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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
Rocks from around the world to be interred under the new stupa moonstone.
Ajahn Dta in metal-man mode working on the new donation box.
Ajahn Dta putting his electric skills to good use.
Monks reflecting. The early morning light.
A winter sky over leafless trees.
Monks visiting from the temple in Tawa.
Fingers of morning light fall into the dana sala.
Venerable Phasuko with an empty gas bottle from his kuti.
The glass going into the Chao Khun kuti window.
Looking down Stokes Valley from the monastery. The rectangle of light, bottom, is our dana sala skylight.
The south wall of the stupa forecourt. Light and shadow.
The north wall of the stupa forecourt is about half way done.
Looking up Stokes Valley to the monastery. The stupa can be seen, low-centre, with the hills rolling back into a winter's mist.
10:25 am - lunch is an imminent possibility. Venerable Phasuko puts on his robe in preparation.
1:30 am - Irene is in the office keeping up with admin duties. Sadhu!
A crescent moon hangs over the Eastern hills.
For some reason Tuesday is especially Aunties' day. Sophie is in Oz welcoming her first grandchild.
Frank's sublime halo behind a serene Buddha.
Children from Kapiti College offer alms.
Students from Kapiti College at the end of their visit.
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Kathina Season Celebration
15th October
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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Rocks from around the world to be interred under the new stupa moonstone.

News Update for:26th Jun. 2017 read all
>> Annual General Meeting
You are welcome to join us on Sunday July 2nd, 1:00pm for our AGM. This is a public meeting with only WTBA members able to vote. We will have the abbot's, president's  ...read more

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