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How It All Fits Together

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Picture: stone wall at the entrance to Harnham Monastery

The Full Moon for this month of February falls on Saturday 11th. This will be Magha Puja which is the time when we reflect on how two and a half thousand years ago 1250 fully awakened beings spontaneously came to visit the…

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Memorial Service for Jeanne Hopkins

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A service is planned in memory of Jeanne Hopkins at the monastery on Saturday 4th February. A meal will be offered to the sangha around 11am and a shared meal for others will follow. There will be a gathering in the Dhamma Hall beginning at 12.30pm and a tree planting…

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Clear Blue Skies

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Picture: Mangala House

The New Moon for this month falls next Thursday 12th January 2017. Last Saturday 31st December we ended the year with a large, happy, harmonious gathering of friends, sitting in the Dhamma Hall, reflecting on how we take responsibility for what has been and how…

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Peaceful and Quiet

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Picture: Luang Por Munindo, Ajahn Punnyo (l) and Ajahn Abhinando (r).

As has become the tradition at Harnham, Luang Por Munindo invited the resident monastic community to his kuti for tea and punch on Christmas Eve. As was uniformly predicted by forecasters, the weather on Christmas Day was…

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Developments

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Picture: Ajahn Anando visiting

The New Moon for this month falls next Wednesday 28th December. Last Friday Ajahn Abhinando arrived back from his sojourn in Spain and Portugal, promptly launching into leading a Practice and Study day on Sunday. Since this was the last P&S day for the year…

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Minimal Winter

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Picture: Penny and Charlie begin the hedge planting

Stephen, the local fence builder has put in a new fence on the eastern boundary of the monastery and several Thai students from Newcastle sponsored and helped plant a new hedge. We are glad and grateful for Ajahn Anando's companionship…

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Unburdening

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Picture: Ajahn Punnyo in the new Mangala House Meditation Room

The Full Moon for this month falls next Wednesday 14th December. The days are getting as short as they can get and the nights are almost as long as they can be. The year 2016 is gradually coming…

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White and Grey

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Picture: Freshly painted entrance-hall in Mangala House

The momentum of comings and goings continues. It is a joy to have Tan Sudhammo from Wat Nanachat with us; it is a sadness to see Tan Gambhiro depart on his way back to Portugal; Anagarika Andrew is away helping his mother move…

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Leaden Skies

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Picture: Working by the Lake last Saturday

The New Moon for this month falls next Tuesday 29th November. So far we have not had snow, but there have been days when it felt like we were about to. Anti-slip wire-mesh now covers almost the entire boardwalk around the…

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Reverberations

Study & Practice Day on Sunday the 18th of December

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The day will consist of an afternoon of meditation, readings and discussions at Kusala House, starting at 1:30pm and finishing with tea at 5:30pm. No prior booking is required.

All those attending are warmly welcome to stay on for the Sunday evening puja.

Sunday 28th December - on…

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