Daily Schedule

  • 4:00 AM Wake Up
  • 6:00 AM Breakfast
  • 11:00 AM Lunch
  • 10:00 PM Retire

The times between meals and sleep are for your practice which consists of the mindful prostration, walking and sitting meditation. Throughout the day you will alternate between these practices with breaks in between. During this period, we will encourage you to maintain Noble Silence which means that you should talk only when necessary. This will allow you to keep your attention on your practice and minimize outside distractions. You will meet with your teacher once or twice per day to discuss your practice. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, and for your teacher to provide you with feedback.

Rule for Meditators

While at the meditation centre, meditators are expected to adhere to the following rules:

  1. I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking life.
  2. I undertake the training rule to abstain from stealing.
  3. I undertake the training rule to abstain from incelibacy. (Includes even touching members of the opposite sex. Please do not touch each other. You may bring your hands together in greeting)
  4. I undertake the training rule to abstain from false speech.
  5. I undertake the training rule to abstain from intoxicating drinks and drugs causing heedlessness.
  6. I undertake the training rule to abstain from eating at improper times. (after 12 noon and before 6 AM. After noon you may have liquids such as milk, juice without pulp, yogurt, chocolate without nuts)
  7. I undertake the training rule to abstain from dancing, singing, music, shows, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying with cosmetics.
  8. I undertake the training rule to abstain from the use of high and large seats and beds.