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Our Stories | Mexicali Blues Blog — buddhist holiday

DAYS OF REFLECTION AND RENEWAL ROOTED IN THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA: THERAVADA NEW YEAR

DAYS OF REFLECTION AND RENEWAL ROOTED IN THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA: THERAVADA NEW YEAR

On Tuesday, many of our Buddhist friends celebrated Theravada New Year. The symbolic elements of this celebration‚ÄĒsand and water‚ÄĒare simple. They are also particularly meaningful to all of us at Mexicali Blues. The tidal Damariscotta River runs right past our headquarters and many of our stores and homes are located on Maine‚Äôs coast. We are [‚Ķ]

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CELEBRATING BUDDHA AROUND THE WORLD: TODAY IS NIRVANA DAY!

CELEBRATING BUDDHA AROUND THE WORLD: TODAY IS NIRVANA DAY!

Today our Mahayana Buddhist friends in Tibet, Nepal, India, China, and Japan are observing Parinirvana Day (commonly known as Nirvana Day)‚ÄĒthe day the Buddha achieved Parinirvana, or complete Nirvana, through physical death. Nirvana Day doesn‚Äôt celebrate the Buddha‚Äôs death. It celebrates his entry to Nirvana, breaking the cycle of suffering and rebirth and reaching the [‚Ķ]

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