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Borobudur Buddha

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Picture: The Borobudur Buddha by the lake

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Thursday 5th October, which is Pavarana Day, marking the end of this year's Rains Retreat (vassa); the next New Moon will be on Thursday 19th October. Vassa this year was exceptionally rewarding…

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Be Like A Tree

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Picture: Tiang making offerings on Luang Por Munindo's birthday

The New Moon for this month falls today, Wednesday 20th September; the next Full Moon will be on Thursday 5th October, Pavarana Day which marks the end of this years Rains Retreat. Ajahn Punnyo's week retreat went very…

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Midway Point

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Picture: The beautifully empty, nearby Druridge Bay

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Tuesday 5th September; the next New Moon will be on Wednesday 20th September. The title of this post is incorrect as actually we are more than halfway through this year's Rains Retreat; halfway…

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Down By The Lake

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Picture: all 6 signets surviving well this year

The New Moon for this month falls today, Monday 21st August; the next Full Moon will be on Monday 5th September. This week is a Silent Practice Week at the monastery, until Saturday evening, 26th August. The two weeks prior…

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Knuckling Down

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Picture: Nick Pearce commencing construction of the plinth

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Monday 7th August; the next New  Moon will be on Monday 21st August. Since Ajahn Sucitto's weekend retreat at the end of July we have been knuckling down and getting some serious…

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Rewards and Regrets

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Picture: The sangha at Harnham this vassa

The New Moon for this month falls today, Sunday 23rd July; the next Full Moon will be on Monday 7th August. This past week has been a Silent Practice week so there has not been much happening. Earlier in the month…

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Arrivings

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Picture: Luang Por Munindo sitting beside Loch Oich

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Saturday 8th July, Asalha Puja Day; the next New Moon will be on Sunday 23rd July. Luang Por Munindo arrived back from his travels last Thursday 29th June, the same day as Samanera…

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A Steady Stream

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Picture: Ajahns Punnyo (left) and Sripunnyo (right)

The New Moon for this month falls today, Friday 23rd June; the next Full Moon will be Friday 8th July, Asalha Puja. The very welcome and steady stream of sangha visitors continued through most of May and June, with Luang…

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Spring Activities

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Picture: Ajahn Kevali

The New Moon for this month falls today, Thursday 25th May; the next Full Moon will be on Friday 9th June. Our calendar has been full for the past 2 weeks with lots of guests coming and going. This theme looks to continue right through…

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