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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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Reverberations

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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That Was Kathina 2016/2559

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Picture: Kathina gathering at Aruna Ratanagiri, 23rd October 2016

The New Moon for this month falls on Sunday 30th October. Towards the end of last week Ajahn Nandiyo (from Hartridge Monastery) joined us. Then on Saturday we received a welcome influx of several more samanas including Ajahns Sucitto…

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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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