There are many advantages to maditate according to a time table. But it is important to learn to meditate without a timetable as well. Meditation should exist in the whole mind, from the time you wake up
till you fall asleep. Though time periods are allocated for meditation sessions,
it does not mean that meditation does not exist outside these time
periods. If you understand this timetable and get used to meditating according to it, you can meditate at any place.
04.45am Wake-up Gong
05:00am - 06.00am Guided Meditation
06.00am - 06.30am Tea
06.30am - 07.30am Mindfulness In Motion *(Self practice)
07.30am - 08.00am Breakfast
08.00am - 09.30am Working Meditation
09.30am - 11.00am Guided Meditation (standing/sitting/walking)
11.00am - 11.45am Talk
12:00pm - 02.00pm Lunch, Reflection and Rest
02.00pm - 02.30pm Walking Meditation
02.30pm - 03.30pm Group Meditation
03.30pm - 04.30pm Herbal drink/Working Meditation
04.30pm - 05.30pm Group Meditation
06.00pm - 06.30pm Evening Snak
06.30pm - 09.00pm Chanting, Group Meditation and Discussion
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WHILE YOU ARE HERE
- Please observe the five precepts.
- No smoking in and around the centre.
- Please observe Nobel Silence at
- Radios, mobile phones and loud talking at any time can disturb those who might be meditating in their rooms. If you must talk please do so only at a distance from any buildings.
- Particularly at night please maintain silence in order to assist the rest and sleep of yourself and the meditators in nearby rooms.
- Please be sensitive to local cultural customs, particularly with dress, behavior with opposite sex (keep contact to a minimum).
- Please dress appropriately. Dress more to conceal than to reveal (No sleeveless vests, shirts and blouses and keep your legs covered at all times).
- Please do not visit the rooms of the opposite sex. Nor go walking out in the surrounding countryside.
- Please do not feed monkeys or any animals(cats, birds etc) at the Centre.
- We appreciate your participation in evening chanting. Please sit on the floor for the chanting period.
- If you have any questions about meditation, the Dhamma or about this centre please discuss with the teachers or office staff and not with the other meditators. Please refrain from giving instructions to other meditators.
If you have any problems about these guidelines, any difficulty in following this schedule or any other problems in your practice please meet the teacher or go to the office without a delay.
THAT YOU HAVE COME TO MEDITATE -
'' Learn to forgive yourself too for all the mistakes you have made in the past, not holding onto these wounds by having guilt and remorsein relation to them; and also letting go of the wounds that have been created by others. Learn to accept yourself as you are,and learn to accept others as they are, without an image of how you or they should be.'' - Godwin Samararathne