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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
Ajahn Ratanawanno - due here in February.
Luang Por Liam and Luang Por Sumedho at Wat Pah Pong for the 25th anniversary of Luang Por Chah's passing.
Newly elevated buddha rupas; no more hiding behind the flowers. Another Lindsay creation.
Sun and rain - and then some sun and rain. The grass grows - Paul mows.
Ajahn Narado - a monk of many talents. Is this the 6th attempt at fixing this? Dedication and determination!
The sangha sits in front of the yet-to-be-installed Memorial Garden pavilion. This rupa is temporary, with the final one yet to be sourced.
Most of the new year retreatants. A great crew.
The back of the dhamma hall in blossom.
Venerable Kondanyo organising a flight for Ajahn Kongrit with Drew all ready as steward.
Venerable Phasuko visits Palmerston North. M.U.B.A. recently celebrated 30 years as a group. Sadhu!
Lindsay at work on yet another created art work. A pavilion for a small reclining buddha rupa to go in the memorial garden.
Ajahn Narado and venerable Kondanyo stripping out the rot and rubbish in the old sauna.
A new screen fence for the old sauna. Bench and chair, sun and shade.
Excavating debris and generally restoring the sauna pond.
New steps down to the sauna pond. Clean, clear and bright.
A small manuka hangs on the cliff face outside the bhikkhu vihara. Nature is tenacious.
A recent visit to Wat Thai in Newlands. It is nice to see both sanghas doing well.
Monks at the Thai embassy celebrating the life of the King.
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NewYear Retreat 26th Dec +7
NewYear Vigil 31st Dec
NewYear's Day 1st 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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Ajahn Ratanawanno - due here in February.

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>> New Year
Happy New Year.! May the days ahead bring you much happiness and joy with the blessings of the Triple Gem and the protection of the Dhamma. It has been quite busy here so this is the first  ...read more

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