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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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BENEFITTING

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We are benefitting these days from the delightful company of Ajahn Sudanto from The Pacific Hermitage in USA and Ajahn Siripannyo of Dtoa Dtum Monastery in Thailand. With pleasant anticipation we look forward to next week and the joy of having Luang Por Tiradhammo with us. Last Sunday Marc Piano…

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RETURNING

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Ajahn Sawaeng returned to Harnham on Easter Saturday, after a two-year absence. Luang Por Munindo returned to his recent theme of contemplation, Forgiveness, in Sunday evening puja. On Wednesday, we welcomed Ajahn Siripannyo back to Harnham after 20 years away. These days, he serves as senior monk at a…

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ANOTHER HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Saturday was our Lake Work Day with lots of pruning, trimming and tidying. April 13th and 14th saw in the other New Year i.e. SE Asian. On Saturday a large group of Sri Lankan friends spent much of the day here and on Sunday a big crowd of Thais visited…

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