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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
Could this be Wellington in winter? A day at the beach as part of a visit with Chao Khun Maha Sutep in Island Bay.
Marcel and Sebastian working on the final details of the pit toilet at Two-bridge kuti.
Ajahn Kusalo looking down a meditation path gladly.
The new false ceiling in the common room of the Bhikkhu Vihara.
Venerable Aruno and Lam Nam tidying and adding to our firewood supply.
Ajahn Kusalo working on the new false ceiling in the Bhikkhu vihara common room.
Sebastian and Marcel trimming back the bank at the Chao Khun kuti to clear a straight line for the meditation walking path.
A Sangha tea party to celebrate the warm and happy installation of a wood stove in Ajahn Kusalo's kuti.
The kettle is on :)
Sebastian, Brian, Viphavadee, Vahn and Marcel setting out access tracks in the memorial garden (white arrows).
Venerable Aruno, George and Hannah almost ready to pour concrete around the posts of the privacy screen at the Chao Khun kuti.
The Chao Khun kuti privacy screen almost finished.
When in doubt... read the manual.
Radiant solar blessings shower down on devotion.
Most of the Queen's Birthday retreatants just before heading home.
Lyndsay braving the cold of the workshop to finish crafting his lovely sign roof.
The finished sign at the top of the car park.
The end of Vesak. Another solar blessing, if a bit bleachy. The Thai Ambassador and his wife [left] with the Malaysian High Commissioner and her husband.
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Khao Pansa 26th July
Vassa Begins 30th July
Group Retreat 5-10 August
10 Day Retreat 28+ August
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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>> 10-day Retreat
Friday, August 28th - Sunday, September 6th. "Knowledge in Samadhi-Sati". One full-term bed still available. Part-term sharing options.  ...read more

Dhamma Talk hear all
And I Know I Should Let Go
Ajahn Munindo