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Thursday 19th March, 2020, Update on preparations for COVID-19

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INFORMING FRIENDS OF ARUNA RATANAGIRI
Update on restrictions resulting from COVID-19
19th March 2020

Somewhat sooner than anticipated the monastery is already entering into the next level of limitation (level 3). We respectfully request you support us in this decision seeing it as an effort to protect…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Skilful Prevention

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Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery has adopted a strategy of increased hygiene precaution in an attempt to protect the more vulnerable residents and to avoid spreading the disease.

• Please do not come to the monastery if you suspect you have been in contact with coronavirus in the last 14…

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Voluntary Kitchen Manager

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An opportunity for a volunteer to manage our monastery kitchen is currently available, ideally for a commitment of 6 to 12 months. Applicants need to be male, with a UK or EU passport, fluent in English, comfortably familiar with Theravada Buddhist practice, and feel confident with vegetarian cooking.
Someone taking…

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Winter Retreat Support

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There is an opportunity to join the team supporting the sangha at Aruna Ratanagiri during our Winter Retreat 2020, from early January to the end of March. If you are male, with a UK or EU passport, interested in meditation and able to help with cooking, cleaning and other tasks…

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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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