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Vassa 2017 news

Rewards and Regrets

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Picture: The sangha at Harnham this vassa

The New Moon for this month falls today, Sunday 23rd July; the next Full Moon will be on Monday 7th August. This past week has been a Silent Practice week so there has not been much happening. Earlier in the month…

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Please Close The Gate

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May we ask that all visitors to the monastery adhere strictly to practice of closing the farm gates if you find them closed when you approach them. When there are no cows or sheep in the field the farmer generally leaves the gates open intentionally. However , leaving gates open…

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Arrivings

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Picture: Luang Por Munindo sitting beside Loch Oich

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Saturday 8th July, Asalha Puja Day; the next New Moon will be on Sunday 23rd July. Luang Por Munindo arrived back from his travels last Thursday 29th June, the same day as Samanera…

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Entering Rains Retreat - 2560/2017

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This year the traditional Entering Rains Retreat (kaaw punsar) will be observed at Aruna Ratanagiri on Sunday 9th July. All welcome. In the morning there will be the usual shared meal; it is recommended you try to be here by 10.00am with formal proceedings expected to begin around…

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A Steady Stream

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Picture: Ajahns Punnyo (left) and Sripunnyo (right)

The New Moon for this month falls today, Friday 23rd June; the next Full Moon will be Friday 8th July, Asalha Puja. The very welcome and steady stream of sangha visitors continued through most of May and June, with Luang…

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Spring Activities

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Picture: Ajahn Kevali

The New Moon for this month falls today, Thursday 25th May; the next Full Moon will be on Friday 9th June. Our calendar has been full for the past 2 weeks with lots of guests coming and going. This theme looks to continue right through…

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Meetings and Visitors

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Picture: Ajahn Jayanto and Robin Moore (ex-Ajahn Suriyo) visiting

The Full Moon for this month falls today, Wednesday 10th May; the New  Moon will be on Thursday 25th May. At the end of last month we had a fruitful Lakeside Work Day. Various friends helped out with the…

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And Yet Another New Year

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Picture: Bathing the Buddha rupa 

The New Moon for this month falls today, Tuesday 25th April 2017. The Full Moon for next month will be on Wednesday 10th May. Last Sunday 16th April, we marked S.Asia's New Year with the traditional bathing of the Buddha rupa and asking…

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New Buddha Rupa

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Picture: A Buddha rupa offered to our monastery

(For this year these news/blogs will appear on the same day as the new- and full-moon days i.e. fortnightly, as opposed to the weekly Wednesday postings of the past). The Full Moon for this month falls today 11th April 2017…

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