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New Moon and Full Moon Days

New Moon and Full Moon Days are usually quiet days at this monastery. Typically this means residents and guests are free to structure the day as they find useful: formal meditation, reading, going for walks. Normally there are no group work projects nor the usual morning and evening chanting. Meal times are as usual.

Paritta Chanting

The sangha regularly recites the traditional ‘Blessing Chants’ each Sunday before the meal. All are welcome to join in.

Beginners’ Meditation Class

Usually on each first Sunday of the month instruction is given for those new to meditation. There is no need to book in advance and all teachings are freely given led by Dr. Adrian Bint. The class takes place in the Shrine room at Kusala House (Guest House) and is followed by Evening Puja with the monastic community in the Main Dhamma Hall for those who wish to participate.

Lake Work Day

One Saturday each month, from April through to December, is booked into our calendar for focusing on working down at the lake. It is a community project with resident monastic sangha, lay guests and visitors taking part. Usually it begins at 8.30 am with a break for the shared meal around 11am. Afternoon work goes from about 1pm to 4 pm, depending on weather and time of year. All welcome to participate. It is good to bring wellington boots and suitable clothing.

Silent Practice Weeks

Several periods throughout the year are dedicated to cultivating noble silence at the monastery. These times are set aside specifically to help us remember that the inner work is the priority. It does not mean absolutely nobody will speak whatever the circumstance, though we do hope visitors will tune into the spirit of our commitment and support the silence.

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Sat, 25 May
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 26 May
Harnham Vesak Festival
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja with talk by Luang Por Munindo
Mon, 27 May
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Tue, 28 May
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Wed, 29 May
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Thu, 30 May
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Waning Moon
Fri, 31 May
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Sat, 01 Jun
Monastic Residents on Retreat
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 02 Jun
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:30Meditation Class @ Kusala House
19:00Public Puja
Thu, 06 Jun
New Moon
Sat, 08 Jun
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 09 Jun
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja
Fri, 14 Jun
Waxing Moon
Sat, 15 Jun
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 16 Jun
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja
Mon, 17 Jun
Birthday - Ajahn Chah
Fri, 21 Jun
Full Moon
Sat, 22 Jun
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 23 Jun
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja
Mon, 24 Jun
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Tue, 25 Jun
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Wed, 26 Jun
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Thu, 27 Jun
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Fri, 28 Jun
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Sat, 29 Jun
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Waning Moon
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 30 Jun
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja
Fri, 05 Jul
New Moon
Sat, 06 Jul
Lake work day
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 07 Jul
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
17:30Meditation Class @ Kusala House
19:00Public Puja
Sat, 13 Jul
One Day Retreat with Aj. Sister Khemaka
Waxing Moon
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 14 Jul
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja
Sat, 20 Jul
Full Moon
Āsāḷha Pūjā
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 21 Jul
First day of Vassa
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja
Mon, 22 Jul
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Tue, 23 Jul
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Wed, 24 Jul
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Thu, 25 Jul
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Fri, 26 Jul
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Sat, 27 Jul
Monastic Residents on Retreat
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 28 Jul
Waning Moon
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja
Sat, 03 Aug
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 04 Aug
New Moon
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
17:30Meditation Class @ Kusala House
19:00Public Puja
Sat, 10 Aug
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 11 Aug
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja
Mon, 12 Aug
Waxing Moon
Sat, 17 Aug
19:00Public Puja
Sun, 18 Aug
11:15PARITTA CHANTING - Reception Room (public)
17:00Tea with a monk at Kusala House (public)
19:00Public Puja
Mon, 19 Aug
Full Moon