budda's temple. good time and a little adventures
Chui Am after finishing temple life (near 2 weeks) going to Cietl (USA) for working as a journalist.
So, now step by step:
a) start: me and Andrea decide to take temple stay. But by the way to this temple we had confuse - were not able to find way to this temple. ask a lot of people, one of them - Maria: "Yes! I'm volunteer and i will help you. What do you need? Internet? Ohh. Let's go, i have some friends...".
... in the library with internet: "Hey girl, we need the Internet. Give us please!..."
she is so nice :)) thanks her very very much. may be, without her we didn't find this temple.
c) first lesson of meditation: Do you think it's easy? No way! when you are sitting down in "lotos position" 45 minits without break. But we enjoyed, even i was sleeping in this position.))
d) We had a dinner. Food: Andrea told "disgusted" and i support her. After dinner meditation. Second time it was being better :) Finally, we went to bed at 9 pm. hoh, woke up at 3 am. for meditation. just look on the shedule in the end of this post.
We had work as well - development our sweeping ability.
General ScheduleFirst Day
13:00~13:30 : Registration & Orientation
13:30~15:00 : Temple Manners Opening Ceremony
15:00~16:20 : Self- Introduction
16:30~17:30 : Learn Traditional Buddhist Meal
17:30~18:20 : dinner-TBM
18:30~19:00 : Evening Service
19:00~20:30 : Make 108 Prayer’s Beads
20:30~21:00 : Ready for Sleep
21:00~ : sleep
03:00~03:30 : Wake up & Wash (in
03:30~04:00 : Dawn Service(in Silence)
04:00~04:30 : 108 bows
04:30~06:00 : Second Mediation (in Silence)
06:00~07:30 : Breakfast-TBM
07:30~09:00 : Tour to a Hermitage
09:00~10:00 : Tea ceremony
10:00~10:40 : Community Work & Survey
10:40~ : Closing Ceremony