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

without Condition

Non- distress

the Refuge

the Exhaustion of Craving

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.


From endearment springs grief.
From endearment springs fear of loss.
Yet, if one is free from endearment,
there is no grief
so how could there be fear?

Upcoming Special Events
Labour W'end Retreat: October.
Kathina: 2nd November.
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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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Labour Weekend: Oct. 24th - 27th "Love & Joy" a common element of the Buddha's teaching, often seen as Metta & Mudita in the ...more
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Guided Meditation 3
Ajahn Jayasaro