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Songkran Festival at Harnham

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This year the traditional Songkran Festival will be observed at Aruna Ratanagiri on Sunday 16th April at 10am. All welcome. After determining the 5 Precepts, the bathing of a Buddha rupa and the asking of forgiveness, the paritta are to be chanted at the same time as making offerings of…

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Lake Work Day on Saturday 29th of April

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Our monthly Lakeside Work Volunteer Days are resuming again on Saturday the 29th April.

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

You are welcome to…

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That Was Winter Retreat 2017

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Picture: Harnham Sangha at the end of Winter Retreat 2017

The Full Moon for this month falls on Tuesday 11th April. Our annual winter retreat has passed and we wish to express anumodana for the many generous offerings of support which led to such a smooth retreat. April…

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Farewell Ajahn Abhinando

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Picture: Ajahn Abhinando

After 15 years living as a member of the sangha at Aruna Ratanagiri, Ajahn Abhinando will soon be departing for Dhammapala Monastery in Switzerland, where he has been invited to take up position as abbot. His formal departure date is Sunday 21st May, but on…

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Smooth Progress

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Picture: Ajahn Chandapalo visiting

The Full Moon for this month is due on Sunday 12th March. The midway point of this year's winter retreat has passed and we are now entering the third and final month. We are particularly grateful to Penny, our monastery secretary, who helps to…

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How It All Fits Together

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Picture: stone wall at the entrance to Harnham Monastery

The Full Moon for this month of February falls on Saturday 11th. This will be Magha Puja which is the time when we reflect on how two and a half thousand years ago 1250 fully awakened beings spontaneously came to visit the…

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Memorial Service for Jeanne Hopkins

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A service is planned in memory of Jeanne Hopkins at the monastery on Saturday 4th February. A meal will be offered to the sangha around 11am and a shared meal for others will follow. There will be a gathering in the Dhamma Hall beginning at 12.30pm and a tree planting…

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Clear Blue Skies

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Picture: Mangala House

The New Moon for this month falls next Thursday 12th January 2017. Last Saturday 31st December we ended the year with a large, happy, harmonious gathering of friends, sitting in the Dhamma Hall, reflecting on how we take responsibility for what has been and how…

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Peaceful and Quiet

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Picture: Luang Por Munindo, Ajahn Punnyo (l) and Ajahn Abhinando (r).

As has become the tradition at Harnham, Luang Por Munindo invited the resident monastic community to his kuti for tea and punch on Christmas Eve. As was uniformly predicted by forecasters, the weather on Christmas Day was…

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Developments

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Picture: Ajahn Anando visiting

The New Moon for this month falls next Wednesday 28th December. Last Friday Ajahn Abhinando arrived back from his sojourn in Spain and Portugal, promptly launching into leading a Practice and Study day on Sunday. Since this was the last P&S day for the year…

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