Daily Schedule

Time Period Description
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 Saturday evenings. The program begins at 7 pm with chanting followed by meditation. After a short break, one of the senior monks gives a Dhamma talk.

On Lunar Observance Days, the four moon quarters, the schedule is reduced and the day is set aside for formal meditation and contemplation. On this day, there is no morning puja, work meeting or work period with the exception of guests helping out in the kitchen. Each Lunar Observance day, the monks will walk locally in the morning for alms. Evening puja begins as usual at 7 pm and is followed by a Dhamma talk. After that, there is typically a late-night vigil with sitting and walking throughout the night. At midnight, a question and answer tea break is held in the Monk’s Dining Hall. Sitting and walking meditation then continues until 3 am, when morning chanting begins. The day after the Lunar Observance Day is also set aside for rest and further practice. On this day there are no pujas held and the work period consists of a few guests helping out in the kitchen.

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 visitors to attend the late-night vigil.