Monday, December 8, 2014

Bodhi Day

Where ever Buddhism has traveled, 
it has picked up customs and bits of culture from each country.
Bodhi Day - the day Gautama achieved enlightenment is celebrated on December 8.

I've done a little incorporating of holidays -- compassion bringing them together.

Bodhi Day

The Christmas tree is all set up to celebrate Yule, Christmas and other Holy Days.
On December 8 the lights will represent enlightenment.
Multicolored lights representing the many paths that may be taken to enlightenment.
Under the tree, a Buddha as he sat under the Bodhi tree.

I plan on spending the day quietly.
Some meditation.
Curling up with the kitties to stay warm.
A cup of tea -- or two.
A candle glowing.
A wish for peace for all.


Kim Mailhot said...

Beautiful wishes. Peace, love and light to you, Snap.

Janet said...

Beautiful! I wish that people could learn to accept other's beliefs and not try to make everyone the same. It would be a much more peaceful world.

I have several Buddhas in my home. I always seem to be comforted by them.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wishing you peace in each of the traditions you honour Snap.

Gayle said...

How peaceful, I will have to call my son and wish him a happy day. He named his boat after this. Thanks for your lovely comment and stopping by Behind the Gate. I love your header!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a lovely photo and post!

Jill Harrison said...

Christmas can be a time for all people to embrace life, to be respectful of each others differences, and sameness, and beliefs, and be good onto others.
Have a wonderful week. And thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Terri said...

Hello Snap, it is wonderful to be able to stop by to visit you today!
Your decorating has such meaning, I love the idea of the multi lights representing many paths.
Wishing you presence and peace this holiday season : )

A Quiet Corner said...

Enlightenment is a daily need...too many just don't "see" it!...:)JP

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is beautiful!!!!

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful, and oh how I wish that I could slow down a bit this week- it just seems to be all piling up on me. I, too, wish for peace, Snap...I just don't know if we dumb humans will ever figure out that we are all members of the same planet and we need to try harder to get along.

bj said...

I love this pretty post...very meaningful.