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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
Monks at the Thai embassy celebrating the life of the King.
San Francisco - sun drenched forest monks.
Enjoyment can be a risky business.
San Francisco.
The new hall at Abhayagiri.
Stanford University in the sun.
Stanford stone.
Ajahn Sona, Kusalo, Jayanto, Jotipalo. All the wise men.
Airport reflection.
The Jetavana chainsaw collection. Ajahn Jivako - ready to rock.
Some initial clearing at the stupa ready for the road realignment.
A sign of Spring.
Pat puts the final touches to the "Rupa on a Rock".
Venerable Kondanyo inspecting the new monks' lockers in the Bhikkhu vihara. The stairs to the loft over the common room to right.
Ajahn Nattawat hosts a gathering at the new Thai temple in Newlands. We sincerely hope all the forces of goodness support the move to the new residence.
The standing Buddha rupa in the forecourt.
Things are looking up. There is blue in the sky.
A touch of winter white. Mostly hail but there was a wee sprinkle of snow amongst the flurries.
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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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Monks at the Thai embassy celebrating the life of the King.

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>> Ajahn's Travels
After a month of travelling I am back in the monastery. The trip was very rewarding with visits to 3 monasteries and time with my son. First stop was San Francisco, a meeting point  ...read more

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