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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
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.
Bhante Buddharakhita joined us for Sunday evening puja.
The buddha rupa is finally installed atop the beautiful stone plinth.
The sangha chants auspicious verses to bless the new buddha rupa.
Everyone pours a little water on the new rupa to offer their blessing.
The sangha.
The office is slowly evolving. A window has been added to the door.
Miriam, Brian and Rob make a start on Ajahn Kusalo's walking meditation path.
Axel & Sebastian join in with the finishing stage of the new meditation path.
The guys from C&S Civil working on sealing the monastery entrance.
Hot and busy work. The end result is a delight. Sadhu!
The sign painted by John is looking for a place to be positioned.
The trees obscuring the stupa have been trimmed. We will try and keep them better hedged.
Wellington, Civic Square.
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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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Radiant solar blessings shower down on devotion.

News Update for:18th Jun. 2015 read all
>> Annual General Meeting
Sunday, June 28th, 12:30. The agenda, in brief: Minutes of last AGM, Reports (Sangha, President, Treasurer), Committee election, Business, Tea. You are all most welcome but remembe  ...read more

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