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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
The Bodhi tree resplendently green and bright enjoying the warm sun in the dana sala.
The new hermitage deck. The foreground triangle where a senior ajahn fell, the main front where tea will be drunk.
Sebastian and Anna begin painting the new monks' toilet.
The new monks' toilet - behind the dhamma sala.
A happy breakfast kitchen at Wat Patum, Napier.
After dana in Napier.
A strange creature of the night outside the bhikkhu vihara.
Bruce, Neil, Katia, ven KC & Julien in the workshop studio extension.
The workshop studio (right) tucked in under the workshop porch roof.
The workshop basement - minus junk. This will become a kids shrine room (right) and bunk room (left). The access will be down the path (behind). The foreground will be leveled as a service area (junk storage :).
An illustrious gathering of senior monks. Three dhamma talks and several reflections were much appreciated by all.
Ajahn Kalyano and venerable Kovido visiting from Melbourne.
The Sangha shares a happy visit from Khun Tho. She has been a devoted supporter since the monastery began.
Ajahn Kusalo and ven. Kusalacitto traveled with Luang Por Sumedho to Wat Bodhivana, Melbourne. The weekend gathering.
A sunny visit from Ajahn Khemapanyo and the monks from Napier.
Three forest monks at the root of a tree (redwood forest outside Rotorua).
The "international robe cloth" under the cloister marquee. A colorful addition to Ajahn Sumedho's visit.
The new Buddha — all bright and shiny.
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Aj Tiradhammo 11-27 May
Vesak 22nd May
Queen B'day Retreat 3-6 June
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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The Bodhi tree resplendently green and bright enjoying the warm sun in the dana sala.

News Update for:11th May. 2016 read all
>> Vesak
Sunday, 22nd May 9:45am. Celebrate the birth, enlightenment and final passing of the Buddha. Ajahn Tiradhammo and monks from other temples in the area will be with us. A powerful reflection  ...read more

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