Buddhist Monastery
In the Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah,
 Ajahn Sumedho & Amaravati Monastery

the Beyond

the Deathless


Non- distress

Bodhinyanarama 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.


There is no fire like lust,
no obstruction like hatred,
no trap like delusion,
and no vortex like craving.

Upcoming Special Events
Retreat: 15th August.
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The 2014-15 committee: Theja, Aru, Lim, AJ, Ajahn, Simon, Janet, Su Mon, Ros. What a team!
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>> Sunday Sutta:
The format for the next few Sunday evenings will focus on the Dhammacakka Sutta - the Buddha's first teaching. Chanting it ...more
Pali Word Study:  more definitions

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Selected Dhamma Talk:  more dhamma
Mindfulness of the Body - Body Sweeping
Ajahn Vajiro