A Buddhist monastery is a place where the path prevails. If one practices diligently in such a place, then when one’s learning and practice reach maturity, one will manifest the path everywhere one goes, even if one is alone. One’s body will manifest the path through one’s actions. One’s speech will manifest the path through one’s words. One’s thoughts will always accord with the path moment by moment. One will then be a truly luminous exemplar of the Dharma.
Bodhi 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, 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.