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

the Taintless

without Condition


the Ever Lasting

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.


Those who are free from attachment
to the company of either householders
or fellow renunciates,
and so wander free from desires
or concern for security of any kind,
are great beings.

Upcoming Special Events
Labour W'end Retreat: October.
Kathina: 2nd November.
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The 2014-15 committee: Theja, Aru, Lim, AJ, Ajahn, Simon, Janet, Su Mon, Ros. What a team!
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