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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
As much a photo of the new planer and sander in action as of Bruce putting finishing touches to the new book display.
The new book display in the sala vestibule.
Julienne and Katie-Jayne shoveling gravel to go on the access track and service area under the workshop.
Venerable Issaro on the workshop roof fixing the light.
Soft shadows on the kuti wall.
The view from the service area of the space under the workshop.
The Bodhi tree resplendently green and bright enjoying the warm sun in the dana sala.
The new hermitage deck. The foreground triangle where a senior ajahn fell, the main front where tea will be drunk.
Sebastian and Anna begin painting the new monks' toilet.
The new monks' toilet - behind the dhamma sala.
A happy breakfast kitchen at Wat Patum, Napier.
After dana in Napier.
A strange creature of the night outside the bhikkhu vihara.
Bruce, Neil, Katia, ven KC & Julien in the workshop studio extension.
The workshop studio (right) tucked in under the workshop porch roof.
The workshop basement - minus junk. This will become a kids shrine room (right) and bunk room (left). The access will be down the path (behind). The foreground will be leveled as a service area (junk storage :).
An illustrious gathering of senior monks. Three dhamma talks and several reflections were much appreciated by all.
Ajahn Kalyano and venerable Kovido visiting from Melbourne.
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Queen B'day Retreat 3-6 June
AGM 17 July
Vassa 20 July
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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