New Moon Newsletter_June 28th, 2022
Today, Tuesday 28th, is the New Moon day for the month of June 2022. The next Uposatha Day will be the Full Moon which falls on Wednesday, 13th July. Thursday 14th July is the first day of our annual Vassa (three months Rains Retreat).
On Friday 17th June, we marked with gratitude the birthday of our teacher, Venerable Ajahn Chah. Here is a link to the talk given on that occasion.
Lots of recent rain and sunshine has contributed to verdant vistas and an increase in hay fever. Several friends, old and new, participated in the Lake Work Day on Saturday 25th June. It feels like a relief to see people gradually returning. The next Lake Work Day is scheduled for Sunday 31st July (check online calendar for confirmation.)
Currently a pattern seems to be emerging of a dhamma talk being given every second week at our Sunday Evening Puja. Please check the online calendar for details. The beginners' meditation classes at Kusala House will recommence on Sunday 3rd July. Every Saturday evening a guided meditation is included in the Evening Puja in the Dhamma Hall.
The most recent dhamma talk given at Aruna Ratanagiri on Sunday 26th June was titled, Are We Suffering From a Virtue Deficiency?
As far as future events go, we are looking forward to having Ajahn Kaccana from Abhayagiri Monastery in California, USA, join us for a few days from 27th June until 6th July. And on Sunday 10th July, there will be a special meal offering to mark Ajahn Punnyo's 60th birthday. All welcome.
With good wishes,
Some of the lake work day team.