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Meetings and Visitors

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Picture: Ajahn Jayanto and Robin Moore (ex-Ajahn Suriyo) visiting

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Wednesday 10th May; the New  Moon will be on Thursday 25th May. At the end of last month we had a fruitful Lakeside Work Day. Various friends helped out with the…

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And Yet Another New Year

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Picture: Bathing the Buddha rupa 

The New Moon for this month falls today, Tuesday 25th April 2017. The Full Moon for next month will be on Wednesday 10th May. Last Sunday 16th April, we marked S.Asia's New Year with the traditional bathing of the Buddha rupa and asking…

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New Buddha Rupa

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Picture: A Buddha rupa offered to our monastery

(For this year these news/blogs will appear on the same day as the new- and full-moon days i.e. fortnightly, as opposed to the weekly Wednesday postings of the past). The Full Moon for this month falls today 11th April 2017…

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That Was Winter Retreat 2017

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Picture: Harnham Sangha at the end of Winter Retreat 2017

The Full Moon for this month falls on Tuesday 11th April. Our annual winter retreat has passed and we wish to express anumodana for the many generous offerings of support which led to such a smooth retreat. April…

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Smooth Progress

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Picture: Ajahn Chandapalo visiting

The Full Moon for this month is due on Sunday 12th March. The midway point of this year's winter retreat has passed and we are now entering the third and final month. We are particularly grateful to Penny, our monastery secretary, who helps to…

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How It All Fits Together

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Picture: stone wall at the entrance to Harnham Monastery

The Full Moon for this month of February falls on Saturday 11th. This will be Magha Puja which is the time when we reflect on how two and a half thousand years ago 1250 fully awakened beings spontaneously came to visit the…

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Clear Blue Skies

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Picture: Mangala House

The New Moon for this month falls next Thursday 12th January 2017. Last Saturday 31st December we ended the year with a large, happy, harmonious gathering of friends, sitting in the Dhamma Hall, reflecting on how we take responsibility for what has been and how…

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Peaceful and Quiet

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Picture: Luang Por Munindo, Ajahn Punnyo (l) and Ajahn Abhinando (r).

As has become the tradition at Harnham, Luang Por Munindo invited the resident monastic community to his kuti for tea and punch on Christmas Eve. As was uniformly predicted by forecasters, the weather on Christmas Day was…

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Developments

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Picture: Ajahn Anando visiting

The New Moon for this month falls next Wednesday 28th December. Last Friday Ajahn Abhinando arrived back from his sojourn in Spain and Portugal, promptly launching into leading a Practice and Study day on Sunday. Since this was the last P&S day for the year…

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Minimal Winter

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Picture: Penny and Charlie begin the hedge planting

Stephen, the local fence builder has put in a new fence on the eastern boundary of the monastery and several Thai students from Newcastle sponsored and helped plant a new hedge. We are glad and grateful for Ajahn Anando's companionship…

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