Newbury Buddhist Monastery (NBM) is a forest monastery in Victoria, Australia.
It is one of the few Theravada monasteries in the world that supports both Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni ordination.
The spiritual adviser is Ajahn Brahm who trained under Ajahn Chah in Thailand.
This week Ajahn Brahm came to stay and visit the new retreat centre being built at NBM.
It always makes me feel happy inside to see people building communities devoted to spiritual advancement. Although that begs the question what exactly is spiritual advancement.
That’s a whole new thread I think @Jeroen
Several! A whole cloth of new threads!
Good morning from a chilly Newbury! Back here for five days 🙏🏻
Morning chores and Dana.
May your five days be full of mindful moments @Bunks
enjoyed the jain prayer to the smoke gods @Bunks … think that is what was happening … maybe they were burning a vajrayanist heretic …
have a great time
Enjoy your time with the monks Bunks!
Be safe, be well, and enjoy @Bunks
The Sangha Meditation Hall and a friendly little Fox
May your stay be amazing _ /\ _
Many of us @Bunks have noticed animals behave differently, where they are treated differently.
Be kind. Pass it on!
This is true @lobster
I think the kangaroos still need some convincing though.
Belated Vesak Day celebrations yesterday with Ajahn Brahm. Beautiful sunny day for his visit.
A short bio of all the monks ordained by Ajahn Brahm at Bhodinyana in Perth, WA
… all so different
I wonder if any are on the internet to advise wayward lobsters? I need a lot of advice on Nothing …
My friend became the first Bhikkhuni to undertake full ordination at Newbury recently