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Celebration

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picture: A family of 7, Harnham Lake

There has been much to celebrate recently, beginning with the good amount of work done on last Saturday's Lake Work Day. Then there was the wonderful weather we had for the Vesak Celebration on Sunday. In the morning, many members of our

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Vesakha Puja: Birth, Enlightenment and Death

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Picture: gilding a sima-marker

The Full Moon this month (Vesakha) falls on Friday, 20th May. It is the day on which we give special emphasis to honouring the Buddha's birth, his Enlightenment and passing away. Our public celebration will take place at Harnham on Sunday 22nd…

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Spring Activity

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Picture: Luang Por Munindo receiving a meal offering in Glasgow

Dates for our monthly Lake Workdays might be less predictable than they have been in the past, however it is expected they will keep happening. If you are considering joining us, please check the online calendar for up-to-date

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A Spring Confluence

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Picture: Ajahn Abhinando and Ajahn Punnyo

The New Moon for the month of May falls tomorrow, Thursday 4th May. May means Vesak in the Buddhist calendar (Visakha Puja: the occasion of the Buddha's birthday, Enlightenment and passing away). Although the actual date is Friday 20th, here at Aruna…

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Expectations

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picture: Sewing lessons, Samanera Jayamangalo and Anagarika Will

It was announced at the recent Elders Council meeting at Amaravati that Anagarika Will will soon be taking Samanera Precepts (probably on Sunday 17th July, which is also Asalha Puja Day). It was announced at the same meeting that in…

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Meetings and Gatherings

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picture: Ajahn Punnyo visiting Nepal

The Full Moon for this month falls tomorrow, Thursday 21st April. Last Sunday 17th, saw a large crowd here observing the New Year celebration (Songkran), participating in bathing the Buddha image and the ritual of forgiveness. We welcomed guests from China…

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Beginning Again

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picture: Anagarika Andrew who took up the 8 precepts on Sunday 3rd April

Last Thursday was our first visit for 2016 with the Edinburgh Meditation Group, then Friday it was with the Glasgow Group. Today, Wednesday 13th, a visit is planned with the Carlisle Group and then on Friday

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That Was Winter Retreat 2016

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(picture: Luang Por Munindo, Ajahn Chandapalo, Samanera Jayamangalo and Samanera Jinavaro in York)

The New Moon this month falls today, Wednesday 6th April, and our Winter Retreat for 2016 is over. Everyone in our small monastic community who started the retreat has completed it. Sincere gratitude…

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Two New Samaneras

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(Picture: Samaneras Jinavaro and Jayamangalo)

The New Moon for this month of March falls next Monday 7th and the Full Moon on Tuesday 22nd. We are two thirds of the way through our 2016 Winter Retreat and the number of community members in brown robes has increased…

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