Progress Update: June 23, 2008

>> Hay Day
This Sunday, June 29th will be our first official Hay Day to remove the remainder of the hay from the barn. We will work rain or shine–mostly indoors.
*WHEN: Work starts at 8:00am. We will break for lunch at 11:00am. Work continues after lunch until 5pm. Come as early as you can.
*WHO CAN HELP: Anyone! The work is not strenuous. It is very dusty, though. If you have asthma we will find other things you can do to help around (especially the kitchen) so come one come all.
*WHAT TO BRING: Work cloths. Towel for showering afterwards. Rain jacket if you have one. Dust mask if you have one (we will provide for those who do not).
*Staying overnight: There is still some space available Friday night and Saturday night for those who would like to stay over. Please book on line through the website.

>> Drivers Gone Digital
Check the Tisarana Event Calender ( to see exactly which days Ajahn Viradhammo needs rides to the monastery. This will be an ongoing need. Click on the specific listing to see details.

>> Ottawa Teachings
Ajahn Viradhammo’s teachings in Ottawa are also conveniently listed on the Tisarana Event Calender. He is continuing to do the alternating Wednesday and Friday programs. Click on the specific listing to see details.

>> Newsletter
Our June Newsletter is out and about. You can read it on line right now at There is also a printed version going out to our supporters via snail mail. But what are you reading now? This is the progress update. The newsletter is more fabulous and with photos.

>> From the book _No_Ajahn_Cha_:
A woman wanted to know how to deal with anger. I asked when anger arose whose anger it was. She said it was hers. Well, if it really was her anger, then she should be able to tell it to go away, shouldn’t she? But it really isn’t hers to command. Holding on to anger as a personal possession will cause suffering. If anger really belonged to us, it would have to obey us. If it doesn’t obey us, that means it’s only a deception. Don’t fall for it. Whenever the mind is happy or sad, don’t fall for it. It’s all a deception.