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Blog 2013 01 04

New Year's Eve/Day

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ENDING OF THE OLD:
We plan to hold our usual Forgiveness and Aspiration ceremony at Harnham on the evening of 31st of December. This will begin with evening puja at 7pm, (30 min. meditation and 15 min. of chanting) followed by a Dhamma talk. The Dhamma Hall will remain open…

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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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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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Voluntary Kitchen Manager

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​An opportunity for a volunteer to manage our monastery kitchen is now available. A commitment of 6 to 12 months is preferable. Applicants need to be male, with a European passport, fluent in English, comfortably familiar with Theravada Buddhist practice, and feel confident with vegetarian cooking. Responsibilities focus on daily…

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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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