The Daily Routine

The daily routine at the monastery varies depending on the day of the week and the time of year, but the following is a fair example of what to expect.

Occasionally the community will hold a meditation vigil, which begins at the evening puja and lasts until either midnight or 4.00 a.m. Guests are encouraged to participate as best they can.

For a detailed schedule for the female guests, please click here (PDF).

Group meditation periods and communal work do not take place every day. So a willingness to be flexible is the norm.

In the integrated context of Cittaviveka, there are many opportunities to practise the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Right Aim, Right Speech, Right Action and Right Mindfulness are the fabric of the monastic life, practised every day while working alongside members of the community in the kitchen, the gardens, the workshop, or the forest. If you have any skills that may be useful to the community — e.g., gardening, building, decorating, etc. — please mention this to the Guest Monk or Nun.

If there is a need to go into town during their stay, guests should ask the Guest Monk or Nun beforehand. To use the telephone in the office please check with one of the monks. The monastery does not offer email access or computer facilities.