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

the End

the Exhaustion of Craving

the Taintless

Non- distress

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.


It is easy to see the faults of others,
but it takes courage to look at one's own.
As with chaff,
one might winnow others' shortcomings
while hiding one's own,
as a stealthy hunter
might conceal himself from his prey.

Upcoming Special Events
Alms Round Jan 1st
New Year Retreat 26 Dec.+
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New Year's day... setting out on alms round.
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JANUARY 1ST.... The Sangha will set out from the monastery at around 9:30 and walk down Stokes Valley Road (to ...more
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