buddhist monastery
in the Thai Forest Tradition of
Ajahn Chah & Ajahn Sumedho
The government review on the 13th has held covid status at level 2. We have been advised to maintain slightly higher-than-required protocols. The monastery never fully closed but the kitchen area and the upstairs dana sala are 'residents only.' These will remain so until the next review. The main dhamma hall is open to all (masks & physical distancing please) as are the forest tracks.

You are most welcome to drop off any offerings in the kitchen lobby. We are most grateful for your continuing support. Anumodana.

odhinyanarama is a monastic sanctuary situated in a 60 hectare (150 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.
Disciples of the Buddha
are fully awake
dwelling both day and night
in contemplation of the Awakened One.

Verse 296 Dhammapada     
17 Rakau Grove
Stokes Valley
Lower Hutt 5019
(04) 563 7193
Open daily 6:30am–8:00pm
Later on Sunday evenings.
Feel free to come for a visit.