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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
More birthday cake. Aunty Suan passes another year - with many more to come.
The workshop basement never looked better. Foreground panels are the central, removeable wall.
The new shrine glass. Lets not burn down the sala.
Two lads (front, L&R) spend holiday time at the monastery and join the monks for pindapat in Stokes Valley.
The rock at the edge of the lower carpark - with Buddha.
The back side (West) of the stupa. An open hole that leaks into the bush.
The front of the stupa. A bit rough? Room for improvement?
Bruce cuts a 65 year old cake - him, not the cake. Another milestone, another day, another dana... one step closer to nibbana!
Venerable Issaro working his magic with final touches to the new dormitory wiring.
A visit to the Island Bay monastery to pay respects to Ajahn Maha Sutep before vassa. We are standing in front of their new pavilion, made for the Ankhor Wat model.
The Little Pig... all bright and shiny new ready to warm hermits over the vassa.
Fifty students from Kapiti College offer alms to the sangha as part of their recent visit.
Venerable Issaro and Bruce working on the new dormitory.
The view from the 'industrial' side of the dormitory.
The view from the main entrance to the dormitory area. Porches, paint, landscaping and general tidy up still to come - as well as window cleaning!
Winter is here. A dark cloud mountain hangs over Stokes Valley.
As much a photo of the new planer and sander in action as of Bruce putting finishing touches to the new book display.
The new book display in the sala vestibule.
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Queen B'day Retreat 3-6 June
AGM 17 July
Vassa 20 July
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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More birthday cake. Aunty Suan passes another year - with many more to come.

News Update for:22nd Aug. 2016 read all
>> Vassa Update
It is now just over a month into the winter retreat and things are going extremely well. The resident lay team are taking turns supporting the sangha, seeing to various duties as well  ...read more

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