Dear friends of our hermitage, July 9
Metta-ful greetings to you from morning mists in the coastal mountain forest! We hope this letter finds you all well, and share many thanks to all of you who have participated in and supported our hermitage in so many ways this past month.
Ven Munissara Bhikkhuni is arrived from Thailand, Ven Nibbida Bhikkhuni is back from Australia, Santacari Samaneri is back from Myanmar, and friend Holly is back from the not-so-distant land of Santa Rosa. They join Ayya Tathaaloka, Ayya Sobhana, Ayya Suvijjana, Tess and Lee.
We are delighted to have them all here together!
It is beautiful to have such an auspicious gathering of Sangha and friends.
Outdoor camp kitchen is bright and open air, but crafty chipmunks need to be continually guarded!
And then the great rain came -- a first for June on this land! -- with 5 days of showers and abundant downpours.
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With less than two weeks now before the vassa begins, we begin to turn our hearts and minds from all the efforts in the offering and preparation of this space, to our Vassa-time abiding.
Metta from all your friends at Aranya Bodhi Hermitage,
Hermitage dwellers & friends