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Summer Dhamma

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Twelve ardent meditators attended Ajahn Kalyano's retreat; our good friend Cesare-from-Milano came to visit (after a long absence); Ajahn Abhinando traveled away to the meditation groups in Edinburgh and Glasgow and the Kusala House Waste Water system crashed. The sun shone, the rain fell, we've…

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Silent Sitting

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Very little to report this week as most are practising in silence. The Canadian goose nesting near the boardwalk is not altogether silent, but she is spending a lot of time sitting. Ajahn Kalyano joined us last Thursday from Amaravati and is currently leading the

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An Even Greener Harnham

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The combination of wild rain (in the morning) and warming sunshine (in the afternoon) made for a dynamic Lake Work Day last Saturday. The tender green leaves of the cherry, oak, hazel, alder, hawthorn and guilder-rose all loved it. Similarly the ash, willow, rowan, aspen…

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Community Spirit

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The recent Full Moon coincided with a weekend, which probably contributed to the considerable crowd we had staying; Kusala House was packed. And of course it was the Buddha’s birthday celebration! Beautiful candle-holders offered by Jenny and friends from Malaysia, adorned the shrine; stylized lotus lanterns…

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Commitments

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Our new Kitchen Manager, Anthony, seems well settled into his one year commitment. Despite drizzling rain, a dedicated group of Dhamma devotees offered their time and enthusiasm on Saturday to attend to lake work. Luang Por Munindo’s Dhamma Talk on Sunday 26th April…

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Reflecting

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In Ajahn Abhinando’s absence Ajahn Punnyo led the first Practice/Study Sunday for 2015, reflecting on the theme of The Life of the Buddha – Part 1. The eagerly awaited Part 2 can be expected same time on Sunday 10th May. Ajahn Punnyo elaborated further on…

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Another New Year

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The Harnham Buddhist Monastery Trust meeting last Saturday 11th happened in an harmonious and efficient manner. The next day, Sunday 12th, SE Asia’s New Year’s Day (Songkhran), happened in a crowded and chaotic, but never-the-less friendly and festival-like manner. On Sunday evening Luang Por…

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Patience

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We recently received a large piece of calligraphy by the Venerable Kai-Yin of Malaysia. The Chinese character represented is ‘patient endurance’, made up of the two characters of a knife (above) piercing a heart (below). On the first Sunday of the month, April 5th, Luang Por…

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Returning

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As hoped and expected, on Thursday Ajahn Abhinando returned safely from his winter sojourn in the Alps, or more accurately at Dhammapala Monastery. Also this week Anagarika Daniel returned to Chithurst Monastery in West Sussex. And gradually the community here at Harnham is returning to a more active routine…

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Endings and Beginnings

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Winter Retreat 2015 is drawing to a close. It wasn’t much of a winter, but it definitely felt like we had more than our fair share of wind. It even drove one member of the Retreat Support Team home early. It didn’t stop…

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