There are many advantages to meditate 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  

* practicing simple physical exercises, slowly and consciously; to establish mindfulness, to make a gentle relationship with the body,to learn to listen to the body and to accept its limitations.

Devotional Chanting  Audio    PDF

Description about the time table. You will get free copy of this on arrival for retreat
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Working Meditation

Lunch Time

Evening chanting


  • Please observe the five precepts.
  • No smoking in and around the centre.
  • Please observe Nobel Silence at all time.
  • 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.



'' 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