However, our trails will remain closed due to potential dangers, until we can do more trail maintenance and also see how the rains will affect them.
|5:00am||Morning Puja||Morning chanting and meditation in the Dhamma Hall.|
|6:30am||Morning Chores||A half hour period for a morning chores while breakfast is being prepared.|
|7:00am||Breakfast||Tea and a light breakfast is served.|
|7:30am||Work Meeting and Dhamma Reflection||Everyone gathers in the Dhamma Hall for work assignments and a Dhamma reflection from one of the Ajahns.|
|8:00am||Work Period and Meal Preperation||A period for various work and projects at the monastery, as well as preparation of the meal.|
|10:45am||Meal Offering||The meal is formally offered to the monastics, a blessing is given, and everyone may partake of the meal.|
|12:00pm||Kitchen Cleanup||Everyone is asked to help with the kitchen cleanup.|
|1:00pm||Open Period||An open period for individual practice and solitude at one’s lodging.|
|5:30pm||Tea Time||Tea and drinks are served in the kitchen and generally one of the Ajahns and other monastics are available in the Dhamma Hall for questions and answers.|
|7:00pm||Evening Puja||Evening chanting and meditation in the Dhamma Hall.|
There is a regular Dhamma talk on Sunday afternoons. The program begins at 2 pm with chanting followed by meditation. After a short break, one of the senior monks gives a Dhamma talk. There is no evening puja Sunday night (except when the Lunar Obserance Day falls on Sunday).
On Lunar Observance Days, the four moon quarters, the schedule is reduced and the day is set aside for formal meditation and contemplation. Evening puja begins at 7:30 pm and is followed by a Dhamma talk (Except when the Lunar Obserance Day falls on Sunday. On such days, the Dhamma talk is part of the 2 pm program). After that, there is typically an all-night vigil with sitting and walking throughout the night. At midnight, a one hour question and answer tea break is held in the Dhamma Hall. Sitting and walking meditation then continues from 1 am until 3 am, when morning chanting begins. The day after the Lunar Observance Day is also set aside for rest and further practice.
As the scheduling for the Lunar Observance Day varies somewhat from the observable moon phases, check the Abhayagiri Calendar for exact dates. It is optional for overnight guests and visitors to attend the all night vigil.