A Day in the Monastery

Monastic life is simple, it requires diligence and discipline.

03:50 Get up before sunrise
When the sky is still dark.
When the sky is still dark.
04:20 Morning prayer
Morning prayer.
Morning prayer.
05:30 Recitation
A monk reciting the canonical text.
A monk reciting the canonical text.
06:00 Breakfast
Preparing sandwiches for breakfast.
Preparing sandwiches for breakfast.
06:40 Daily work
Shoveling snow off the driveway.
Shoveling snow off the driveway.
07:50~11:10 Learning sessions
11:30 Lunch
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Grateful for the food we get.
13:30~16:30 Learning sessions
19:00 Evening prayer
The sound of the drum reminds us to keep our minds alert
The sound of the drum reminds us to keep our minds alert
20:00 Self-learning
Reading a book in foreign language.
Reading a book in foreign language.
21:00 Go to bed
Night time in the monastery.
Night time in the monastery.