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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
Sebastian preparing flags for our Kathina season celebration.
Lim carrying books. Young and May getting the coffee cart ready. New handrail - at right - ready and waiting.
Bruce - ready to polish the Buddha; and anything else that needs a shine. Sadhu.
Tara carefully selecting flowers.
Luang Por Poi leads the sangha on pindapat. The sun shines on us all.
The sangha chant blessings.
The monastery committee carry the robe cloth as a collective offering to the sangha.
All break for lunch.
After the Kathina season celebration we take Ajahns Sucitto and Khemavaro on a 2-day tour. On the dunes at Foxton.
An overnight camp above the Rangitikei River. A warm fire under a clear sky.
The banks of the Rangitikei River.
Mount Ruapehu in the background as we stand on the side of a small back road.
The main sala at Wat Buddha Dhamma where Ajahn Kusalo spent a week with Ajahn Khemavaro and the sangha there.
Ajahn Medhino sits under the broad, cave-like overhang. Warm and dry.
Overlooking the Hawkesbury River. The Wiseman's Ferry is just visible.
Ajahn Kusalo's last day with the sangha at Wat Buddha Dhamma.
The new loo - looking from the back corner of the sala.
The new woodshed, compost and incinerator - just next to the workshop, below the library.
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New Year Retreat 26 Dec–3rd Jan
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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Sebastian preparing flags for our Kathina season celebration.

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