bodhi tree new & events
Members of Sydney's Vietnamese Buddhist community came together earlier this year for a Bodhi Tree fundraising evening. It was a very successful night, the benefits of which will help us to make a start of the building of our new retreat complex. Ven. Pannyavaro and the Bodhi Tree Retreat Centre team wish to thank all the volunteers who organised the night and the Vietnamese community for it's generous support.
To read more and see some great photos of the event. please click here
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.
Please watch this video showing an artists impression of how the Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Community Retreat Complex will look when it is finished
When the Bodhi Tree Retreat Centre is built with proper facilities - see above - we will offer weekends, 9-day and teaching retreats for the local, national and international community. There is a great need for these facilities in Australia. We expect our location will attract many visitors from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney to our programs and retreats. Australia is a vast country and there are as yet no Theravada meditation centres north of Sydney.
As a not-for-profit organisation staffed by volunteers we offer our services without charge, so we rely entirely on your generosity to fund this unique project.
Please join us and share in the benefits of making the Buddha’s liberating teachings freely available to all. make a donation
A National Geographic book: "Sacred Places of a Life Time - 500 of the World's
most Peaceful and Powerful Desinations" includes Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery.
Click link to view the Bodhi Tree section: Bodhi-Tree_Sacred-places2.pdf
We have been busy planting trees - now reaching approximately 6,000 rain forest trees and plants.
We have been extensitively upgrading the retreat facilitie and clearing the land.
Built a "contact database" - which will allow us to upate past retreatants on the lastest news.
Dedication of Bodhi Tree Retreat centre by Venerable Sayadaw U Janaka as a Satipatthan Vipassana practice centre.
Ven. Pannyavaro, webmaster of BuddhaNet.net and founder and resident teaching monk at Bodhi Tree has initiated a collaborative partnership arrangement with Mahachulalongkorn University, Bangkok to develop a Buddhist digital resource library and eLearning on the Net - the World Buddhist eLibrary. The Buddhist eLibrary project is a work in progress, which we will be launching shortly.
Ven. Phramaha Werapong, from Mahaculalongkorn Buddhist University Bangkok - which is a major partner in the eLibrary - is working on the Thai version of the Buddhist eLibrary here at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery in Northern NSW Australia - far removed from the hussle and bussle of Bangkok!
Visitors on tour of Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery
Meditation Group at Bodhi Tree with Ven. Pannyavaro
Making a Donation
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Alternatively you can download the Bodhi Tree Pledge Form below.
Bodhi Tree - Pledge Form PDF Doc. (306kb)
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The retreats are by Dana. Dana means 'giving'. In the tradition the teachings are given freely, although donations are needed to cover the retreat costs and future teaching programs. For the teachings to continue you can give to support the teachers and the monastery. There is no set cost - the donation is up to you.
Tree Retreat Registration / Information
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Tree Forest Monastery & Retreat Centre
78 Bentley Road, Tullera via Lismore NSW 2480 Australia
Phone: +61 (02) 6628 2426 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For full contact details as well as instructions on how to find Bodhi Tree, please go here.