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Lake Work Day on Saturday 12th of December

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There will be a session in the morning from 8.30 til 11am, then a break for the meal and a second session between 1 and 4pm. With a tea break!

You are welcome to join in for any part of the day, or to help prepare the meal or…

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Reaffirmation of Communion

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(picture: Amaravati Kathina)

As usual the Amaravati Kathina (last Sunday) was a large and festive event. Over 600 visitors came to reaffirm, in the traditional Theravada way, their appreciation for spiritual community. Luang Por Dumrong from NE Thailand was the senior Elder on the day. Luang Por…

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'tis the Season

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(picture: Luang Por Pasanno)

With last week's group of guests gone we've had a brief interlude of calm. Then on Monday a noticeable ripple appeared with Tan Gambhiro arriving. Many of you will remember him from the four years he spent here at the very beginning of…

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Cooperation

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(picture: 2015 Kathina-season Almsgiving)

Cooperation was the theme of the day at Sunday's festival. It began with an energetic crowd of Thai university students arriving early to help with parking and general preparations. We seem to have succeeded in not disturbing our neighbours this year and once…

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Study & Practice Day on Sunday the 15th of November

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The day will consist of an afternoon of meditation, readings and discussions at Kusala House, starting at 1:30pm and finishing with tea at 5:30pm. No prior booking is required.

All those attending are warmly welcome to stay on for the Sunday evening puja where one of the senior monks…

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Lake Work Day on Saturday 14th of November

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There will be a session in the morning from 8.30 til 11am, then a break for the meal and a second session between 1 and 4pm. With a tea break!

You are welcome to join in for any part of the day, or to help prepare the meal or…

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Ready for the Winter

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(picture: Aj Abhinando attending to gas supplies at the kutis)

On Sunday evening at puja Ajahn Abhinando offered a short reflection on Mindfulness of Breathing. Yesterday, Tuesday 27th October, was the end of our Rains Retreat (vassa) for 2015 and the self-imposed limitations on…

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Autumn Sunrise

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(picture: sunrise from Harnham Hill)

The days really are significantly shorter now. Birdsong in the morning is muted and soon we can expect ice. Our recent Silent Practice week was relatively uneventful, at least on the outside. Community members made good use of the kutis and the…

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Meal Time Changing

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For those considering participating in the midday meal-offering, please note that in the UK the clocks turn back one hour this next Saturday night 24th March, at midnight. Accordingly, until the clocks go forward again one hour in the spring, the meal-time offering will begin at 11.00 am each day…

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