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“A place of peace. A place to fight. A brotherhood born on one fateful night.”

The Monastery of Spinjitzu is a temple-like structure built atop the tallest of the Mountains of Impossible Height in the south of Ninjago. It originally served as the home of the First Spinjitzu Master, who raised his sons Garmadon and Wu within its protective walls. While here, a young Garmadon was corrupted by the venom of the young Great Devourer. After their father passed away, Wu and Garmadon inherited the Monastery, with Wu using it to train Morro while Garmadon trained under Master Chen. When Garmadon's corruption consumed him, he tried stealing the Golden Weapons; after a fight with Wu, he was banished to the Underworld.

Many years later, Wu assembled a team of ninja that comprised of Cole, Kai, Jay, and Zane. The group used the monastery as their headquarters before it was burned down by the Hypnobrai tribe. Years later, the ninja briefly met at the monastery's ruins after Nadakhan framed them for a series of crimes. Due to Jay's final wish, recent events were undone and this meeting never happened. On the Day of the Departed, Wu returned to the monastery to commemorate his father. While there, he was faced with Morro, who sought his help to counteract Yang's plans. When Acronix returned, and the ninja were fighting him, Kai accidentally set the monastery on fire again.

Some time after Garmadon was defeated, the Monastery was rebuilt by the ninja, and a mural of most of their past adventures up to the most recent one of the time was painted on the temple's wall.

History

Prior to the series

Some time after Aspheera was buried in the pyramid, the First Spinjitzu Master climbed up a mountain and built the monastery, calling it the Monastery of Spinjitzu.

Young Wu and Garmadon fighting on the courtyard while Wu is fighting Acronix and Krux

One day, when Wu and Garmadon were young, they were sparring using their father's katanas in the courtyard. During the fight, Garmadon disarmed his brother and sent the katana flying over the wall.[2]

Unbeknownst to the brothers, a future version of Wu had just been transported outside the monastery along with the Time Twins, Acronix and Krux, and the young Great Devourer watched they fought. When young Wu's sword flew over the wall, future Wu stopped Acronix from picking it up and lamented that while he wished he could change this moment, as doing so would prevent Garmadon's transformation to evil, he knew he could not. Krux attacked Wu, inadvertently activating Wu's temporal energy and transporting the three to another point in time.[3]

Wu destroying the supporting beam while training a new movement

Fearing what lay outside, the younger brother refused to retrieve it, so Garmadon went himself. It was there that he was bitten by the Great Devourer and infected with evil. The First Spinjitzu Master eventually found him, though was unable to cure his son who slowly fell under the Devourer's evil influence.[2]

During Wu's training in the monastery, he discovered what damage effects Spinjitzu could do if it is not used properly. As he tried a movement called "mantis kick", he turned his pelvis more than he had and kicked Garmadon so that it flew over the supporting beam and almost the entire roof fell on him. Garmadon then attacked Wu with such anger as Wu had never seen before. In anger he did not use Spinjitzu properly and almost destroyed the whole monastery. However, his father managed to stop him.[4]

Morro using Wind near the monastery

The First Spinjitzu Master eventually died and the monastery was left in the care of his sons. Around a millenium later, Garmadon left to train under Master Chen, and Wu encountered a young child, Morro, who was looking through the monastery's trash cans in search of food. Wu took pity on him and trained him in the ways of the ninja. He soon discovered that Morro was a descendant of the Elemental Master of Wind and believed him to be the Green Ninja. This ended up being his greatest regret as the thought of the power that came with the title made Morro incredible arrogant and he flew into a fit of rage when the Golden Weapons did not choose him. Wu left the monastery's gates open for Morro to return from his journey to find the First Spinjitzu Master's tomb, but he never did.[1]

The Elemental Alliance in the monastery after the Battle for All of Time

After Garmadon returned and after the Elemental Alliance's victory over the Serpentine War, the Masters went back to the monastery. When the Time Twins betrayed the other Masters, Wu and Garmadon used four blades forged from Chronosteel to defeat the twins at the monastery and strip them of their powers, and the twins fled into the temporal vortex and were presumed lost in time along with the blades.[5]

Garmadon's banishment into the Underworld

Immediately after this, however, the Time Twins from forty years in the future arrived in a snake mech at the monastery and attacked the Elemental Masters. Ultimately, thanks to the efforts of Kai and Nya, the future masters of Fire and Water, the twins were forced to retreat from the era and Wu told his younger self to gather Obscuritea to erase everyone's memories to restore the timeline.[6]

Years later, Garmadon and Wu fought over the Golden Weapons in the monastery before Wu's kimono saved him and trapped Garmadon in the Underworld.[7]

Pilot episodes

Kai's training in the monastery

Way of the Ninja

Master Wu took Kai to the monastery to train him in the ways of the ninja. After several days of failure on the training course, Kai succeeded in mastering it. That night while Kai was preparing for bed inside the monastery's bathroom, Cole, Jay, and Zane snuck in and confronted him.

The original ninja and Wu in the monastery

The Golden Weapon

The fight took them out into the courtyard where Kai activated the training course to use to his advantage. Their fight was eventually stopped by Wu, and after the Master explained their objective, they all left in search of the first weapon.

Mini-movies

Flight of the Dragon Ninja

The ninja race back to the monastery on their dragons for "training".

The New Masters of Spinjitzu

Kruncha and Nuckal on the monastery's courtyard with Kai

Kruncha and Nuckal traveled to the monastery to steal the ninja's Golden Weapons. However, they were unable to control their powers and activated the training course, which Kai claimed was broken again.

An Underworldly Takeover

Wu and Zane in front of the monastery

While drinking tea in the monastery, Wu explained to Cole how Garmadon might of gained control of the Skeleton army.

Battle Between Brothers

At the monastery, Wu told Zane how he and Garmadon fought over the Golden Weapons in the Monastery before his kimono saved him and trapped Garmadon in the Underworld.

Rise of the Snakes

Rise of the Snakes

Some time after the ninja returned to Ninjago, pens for their dragons were carved out of the mountain below the monastery.

The monastery

With Ninjago in an era of peace, the ninja spent most of their time playing video games in the monastery's living room while Wu spent his time meditating in his quarters. This made them ill equipped for when Nya arrived with news that Garmadon had returned and they were sent fumbling around when attempting to go after him.

The burned monastery

While the ninja were gone, Nya used the time to practice on the training course, though was forced to give it up when the ninja returned and intended to hold a Green Ninja tournament in the courtyard.

Home

When Wu and Nya left the monastery to pick up the ninja from Lloyd's treehouse fortress, they returned, only to see it has been burned down by the Hypnobrai led by Skales.

The ninja returning to the monastery

Legacy of the Green Ninja

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

The ninja, who had gone back in time, went to the monastery to kidnap Nya so the future wouldn't change. While Cole, Zane, and Jay kidnap Nya and fight their past selves, Kai inspires the Kai of the past to become a ninja.

Skybound

Public Enemy Number One

After the ninja were framed for a crime spree, they met up at the ruins of the monastery to discuss their next steps.

Day of the Departed

Wu in the destroyed monastery during the Day of the Departed

Wu later returned to the monastery's ruins on the Day of the Departed in order to honor the memory of his father. As Wu contemplated the meaning of the eclipse, he was approached by Morro. Wu initially expected a confrontation with his former student, only to learn that Morro had come to warn him regarding Yang's intentions and the peril faced by the ninja. The two then left on the Destiny's Bounty.

The Hands of Time

The Hands of Time

Wu fighting Acronix in the destroyed monastery

Wu would return to the monastery, which now had several flowers around the area. As Wu looked at his watch, a vortex opened above the monastery, where Acronix landed in the center of the courtyard. Noticing how old Wu was since he last saw him, Acronix taunted him before he also told the elderly master that his monastery has seen better days, something that annoyed Wu.

At the Ninjago Museum of History, Cole discovers a portrait of Young Garmadon and Wu fighting two unknown men at the monastery. There, P.I.X.A.L. analyzes the picture, saying it dates back forty years during the Serpentine War. Eventually, Dr. Saunders enters the room, with Lloyd questioning the portrait. Saunders states that it holds no historical significance, saying it was a myth; a folktale. Saunders explains the myth involved two warriors referred to as "The Hands of Time," saying they could control time.

The ninja fighting Acronix

Back at the monastery, Wu and Acronix get into a fight, where they fought all around the ruins of the monastery. Eventually, the Forward Time Blade lands in the center courtyard, causing time to skip an entire minute. There, Acronix takes ahold of the weapon and uses it to strike Wu with a "Time Punch," sending him into the rubble. Eventually, Acronix knocks Wu off the cliff holding the monastery, where he managed to grab ahold of a branch.

Eventually, the ninja arrive in the Destiny's Bounty, where they eventually fight Acronix. In their ensuing battle, the monastery catches fire again, with Jay stating "this place can't take a break". Eventually, Acronix uses the Time Blade to escape the monastery. The group eventually search the area, with Cole finding Wu hanging for his life. As the branch broke off, Wu started to fall, but was saved just in time by Cole. After Wu explains they don't have much time, they leave the monastery.

Monks rebuilding the monastery

After Hunted

Some time after Hunted, the monastery was rebuilt by the ninja and moved back in their old home.

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

March of the Oni

The Darkness Comes

A portal near the monastery

In the monastery, Jay practiced how to ask Nya to be his Yang on Kai. After Dareth and Nya walked in, she said Wu is observing the murals in the courtyard. When they went to visit him, they saw Firstbourne crash on the side of the mountain with Faith in her claw. They carried the latter inside the monastery to have her heal.

Endings

Oni's invasion

The ninja and Garmadon return to the monastery, and soon the Oni arrive. The ninja fight them on the steps leading to the monastery, but the Oni drive them back into the monastery. With no options left, the ninja use the Tornado of Creation and successfully get rid of the Oni. They celebrate and make a new mural on the wall.

Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Wasted True Potential

The ninja in the relaxation room

Inside the monastery, the ninja are seen playing video games before using the Bell of Divinity as a hot tub. This causes an angry Wu to demand an emergency meeting back at the monastery.

Inside the monastery, Wu tells the ninja that they have become incredibly lazy and challenges the ninja to withstand time in a room with a chicken. When Wu leaves, the chicken is released and electrocutes them before they are able to trap his pet.

Throughout the evening, the ninja are forced to dodge traps that Wu set in order to stay in shape; however, most of the ninja failed at recognizing the traps. By the next day, the ninja were humiliated by Wu and decide to compromise with Wu to see if there are other ways to prove their courage.

Wu fighting the ninja on the courtyard

The ninja find Wu in the courtyards and ask if there are other ways to prove their courage. Wu decides to make an exception and allow the ninja to fight Wu. Despite Wu being outnumbered, he still soundly defeated all the ninja due to their lack of training over the past month with pure skill despite their usage of their powers. Wu then unleashes his chicken upon the ninja to punish them for failure as they realize the truth of Wu's words and they scream as they are electrocuted.

Questing for Quests

Lloyd with Wu in his room

While Master Wu is meditating, Lloyd comes in and asks for advice on getting back into shape. This angers Wu and he tells Lloyd to find the solution himself.

Back at the courtyard, the ninja are training until Lloyd comes back and to no success is not able to get any advice from Wu, so Jay decides the ninja need to brainstorm in a calm environment which is the hot tub.

The ninja watching television in the relaxation room

In the hot tub, Kai suggests they need a villain in order to get into form, but the ninja realize they have defeated most of the villains such as former Sons of Garmadon members and Chen, and while Lord Garmadon is still active, they decide he is no longer a threat. In addition, they are too lazy to search for Pythor as his whereabouts are unknown. Zane then proposes that they ask the Police Commissioner to see if there are any criminals to catch.

After failing to find anything to do, the ninja return to the monastery and turn on the TV. Luckily, they found a news reporting talking about the pyramid that Clutch Powers found. When asked if he was going to explore it, the archeologist declined the opportunity citing that only a ninja can venture inside the unknown. This gives the ninja their quest in order to get back into shape.

A Rocky Start

The ninja and their luggage on the courtyard

After finding their quest, the ninja immediately begin packing for the journey. After packing too many belongings, Wu questions their future whereabouts until P.I.X.A.L. proposes that they should try out their new vehicles.

The ninja, Wu, and P.I.X.A.L. enter the Game Room which ends up holding a secret elevator leading to the hangar bay Once they arrived, the ninja are excited about their new base and begin exploring. After finding the Land Bounty, the ninja head out with it as well as the Rock Cycle and the ATV.

The News Never Sleeps!

Nelson and Antonia visiting the monastery

After a long journey to the Monastery of Spinjitzu, Antonia and Nelson arrive to warn Master Wu that the ninja are trapped in a mysterious pyramid and need help. Wu promises to send P.I.X.A.L. to aid the ninja and ends up complementing Nelson for his courage and even comparing him to Lloyd. After Wu bids farewell, the two head back down to their homes.

Ancient History

Cole, Jay, and Kai return to the Monastery of Spinjitzu to tell Wu that Aspheera has been freed from her tomb and is out for Garmadon, but Wu tells the ninja she is after him, not his brother.

Never Trust a Human

After Wu revealed that he was the "Treacherous Deceiver," he begins to tell them about how he met Aspheera, taught her Spinjitzu, and defeated her using Forbidden Spinjitzu.

Under Siege

Pyro Vipers besieging the monastery

The monastery gets under attack by Aspheera and the Pyro Vipers and after some failed attempts at defending the gate, Cole, Jay, Kai, Wu, and P.I.X.A.L. retreated to the hangar bay.

After ransacking the monastery and not finding Wu, Aspheera ejects fire at Char, but he dodges, hitting the dart board instead and revealing the elevator to the hangar bay. Once Aspheera noticed, Char presses the button for them to get inside the elevator, but the elevator wouldn't open due to Aspheera accidently eradicating the button.

Lloyd on the monastery's roof

A Cold Goodbye

The ninja try to plead with Wu in going to the Never-Realm, but Wu holds his ground saying is isn't willing to risk any more lives after he lost Zane. Lloyd seemingly agrees with his uncle's request and tells him to make a plan for his journey before rushing in.

The Preeminent in the monastery

Later, Lloyd is able to steal the Traveler's Tea needed to return back to Ninjago, so the ninja head down to the hangar bay.

The Kaiju Protocol

At the monastery, P.I.X.A.L. and Wu try to brew Traveler's Tea strong enough to create a portal to the Never-Realm, but failed multiple times. They accidentally released the Preeminent, but they were able to return it after P.I.X.A.L. defeated her.

The ninja returning to the monastery

Awakenings

Wu was still upset over the ninja's status and looks back a picture to remember them all. P.I.X.A.L. came running into the room, telling him to come quickly, and he followed her out. They found themselves looking at a pink berry-shaped portal and were overjoyed when they saw the ninja coming out of it. After they embraced each other, they waited for Cole and Lloyd to return.

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Let's Dance

The Monastery of Spinjitzu

Nya and Jay bumped into each other at the doorway. She wanted to do something fun with Jay, but he has plans to go to the arcade. Seeing her disappointed, he offered to spend time with her afterwards. She wanted to take dance lessons, to which he reluctantly agrees.

Prime Empire

The Prodigal Father

While Wu was searching for Zane at the hangar bay, the henchmen sneaked into the Monastery of Spinjitzu to capture him.

Master of the Mountain

Shintaro

Jay using Spinjitzu to rack leaves on the courtyard

While everyone else is working at the Monastery of Spinjitzu, Cole slacks off by playing Prime Empire until Lloyd notices him. However, he decides to join in.

Meanwhile, Jay and Nya are racking leaves which were left from their previous adventures. Jay decides to use Spinjitzu to speed their chores up although Nya told him to not do it. He ends up doing it anyways. After he is finished, Wu comes out of the leaves, but doesn't say a word as he heads back inside.

The ninja on the courtyard

Wu sits as if he's depressed which catches the eyes of Lloyd and Misako. They ask why he feels down, and he talks about the ninja not needing a master anymore after their previous missions which didn't require Wu's help.

The rest of the ninja get a letter from the Postman telling them they've been invited to the Kingdom of Shintaro. The ninja are excited and want Wu to attend as well, but he doesn't want to go. Misako then forces Wu to attend and stares him down.

Cecil Putnam visiting the monastery

The Island

Uncharted

Cecil Putnam went to the monastery to tell Lloyd and the others that the Explorer's Club canceled Misako's membership.

The Virtues of Spinjitzu

The destroyed wall of the monastery

Curiosity

Jay and Kai challenge each other to see who can chop the most bricks with the winner receiving the last cookie. Although Kai was able to win, Wu entered the courtyard to see the monastery walls with a hole and the two not meditating on the six Virtues of Spinjitzu. The rest of the ninja entered as well and after not being able to recall the six virtues, they are forced to meditate.

The Legendary Dragon on the monastery

While meditating, Wu attended to a knock on the door and the ninja continue meditating. However, Nya kept hearing a roar and checked it out. She and the ninja were shocked to see Wu grasped by a green dragon. The ninja fought the dragon, but the dragon was able to escape through a portal with the ninja following.

Courage

Using the power of Creation, Wu removed the illusion and the ninja found themselves at the Monastery of Spinjitzu.

Later, the ninja reconstructed the destroyed wall.

Seabound

A Big Splash

Kai visiting Nya on the courtyard

When Nya accidentally starts the hangar bay fire system, Wu and the ninja head to the library in the monastery. Wu then searched the scrolls for information on what could have caused Nya's problems with the Water. When he finds what he was looking for, a scroll about Wojira. Then he puts it on the table and examines it with a magnifying glass. Eventually, they decide together that they should call Kai and Nya's mom, who could help her.

Maya hugging Nya on the courtyard

Meanwhile, Nya is training in the courtyard, using a wooden dummy to hit. When Kai comes to see her, she destroys the wooden dummy and enters the monastery. As he walks past the bathroom, she accidentally heats the entire toilet and also causes a splash of tap water in the kitchen where Zane is washing the dishes. When she arrives in the relaxation room, where Cole plays video games, she causes a splash of water from the bottles that have been placed on the table. When she then enters the courtyard and approaches the door, she encounters the ninja and Wu talking to her. She then opens the gate and notices her mother and father, who is, however, wrapped in luggage. Both then enter the monastery.

The Call of the Deep

Maya visiting Nya's room

Early in the morning, Maya enters her daughter's room, only to find that Nya is sleeping with Wu's chicken in a bed surrounded by a mess. She gets scared, but works her whole room and chases the chicken down the hall. Then she pulls Nya out of bed and starts warming up, hoping her daughter will do the same. However, Nya goes to bed again.

Maya and Nya in the kitchen

A little later, Nya comes to the kitchen, where she finds Maya cooking breakfast. She then loads seaweed and tofu pancakes on a plate and gives it to her daughter to eat. However, when Nya does not want to, she puts the food in her mouth.

Later, they build a bucket of water in the courtyard and train together. When Nya does not imitate her mother's movements enough, Maya takes Wu's staff and uses it to improve her movements. However, Nya is angry with her and with her power she pushes water into the air.

Nya and Maya training on the courtyard

In a short time, Nya comes to the library, where Wu and Misako start looking in the books for something that could help her. Finally, Wu hands her a book and a scroll, and Misako tells her to talk to her mother and explain that she is no longer small. Nya finally obeys, hands over a book and a scroll to Misako, and goes to see her mother.

Meanwhile, Kai was playing Lava Zombies with Ray in the relaxation room when Nya arrives and talks to them. Maya then enters the room, who carries breakfast sandwiches for her son and husband.

The ninja in the relaxation room

When an energetic wave appears from the sea, it reaches the monastery. Lloyd tries to wash the dishes in the kitchen, but a wave of energy destroys the tap and the water starts to splash. Meanwhile, Jay goes to clean the toilet, but the water foams out of it and floods the bathroom.

Later, all the ninja and Wu wash the relaxation room and the pool table, which were flooded with water. Nya then comes to the room, and shortly after, Zane and P.I.X.A.L. from the lift from the hangar bay to let them know what happened in the sea.

Unsinkable

Nya and Maya in the corridor

When Nya, Jay, Lloyd and Zane decided to go to the Tartarus Trench, Nya goes to say goodbye to her parents and brother, who remain in the monastery. She says goodbye to them in the relaxation room while Ray and Kai played Prime Empire. Cole then joins them and agrees to stay in the monastery. Nya then leaves the room for the hallway, but Maya follows her. Eventually, they say goodbye and Nya leaves the monastery.

Kai fighting Ray on the courtyard

Riddle of the Sphinx

Kai and Ray are sparring for Master Wu's study of previous masters of fire when Cole warns them about the new location of the Storm Amulet.

Nya showing the monastery to Benthomaar

Master of the Sea

After claiming the fake Storm Amulet, the ninja go to the Monastery. Ray and Maya pack their things while Nya shows Benthomaar around the Monastery and offers him a stay. She later finds Kai and Ray playing Prime Empire while saying heartfelt things to each other, which Nya questions. Meanwhile, Benthomaar asks where the amulet is at, but the ninja give ambiguous answers about where the amulet is.

Nya's memorial in the monastery

The Turn of the Tide

After Nya becomes one with the Endless Sea, a memorial is made in her honor.

Appearance

“Your monastery truly is a wonderful place.”

The Monastery was built atop the tallest of the Mountains of Impossible Height. With the only means of accessing it being a winding set of stairs carved out of the Mountain, reaching it was an incredibly tedious venture, especially for the Postman who had to scale it daily. When Wu and Garmadon were children, the outside of the monastery was a grassy area with shrubbery, and there appeared to be more ground outside than there is currently.

The Monastery is hexagonal in shape, with the main building built out of the three back walls. A tall white wall with red highlights and black shingle roofing protected the other three sides with a heavy wooded door carved out of the center one. Between the wall and the building was a large courtyard that held a retractable training course, which could be activated using a secret button in a dragon statue by the main gate.

Inhabitants

Visitors

Areas

Courtyard

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Between the walls of the monastery there is a courtyard, which consists of stone paving with the shape of two connected dragons. In the middle is a golden statue of a dragon, which is the same as the one on the roof of the First Spinjitzu Master's house. The wind also often brings a lot of orange leaves to the courtyard, which must be washed away.

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Originally, there was an even smaller statue by the door, which when opened, revealed a red button that activated the training course. When pressed, the golden statue protruded in the middle, revealing many mechanics for training ninja. During the renovation of the monastery, this function was probably removed.

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At the door to the monastery there is a small sitting area with a teapot and cups. Wu often sits there watching the ninja during their training.

Ninjago history mural

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On one of the outer walls of the monastery there is a mural painted by monks on Wu's instructions. The painting depicts in two rows several major events that happened to the ninja. The final painting was created by ninja after the defeat of the Oni. It consists of their colorful hands arranged in a lotus flower.

Hangar bay

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After the Oni's invasion, the hangar bay was created by P.I.X.A.L. in order to store all the vehicles such as the Destiny's Bounty, Land Bounty, and the Samurai X Mech.

Tower

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A tower is on the top of the Monastery, which looks similar to the tower roof on the First Spinjitzu Master's house.

Trash bins

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Near the doors of the Monastery are trash bins where trash is put in.

Blacksmith workshop

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A blacksmith workshop is somewhere within the Monastery. It was where the Golden Armor was melted and reforged back into the Golden Weapons.

Rooms

Main article: Monastery of Spinjitzu/Rooms

Official description

A small temple in the Mountains of Impossible Height range, which formerly served as the home for the First Spinjitzu Master and his sons, Wu and Garmadon. The battle between the two youths took place here, leading to Garmadon’s banishment to the Underworld. The monastery could be reached only via a winding staircase that scaled the mountain. Carved into the rock below the monastery were pens where the four ninja kept their dragons. The monastery was eventually burnt down by the Hypnobrai.[9]

Appearances

Sets

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Mini-movies

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Day of the Departed

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 9: Hunted

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 12: Prime Empire

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

The Island

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined

The Virtues of Spinjitzu

Season 15: Crystalized

Books

Video games

Behind the scenes

  • When asked if there is a chance we could get a full interior look of the WildBrain Monastery of Spinjitzu, Tommy Andreasen replied: "Cgi sets aren't built like that. We have rooms and halls but no layout."[10]
  • When a fan mentioned that the monastery looks larger on the inside than on the outside, Tommy Andreasen said "It just superior feng shui and clever use of colours. Master Wu is a master of that. That's my explanation and I'm sticking to it!"[11]

Trivia

  • The ninja, together with Wu, rebuild the Monastery in Fired Up!.
  • According to Master Wu in Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu, only the most essential and important people, places, and things go on the murals.
  • The monastery originally contained several enormous bells.[12]
  • In March of the Oni, all rooms in the monastery are entered from the outside, but in Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu, the rooms are connected by a corridor.
  • Despite the fact that in the original monastery the ninja lived together in one room, in Season 11 it turns out that the ninja have their own rooms.
  • In Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu, Master of the Mountain, and The Island, the story of the ninja always starts in the monastery. According to Tommy Andreasen, it's because "We like our beloved characters to rest a bit. Who would deny them that after all their hard work? "[13]
    • Since Master of the Mountain, the title card of the first episode in the season also always appears above or below the monastery.
  • Each of the three relaxation rooms included a TV, a couch and pizza thrown on the floor.
  • The burned monastery seems to be much smaller than the original version.[14]
  • Since Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu, the interior of the monastery is shown in every season, except Prime Empire, where only the exterior is shown.
  • The monastery is located south of Ninjago City.[15]

Gallery

Promotional media

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Pilot episodes

Mini-movies

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Day of the Departed

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 12: Prime Empire

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

The Virtues of Spinjitzu

The Island

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined

Season 15: Crystalized

In Spinjitzu Brothers

In other media


Translations

Foreign language Translation
Czech Klášter Spinjitzu
German Kloster des Spinjitzu
Polish Klasztor Spinjitzu
Russian Монастырь Кружитцу

References

Locations

Landmarks

Kingdoms, cities and villages: Abandoned village · Coastal village · Farmers' village · Hono Mizu · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Keepers' Village · Kingdom of Shintaro · Merlopia · Metalonia · Ninjago City · Nom · Oni land · Ouroboros · Serpentine village · Spinjago (non-canon) · Stiix · Valley of the Sphinx · Village in the valley · Village of Haru · Village of the Formlings
Jungles and forests: Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Forest of Tranquility · Glimwillow Woods · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Jankikai Jungle · Primeval's Eye · Toxic Bogs · Uncharted jungle · Vermillion Swamps · Wildwood Forest
Mountains, caves and canyons: Caves of Despair · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal Caves · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Geckle Strong-Cave · Golden Peaks · Hollow's Bluff · Ice Cave · Haunted Hill · Mala-Wojira · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Home-Cave · No Man's Bluff · Rock-Bottom · Samurai X Cave · Shintaro Mountain · Story cave · Tallest mountain of Ninjago · The Teeth · Torchfire Mountain · Wailing Alps
Tombs and graveyards: Anacondrai Tomb · Cemetery of Souls · Constrictai Tomb · Fangpyre Tomb · Graveyard of ships · Hypnobrai Tomb · Lost Tomb of Impending Peril · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Tomb of the Stone Army · Venomari Tomb
Water areas: Black River · Boiling Sea · Endless Sea · Frozen pond · Hollow's Trench · Lightning Lagoon · Northern Ocean · River of Darkness · Shadow Bay · Spirit Coves · Tartarus Trench
Islands: Ninjago · Chen's Island · Dark Island · Dyer Island · Glacial Glacier · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Island of the Keepers · Lighthouse Island · Squawk Island · Tiger Widow Island
Deserts: Desert of Doom · Sea of Sand
Other: Arctic (non-canon) · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Bottomless pit · Chen's camp · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Dead's End · Dead Man's Squall · Delta V · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · End line · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Ice labyrinth · Manifestation Gate · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago wharfs · Ninjago Zoo · Outer space · The Pit · The Pit (Shintaro) · Rift of Return · Route 23 · Storm belt · Strangler's Path · Temporal vortex

Buildings and establishments

Temples, palaces, fortresses and monasteries: Anacondrai Temple · Castle of Ice · Chen's monastery · Chen's Palace · Crystal Temple · Fire Temple · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garmadon's monastery · Hanging Temple · Ice Temple · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Merlopian Palace · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mountain monastery · Ninja Dojo Temple · Oni Temple · Palace (Shintaro) · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid of the Sphinx · Royal Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine Pyramid · Serpentine's underground fortress · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Felis · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Temple of Wojira
Stores and establishments: Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Industries · Borg Store · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Concert Hall · Dairy Dragon · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorer's Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garbage depot · Gas station · Geckle courthouse · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Kai's dojo · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison (Cell one) · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Mystake's Tea Shop · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hall · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago Park · Noodle factory · Repo yard · Ronin's pawn shop · Serpentine library · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Storm Farms · Twitchy Tim's gas station · Vast Industries · Dance class · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern
Houses and apartments: Cliff Gordon's estate · Dareth's apartment · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Hero's Suite · Sally's farm · The Mechanic's headquarters · Vermillion Dome of Doom
Other: Borg Tower (Borg Tower vaults) · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's Royal Arena · Dragon's Forge · Hall of Villainy · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi's Labyrinth Stronghold · Munce arena · Old electronics warehouse · Oni stronghold · Palace gardens · Pythor's base · S.O.G. Headquarters · Sewers · The Mechanic's warehouse · Tower of Tears (non-canon)

Prime Empire

Battle arena · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Marketplace · Glitch · Infinity maze · Okino's house · Place of swords · Scott's garage · Shifty's table · Side-scrolling platforms · Sushimi's sushi restaurant ·