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November 2019 Full-moon Update

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Picture: Bojjhanga Garden Shrine

Today, Monday 11th, is the Full Moon day for the month of November 2019. The next Full Moon falls on Wednesday 11th December. A notable drop in temperature and the increasingly shorter days signal the approach of winter and our community is active making

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October 2019 Full-moon Update

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Picture: Tan Ratthapalo sweeping the Memorial Garden

Today, Sunday 13th, is the Full Moon day for the month of October 2019. The next Full Moon falls on Monday 11th November. Today also marks the end of our annual Rains Retreat (vassa). The sangha at Aruna Ratanagiri are

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September Full-moon Update

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Picture: Shrine in the Bamboo Grove kuti

Today, Friday 13th, is the Full Moon day for the month of September 2019. The next Full Moon falls on Sunday 13th October, which also marks the end of our annual Rains Retreat (vassa.) For those who enjoy

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Reguilding

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Picture: Reguilding the Sima Marker

Today, Thursday 15th, is the Full Moon day for the month of August 2019. The next Full Moon falls on Friday 13th September.  On the last Full Moon day two of our good friends from the Burmese community took the…

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Winter Retreat Support

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There is an opportunity to join the team supporting the sangha at Aruna Ratanagiri during our Winter Retreat 2020, from early January to the end of March. If you are male, with a UK or EU passport, interested in meditation and able to help with cooking, cleaning and other tasks…

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View From the Lake

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Picture: Harnham Monastery lake

Today, Tuesday 16th, is Asalha Puja, the Full Moon day for the month of July 2019. The next Full Moon falls on Thursday  15th August.  Around mid-July there was a series of comings and goings: Tan Niddaro (who some of

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View From the Hill

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Today, Monday 17th, is the Full Moon of June 2019. The next Full Moon falls on Tuesday 16th July which is also Asalha Puja Day. On the day after that, 17th July, the resident community formally enters our annual Rains Retreat (vassa); the dhammacakka sutta

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In Full Flow

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Today, Saturday 18th, is the Full Moon of May 2019. The next Full Moon falls on Monday 17th June. Tomorrow, on Sunday 19th, we will observe Vesakha Puja : marking the birth, Enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. Details regarding proceedings of the day

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Refreshing

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Today, Friday 19th, is the Full Moon of April 2019. The next Full Moon falls on Saturday 18th May. Earlier this month the sangha here at Harnham emerged from our annual winter retreat with gratitude and gladness for all the goodness that makes these periods possible…

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Serving Reality

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Picture: A new publication, Servant of Reality

The next Full Moon will be Sunday 20th January. This 'out-of-season' issue of our news/blog is to announce the commencement of the monastery's annual Winter Retreat and to inform readers that the next issue can be expected…

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