BodhiTree

Badhi Tree Retreat Centre

Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery is situated on ninety-five acres of beautiful land at Tullera, fifteen minutes from Lismore, in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia. This land is a sanctuary and hermitage, site works and development are being planned. Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery has been been extensively regenerating the rain forest on the property and have now planted well over 4,000 local rain forest trees and plants, which are now thriving!


Mission
Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery & Vipassana Retreat Centre endeavours to create supportive conditions for ordained and lay practitioners to undertake long term intensive Vipassana meditation practice, which are hard to find in western countries. This will assist people to penetrate the heart of the Buddha’s teachings. The Buddha Dharma Education Association is currently fundraising to build a meditation retreat complex on its land at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, Tullera, New South Wales, Australia.
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Winter In the Rainbow Region at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery July 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Bhante a great place for harmonious coexistence of the Buddha Dharma, forest restoration, and gardening !

Pannya, great legacy and merit you have created in bodhitree !!

When is the next retreat? ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ Metta

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An appreciation ceremony for the builders and supporters of the Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery Pagoda build.An appreciation ceremony for the builders and supporters of the Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery Pagoda build. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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nice moment

Congratulations ! Looks amazing . Such a significant contribution to the dharma and practice .

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Thar du Thar du Thar du ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Thardu, Thardu, Thardu ๐Ÿ™

Thar Du Thar Du Thar Du...

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Replica Shwedagon Pagoda under construction at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery.Replica Shwedagon Pagoda under construction at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Happy Vesak (Buddha Day) at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Happy Vesak (Buddha Day) at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery!

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Happy Vesak !!!!

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Happy Vesak

๐Ÿ™Sadhu sadhu sadhu๐Ÿ™

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5 months ago

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Such awesome days that Pannya holds -count me in !

If someone know how can tell me Please. Thank you

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu

I love to go but is very difficult to get the temple, I don't have car and I was looking for the public transport but I can't get very clearclear where I need to stop or what bus or train from Campbelltown till there, please if someone k

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Aida Bradley - interested?

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This is a silent residential retreat, and during the retreat, there will be instruction sessions, evening Dharma Talks and individual practice consultations with Ven. Pannyavaro, who teaches in the lineage of the late Mahasi Sayadaw of Myanmar.

While there is no charge, any donation or โ€˜danaโ€™ is much appreciated. Contribution by the retreatants will help to cover the retreatโ€™s cost as well as providing much-needed assistance in the building of the new retreat complex now being built at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery.

To make a booking use the Booking Form on our website: bodhitreemonastery.org/retreat-schedule/
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6 months ago

This is a silent residential retreat, and during the retreat, there will be instruction sessions, evening Dharma Talks and individual practice consultations with Ven. Pannyavaro, who teaches in the lineage of the late Mahasi Sayadaw of Myanmar.

While there is no charge, any donation or โ€˜danaโ€™ is much appreciated. Contribution by the retreatants will help to cover the retreatโ€™s cost as well as providing much-needed assistance in the building of the new retreat complex now being built at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery.

To make a booking use the Booking Form on our website: https://bodhitreemonastery.org/retreat-schedule/

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Shae Smith

Rim Yassine

Mark Teis

David Perris we need this

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Belle Lovelight

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Season's Greetings from Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Vipassana Retreat Centre. Tullera, via Lismore New South Wales Australia. ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago

Seasons Greetings from Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Vipassana Retreat Centre. Tullera, via Lismore New South Wales Australia.

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Right back at you Pannya, Grant, and all the crew at the very special Bodhi Tree Forest Monestry ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿงš‍♂๏ธ

๐Ÿ™blessings for prosperous & peaceful 2019๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ’—

Adding another 1,000 rainforest trees to the 8,000 already established, which are thriving!Adding another 1,000 rainforest trees to the 8,000 already established, which are thriving! ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago

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Sabrina Syed The Aussie way!

In 2006 we acquired 95 acres (36.91 hectares) of land in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales for a Buddhist Monastery and a Community Retreat Centre. The land was in a degraded state with invasive trees and weeds. Our aim since arriving has been to restore the subtropical rainforest that originally covered this region of Australia. So in doing so we're providing the habitat for the native fauna as well. In this way Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery has becom a wildlife sanctuary as well as functioning as a Vipassana retreat centre.

With the help of volunteers and some grants, we have planted 8,000 trees since 2006. While most have been rainforest trees, we have also planted Koala food trees to give refuge to the local Koala population.

We appeal for donations towards the cost of planting 2,000 rainforest trees in the spring of 2019. As the founder and resident monk of Bodhi Tree, I'm appealing for help to cover the cost of the materials - seedlings, fertilisers, mulch, and stakes for 2,000 trees, which will be planted by volunteers in the spring of 2019.

This material will cost approximately $AUS 6,500. So any and every contribution to help us plant these trees is greatly appreciated! If we are going to help the planet to survive, we urgently need to plant more trees and invite you to join us: www.gofundme.com/bodhi-tree039s-rainforest-restoration
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1 years ago

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We need more like you

Well done to you

Wonderful people should have a lot more with the same thoughts as you .This planet can only prosper under your care . Very well done.

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Early notice of a 10-day Vipassana Retreat here at Bodhi Tree from the 11th to 20th January 2019. Bookings for this retreat are being accepted now at this link:
bodhitreemonastery.org/retreat-schedule/
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1 years ago

Early notice of a 10-day Vipassana Retreat here at Bodhi Tree from the 11th to 20th January 2019. Bookings for this retreat are being accepted now at this link:
http://bodhitreemonastery.org/retreat-schedule/

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This retreat is now full, check our website for further Vipassana retreats and mindfulness meditation workshops in the New Year.

Mark Teis

Aiko Nakano

Is there a certain number required?

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It's a blessing to be here again at the fabulous Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon Myanmar! ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

Its a blessing to be here again at the fabulous Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon Myanmar!

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The build of the replica Shwedagon Pagoda is the 2nd stage of Bodhi Tree Retreat Complex. We've received permission and the engineering has been passed to allow the project to go ahead. So we're appealing for donations to bring this project to fruition, thank you. bodhitreemonastery.org/make-a-donation/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

The build of the replica Shwedagon Pagoda is the 2nd stage of Bodhi Tree Retreat Complex. Weve received permission and the engineering has been passed to allow the project to go ahead. So were appealing for donations to bring this project to fruition, thank you. http://bodhitreemonastery.org/make-a-donation/

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Your Aid We Deliver - Cambodia Buddhist Library Project

I write a story below for you to imagine the size of your great work in Cambodia.

After visiting one of the Buddhist Library schools, I was about to leave and saw this small child of 8 years crying and wanting to go home during the school time. I asked Pheap to ask why it was. The child said that he has been having a terrible toothache in the past 3 days and cannot bear it anymore so was going home.

We too had a look and his cheek was swollen. We were in Takeo and our own nearest clinic was 60 km away. Then we offered the principal to take him to a private clinic and took the child to his home. We found he was living with his mom and grandma.

With the mother's permission we took him to a private clinic and got his problem solved where he had a big cavity exposing the nerve. After learning that we too were running clinics, the good dentist charged only $2.50 for the injection and waived $7.50. The cost to do a similar job was $10.

Paget, we have treated 100,000 in the Buddhist Library Dental Clinics until now, so managed to relive the pain of 100,000. Cost wise it is nearly a $1 million worth of service. This is from only our 3 dental clinics. Imagine the benefits of the water tanks and the free education provided!

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youraid.org.au/dental-clinics/
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2 years ago

Your Aid We Deliver - Cambodia Buddhist Library Project

I write a story below for you to imagine the size of your great work in Cambodia.

After visiting one of the Buddhist Library schools, I was about to leave and saw this small child of 8 years crying and wanting to go home during the school time. I asked Pheap to ask why it was. The child said that he has been having a terrible toothache in the past 3 days and cannot bear it anymore so was going home. 

We too had a look and his cheek was swollen. We were in Takeo and our own nearest clinic was 60 km away. Then we offered the principal to take him to a private clinic and took the child to his home. We found he was living with his mom and grandma. 

With the mothers permission we took him to a private clinic and got his problem solved where he had a big cavity exposing the nerve. After learning that we too were running clinics, the good dentist charged only $2.50 for the injection and waived $7.50. The cost to do a similar job was $10. 

Paget, we have treated 100,000 in the Buddhist Library Dental Clinics until now, so managed to relive the pain of 100,000. Cost wise it is nearly a $1 million worth of service. This is from only our 3 dental clinics. Imagine the benefits of the water tanks and the free education provided!

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http://youraid.org.au/dental-clinics/Image attachment

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great work

Sadhu ...sadhu .... sadhu ...

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2 years ago

Best Wishes for the New Year!

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Best wishes also. With metta,Alicia

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๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ May all living beings be happy!!!

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This ceremony was acknowledging the generous support for the buildings of the first stage of Bodhi Tree's Retreat Complex.This ceremony was acknowledging the generous support for the buildings of the first stage of Bodhi Tree's Retreat Complex. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Very glad to see opening ceremony, finally Dhamma hall is complete. Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Great sadhu sadhu sadhu ()()()

Congratulations on this wonderful hallmark and wonderful contribution to our community .

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INVITATION: You are welcome to join us in appreciation for the contributions and support that has enabled us to open the first stage of Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery Retreat Complex on Saturday 7th October 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

INVITATION: You are welcome to join us in appreciation for the contributions and support that has enabled us to open the first stage of Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery Retreat Complex on Saturday 7th October 2017.

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Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Wishing happiness and good health to you all. And anumodana to all who are supporting the wat. /\ :-)

i would like to join.

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Group photo of American students and teachers from Carpe Diem Education, after having completed the Easter Mindfulness Meditation Retreat at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery with Ven. Pannyavaro. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

Group photo of American students and teachers from Carpe Diem Education, after having completed the Easter Mindfulness Meditation Retreat at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery with Ven. Pannyavaro.

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sadhu sadhu sadhu

Sadhu×3

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu.

I would like to attend too but I have limitations.

sadhu sadhu sadhu

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I'm posting this video of our normally gentle creek at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, which due to Cyclone Debbie became a raging river. While the resulting damage has been somewhat difficult for the monastery it is mild by comparison with the stress and lost experienced by the people of the City of Lismore from the severe flooding. So certainly while there are so many natural disasters that need help, I'd ask you to lend a hand and support to the people of Lismore and the communities of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales with the massive clean up, thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Glad you are safe there.

Really so sad.

take care Bhante !!!

Unbelievable. I was thinking about Bodhi Tree. My sincere best wishes. How can I assist at Lismore. Spoke to a person I know there but they said people are helping one and other. I am coming down on Friday so will bring some things with me. Let me know any further information. Take care Ajhan

hi, i am august from Philippines. Do you have any group here in the Philippines.

What can I do for the monastery, please?

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The first stage of the Bodhi Tree Retreat Complex is under construction - but is being held up as we are short of funds to finish the Meditation & Ordination Hall. As soon as we can raise our target amount of $100k, we can start offering Mindfulness Meditation Retreats as we do on a donation basis. So please make a contribution as we do really appreciate your support! ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

The first stage of the Bodhi Tree Retreat Complex is under construction - but is being held up as we are short of funds to finish the Meditation & Ordination Hall. As soon as we can raise our target amount of $100k, we can start offering Mindfulness Meditation Retreats as we do on a donation basis. So please make a contribution as we do really appreciate your support!Image attachmentImage attachment

Pagoda Build - Thank You for your donations ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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It's a great peace calm meditate location. Merry Christmas & ahead Happy New Year 2017 to Resp Sr. Ven.Panya . Amithaba.............

It's looking great! One day I hope to be able to get up to the site and visit Panya.

Wow it looks amazing!

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More progress of the Pagoda build at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery - Tullera, NSW Australia. ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

More progress of the Pagoda build at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery - Tullera, NSW Australia.

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sadhu ... sadhu ... sadhu ...๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Sadhu,Sadhu Sadhu

wow great ! and it could not be in a better country than in the LAND OF OZ !! ( Australia that is...not Kansas !!!! @ lol @

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1st stage build of Ordination and temporary Meditation Hall ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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"DANA OF DHAMMA IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF GIVING " "THE GIFT OF THE DHAMMA EXCELS ALL OTHER GIFTS"

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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This iconic plant, the grass tree (Xanthorrhoea) has been growing at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery for the past 6 years. This is the first time our grass tree has flowered and is over 3 metres! All sixty-six species of grass tree are endemic to (only found in) Australia. They're all perennial, flowering plants. Most species are extremely slow growing depending on local environmental conditions. In any event, grass trees are often very long-lived; some are estimated to be 350 to 450 years old! ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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It's easy to see the point of this post.

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Release of โ€˜Zane The Koalaโ€™ At Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery

The โ€œFriends of the Koalaโ€ in Lismore, Northern New South Wales, Australia rescued this juvenile male koala as dogs had been harassing it. Zane the Koala was released into the sanctuary of Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery in Tullera where we are now so please to be looking after him.

Since 2006, we have planted approximately 800 koala food trees on 6 hectares of our land for the restoration of the koala habitat as well as 7000 local rainforest trees on 31.91 hectares (95 acres) of the monastery's land. While weโ€™re building a Vipassana retreat centre we are also endeavouring to make a contribution to the restoration of this planet and the well-being of all its inhabitants โ€“ which now includes Zane The Koala!
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3 years ago

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What a wonderful thing for you to be doing. For people, the planet and our wonderful wildlife.

Our good news is that the construction of the Ordination/Meditation Hall is on its way with the foundations now under construction. This is the first part of the Ordination/Meditation Hall build. We now urgently need further donations to finish the hall. This will complete the first stage of Bodhi Treeโ€™s Retreat Complex, allowing us to use the hall for retreats. Donations can be made on our website: www.bodhitreemonastery.org/make-a-donation/ Your contribution toward this project is greatly appreciated and the merit you make will benefit generations of meditators now and into the future. ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

Our good news is that the construction of the Ordination/Meditation Hall is on its way with the foundations now under construction. This is the first part of the Ordination/Meditation Hall build.  We now urgently need further donations to finish the hall. This will complete the first stage of Bodhi Treeโ€™s Retreat Complex, allowing us to use the hall for retreats. Donations can be made on our website: http://www.bodhitreemonastery.org/make-a-donation/ Your contribution toward this project is greatly appreciated and the merit you make will benefit generations of meditators now and into the future.

These are a series of talks on Vipassana Meditation, by Ven. Pannyavaro.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDj1T1NJ3hA&list=PLl-99JXa5SUFb_SwREZWOt4mLnBvv_Vzd&ab_channel=BodhiTreeF...Vipassana Meditation Talk with Venerable Pannyavaro at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery & Retreat Centre. www.bodhitreemonastery.org
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3 years ago

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"DANA OF DHAMMA IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF GIVING " "THE GIFT OF THE DHAMMA EXCELS ALL OTHER GIFTS"

Hi hope you pop up ur vispashana retreats on hear ! Thanks

AND you've been there! Better memories than mine this week, Nice and Munich

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The Mindfulness Meditation Workshop at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, led by Ven. Pannyavaro with 22 receptive local participants. ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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No, you're thinking of the Tibetan place in Kyogle. We've at Tullera, just outside of North Lismore.

A Di da Phat

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu.

Lovely photos Toni Rogers, is this what was formerly the gompa at Collins creek, where Tsering Chodron was?

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I wish to thank the people who have so far donated to the Bodhi Tree Retreat Centre - much appreciated! Here is a graphic of the hall, which is what we're fund raising for. I hope we'll soon be able to start on the foundations of the hall. And with your support have it up and running for the benefit of everybody, Buddhist or not - on donation (dana) basis only. ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

I wish to thank the people who have so far donated to the Bodhi Tree Retreat Centre - much appreciated! Here is a graphic of the hall, which is what were fund raising for. I hope well soon be able to start on the foundations of the hall. And with your support have it up and running for the benefit of everybody, Buddhist or not - on donation (dana) basis only.

This video is of an early vipassana retreat at Bodhi Tree in 2008. It will give you a feel for the beautiful environment and ideal conditions for a monastery and retreat centre that we're building at Tullera, near Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia. ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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_()_ Respects and Metta Boss. Donation made towards your new projects done. Mike.

I was fortunate to have been able to meditate underneath a ten year old Bodhi tree. I will never forget that moment of perfection.

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

Seasons Greetings 2016

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Happy new year!

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
November 4th - 8th 2015
YBAT Center II Pathumthani
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 years ago

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
November 4th - 8th 2015
YBAT Center II Pathumthani 
Bangkok, Thailand

10-days at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery
~ o ~ VIPASSANA RETREAT ~ o ~
Friday January 15th to Sunday 24th 2016
with Ven. Pannyavaro (Pannya)
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10-days at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery
   ~ o ~ VIPASSANA RETREAT ~ o ~
Friday January 15th to Sunday 24th 2016
with Ven. Pannyavaro (Pannya)

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Amitofo," <3

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Green Army Koala Projects Launch at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery - supported by Lismore City Council, Friends of the Koala and EnviTE - all are welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

Green Army Koala Projects Launch at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery - supported by Lismore City Council, Friends of the Koala and EnviTE - all are welcome!

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4 years ago

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Sunday 26 July 9 am to 5 pm
Make an online booking or phone: (02) 6628 2426
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4 years ago

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Sunday 26 July 9 am to 5 pm
Make an online booking or phone: (02) 6628 2426

Our good news is that we have now started the build of the Vipassana Retreat complex at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery!

This is a two-bedroom unit with ensuite toilet and shower to accommodate disabled and aged meditators. Made possible through the generosity of the Sydney Vietnamese community.

Now we need to raise funds for the infrastructure that will service this unit and twenty other accommodation units on the west side of the retreat complex. The infrastructure includes a 11000 litre concrete water tank, internal service road and car-park.

You are invited to join us in making a contribution toward the building of the Bodhi Tree Retreat Complex and share in the merit of making the Buddhaโ€™s liberating Teachings freely available to all.

[ Secure donations can be made on our website ]
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4 years ago

Our good news is that we have now started the build of the Vipassana Retreat complex at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery! 

This is a two-bedroom unit with ensuite toilet and shower to accommodate disabled and aged meditators. Made possible through the generosity of the Sydney Vietnamese community. 

Now we need to raise funds for the infrastructure that will service this unit and twenty other accommodation units on the west side of the retreat complex. The infrastructure includes a 11000 litre concrete water tank, internal service road and car-park.  

You are invited to join us in making a contribution toward the building of the Bodhi Tree Retreat Complex and share in the merit of making the Buddhaโ€™s liberating Teachings freely available to all. 

        [ Secure donations can be made on our website ]

Seasons Greetings from all the Sentient Beings resident at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery & Community Retreat Centre, Australia!

Going clockwise from the Koala, is an Echidna, Saw-shell Turtle, Platypus, Superb Fairy-Wren, Swamp Wallaby and three Tawny Frogmouth Owls. Of course, there are many more such as the Long-nose Potoroos - and not to exclude the feral animals - as well as about sixty species of birds.
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5 years ago

Seasons Greetings from all the Sentient Beings resident at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery & Community  Retreat Centre, Australia!

Going clockwise from the Koala, is an Echidna, Saw-shell Turtle, Platypus, Superb Fairy-Wren, Swamp Wallaby and three Tawny Frogmouth Owls. Of course, there are many more such as the Long-nose Potoroos - and not to exclude the feral animals - as well as about sixty species of birds.

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All the best for the New Year to all at Bodhi Tree

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

All the best for 2015 for all at Bodhi Tree

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Dharma Talks @ Than Hsiang Temple. ... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

Dharma Talks @ Than Hsiang Temple.

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Im so disappointed that I missed Thursday and Friday.

Spring has come to Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, so we offer you a selection of flowers from the 6000 endemic native rainforest trees and plants that have been planted at the monastery these passed 8 years. I've posted these Australian native rainforest flowers so that you can appreciated their subtle beauty and help us to preserve the subtropical rainforest in the North Coast of New South Wales, known as the Big Scrub.Spring has come to Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, so we offer you a selection of flowers from the 6000 endemic native rainforest trees and plants that have been planted at the monastery these passed 8 years. I've posted these Australian native rainforest flowers so that you can appreciated their subtle beauty and help us to preserve the subtropical rainforest in the North Coast of New South Wales, known as the Big Scrub. ... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

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beautiful to see your garden blossoming.

So beautiful flowers.. :)

there's a very talented photographer

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See the new developments this winter at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery - www.buddhanet.net/bodhi-tree/ ... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

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Wow it looks beautiful! When is you next Vipassana weekend retreat?

Looks wonderful ! What a beautiful addition to Bodhitree monastery .A beautiful spot for mindfulness meditation and being in nature . Sadhu x 3

beautiful

Beautiful green forest natures of calm peace environmental scene...

bhawananu yogeen swamin wahanselata menma gihi apatath hoda nissansala parisarayak tiyenne;;sadu;sadu;sadu

Yes Stephen, its down the rockpool and other than cleaning and oiling the deck - its all done. We hope to start very soon on the first building on the retreat site - hopefully next month!

Wow it looks amazing!

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Visit the website: www.buddhanet.info/ or search for 'World Buddhist Directory' on the Apple App store or on Google Play. You might be wondering how the World Buddhist Directory relates to Bodhi Tree. Well we maintain our websites BuddhaNet.net, Buddhist eLibrary, and the World Buddhist Directory from Bodhi Tree. ... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

Visit the website: http://www.buddhanet.info/ or search for World Buddhist Directory on the Apple App store or on Google Play. You might be wondering how the World Buddhist Directory relates to Bodhi Tree. Well we maintain our websites BuddhaNet.net, Buddhist eLibrary, and the World Buddhist Directory from Bodhi Tree.

The Sima Consecration was led by Sitagu Sayadaw from Myanmar with Ven. Pannyavaro and nine Burmese monks on the 28th May 2014.The Sima Consecration was led by Sitagu Sayadaw from Myanmar with Ven. Pannyavaro and nine Burmese monks on the 28th May 2014. ... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

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Hello Boss, so good to see you looking well and still being such a blessing to The Dhamma. Respects and best wishes. Mike and Dorothy

Sadhu sadhu sadhu

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- o - Koala Habitat Restoration Field Day - o -
Lismore City Council & EnviTE Environment
9 am - 12 pm Thursday June 5, 2014
Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, 78 Bentley Rd, Tullera
Booking essential. RSVP to Georgina Jones on 6627 2844 or georginaj@envite.org.au by 5 pm Monday June 2, 2014.
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5 years ago

- o - Koala Habitat Restoration Field Day - o -
Lismore City Council & EnviTE Environment 
9 am - 12 pm Thursday June 5, 2014
Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, 78 Bentley Rd, Tullera
Booking essential. RSVP to Georgina Jones on 6627 2844 or georginaj@envite.org.au by 5 pm Monday June 2, 2014.

After planting lots of Koala food trees at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, we are seeing some great results - a new meditator has moved in! ... See MoreSee Less

6 years ago

After planting lots of Koala food trees at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, we are seeing some great results - a new meditator has moved in!

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No problem with Noble Silence there Boss ! Respects and best wishes from Mike and Dorothy.

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6 years ago

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Seasons Greeting and all good wishes Boss. With respects. Mike

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Bodhi Tree's Rainforest Restoration Project - In 2006 we acquired 95 acres (36.91 hectares) of land in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales for a Buddhist Monastery and a Community Retreat Centre. The land was in a degraded state with invasive trees and weeds. Our aim since arriving has been to restore the subtropical rainforest that originally covered this region of Australia. So in doing so we're providing the habitat for the native fauna as well. In this way Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery has becom a wildlife sanctuary as well as functioning as a Vipassana retreat centre.

With the help of volunteers and some grants, we have planted 8,000 trees since 2006. While most have been rainforest trees, we have also planted Koala food trees to give refuge to the local Koala population. 

We appeal for donations towards the cost of planting 2,000 rainforest trees in the spring of 2019. As the founder and resident monk of Bodhi Tree, I'm appealing for help to cover the cost of the materials - seedlings, fertilisers, mulch, and stakes for 2,000 trees, which will be planted by volunteers in the spring of 2019. 

This material will cost approximately $AUS 6,500. So any and every contribution to help us plant these trees is greatly appreciated! If we are going to help the planet to survive, we urgently need to plant more trees and invite you to join us: https://www.gofundme.com/bodhi-tree039s-rainforest-restoration

Bodhi Tree's Rainforest Restoration Project

In 2006 we acquired 95 acres (36.91 he...

Flooding at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery - I'm posting this video of our normally gentle creek at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, which due to Cyclone Debbie became a raging river. While the resulting damage has been somewhat difficult for the monastery it is mild by comparison with the stress and lost experienced by the people of the City of Lismore from the severe flooding. So certainly while there are so many natural disasters that need help, I'd ask you to lend a hand and support to the people of Lismore and the communities of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales with the massive clean up, thank you.

Flooding at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery

I'm posting this video of our normally gentle...

Bodhi Tree's Grass Tree - This iconic plant, the grass tree (Xanthorrhoea) has been growing at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery for the past 6 years. This is the first time our grass tree has flowered and is over 3 metres!  All sixty-six species of grass tree are endemic to (only found in) Australia. They're all perennial, flowering plants. Most species are extremely slow growing depending on local environmental conditions. In any event, grass trees are often very long-lived; some are estimated to be 350 to 450 years old!

Bodhi Tree's Grass Tree

This iconic plant, the grass tree (Xant...

Zane the Koala finds sanctuary at Bodhi Tree - Release of ‘Zane The Koala’ At Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery

The “Friends of the Koala” in Lismore, Northern New South Wales, Australia rescued this juvenile male koala as dogs had been harassing it.  Zane the Koala was released into the sanctuary of Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery in Tullera where we are now so please to be looking after him. 

Since 2006, we have planted approximately 800 koala food trees on 6 hectares of our land for the restoration of the koala habitat as well as 7000 local rainforest trees on 31.91 hectares (95 acres) of the monastery's land. While we’re building a Vipassana retreat centre we are also endeavouring to make a contribution to the restoration of this planet and the well-being of all its inhabitants – which now includes Zane The Koala!

Zane the Koala finds sanctuary at Bodhi Tree

Release of ‘Zane The Koala’ A...

This video is of an early vipassana retreat at Bodhi Tree in 2008. It will give you a feel for the beautiful environment and ideal conditions for a monastery and retreat centre that we're building at Tullera, near Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia.

This video is of an early vipassana retreat at Bod...

Bodhi Tree Retreat Complex - Our good news is that after a prolonged process we have been granted permission by the local authority to build a Vipassana retreat complex at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Community Retreat Centre!

Over seven years, having developed the infrastructure and monastery base we can now go ahead with the construction of retreat facilities for forty-five meditators at a time from around Australia and Internationally.

To Read more about Bodhi Tree or to make a donation, please visit our website: buddhanet.net/bodhi-tree/

Please watch this artists impression of how the complex will look based on the architects drawings.

Bodhi Tree Retreat Complex

Our good news is that after a prolonged process we...

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