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During the Fall and Spring semesters the Buddhist community at Tufts holds a special ceremony for practice, worship, contemplation, reflection, and community on the full moon day of every month.

Full moon days are important in Buddhist traditions. They are connected to several Buddhist historical events, and events in the life-story of the Buddha. Many traditional Buddhist communities all around the world attend Buddhist monasteries and temples for religious and spiritual activities such as making offerings, listening to Dharma talks, meditating, chanting, and etc. These are also great occasions for sharing a wholesome community through engaging in wholesome practices.

At Tufts, we are also trying to create the conditions for building a wholesome community of religious, spiritual and wholesome friends who can practice together and learn from and with each other. The Full Moon Puja is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate each other’s company, and to nurture our friendship as we continue to nurture our practices together.