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Tilorien Monastery: we continue building

:sob::sob::sob::sob::sob:

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Oh so sad to see you cry! You have to come and feed them regularly for a while, and then maybe Bolleke would allow, but the other one still not.

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Monastery kitties! And books! And Aminah! :heart_eyes_cat: :heart_eyes_cat: :heart_eyes_cat:

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I don’t have any photographic evidence, so you’ll just have to trust my commitment to the precepts, but I can report that one of the cats got a stroke from me. There wasn’t even any bribery with food involved. Dedicated to Ven. @Akaliko.

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Thanks @Aminah! :heart_eyes_cat:

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Well the gods truly are shining upon me; I don’t have any photographic evidence, so you’ll just have to trust my commitment to the precepts, but I can report that this morning all the books got a stroke from me. There wasn’t even any bribery with food involved. Dedicated to Sr. @Nadine.

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@Nadine, myself, Ven. @Akaliko and most importantly Stan the Monastery Cat, will be in Buddhist Insight New York in May (13-20 for me, a few days longer for Ven. Akaliko) so please come and visit!

And don’t let @Aminah fool you: she is great buddies with the cat now: she sat in front of her window last night begging to be let in!

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Sorry; was that the cat :cat2: or @Aminah ?

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:rofl: Thank goodness! People don’t often realize how much affection books need to maintain a healthy outlook.

Oooooh! That sounds wonderful. :pray:

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Aminah is doing a great job at the wall of the kuti.

While Wolleke is meditating:

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Aminah’s good when she has a hammer :hammer: to hand

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Yeah, it’s a real pain because it means I have to carry around a hammer at all times in effort to make sure I don’t jeopardize the beauty of the assembly… otherwise :smiling_imp::anguished:

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Sneaking up on Aminah while she is doing the hard work in the garden!
(for any pictures of cats, I refer to @Aminah).

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Some new pics …

With Anagarika Sabbamitta (which shows the horrible quality of my phone’s camera!!!):

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Can’t get rid of the cats that easily!!!

Metta is an essential building block of any worthwhile monastery. Plenty here! :smile:

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Just when I was about to say, “Ah, no cats.”

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Suffering, suffering, suffering!

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Checking out the Huy Tibetan center as a potential retreat place for the visits of Bhante Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali. It is a beautiful place with many excellent facilties.

And just when I thought I could stay out of the pictures by making them:

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