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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
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.
The Sangha shares a happy visit from Khun Tho. She has been a devoted supporter since the monastery began.
Ajahn Kusalo and ven. Kusalacitto traveled with Luang Por Sumedho to Wat Bodhivana, Melbourne. The weekend gathering.
A sunny visit from Ajahn Khemapanyo and the monks from Napier.
Three forest monks at the root of a tree (redwood forest outside Rotorua).
The "international robe cloth" under the cloister marquee. A colorful addition to Ajahn Sumedho's visit.
The new Buddha — all bright and shiny.
Willing hands place the new Buddha against the wall of the Chao Khun meditation path. Sadhu!
At the foot of the stairs.
Monks in Auckland. Surrounded by youthful disciples - or a coincidental school group. Or both?
Bruce passing the privacy screen to enter the new Chao Khun kuti courtyard. The meditation walking path (left) yet to be walled and roofed. A bit more landscaping to come.
Bodhinyanarama sangha and residents visiting Ajahn Nantawat at the new Wat Dhammapadip residence in Newlands.
The Sri Lankan Consul General, Wellington (left) visiting with the newly appointed High Commissioner for Australia and New Zealand.
Lads on legs lumping lumber up to the hermitage. Deck improvements.
A beautiful Bruce Box.
Summer is impermanent. Winter is not so far away.
Pete the plumber installing the basin in the new loo. Almost ready for action.
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Aj Tiradhammo 11-27 May
Vesak 22nd May
Queen B'day Retreat 3-6 June
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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