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Towards the Quiet

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Picture: Harnham community gathering, end of vassa 2018

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Thursday, 22nd November; the next Full Moon will be Saturday, 22nd December. The Robe Cloth Offering season (kathina) is about to end and with it…

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A Flurry of Activity

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Picture: Jonathan at work building the new tool shed

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Wednesday, 24th October; the next Full Moon will be Thursday, 22nd November. This year's Rains Retreat has ended with a flurry of not just falling autumn leaves…

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The Harvest Moon

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Picture: Grass raking during our September lake work day

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Monday, 24th September; the next Full Moon will be Wednesday, 24th October. With the ending of Summer, Autumn is beginning to reveal itself in its spectrum…

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Hay Making

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Picture: Teatime gathering on the lake work day

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Sunday 26th August; the next Full Moon will be Monday 24th September. Last lake work day saw a larger than usual group of friends and supporters join in with

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Wisdom is the Priority

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Picture: Tan Pasado doing bench maintenance

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, 27th July; the next Full Moon will be Sunday 26th August. Today is also Asalha Puja day which celebrates the occasion when the Buddha expounded his first Dhamma Discourse. In appreciation

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Aruna (dawn) at Aruna Ratanagiri

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Picture: A recent dawn at Harnham Lake

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, 27th June; the next Full Moon will be 27 July. The July full moon is followed on the next day with the beginning of our annual 3 month Rains Retreat

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Ajahn Chah's 100th birthday

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Picture: One of the 6 reprinted volumes of teachings by Luang Por Chah

Today, 17th June 2018, being the 100th anniversary of the birth of our teacher Ajahn Chah, sees the distribution of 6 reprinted volumes of his teachings. They are now available for download or…

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Vesakha Puja - PHOTOS

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Celebrations to mark Vesakha Puja this year were divided into two parts: in the morning at the mealtime, and then in the late afternoon - initially circumambulating the lake and performing puja at the shrine there, and later in the Dhamma Hall. Below are a few images from…

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Vesak and Work Days

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Picture: Our new Kitchen Manager, Anagarika Jason

The Full Moon day for this month falls today, Vesakha Puja , Tuesday 29th May; the next New Moon will be Tuesday 12th June. At Saturday evening's puja Luang Por offered a Dhamma reflection after chanting the Dhammacakka

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Verdant

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Picture: An Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery conservatory

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Saturday 31st March; the next New Moon will be on Saturday 14th April. Growth in the monastery conservatory is impressively verdant even if outside conditions remain rather wintry. Our Winter Retreat for 2018 has now…

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