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What Will Winter Bring

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Because this year the rowan trees are so heavily laden with berries, does that mean that we are in for a heavy winter? Or might this be the fruit of the summer we have just had? More immediately, the plastering and wall-papering work at Mangala House is nearly completed. The…

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Approaching Kathina

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Picture: Repainting Mangala House garage

The Full Moon for this month, Pavarana Day, which is the end of the vassa 2016 (rainy season retreat), falls on Sunday 16th Oct. Before the temperatures drop too low the sangha have been attending to some outdoor repairs and redecoration at Mangala House…

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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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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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