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Blessings

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Picture: Saturday's procession carrying the Buddha rupa to Mangala House

It didn't rain on Saturday despite the earlier predictions. A large gathering of friends and supporters enjoyed the autumn sunshine and accompanied the sangha in procession down the hill, delivering the Buddha rupa safely and joyously into Mangala…

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Getting Ready

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Picture: Penny getting ready for some serious strimming

A lot of last Saturday's Work Day was tidying up around the lake after summer and getting ready for winter. Autumn appears to be already upon us with the days significantly shorter and morning mists lingering longer. Preparations are well…

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Diligence

Lake Work Day on Saturday the 15th October

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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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Spreading the Goodness

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Picture: planting a tree for James

A good number of the Glasgow Group gathered at the monastery on Saturday 17th to say goodbye to our dear friend James Scott. James was the founder (and sustainer for many years) of the Glasgow group and was much loved by many…

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Joining

Picture: a view from the new house

We want all of our friends and supporters to know about the celebrations planned for Saturday 1st October. The potential for wholesome things happening at Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery will increase considerably with our moving into this new property - certainly something…

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Kathina at Harnham

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This year's kathina celebrations at Harnham will take place on Sunday, 23rd October, beginning at 10 am with the rice pindabaht. Everyone is warmly welcomed. The coordinator for this year's kathina offering is Khun Jaeb. If you would like to get involved, you can contact him via email at: chawalit@hotmail.co.uk…

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Red Sky at Night

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Picture: Sunset on Harnham Lake

Whether or not a red sky at night is really a harbinger of fine weather around the corner, sunsets can be a treat. Life for most of us here presently proceeds as usual; except for Aj Punnyo who is leading a group of…

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Lake Work Day on Saturday the 24th September

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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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Retreat Again

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Picture: Ajahn Punnyo

The Full Moon for this next month falls tomorrow, 1st September. Recently here it's been raining again, but also the sun has been shining again and now we are about to have a retreat again; this time a lay retreat led by Ajahn Punnyo at…

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Gentle Calm

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Picture: Ajahn Go at the Lake-side Kuti

After all the wind we had during the recent retreat week, last Saturday's Lake Work Day with a wash-out, however moods were not too dampened and lots of work was still done. Thankfully these interludes of inclement weather are beautifully contrasted…

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