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- Afternoon and Evening
- 12.15pm - Sext or lunchtime prayers.
- 12.30pm - Midday meal.
- 2.15pm - Afternoon work.
- 5.30pm Vespers - evening prayers, psalms and hymns.
- 6.00pm - Supper, prayer and reading.
- 7.30pm - Compline - end of day canticles, prayer and benediction.
- 8.00pm - Retire.
- A typical daily schedule of a monk in Sera Jhe:
- 5.00 am Wake up and wash. 5.30 am Morning prayers. Breakfast will be served during prayer session if there is any sponsor. 7.30 to 9.00 am Memorizing prayers and scriptures. 9.00 to 10.00 am Debating class. 10.00 to 10.30 am Chanting Sutras and reciting prayers as preliminary practices as well as to eliminate obstacles toward one's study and practices. 10.30 to 11.30 am Debating class. 11.30 to 12.30 pm Lunch with prayers and dedications for sponsors and all sentient beings .
- 12.30 to 1.00 pm Break time. 1.00 to 2.00 pm Receiving teachings from teachers. 2.00 to 4.00 pm Homework. Reading, reflecting and discussing on the subjects, covered particularly by the teacher on that day. 4.00 to 5.00 pm Receiving teaching from teachers. 5.00 to 5.30 pm Dinner with prayers. 5.30 to 6.00 pm Break time. 6.00 to 7.00 pm Evening debating class. 7.00 to 8.30/9.00 pm Prayers and meditation. Reciting Heart Sutra, 21 Tara praises many times and reciting many other prayers as preliminary practices and to eliminate obstacles toward one's study and practices. 9.00 to 10/11.00 pm Debating class (Some of the monks will continue until midnight or 1 am). 10/11.00 to 12.00 mn Reciting the prayers and scriptures which have been memorized so that one does not forget. 12.00mn Bed time but many monks will study till 1 or 2 am.
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- To be a monk is to be a brother among brothers in a living and human community where friendship, mutual help and support play a vital role...
- "Such a way of life demands great generosity and renunciation of oneself; its fruit is deep joy and peace." Mount St Bernard Abbey.