Time

Description

Morning meditation
After a few minutes of chanting, the monk plays a recorded Dhamma talk at the beginning of the hour’s meditation.

Morning chores
Ask one of the long-term guests what would be helpful.

Alms round
The monks walk on their alms round down the road to the kitchen area where the laypeople put rice in their bowls.

Morning chanting
After offering the meal the laypeople perform the morning chanting. On Sundays the senior monk leads the laypeople in chanting the ceremony for taking the Five Precepts.

The monks’ meal
The rest of the food brought or cooked by the laypeople is offered to the monks at the sala

The laypeople’s meal
The laypeople have a potluck meal at the kitchen area.

Cleanup
Cleanup after the meal.

The afternoon
Each visitor is assigned an individual sitting platform and walking path in the orchard, and is free to structure the time for walking or sitting meditation, study or resting as he or she sees fit.

Q & A
A question and answer session with Taan Ajaan Geoff about the Dhamma and meditation practice.

Afternoon chores
The monks or the long-term guests will let you know what would be helpful. If you have special skills make sure to let them know.

Evening meditation
The evening session consists of about 20 minutes of chanting followed by an hour’s meditation. Taan Ajaan Geoff usually gives a Dhamma talk with meditation instructions for the first 10 or 20 minutes of the sit.

Nighttime
The rest of the night is free for walking or sitting meditation, study, or resting.