Amidst the lush rolling hills of the Darling Range,near the small town of Serpentine in Western Austrlia, lies Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery. 20 huts which serve as monks' accommodation scatter over the 242 acres of the tranquil landscape. Clustered around the central area are the meditation hall, the kitchen/dining hall and 11 accommodations for angarikas and guests.
Bodhinyana monastery has come a long way since it's genesis on 1 Dec 1983. Named after the great teacher Ajahn Chah, Bodhinyana means the Wisdom of Enlightenment. With the help and support of the lay community the monks built the entire monastery by themselves. It was a hard and arduous task but through patience and perseverance, the monks managed to establish a home beneath the trees and within nature.
Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso is the current abbot of Bodhinyana and the Spiritual director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. Bodhinyana monastery provides an ideal environment of solitude and simplicity which is excellent for the Sangha who dedicate their lives to the practice and cultivation of virtue, meditation and wisdom.