Bodhinyana Monastery

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Bodhinyana is a Theravadin Buddhist monastery in the Thai Forest Tradition located in Serpentine, about 60 minutes drive south-east of Perth, Australia.

The abbot is the Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera, usually known as Ajahn Brahm. Born Peter Betts in London, United Kingdom in August 7, 1951. In the late 1960s he earned a degree in theoretical physics from Cambridge University. After graduation he taught in high school for one year before travelling to Thailand to become a monk and train with the late Venerable Ajahn Chah.

Bodhinyana, a branch monastery in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, was established to provide a training facility for monks and to make possible the traditional reciprocal relationship between monks and laity. Limited numbers of guests are able to stay at the monastery, to practise meditation and to generally assist. Food is provided by alms-givers and there is no monetary charge.

  • Address: 216 Kingsbury Drive Serpentine WA 6125
  • Tradition: Theravada, Forest Tradition, Thai
  • Affiliation: Buddhist Society of Western Australia
  • Phone: (08) 9525 2420
  • Fax: (08) 9525 3420
  • Website:
  • Teacher: Abbot: Ven. Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Contact: Ven. Pasadika