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

the Invisible

the Unvaried

the Other Shore

the Blest

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.


Having grey hair
does not make you an elder;
ripe in years maybe,
but perhaps pointlessly so.

Upcoming Special Events
Songkran 19th April
Buddha Install 3rd May
Vesak 24th May
W'end Retreat 29th+ May
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The Sangha assembled ready to begin the Magha puja ceremonies.
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Experiencing the Mind
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