Re: Message for Tim. C : 8 precepts.

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Posted by Tim C. ( on April 26, 2000 at 01:57:54:

In Reply to: Re: Message for Tim. C : 8 precepts. posted by Rochelle on April 25, 2000 at 12:47:59:

Dear Rochelle:

On the home-page of this web-site there is a link to "DHARMA DATES" in which it tells the specific dates. However, it is important to note that the dates which are on the calender (8, 15, & 30) are according to the Tibetan calender--not our calender. I'm sure there are sites on the internet which have the Tibetan calender--which show how the Tibetan dates correlate with the Western calender--but I do not know of any site addresses which provide this. How I became aware of this was in a calender (which has both our dates as well as the corresponding Tibetan dates) and there was a short commentary by Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche in the beginning where he advised his students to take these 8 Mahayana Precepts on these certain days which have greater astrological tendencies.

Anyway...good luck. You might want to look in the official publications of the FPMT in they are who publishes the calender that I have.

Take care, and sorry I couldn't shed more light on specifically when these dates fall in our calender.


Tim C.

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