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Subscription confirmation

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Wednesday 16th May 2018: To be sure we are compliant with new regulations that are being introduced later this month, over the next few days we will be sending all those who receive our monthly NEWS/BLOG and fortnightly DHAMMAPADA REFLECTION an email inviting users to reconfirm their subscription. If after…

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Vesak Festival

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This year the traditional Vesak Festival (Vesakha Puja) will be observed at Aruna Ratanagiri on Sunday 27th May. All welcome. There will be two opportunities to participate. In the morning there will be the usual shared meal; it is recommended you try to be here by 10.00am with…

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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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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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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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Farewell Ajahn Abhinando

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After 15 years living as a member of the sangha at Aruna Ratanagiri, Ajahn Abhinando will soon be departing for Dhammapala Monastery in Switzerland, where he has been invited to take up position as abbot. His formal departure date is Sunday 21st May, but on…

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Memorial Service for Jeanne Hopkins

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A service is planned in memory of Jeanne Hopkins at the monastery on Saturday 4th February. A meal will be offered to the sangha around 11am and a shared meal for others will follow. There will be a gathering in the Dhamma Hall beginning at 12.30pm and a tree planting…

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