odhinyanarama is a monastic sanctuary situated in a 60 hectare (150 acre) wooded valley near Wellington, New Zealand. The monastery is the focus for a thriving Buddhist community and serves a variety of functions. While principally a residence for those wishing to participate or train in the monastic lifestyle, the large public area and meeting hall are used for religious festivals, public meetings and retreats. The forested area with remote lodgings provides a suitable environment for seclusion. The senior monks instruct in meditation, teach Buddhist principles, lead retreats and provide religious services for the Buddhist community, both at the monastery and at other venues in New Zealand and elsewhere.
When we appreciate fully
the benefit of our own pure deeds
we are filled with joy;
here and hereafter
there is a celebration of joy.

Verse 17 Dhammapada     
17 Rakau Grove
Stokes Valley
Lower Hutt 5019
(04) 563 7193
Open daily 6:30am–8:00pm
Later on Sunday evenings.
Feel free to come for a visit.