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Staying consistent to your spiritual practice using principles from popular productivity hacks and ideas

Below is a post I’ve had in my buymeacoffee page where I create and provide free calendar downloads. I provide the  Buddhist observation dates calendar (have been doing one each year since few years ago) and the Chinese lunar calendar for free downloads. As these are related to Buddhist practice, I thought of sharing some …

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Lessons from the burnt Buddha statue in Wat Mahathat

For the Buddhist Observation Calendar 2024/ 2567 that is available for free download, I’ve selected the Buddha statue located at Wat Mahathat, Ayuthaya as the cover picture….in this post I would like to explain the story behind: Once long time ago, there was a Buddhist nun who was undergoing solidary ascetic (tudong) practice. She arrived …

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Yatha Vari Hara Pura

The monks and nuns would frequently chant the Yatha varihara pura chant for transference of merits during alms and requisites offerings. In Thai, it is known as “guat nam”. Sometimes the person would prepare the vessel to pour water used specifically for transference of merits (seen in the video below). In the case of offering …

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Morning Chanting

In Thai temples, the monks would chant the morning chanting/morning service before going for almsround. With the availability of chanting both in video and transcripts, it is easy for us to learn the chanting. The morning chanting which I have been taught contained the following. This can be chanted by lay persons at home each …

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Buddhist 5 Precepts (Panca Sila)

Five Precepts is the fundamental training rule for every Buddhist. In a temple, laypersons may invite a monk to administer the 5 precepts as shown in the video below: Video source: Dhamma is Timeless channel on the 5 precepts Explanation: A lay person in the front of the video (dressed in white attire) would represent …

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Asalha Puja

Back to Buddhist Observation Dates Asalha Puja falls on Saturday, 20 July 2024 (20 กรกฎาคม 2567) The Asalha Puja Day (อาสาฬหบูชา) is the day on which the Lord Buddha preached the First Discourse to the Five Ascetics at the Isapatana in the Dear Park near Benares. Usually, it is held on the Full Moon Day of …

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Magha Puja | Makha Bucha

Back to Buddhist Observation Dates Magha Puja falls on Saturday, 24 February 2024 (24 กุมภาพันธ์ 2567) The Magha Puja Day, also known as วันมาฆบูชา (Wan Makha Bucha) is the annual celebration of the Buddhists held on the Full Moon Day of the third lunar month (February) in the Buddhist countries. In Thailand, the ceremony of Magha Puja …

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Buddhist 8 Precepts (Aṭṭhasīla)

Lay Buddhist may observe the 8 precepts on Buddhist observance or Uposatha days. The video contains the audio and I have included the transcript of the chanting. Source YouTube Channel: Dhamma is Timeless on 8 Precepts chanting. Pubbabhāganamakārapāṭha The Preliminary Passage for Revering 贊颂佛偈 Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa (x3) Homage to the Blessed One, the …

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