Following a disciplined and orderly lifestyle is an essential part of a spiritual practice not only for monks and nuns but also for us, lay practitioners. During your stay, we expect your natural involvement in the way the ārāma runs. The daily schedule is basically similar in all Theravāda Buddhist monasteries. Mornings begin with a group meditation, then the midmorning activities include shared cleaning activities, cooking, washing the dishes and doing smaller household chores cultivating a feeling of lightness and being joyful. The rest of the day is dedicated
to contemplation, studies and meditation practice.
The following timetable was designed to maintain the continuity of practice. In order to get the best results, the lay followers are encouraged to adhere to it thoroughly.
5:00 Wake-up alarm and hygiene period
5:15 Morning meditation practice
6:00 Preparation of dāna and cleaning the rooms - practicing mindfulness in the daily working activities
7:00 Dāna - offering the food to bhikkhunī
7:30 Cleaning up the kitchen
8:00 Discussion about organizing the work schedule for the day
8:30 Working period – practicing mindfulness in the daily working activities
10:00 Preparation of dāna and cleaning the kitchen afterwards, grocery shopping, personal laundry
11:15 Pūja – recitation and offering the food to Buddha
11:30 Dāna - offering the food to bhikkhunī
12:00 Cleaning up the kitchen
13:00 Afternoon resting period
14:00 Individual meditation practice
17:00 Interview with bhikkhunī, tea & coffee, personal hygiene
18:00 Vandanā - Evening chanting
19:00 Individual meditation practice
22:00 Bedtime, turning the alarm on
The contact to support projects and activities of the Association Karuṇā Sevena: 6855804001/5500, IBAN: CZ6755000000006855804001, SWIFT: RZBCCZPP - The funds are used to cover the basic monastic needs of the Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi, such as - robe, food, medicine and abode (this also covers transportation, accommodation, air tickets, etc.). Distribution of books, construction of the meditation room, the furnishing of the monastery KS, insurance, utility bills, etc. Tax deductible in the Czech Republic. Please state the reason for the donation with the following note" For the Association KS."
The contact for the project Suriya Lamai: 6855679001/5500, IBAN: CZ4955000000006855679001, SWIFT: RZBCCZPP
- The intention of the project Suriya Lamai “The Children of the Sun” is to enable children from poor families to develop and educate themselves and to provide them with basic needs. The donation is tax deductible in the Czech Republic.
Neither of the above is a public collection, and therefore we ask all donors to add their contact information to their gift, so that we can issue a donation agreement contract or a donation receipt. We thank all the donors.
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