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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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Fri, 24 Jan
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
New Moon
Sat, 25 Jan
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Sun, 26 Jan
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A with Luang Por Munindo
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 27 Jan
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Tue, 28 Jan
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Wed, 29 Jan
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Thu, 30 Jan
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Fri, 31 Jan
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sat, 01 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Waxing Moon
Sun, 02 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Beginners' Meditation Class
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 03 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Tue, 04 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Wed, 05 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Thu, 06 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Fri, 07 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sat, 08 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Full Moon
Māgha Pūjā
Sun, 09 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A with Luang Por Munindo
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 10 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Tue, 11 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Wed, 12 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Thu, 13 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Fri, 14 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sat, 15 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sun, 16 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Waning Moon
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A with Luang Por Munindo
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 17 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Tue, 18 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Wed, 19 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Thu, 20 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Fri, 21 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Sat, 22 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
New Moon
Sun, 23 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A with Luang Por Munindo
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 24 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Tue, 25 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Wed, 26 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Thu, 27 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Fri, 28 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sat, 29 Feb
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sun, 01 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Waxing Moon
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Beginners' Meditation Class
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 02 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Tue, 03 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Wed, 04 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Thu, 05 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Fri, 06 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sat, 07 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sun, 08 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Full Moon
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A with Luang Por Munindo
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 09 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Tue, 10 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Wed, 11 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Thu, 12 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Fri, 13 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sat, 14 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sun, 15 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A with Luang Por Munindo
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 16 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Waning Moon
Tue, 17 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Wed, 18 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Thu, 19 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Fri, 20 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Sat, 21 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Monastic Residents on Retreat
Sun, 22 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A with Luang Por Munindo
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 23 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
New Moon
Tue, 24 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Wed, 25 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Thu, 26 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Fri, 27 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sat, 28 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Sun, 29 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A with Luang Por Munindo
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Mon, 30 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Tue, 31 Mar
WINTER RETREAT - No guest accommodation available
Waxing Moon
Sun, 05 Apr
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Beginners' Meditation Class
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Tue, 07 Apr
Full Moon
Sun, 12 Apr
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A session at Kusala House with community resident
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Wed, 15 Apr
Waning Moon
Sun, 19 Apr
10:45Paritta Chanting
11:00Midday meal offering
17:30Q&A session at Kusala House with community resident
19:00Public Evn. Puja
Tue, 21 Apr
New Moon