Sunday, April 17, 2011

Full Moon

Janice Stillman, editor of the Old Farmers Almanac, recently gave an entertaining talk to our garden club. She personifies the intent of the founding publisher 219 years ago to be both informative and humorous.

She reminded us about planting according to the cycles of the moon. Astrologically, there are other best days to diet, prune trees, or make sauerkraut.

The monks and nuns of Asia celebrate the new and full moons each month by sitting in meditation all night long.

We can choose 1 or 2 days a month to spent at a half-day or full-day retreat with other meditators. Some people celebrate the new and full moons by practicing the 6th precept of not eating after 12:00 noon. This tradition leaves more time to dedicate to our practice.

The full moon is tonight at 10:44 p.m. (EST). Celebrate the night's light.

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