Re: Message for Tim. C : 8 precepts.


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Posted by Tim C. (152.30.88.145) 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 www.FPMT.org--for 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.

Metta,

Tim C.


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