Monday, September 13, 2010

daily retreat schedule

6:30 wake up bell
7:00 refuges and precepts, 40 min. sit (MOB) then walking meditation till...
8:00 second 40 min. sit (metta)
9:00 breakfast
10-11 individual study
11:00 prostration and refuge tree visualization practice, then walking meditation till...
12:15 just sitting 30 min
115 lunch
330-530 study group
6 dinner
730 Dharma talk
845 puja

In between activities I often walk and talk with a brother in the Dharma about the spiritual life. Also there is a rota to prepare and clean up after meals. All meals are vegetarian.

We are studying the first chapter of the Survey of Buddhism by Sangharakshita, on the transcendental principle.
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