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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
Monks and laity gather around the stupa. See all images here
Luang Por Liam leaving the main dhamma hall. See all images here
The stone pillar on the site of Ajahn Chah's birth. See all images here
80 monks assembled for the patimokkha recitation. See all images here
The reclining buddha destined for our stupa. See all images here
The design has changed many times and this is the current sketch - done by Sukanit, a Korat artist. Sise: 5m x 1.8m
All gathered to lower the pole in the west corner of the stupa enclosure. Many strings attached.
It was not quite as easy as we thought but there were no injuries.
Steady does it down the hill!
Dr. Strangelove (aka Slim Pickens) riding the bomb? No, just Bruce on a roll.
It was a rather comical conveyancing but the way was found.
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Magha Puja 25 Feb 10am
Moonstone Install 25 Feb 12am
Vesak 27 May
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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>> NY Retreat
We had 27 retreatants in residence with several people coming for the day. We had more than double that number on new year's eve, meditating until midnight with a few simple rituals to f  ...read more

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