residence for Bhikkhunis in NZ

Our vision is for a simple Bhikkhuni centre in the Hamilton  area as a beginning. Our grateful thanks go to the US based Alliance for Bhikkhunis for their seed funding and more recently their contribution to getting Ayya Adhimutti out of Myanmar. Thanks to our generous donors who’s contributions have seen this vision become a reality. We are actively looking for a property to build a community of the sangha, monastics and lay people and friends.

The New Zealand Bhikkhuni Sangha Trust will oversee this project.

Please contact: Janice Hill,

Library Planning and Building               

We believe that a world-class Dhamma Library is an integral part of a Buddhist monastery or hermitage, enabling the monastics and residents to integrate Buddhist practise with solid theoretical knowledge. Furthermore, a good knowledge base, facilitated by a good library can help practitioners to have a knowledgeable, intelligent and respectful relationship with those from other traditions and back-grounds.

We are gradually acquiring books for which we are very grateful.

Books that would still be useful for our Library:

a) Complete set of Pali and English Tipitaka from Pali Text Society (we have the vinaya books already).

b) Books from Myanmar (these may be possible to arrange and have shipped via an online bookstore) Books by Mahasi Sayadaw, Ledi Sayadaw, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Sayadaw U Jotika, Pa Auk Sayadaw.

c) Donations towards the purchase of contemporary Dhamma books from and contributions for shipping (we plan to send the books to an American friend for safekeeping, and then ship by sea en masse to NZ)

Means of support for this project:

  • Transporting books. Especially helpful would be to help transporting books from the United States to New Zealand or from the United States to Sri Lanka (we have friends who can bring from Sri Lanka to New Zealand). There are many helpful books available in America, however, posting them to New Zealand is not inexpensive.

Please contact Royce Wiles

Bhikkhunī Vibhanga Project