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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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Pensive Mood

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Picture: Harnham Hill

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Saturday 22nd December 2018; the next Full Moon will be Sunday 20th January 2019. The early winter weather brings with it a quietness conducive with pensive mood (though hopefully not vacant). The…

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Towards the Quiet

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Picture: Harnham community gathering, end of vassa 2018

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Thursday, 22nd November; the next Full Moon will be Saturday, 22nd December. The Robe Cloth Offering season (kathina) is about to end and with it…

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A Flurry of Activity

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Picture: Jonathan at work building the new tool shed

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Wednesday, 24th October; the next Full Moon will be Thursday, 22nd November. This year's Rains Retreat has ended with a flurry of not just falling autumn leaves…

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The Harvest Moon

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Picture: Grass raking during our September lake work day

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Monday, 24th September; the next Full Moon will be Wednesday, 24th October. With the ending of Summer, Autumn is beginning to reveal itself in its spectrum…

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Lake Work Day 22nd September 2018

We have a lot of work to do at the forthcoming lake work day. The grass has been cut by contractors on a large section of the land and the more we can get raked up the better, for the benefit of the wild flowers that are becoming established there.

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