Fwd from a friend, a newsletter emailed to Intel employees:
Bodhi Day, December 8, celebrates the day of the Buddha's enlightenment.

As a young man, Siddhartha Gautama was disturbed by the suffering of humanity. So he decided to find the solution by forsaking his family's wealth and wandering the country, meeting people and leading a life without comfort. Although his travels brought him a deeper understanding of the suffering in the world, he did not feel any closer to finding a solution to human suffering.
After several years, Siddhartha decided to abandon his harsh lifestyle and turned his attention to meditation. In 596 B.C., Siddhartha sat under a fig tree for seven days and nights, deep in thought, before finally being "enlightened" to the human condition. On the eighth morning, he realized the Four Noble Truths of Suffering and the way to overcome them by the Eightfold Path.
The fig tree under which Siddhartha sat is referred to as the Bodhi Tree, Be Tree, the Tree of Awakening, and the Tree of Enlightenment.

Today, Buddhists observe the importance of this event by celebrating Bodhi Day. The day is observed in many ways, usually through prayer, meditation and teachings. Some North Americans incorporate Bodhi Day with Christmas traditions by:
Stringing multicolored lights around their home. These lights represent enlightenment and are multicolored to represent the many individual pathways to personal enlightenment.
Decorating a potted live ficus tree with lights, strings of beads representing the unity of all things, and three shiny bulbs representing the three jewels of Buddhism.
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Now, when people ask me why his name is Bodhi, I can just pass this around maybe, like Intel did (Just a bit of "diversity training")! Aside from the fact that I just liked
the way it sounds, my birthday was the 7th, and Bodhi was sort of an early birthday present last year. I knew I wanted to name him that before knowing the full meaning of the name, just part of the history. Shelly & The Boys
http://www.geocities.com/shellybrosnan/bodhi14mos.html
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He's beautiful, Shelly.
Now, when people ask me why his name is Bodhi, I can just pass this around maybe, like Intel did ... knew I wanted to name him that before knowing the full meaning of the name, just part of the history.

very cool, and happy birthday! mine was the 7th too. :-)

-kelly
Now, when people ask me why his name is Bodhi, ... full meaning of the name, just part of the history.

very cool, and happy birthday! mine was the 7th too. :-) -kelly

Hey Happy Birthday to you too Kelly!
Lots of Birthdays going on right now too.
Blade's 5th BD is tomorrow. I wish I could
take him to the lake but it is suppose to
be too cold tomorrow.
Gwen
Now, when people ask me why his name is Bodhi, ... full meaning of the name, just part of the history.

very cool, and happy birthday! mine was the 7th too. :-)

Right on, Happy belated b-day to you too! :-)
Shelly & The Boys
Now, when people ask me why his name is Bodhi, I can just pass this around maybe, like Intel did ... him that before knowing the full meaning of the name, just part of the history. Shelly & The Boys http://www.geocities.com/shellybrosnan/bodhi14mos.html

And, once again, here is a short film about some dude looking for Shelly's dog:
http://www.wired.com/animation/collection/peter richardson/shinji/

Terri & Harlan