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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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Retreats and Other Things...

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Picture: Our friendly architect, Rion Willard, with Taffy the builder.

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Sunday 3rd December; the next New Moon will be on Sunday 17th December. Our helpful and generous architect from London, Rion, has been visiting to check on…

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Conducive Conditions

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Picture: Anagarika Charlie fixing drains by the lake

The New Moon for this month falls today, Saturday 18th November; the next Full Moon will be on Sunday 3rd December. Sometimes conditions come together in ways that conduce to harmony and ease; at other times they do not. Last…

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That Time Of Year

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Picture: Ajahn Punnyo on the building site.

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Friday 3rd November; the next New Moon will be on Saturday 18th November. Ajahn Punnyo is still dividing his time between helping his Mum at home and being here, with time spent here…

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Building Work Begins

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Picture: The builders begin digging foundations for the new building.

The New Moon for this month falls today, Thursday 19th October; the next Full Moon will be on Thursday 3rd November. At last, our building project has begun. If all goes well, work might be completed in time…

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