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Daily schedule

Daily schedule

4:50 Wake-up bell
5:30 Zazen
7:00 Service
7:30 Temple cleaning
8:00 Breakfast (oryoki)
9:30 Work period
12:00 Service
12:15 Lunch (informal)
2:00 Work period
5:20 Service
5:30 Dinner (informal)
7:30 Zazen*
9:20 Evening chants
10:00 Lights out & closing rounds

Relaxed schedule (3 months of the year)

4:50 Wake-up bell
Same as regular schedule
8:00 Zazen*
9:20 Evening chants
10:00 Lights out & closing rounds

Sunday schedule

5:50 Wake-up bell
6:20 Zazen
7:20 Service
8:00 Breakfast
10:00 Sunday program
12:15 Informal lunch
2:00 Free time

Fall Ango Schedule

Tuesday
5:50 Wake-up bell
6:30 Zazen
7:30 Temple caretaking
8:00 Breakfast (oriyoki)
9:30 Sutra class  
10:40 Work practice
12:30 Service
12:45 Lunch (oriyoki)
3:00 Body practice
4:15 Zazen
5:15 Service
5:30 Dinner (quiet, informal)
7:00 Zazen
9:20 Closing chant
10:00 Closing rounds; lights out in dorms

Wednesday through Saturday
3:50 Wake-up bell
4:30 Service/linhin
5:10 Zazen
7:00 Temple caretaking
7:30 Breakfast (oriyoki)
9:00 Work period
12:30 Service
12:45 Lunch (oriyoki)
3:00 Body practice (Wed/Fri) Study period (Thur/Sat)
4:15 Zazen
5:15 Service
5:30 Dinner (quiet, informal)
7:00 Zazen (Thurs Class 7:30)
9:20 Closing chant
10:00 Closing rounds; lights out in dorms

Sunday
5:50 Wake-up bell
6:20 Zazen
7:20 Service
8:00 Breakfast
10:00 Sunday program
12:15 Informal lunch
2:00 Free time

From 2:00 p.m. Sunday until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday there are no scheduled activities, and residents are welcome to leave the monastery grounds or stay at the monastery.

*On Thursday evenings, there is a class rather than zazen. This class is usually led by one of the teachers or ordained sangha, and is on a wide variety of different Buddhist themes.