This is the schedule we follow when we are not in a formal retreat.
4:30 AM - 5:00 AM Wake-up and shine
5:00 AM - 6:00 AM Mandatory Participation Meditation in Main Hall
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM Mandatory Participation Puja chanting
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast/Community Clean-Up
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Mandatory Work Meeting
8:45 AM - 10:45 AM Community Work period
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Saturday) Mutual cleaning
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Sunday) Meditation
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Preparing for Lunch
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Puja Chanting/Lunch/Community Clean-Up
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Personal time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Work Period/Personal Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Wednesday) Resident’s Meeting - all residents must attend
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Saturday) Pali Class
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday and Friday) Interviews with Bhante Gunaratana and Bhante Seelananda
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Optional Meditation/Free Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Break
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Mandatory Participation Puja Chanting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mandatory Participation Meditation
All events subject to change depending on availability.
All 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.