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Unburdening

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Picture: Ajahn Punnyo in the new Mangala House Meditation Room

The Full Moon for this month falls next Wednesday 14th December. The days are getting as short as they can get and the nights are almost as long as they can be. The year 2016 is gradually coming…

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White and Grey

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Picture: Freshly painted entrance-hall in Mangala House

The momentum of comings and goings continues. It is a joy to have Tan Sudhammo from Wat Nanachat with us; it is a sadness to see Tan Gambhiro depart on his way back to Portugal; Anagarika Andrew is away helping his mother move…

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Leaden Skies

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Picture: Working by the Lake last Saturday

The New Moon for this month falls next Tuesday 29th November. So far we have not had snow, but there have been days when it felt like we were about to. Anti-slip wire-mesh now covers almost the entire boardwalk around the…

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Reverberations

Study & Practice Day on Sunday the 18th of December

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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.

Sunday 28th December - on…

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Diligence

Lake Work Day on Saturday 10th of December

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

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Nights Drawing In

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Picture: From one of the posters to be displayed at Mangala House

Winter approaches and the nights are drawing in. Last Friday Venerable Piitigala Gunaratna Thero braved the cold and visited the monastery to deliver a Dhamma talk (bana) to our extended community of Sri Lankan…

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Still Painting

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Picture: Tan Thitapannyo painting everything alabaster

The Full Moon for this month falls on Monday 14th November; apparently it will be a 'super-moon' which should make many photographers happy. Our painting project continues and Mangala House is gradually turning white. Will Cooke turned white (became Anagarika Jagaro) on…

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Painting and Preparation

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Picture: Andrew, our friendly potter from Northumbrian Craft Pottery

The painting project at Mangala House has begun with a suitable sufficiency of enthusiastic supporters helping out. If all goes well, by about mid-December we should be prepared for Winter Retreat 2017. Luang Por Munindo and Ajahn Abhinando have…

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Study & Practice Day on Sunday the 20th 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.

Sunday 20th November - on…

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Diligence

Lake Work Day on Saturday 19th of November

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

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