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Welcome to Bodhi Monastery ! Bodhi Monastery provides fellowship and insight for monks, nuns or anyone interested in true happiness, freedom from suffering and a liberating spiritual path.

We are regret to inform you that 2020 10-Day and Plus Samatha & Vipassana Meditation Retreat is being canceled and will be rescheduled in the second half (or next year). Like you, we were very excited about the retreat and were in the final stages of our preparation. However, due to the state of emergency over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus forced us to cancel this Meditation Retreat.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will understand our circumstances.


The Buddha’s teaching, called the Dharma, is not a doctrine to be accepted on faith, but a body of observations on life and beneficial practices that can be integrated into your life to bring you joy and peace of mind. Find more Buddhist Dharma


Life at Bodhi Monastery centers around the Sangha, a community of monks and nuns who follow the Dharma full time. Lay Buddhists who wish to develop their practice also participate in the programs and activities at the monastery. Learn about programs and events


Bodhi Monastery offers online audio lessons from Buddhist masters covering a range of topics. You will find lectures on the Buddha’s discourses, lessons in Pali, and talks on various practical aspects of Buddhism. Listen to online lessons now


Bodhi Monastery is registered as a non-profit organization. When you donate, you help us help you, and together we can help the world. You also earn merit through your generosity, and your donation is tax deductible. Contribute Now

Majjhima Nikaya

This series of lectures explores the direct teachings of the Buddha himself.

Pali Language

Through direct study of selections from the Buddha’s discourses.

Buddhist Liturgy

Evening chanting liturgy is held seven days a week.

About Us

main entryBodhi Monastery is a distinctive Buddhist monastery located in the rolling hills of Sussex County, New Jersey. Set on 188 acres of verdant woodlands and fields, amidst herds of deer, the monastery offers a fresh yet ancient perspective on the practice of Buddhism in today’s world.  Bodhi Monastery aims to promote the study and practice of Buddhism as an integral whole rather than to focus on the teachings of a particular Buddhist sect or branch.

Bodhi Monastery aims to promote the study and practice of Buddhism as an integral whole, with special focus on the clear and direct teachings of ancient Pali Buddhism and their philosophical and ethical elaboration in the early Mahayana. The monastery thus represents a unique, spiritually enriching synthesis of these two major Buddhist traditions.