Theravadan Buddhist Monastery & Meditation Center

Experience Retreats, Visits, Residency, Ordination.


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This is the schedule we follow when we are not in a formal retreat.

sunset3870All Residents and guest are expected to fully participate in morning and evening meditations.  If you cannot fully participate, please speak to the guest Master upon your arrival.  Visitors are welcome to come just for the day for the Saturday and/or Sunday meditations, Dhamma talks, discussions and classes.  Please let us know if you would like to participate in any of the events offered to the public each week (except when we are in retreat, please read all the guidelines about visiting).

All residents and guest are expected to contribute two to four hours of work per day of chores and work for the benefit of the community.  If you believe you cannot offer your help or are limited to what work you can offer, please speak to the Guest Master upon your arrival.

Noisy work should be completed between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:45 am and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  Please keep the Meditation Hall and surrounding areas quiet at all other times.

Please keep conversations to a minimum from evening meditation until after breakfast.

04:30 AM – 05:00 AM Wake-up and shine
05:00 AM – 06:00 AM Meditation in Main Hall
06:00 AM – 06:30 AM Puja chanting
06:30 AM – 06:45 AM Announcements
06:45 AM – 07:00 AM Lay person offer monastic allowances in Sangha Hall
07:00 AM – 08:00 AM Breakfast/Cleaning
08:00 AM – 08:30 AM Work Meeting
08:30 AM – 10:45 AM Work period
08:30 AM – 10:30 AM (Saturday) Mutual cleaning
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM (Sunday) Meditation
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Preparing for Lunch
11:00 AM – 01:00 PM Puja Chanting/Lunch/Cleaning
12:00 PM  – 02:00 PM Personal time
02:00 PM  – 04:00 PM Work Period
03:00 PM  – 04:30 PM (Wednesday) Resident’s Meeting – all residents must attend
03:00 PM  – 04:00 PM (Tuesday and Friday) Interviews with Bhante Gunaratana and Bhante Seelananda
04:00 PM  – 05:00 PM Tea time with discussion
05:00 PM  –  (Evening meditation begins at 5:00 pm during the winter months)
03:00 PM  –  04:00 PM (Saturday) Pali Class
04:00 PM  –  05:00 PM (Saturday) Sutta Discussion
05:00 PM  –  06:00 PM Meditation in the Main Hall
06:00 PM  –  06:30 PM Break
06:30 PM  –  06:45 PM Puja Chanting
06:45 PM  –  07:00 PM A thought to bed (A word of the Buddha)
07:00 PM  –  08:00 PM Meditation (Minimum one hour, after that, you can continue to practice as you wish)

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