Let’s Observe 8 Precepts 4 Times a Month!

The Supreme Buddha encouraged his disciples to observe the eight precepts as often as possible. It is common to observe them on the full moon, but you may also like to follow them on the new and half moons. Here is the schedule. Dates in bold are the full moons.

Nikini

Wednesday, August 7
Wednesday, August 14 (Poya)
Thursday, August 23
⬤ Thursday, August 30

Binara

Friday, September 6
Friday, September 13 (Poya)
Sunday, September 22
⬤ Saturday, September 28

Vap

Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 13 (Poya)
Monday, October 21
⬤ Sunday, October 27

Il

Monday, November 4
Tuesday, November 12 (Poya)
Tuesday, November 19
⬤ Tuesday, November 26

Unduvap

Wednesday, December 4
Wednesday, December 11 (Poya)
Thursday, December 19
⬤ Wednesday, December 25

Index

9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, alms round, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, body meditation, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, compassion, confidence~saddhā, contentment, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, cutupapatanana, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, evil deeds, first noble truth, five precepts, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, hatred, heaven, hell, iddhi, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, intoxicants, jataka, jealousy, karma, kavi, life of Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loss, loving-kindness~mettā, lying, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, mindfulness~sati, mora paritta, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, punishment, Pāli, rains retreat, rare human birth, Ratana Sutta, Ratthapala Sutta, relics, retreat, right speech, right view, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, sickness, similes, Sri Lanka, stress, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Therigatha, Third Noble Truth, uposatha, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijja, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view