Bodhi
Nyana
Rama

A Buddhist monastery set in a 60 hectare (150 acre) wooded valley near Wellington, New Zealand. Principally a residence for those wishing to participate or train in the monastic lifestyle it is the focus for a thriving Buddhist community of many cultures. The forested area with remote lodgings provides a suitable environment for seclusion. Senior monks offer instruction in meditation, Buddhist principles, retreats and provide traditional religious services.

Bodhi (enlightenment) Nyana (knowledge) Rama (garden) The Garden of Enlightened Knowing

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Verse from the Khuddaka

Disciples of the Buddha
are fully awake
dwelling both day and night
in contemplation of the communion
of beings who have awakened.
Dhammapada Verse 298

Latest Events

April 2024

Evening Puja: 20 April 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm The community meets for chanting and meditation in the main hall.
Morning Puja: 21 April 5:15 am - 6:30 am The community meets for chanting and meditation in the main hall.
Silent Meditation: 21 April 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Join the monastery community in silent meditation practice. Come for all or part.
Sunday Evening: 21 April 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Come at 6pm; chanting and meditation, with instruction and guidance, is followed by Refuges and Precept and then a talk. Suitable for beginners.
Evening Puja: 23 April 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm The community meets for chanting and meditation in the main hall.
Morning Puja: 24 April 5:15 am - 6:30 am The community meets for chanting and meditation in the main hall.
Alms Round: 24 April 8:15 am - 9:15 am At about 8.15am monastics walk from the monastery down Stokes Valley Road to the shopping area to collect alms. The walk takes about 30 minutes and you are most welcome to make an offering anywhere along the way - there or back.
Evening Puja: 24 April 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm The community meets for chanting and meditation in the main hall.
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