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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
Ajahn Sambodhi and Ryan starting our new 'gym' in the basement of the monk's vihara.
Ajahn Joe working on 'local broom material' experiment #11 - nikau fronds; to be mixed with coconut palm fronds.
Ryan working on thinning the forest alongside the stream - below the kitchen.
An Australasian visitation.
Lindsay and Ajahn Joe preparing the new fridge for installation. Many thanks to the donors for their thoughtfulness and generosity.
Ryan and Bruce hauling a tarp full of autumn leaves.
Bruce putting the finishing touches on a new storage shed.
Bee: Embassy staff and friends offer pindapat to the Sangha.
Bee: The bush alongside the stream gets a serious trim.
Bee: The earth from the Raja kuti basement is spread out to form a patio.
Bee: The builders mix delivery truck only got in so far. Gravel is barrowed in to a chute at the Raja kuti.
Bee: Barrows of gravel were tipped here. The 'move it along' team at the ready.
Bee: Two concrete mixers on the go.
Bee: The basement of Raja kuti - what was the Garden kuti - gets a new concrete floor.
Bee: A few pongas are pulled from the forest to form a retaining wall for the earth patio.
Bee: The sala forecourt gets a jolly good clean up.
A fungal demise - death.
The main living area of the Raja kuti.
Just inside the entrance of Raja kuti - bed right, window seat, storage lockers, kitchen right.
Growth - and decay.
James at work on the compost bins. This is the final product; rich and loamy.
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Med. Retreat 28-30 June
Med. Retreat 1-3 Nov
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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Ajahn Sambodhi and Ryan starting our new 'gym' in the basement of the monk's vihara.

News Update for:11th Jun. 2019 read all
>> AGM ooops
My bad! It has been 'discovered' that the June meditation retreat and the advertised AGM date are on the same weekend... no can do. I think the complex committments of those coming for th  ...read more

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