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Aruna (dawn) at Aruna Ratanagiri

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Picture: A recent dawn at Harnham Lake

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, 27th June; the next Full Moon will be 27 July. The July full moon is followed on the next day with the beginning of our annual 3 month Rains Retreat

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Ajahn Chah's 100th birthday

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Picture: One of the 6 reprinted volumes of teachings by Luang Por Chah

Today, 17th June 2018, being the 100th anniversary of the birth of our teacher Ajahn Chah, sees the distribution of 6 reprinted volumes of his teachings. They are now available for download or…

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Vesakha Puja - PHOTOS

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Celebrations to mark Vesakha Puja this year were divided into two parts: in the morning at the mealtime, and then in the late afternoon - initially circumambulating the lake and performing puja at the shrine there, and later in the Dhamma Hall. Below are a few images from…

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Vesak and Work Days

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Picture: Our new Kitchen Manager, Anagarika Jason

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Vesakha Puja , Tuesday 29th May; the next New Moon will be Tuesday 12th June. At Saturday evening's puja Luang Por offered a Dhamma reflection after chanting the Dhammacakka

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Exuberance of Spring

Picture: Tan Ratthapalo having arrived at Aruna Ratanagiri

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Sunday 29th April; the next New Moon will be Monday 14th May. Spring is certainly in full flow now: Harnham is teeming with daffodils and frisking lambs, the weather is generally…

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Verdant

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Picture: An Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery conservatory

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Saturday 31st March; the next New Moon will be on Saturday 14th April. Growth in the monastery conservatory is impressively verdant even if outside conditions remain rather wintry. Our Winter Retreat for 2018 has now…

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Winter Retreating

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Picture: helping make winter manageable

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Thursday 1st March; the next New Moon will be on Friday 16th March. We are now two thirds of the way through our winter retreat. Although the weather outside is certainly chillsome we are fortunate in…

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Gently As It Goes

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Picture: Gathering at the Luang Por Chah Memorial Stupa, Wat Pah Pong

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Wednesday 31st January; the next New Moon will be on Wednesday 14th February. We are one month into our annual three-month Winter Retreat and all seems to be flowing…

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Quietude

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Picture: Stillness

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Monday 1st January; the next New Moon will be on Tuesday 16th January 2018. On Christmas Day Samanera Jayamangalo and two of our guests firmed up the Memorial Garden pergola with extra oak bracing. The rest of the…

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Slowing Down

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Picture: Tree planting around the Lakeside Buddha

The New Moon for this month falls today, Sunday 17th December; the next Full Moon will be on Monday 1st January 2018. As is fitting for the time of year we are gradually slowing down. Thankfully we haven't…

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