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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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Vassa 2017 news

Rewards and Regrets

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Picture: The sangha at Harnham this vassa

The New Moon for this month falls today, Sunday 23rd July; the next Full Moon will be on Monday 7th August. This past week has been a Silent Practice week so there has not been much happening. Earlier in the month…

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Please Close The Gate

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May we ask that all visitors to the monastery adhere strictly to practice of closing the farm gates if you find them closed when you approach them. When there are no cows or sheep in the field the farmer generally leaves the gates open intentionally. However , leaving gates open…

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Arrivings

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Picture: Luang Por Munindo sitting beside Loch Oich

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Saturday 8th July, Asalha Puja Day; the next New Moon will be on Sunday 23rd July. Luang Por Munindo arrived back from his travels last Thursday 29th June, the same day as Samanera…

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Entering Rains Retreat - 2560/2017

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This year the traditional Entering Rains Retreat (kaaw punsar) will be observed at Aruna Ratanagiri on Sunday 9th July. All welcome. In the morning there will be the usual shared meal; it is recommended you try to be here by 10.00am with formal proceedings expected to begin around…

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