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Hard Slog

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Lay friends joined the community on Saturday in filling up concrete bags for sinking in the lake to form the foundation for the nesting island; good turnout, great weather and high spirits. Luang Por offered his reflections on ‘Practice Below The Radar’ during puja on Sunday considering the…

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Transitions

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Last week’s silent retreat offered the community a chance to consolidate practice. This week, we welcome back Tan Ariyo, who asked to mark completion of his Navaka training by spending his 5th vassa here. Anagarika Marchin, originally from Poland, will accompany Tan Ariyo from Amaravati to take up residence, at…

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Happy Anniversary

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Saturday’s lakeside work day helped keep the boardwalk clear of encroaching foliage and the waste areas tidy. Installation of our new windows is complete; we’re very happy with the workmanship. The Sri Lankan Meditation Day and Lay Practice and Study Day both ran smoothly and were appreciated by participants. Ajahn…

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Smiles All Round

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Luang Por is on a leave of absence in France, returning Wednesday. We are enjoying some gloriously sunny days. On Sunday, Ajahn Punnyo offered his reflections on Sunyata. Venerable Vinita’s cheerful disposition radiates once more throughout the community following recovering from recent illness; just in time for the Sri…

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Renewal

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Harnham springs back to life with a particularly busy week. Community members returned from the Sangha Samaggi gathering at Amaravati, absent Ajahn Sawaeng (who is spending time in Italy), but accompanied by Ajahn Achalo, Ajahn Sukhito and Tan Pavaro, all staying at least until Friday. Sunday evening’s puja was particularly…

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CORDIALITY

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The main focus this week is on the Sangha Samaggi Gathering at Amaravati, led by Luang Por Liem, abbot of Wat Pah Pong in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. This event is held every three years for all the non-Thai branch monasteries of Ajahn Chah worldwide. Over 100 monastics are gathered at

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UNSTOPPABLE

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A busy few days at Harnham. Saturday was spent preparing for Sunday’s Vesak celebrations, with Luang Por Munindo exhorting us in the evening to Simply Listen. On Sunday the Dhamma Hall was packed for the evening’s Vesak celebration, including evening puja and a dhamma talk by Luang Por Tiradhammo…

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ACCORDANCE

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Luang Por Tiradhammo led participants in a silent retreat at Kusala House, encouraging a gentler pace of life and fostering quiet reflection, while Venerable Vinita facilitated a practice day for members of the Sri Lankan community. On Sunday evening there was a talk on Knowing the Right Amount. Anagarika…

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LEARNING

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Ajahns Sudanto and Siripannyo left on Monday and Luang Por Tiradhammo arrived on Tuesday. Luang Por Tira, as he is known, was the abbot at Harnham in the very early days and is responsible for much of the setting up of the properties and establishing the groups. These days he…

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