Practice Schedule

Although the schedule can vary occasionally, generally we work Monday through Friday. Saturday is an open day (no schedule) and Sunday is nyinthün (all day practice and silence). Here is the usual schedule at the Abbey:

Monday to Friday

6:00-6:45 am Morning chants and sitting meditation
6:45-7:05 House jobs
7:05 Breakfast
8:00-11:00 Sitting meditation/practice period
11:00-12:30 pm Mind/body period
12:30 Lunch (silence ends)
1:30-5:15 Service (work) period
5:30-6:30 Sitting meditation and evening chants
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Silence begins
7:30-8:00 Sitting meditation (optional)
10:00 Lights out

Open Day

Unscheduled

Nyinthün (Silent Practice Day)

6:00-6:45 am Morning chants and sitting meditation
6:45-7:05 House jobs
7:05 Breakfast
8:00-11:00 Sitting meditation/practice period
11:00-12:30 pm Mind/body period
12:30 Lunch
3:30-5:15 Sitting meditation
5:30-6:30 Sitting meditation and evening chants
6:30 Dinner
7:30-8:15 Sitting meditation and Buddha Sadhana
10:00 Lights out

 

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