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A Buddhist Monastery in the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah
A warm and cheery welcome to Luang Por Promsithi the abbot of Wat Saket in Bangkok.
The resident sangha meeting with Luang Por Promsithi and the Thai ambassador.
The stupa is quite the construction site with broken stone everywhere. It is still a place of great beauty and delight.
Venerable Bhuripanyo (center) about to head off to Oz. A resident sangha of 7 is somewhat of a record.
The Tisarana 10th anniversary book has been well reviewed; to the extent that the binding fell apart. Ven. Bhuripanyo manually rebinds.
The dhamma sala attic has been a collection point for many things over many years. During the building of a storage system many forgotten treasures have been uncovered.
Ajahn Kongrit applying the first layer of gold leaf to the buddha.
"The Union of Thai Sangha in Oceania." Most of the monks attending stand in front of the main dhamma hall.
A tree planting ceremony.
The senior delegates attending UTO.
The meeting is almost ready to start.
UTO Breakfast in Christchurch. Not hot.
The front walls and old garden surrounds succumb to the future.
Visiting Burmese monks drop by to inspect progress on the stupa.
Two flat tyres. Police and all the fun of samsara. The view is very nice.
And isn't that pile of what-ever-it-is always in the place that you don't want it?
Breaking rocks and building dreams.
Logic says it should start. Reality often has other plans. Experts confer and diagnose.
Sun-dried alms bowls.
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Aj. Kongrit 16th Feb
Songkran 16th April
Vesak 7th May
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 warm and cheery welcome to Luang Por Promsithi the abbot of Wat Saket in Bangkok.

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>> Tent Thanks
Many thanks to all those who offered the use of tents for the monks' tudong. Unfortunately one of the monks was sick, our driver had a funeral and the weather was awful. We did the Palm  ...read more

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