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Drawing to a Close

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Next Monday will be the new-moon day for October; already this year's Rains Retreat is drawing to a close. From 12th - 17th October we expect to be on our final Silent Practice Week for 2015. Ajahn Ahimsako has returned to Amaravati leaving behind a…

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Retreats

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Ajahn Abhinando arrived back safely from leading a retreat in Romania. Ian Plagaro-Neil has been at Harnham over the weekend at Kusala House leading a Gateshead Group retreat. Nick Pearce has been here cleaning the chimneys. The world didn't end despite the predictions. On Full-Moon…

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Lake Work Day on Saturday 10th of October

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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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Study & Practice Day on Sunday the 11th of October

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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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Washout

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The Lake Work Day for September was a washout. This didn't stop Gil from Israel, and various other friends, from throwing themselves into the autumn cleanup. Penny coordinated activities as usual with her admirable alacrity. Abramina has been encouraging guests at Kusala House with…

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Late Summer

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(picture: Harnham Lake in September)

It's September which means the swallows and house martins will soon be leaving; for now the swans seem happy to stay where they are. September also means it's the abbot's birthday, and to celebrate, today the new forestsangha.org website has gone live. Anumodana to…

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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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(picture: August's Lake Day Workers)

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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Study & Practice Day on Sunday the 13th of September

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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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