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

the Solid


the Wonderful


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.


The gift of truth excels all gifts.
The flavour of reality
surpasses all flavours.
The delight of truth
transcends all delights.
Freedom from craving
is the end of all suffering.

Upcoming Special Events
Songkran: 20th April.
Vesakha: 11th May.
AGM: 22nd June.
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Ajahn Kusalo joined the Thai community to celebrate New Year - Songkran.
Update for: 15th Apr. 2014  read updates
>> Songkran - New Year:
Sunday April 20th - 9.45am. Songkran is a celebration of the Southeast Asian New Year. Water is involved :) - most ...more
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