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

6:00-6:40 amMorning chants and sitting meditation
6:40-7:00House jobs
7:00Breakfast
8:00-11:00Sitting meditation/practice period
11:00-12:30 pmMind/body period
12:30Lunch (silence ends)
1:30-5:15Service (work) period
5:30-6:30Sitting meditation and evening chants
6:30Dinner
8:00Silence begins
10:00Lights out

Open Day

Unscheduled

Nyinthün (Silent Practice Day)

6:00-6:40 amMorning chants and sitting meditation
6:40-7:00House jobs
7:00Breakfast
8:00-11:00Sitting meditation/practice period
11:00-12:30 pmMind/body period
12:30Lunch
1:30-5:15Contemplation period
5:30-6:30Sitting meditation and evening chants
6:30Dinner
7:15-8:00Sitting meditation and Buddha Sadhana
10:00Lights out