a heightened focus on the path toward awakening in the Buddhist tradition.
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What To Expect:
- Loving Kindness Meditation
- Dharma Talk Based on Buddhist Teachings
- Q&A Session.
Where: Dhammawood Meditation Center, 9917 Mission Blvd, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509