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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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Borobudur Buddha

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Picture: The Borobudur Buddha by the lake

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Thursday 5th October, which is Pavarana Day, marking the end of this year's Rains Retreat (vassa); the next New Moon will be on Thursday 19th October. Vassa this year was exceptionally rewarding…

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Lawnmower Repair

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If anybody has any knowledge and/or practical skills in repairing faulty lawnmowers (both 'push' and 'ride-on' varieties), and is willing to offer some of their time to help out with some much needed repairs, then please get in touch with the work master (Sāmaṇera Jayamangalo) by email: s.jayamangalo@ratanagiri.org.uk

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Be Like A Tree

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Picture: Tiang making offerings on Luang Por Munindo's birthday

The New Moon for this month falls today, Wednesday 20th September; the next Full Moon will be on Thursday 5th October, Pavarana Day which marks the end of this years Rains Retreat. Ajahn Punnyo's week retreat went very…

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Midway Point

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Picture: The beautifully empty, nearby Druridge Bay

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Tuesday 5th September; the next New Moon will be on Wednesday 20th September. The title of this post is incorrect as actually we are more than halfway through this year's Rains Retreat; halfway…

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Down By The Lake

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Picture: all 6 signets surviving well this year

The New Moon for this month falls today, Monday 21st August; the next Full Moon will be on Monday 5th September. This week is a Silent Practice Week at the monastery, until Saturday evening, 26th August. The two weeks prior…

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Knuckling Down

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Picture: Nick Pearce commencing construction of the plinth

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Monday 7th August; the next New  Moon will be on Monday 21st August. Since Ajahn Sucitto's weekend retreat at the end of July we have been knuckling down and getting some serious…

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