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Monks from all around New Zealand gathered to offer blessing on the 100th day anniversary of King Bhumibol.
Ajahn Samachai (Nelson - L.) and Samath (Auckland - R.) making a tour of the monastery with ajahn Kusalo.
Bodhinyanarama's beautiful buddha factory.
The garden beside the kitchen about to receive a transplant.
Monks with a mission.
A rough sketch of first thoughts for the reclining buddha rupa at the stupa.
The sangha welcomes Sayadaw U Panna Vamsa visiting from Auckland with a Sayadaw from New York.
The old book store cupboard - now the bedding store. Lindsay rebuilds the shelves to suit.
A bit more work at the stupa; clearing the way for greater things.
Venerable Kondanyo about to head of on tudong in the South Island.
Ajahn Ratanawanno - due here in February.
Luang Por Liam and Luang Por Sumedho at Wat Pah Pong for the 25th anniversary of Luang Por Chah's passing.
Newly elevated buddha rupas; no more hiding behind the flowers. Another Lindsay creation.
Venerable monks attract a following in Upper Hutt.
Sun and rain - and then some sun and rain. The grass grows - Paul mows.
Ajahn Narado - a monk of many talents. Is this the 6th attempt at fixing this? Dedication and determination!
The sangha sits in front of the yet-to-be-installed Memorial Garden pavilion. This rupa is temporary, with the final one yet to be sourced.
Most of the new year retreatants. A great crew.
The back of the dhamma hall in blossom.
Venerable Kondanyo organising a flight for Ajahn Kongrit with Drew all ready as steward.
Venerable Phasuko visits Palmerston North. M.U.B.A. recently celebrated 30 years as a group. Sadhu!
Lindsay at work on yet another created art work. A pavilion for a small reclining buddha rupa to go in the memorial garden.
Ajahn Narado and venerable Kondanyo stripping out the rot and rubbish in the old sauna.
A new screen fence for the old sauna. Bench and chair, sun and shade.
Excavating debris and generally restoring the sauna pond.
New steps down to the sauna pond. Clean, clear and bright.
A small manuka hangs on the cliff face outside the bhikkhu vihara. Nature is tenacious.
A recent visit to Wat Thai in Newlands. It is nice to see both sanghas doing well.
Monks at the Thai embassy celebrating the life of the King.
San Francisco - sun drenched forest monks.
Enjoyment can be a risky business.
San Francisco.
The new hall at Abhayagiri.
Stanford University in the sun.
Stanford stone.
Ajahn Sona, Kusalo, Jayanto, Jotipalo. All the wise men.
Airport reflection.
The Jetavana chainsaw collection. Ajahn Jivako - ready to rock.
Some initial clearing at the stupa ready for the road realignment.
A sign of Spring.
Pat puts the final touches to the "Rupa on a Rock".
Venerable Kondanyo inspecting the new monks' lockers in the Bhikkhu vihara. The stairs to the loft over the common room to right.
Ajahn Nattawat hosts a gathering at the new Thai temple in Newlands. We sincerely hope all the forces of goodness support the move to the new residence.
The standing Buddha rupa in the forecourt.
Things are looking up. There is blue in the sky.
A touch of winter white. Mostly hail but there was a wee sprinkle of snow amongst the flurries.
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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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