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Week of Noble Silence

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Please be aware:

from Monday 18th until Saturday 23rd February the monastic community at Aruna Ratanagiri will be observing noble silence as part of our annual Winter Retreat.
The answer phone for 01661 881 612 will continue to be checked regularly so for any urgent matters please call and leave a…

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Songkran Festival 2019 at Harnham

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This year the traditional Songkran Festival will be observed at Aruna Ratanagiri on Sunday 14th April at 10am. All welcome. After determining the 5 Precepts, the bathing of a Buddha rupa and the asking of forgiveness, the paritta are to be chanted at the same time as making offerings of…

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Observing Magha Puja - 17th February

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This year the full-moon day of Magha Puja Observance falls on Tuesday 19th February. To make it convenient for as many people as possible, at Aruna Ratanagiri we plan to observe it on Sunday 17th February. All welcome. In the morning there will be the usual shared meal; it…

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Voluntary Kitchen Manager

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​An opportunity for a volunteer to manage our monastery kitchen will soon be available. A commitment of at least 6 to 12 months is preferable. Applicants need to be male, with a passport that allows them to live in UK, fluent in English, comfortably familiar with Theravada Buddhist practice, and…

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Volunteer Groundsman/Caretaker

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At Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery we are looking for a new groundsman/caretaker (start date negotiable).

This is a voluntary position to help take care of the various properties associated with Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery. Mostly the function involves mowing lawns, gardening and handyman jobs. Applicants need to be male, reasonably fluent in…

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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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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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Wesak at Harnham

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We will celebrate Wesak this year on Sunday the 7th of May with the following events:

11:00 Paritta chanting and tdak bart

11:15 Short Dhamma Talk

11.30 Formal meal offering

17:30 Meditation for Beginners class

19:00 Circumambulation of the lake

20:00 Puja and Dhamma…

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Songkran Festival at Harnham

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This year the traditional Songkran Festival will be observed at Aruna Ratanagiri on Sunday 16th April at 10am. All welcome. After determining the 5 Precepts, the bathing of a Buddha rupa and the asking of forgiveness, the paritta are to be chanted at the same time as making offerings of…

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Lake Work Day on Saturday 29th of April

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Our monthly Lakeside Work Volunteer Days are resuming again on Saturday the 29th April.

There will be a session in the morning from 8.30 until 11am, then a break for the meal and a second session between 1 and 4pm. With a tea break!

You are welcome to…

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