About Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery & Vipassana Retreat Centre
Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Vipassana Retreat Centre was founded in 2006 by Venerable Pannyavaro (Pannya) an Australian monk of over 30 years service. Pannyavaro spent many years studying and practicing in Burma and Sri Lanka and received higher ordination in the Thai tradition. He is better known as the founder and webmaster of the websites: BuddhaNet.net www.buddhanet.net, World Buddhist Directory: www.buddhanet.info/wbd/ Buddhist eLibrary: www.buddhistelibrary.org At Bodhi Tree we are working on developing a meditation community to serve both lay and monastic practitioners on ninety-five acres of beautiful land at Tullera ten minutes from Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia. This land has been purchased as a sanctuary and hermitage â€“ known as Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Vipassana Retreat Centre.
Bodhi Tree Retreat Complex Approved!
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 Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Retreat Complex from bodhitree on Vimeo. 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.
How to Get There
From Lismore take road to Nimbin (Terania Street). Turn RIGHT into Dunoon Road. There is a Petrol station and Budget Timbers Yard at intersection – approximately 2 km from Lismore centre, just after old wooden railway bridge. From this intersection, you will go up steep hill past Lismore Show grounds. Then see a 60 km speed sign at top of hill, then a sign that says TULLERA. Bentley Road is a hard LEFT turn at the end of a straight section of road. Go down Bentley Road 1 km (which is a gravel road 5.8 km from petrol station). At bottom of hill is a Causeway, 15 metres from entrance to Bodhi Tree. Right turn into driveway to brown house set back from road – see a multi coloured Buddhist flag flying high from front deck.