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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
Bhante Buddharakhita joined us for Sunday evening puja.
The buddha rupa is finally installed atop the beautiful stone plinth.
The sangha chants auspicious verses to bless the new buddha rupa.
Everyone pours a little water on the new rupa to offer their blessing.
The sangha.
The office is slowly evolving. A window has been added to the door.
Miriam, Brian and Rob make a start on Ajahn Kusalo's walking meditation path.
Axel & Sebastian join in with the finishing stage of the new meditation path.
The guys from C&S Civil working on sealing the monastery entrance.
Hot and busy work. The end result is a delight. Sadhu!
The sign painted by John is looking for a place to be positioned.
The trees obscuring the stupa have been trimmed. We will try and keep them better hedged.
Wellington, Civic Square.
The remodeled Garden of Remembrance. Thanks Gavin.
Adrian delicately leveling off the entrance to the Memorial Grove.
The plinth at the entrance to the dana sala - ready for the shiny Buddha installation - May 3rd.
The crew - at Taumaranui - about to head of down the Whanganui River.
Despite the dry summer there is plenty of depth and flow to the river.
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Vesak 24th May
W'end Retreat 29th+ May
Vassa Begins 30th July
odhinyanarama is a monastic sanctuary situated in a 51 hectare (126 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.
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Bhante Buddharakhita joined us for Sunday evening puja.

News Update for:20th May. 2015 read all
This Sunday... May 24th. Ajahn Tiradhammo and other visiting monks will join us as will the Thai Ambassador and his family. We are also hoping (not yet confirmed) that the Malaysian High Commission  ...read more

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