New Zealand


Dhamma Gavesi meditation center was established under the leadership and guidance of Venerable Walimada Jinalankara thero, in order to fulfill the aspirations of Sri Lankan Buddhist families living in Wellington and the southern part of North island in New Zealand.

Directory of sitting groups led by Stephen Archer, Jeremy Logan, Sharda Rogell, Lucy Schwabe and Hugh Tennent.


Vimutti Monastery is a Buddhist community in the lineage of one of Thailands greatest meditation masters, Venerable Ajahn Chah. Created with the intention of generating peace and wisdom in the world, Vimutti is situated in the midst of 72 acres of native bush, pine forest, streams and rolling hills. The monastery offers seclusion and suitable conditions for those who wish to deepen their meditation, as well as the opportunity for people of all nationalities to join together in harmony and work towards a noble common goal.



Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple.



A thai wat in Christchurch, South Island.



Te Moata is a beautiful retreat centre situated six kilometres north of Tairua, New Zealand, in 850 acres of protected native forest in the heart of the Coromandel peninsula. Te Moata offers regular Insight Meditation Retreats and many other workshops.

Lower Hutt

Bodhinyanarama is a monastic residence of the Theravada tradition of Buddhism set in a 51 hectare Native Reserve of regenerating bush 29 kms from Wellington, New Zealand. Bodhinyanarama has its origins in the Thai Forest Tradition and is associated with the many branch monasteries of meditation master Ajahn Chah.