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

the Marvellous

the Truth

the Harbour

the Beyond

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.


But one who delights
in calming sensual thoughts,
who is alert
and cultivates awareness
of the loathsome
aspects of the body,
breaks through craving
and unbinds deluded habits.

Upcoming Special Events
Aj. Dhammasiha visit: 27th+
Aj. Sucitto arrives 17th Dec.
New Year Retreat 26 Dec.+
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The Bodhi tree pushing out shiny green leaves to greet the spring.
Update for: 25th Nov. 2014  read updates
>> Ajahn Dhammasiha:
Ajahn Dhammasiha, the abbot of Dhammagiri Monastery in Brisbane, will be visiting us for a week; arriving on the 27th ...more
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Non Attachment
Ajahn Sumedho