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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
A violent thunder and hail storm drove us indoors. Tea is on the way.
Ready for work on the new Hermitage kuti track. Aj's Naen & Joe are just up the trail a bit.
The Paritutu rock summit has been reached. New Plymouth in behind.
A steep descent down Paritutu rock.
A rest by the river at the foot of Mount Taranaki.
Lunch at base camp. Mt. Taranaki in the distance.
Just below the snow line. A chunk of frozen snow is Ajahn's first taste (literally) of snow.
Steve was at the public talk and we met half-way up and he invited us for tea in the Tahurangi lodge.
Getting amongst the whiteness of it all.
The view of Mt. Taranaki from Dawsons Falls.
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Kathina SC 20 Oct
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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A violent thunder and hail storm drove us indoors. Tea is on the way.

News Update for:6th Aug. 2019 read all
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Our annual winter retreat is well underway. We had a week of group meditation and this was well attended, both by residents and visitors just here for the day. This gets 'the meditative ball  ...read more