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

the Invisible

the End

the Unborn

the Supreme

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.


What pleasure does life hold
once one has seen
old bleached bones,
discarded and scattered round?

Upcoming Special Events
Aj. Dhammasiha visit: 27th+
Alex's Ordination: 6th Dec.
Aj. Sucitto arrives 17th Dec.
New Year Retreat 26 Dec.+
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Alex posing in a very much "not quite ready for anagarika ordination" mode.
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Arrived safely and is getting the hang of the weather and a new time zone. He will be available to meet with guests and v ...more
Pali Word Study:  more definitions

a work in progress...
Selected Dhamma Talk:  more dhamma
Kathina Talk 2008
Ajahn Sucitto