Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - Happy Saga Dawa Duchen!

Well, I promised some good stuff on Wednesdays since I wouldn't have time to post anything on Tuesdays - then was ill on Tuesday so didn't even finish wc class and didn't attend the figure drawing session, either! Also feeling punky on Wednesday. Sorry about that!

Today, May 31st, is a Tibetan Buddhist "holy" day called Saga Dawa Duchen (in the Pali/Indian language it is known as Vesak). It commemorates the birth and the death of the Buddha, the man born as Prince Siddhartha 2,558 year's ago (not in the same year, of course - Buddha lived 81 years). It is even more auspicious because it is a full moon - not only a full moon, but a blue moon (the second full moon in a month).

The above picture is not mine - I copied it from another Buddhist site - but isn't it interesting that the moon is blue?

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