Thursday, June 4, 2009

Daily Schedule of Luang Phor

Here is the schedule taken from a Dhamma book in Thai language of an abbot of a temple:

2- 4am : Wake up and prepare for pindapat (alms round)

4-5am : Assemble the monks. Some monks have to walk a distance from their dwelling place to the sala to prepare

6am : Go for pindapat (alms round)

7.30am : Partake in the daily meal (only one solid meal a day)

11am : Self practice doing walking and/or sitting meditation

3pm : Sweep the monastery area

4 - 5pm : Take a bath and freshen up

6pm : Chanting and teaching Dhamma to the laypeople

10.30pm: Short sitting or walking meditation

11pm-12am: Sleep

My apologies, I do not know the name of the abbot. The information above was translated to me by a Thai Buddhist friend.

However, most abbots in forest monasteries spent very little time on sleep- on average it is between 2 to 4 hours.

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