Last week most of us had a chance to enjoy the company of good sangha friends at Amaravati on the occasion of Luang Por Sumedho’s 80th birthday. This week, the spell of pleasantly warm and sunny weather continues; perfect conditions for some to take a dip in the lake as we start forming the nesting island. Bram left Harnham after the meal on Wednesday for his home in Holland (that bit wasn’t enjoyable). The Monastery Committee met on Thursday to attend to management matters. Ajahn Abhinando leads a week-long retreat from Saturday, offering an opportunity to both the monastic and lay community for intensive practice. Luang Por Munindo will deliver the Dhamma talk to everyone on the Sunday evening.