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Rightly Directed

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Last week's silent practice re-emphasised our commitment to the inner life. This week we are talking again and are a little more engaged, though hopefully without losing direction. On Sunday the walkers from Bolam Lake visited. The local Council organises such walks several times a…

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Safe and Sound

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Our front porch is safe and secure again, thanks to Anagarika Giovanni's woodworking skills. The footpaths and seating areas are weeded and mown again, thanks to August's Lake Day workers. A collapsed stone wall in the Memorial Garden has been reconstructed by Anagarika Will…

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Warmth

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Saturday was a great success in terms of the gathering that turned out for this month's Lake Work Day. Warm weather, but not too warm, contributed to a sense of congeniality, and Penny's precise instructions meant all the good energy was put…

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Envisioning

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Last week, Ajahn Abhinando guided a committed group of diligent meditators through this year's Summer Retreat. Most participants departed on Saturday, some on Sunday, thoroughly enriched and inspired. Sunday evening's Dhamma Talk by Luang Por was called Victory and Defeat, reflecting on…

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Devil in the Detail

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Last Thursday was Full Moon Day, Asalha Puja, with a Dhamma talk reflecting on The Buddha's Most Important Teaching. On Sunday Ajahn Abhinando led the monastic community and 23 lay visitors into this year's Summer Retreat Week. This is a time for slowing down,

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Contentment

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Last week Abramina returned to Holland. This weekend we hosted the Annual General Meeting of the monastery's Trust body, HBMT. Everything seems to be in order; no big surprises. The trustees offered Luang Por Munindo a Field Maple, marking entry into his 40th Rains Retreat…

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Wild Flowers and Shears

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Harnham Lake isn't the place to be these days if you are allergic to pollen. But if you're not, it's great. Lately there has been a magnificent pallet of purples:  Knapweed, Bugle, Clary, Foxgloves, Dog Violet, a variety of Vetches and 3 kinds of Thistle…

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Friends

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Samanera Indapannyo departed on Saturday, heading back to Cittaviveka monastery with a commitment to request the bhikkhu training later this year. Luang Por's first-Sunday-of-the-month Dhamma talk was delayed until the second-Sunday-of-the-month. On Monday, Monastery Mother Abramina Nouwt, arrived from Holland. Abramina has been visiting us here…

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