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WHAT IS BODHI DAY?
What is Bodhi Day?
Bodhi Day is a Buddhist holiday commemorating the day on which Buddhists believe the Buddha gained enlightenment. The word bodhi means enlightenment.
Different Buddhists commemorate Buddha’s attainment of enlightenment on different days and in different ways, with some celebrating his birth, enlightenment, and death all on the same day. In Japan, the day commemorating his enlightenment is called Rohatsu.
Bodhi Day is often observed with special services at Buddhist temples. Some Buddhists commemorate the event by meditating, studying dharma, or having tea ceremonies with cake.
When is Bodhi Day?
In many places, Bodhi Day is always observed on December 8. In other places, its date is based on the Chinese lunar calendar, meaning it varies from year to year—in 2022, it will fall on January 10 and again on December 30.
More information and context on Bodhi Day
The word Buddha comes from a Sanskrit word meaning “awakened,” from the root budh-, “awaken, notice, understand.” The word bodhi derives from the same root.
Buddhist tradition varies in terms of the exact circumstances leading up to and at the time of Buddha’s enlightenment. Many accounts describe it as happening as the culmination of a lengthy session of meditation under a tree that’s now known as the Bodhi tree.
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How is Bodhi Day discussed in real life?
Bodhi Day is observed in different ways in Buddhism, and some Buddhists celebrate Buddha’s enlightenment on different days altogether.
hurrying to meditate a bunch before bodhi day like a student cramming for finals
— a little mouse🐀🌵 (@eelfriend) November 29, 2021
Propert House led Chapel Service today with a celebration and exploration of Bodhi Day & the four noble truths that shape Buddhism. To be transported back to north-eastern India in C5th BC was markedly edifying. pic.twitter.com/blHna3QQuf
— Jay Piggot (@HM_EpsomCollege) December 1, 2021
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The word bodhi means “enlightenment.”
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He is pure intelligence (Bodhi), the word of God, mighty Logos.The Metaphysic of Christianity and Buddhism|Dawsonne M. Strong
The spook vanishes in darkness while the Buddha under the Bodhi tree alone remains visible in a halo of light.
I'll split the Bodhi tree by lightning And frighten thee away with rumbling thunder.
In India each Buddha was associated with his own bodhi-tree or tree of wisdom.The Sacred Tree|J. H. Philpot
When he had completed his many years' labours he returned to the neighbourhood of the Bodhi tree in north India.