Tsechen Damchos Ling Buddhist Monastery

Monks performing puja

Monastic (Religious) Activities

The monastery has an established program of religious activities throughout the year. There are special rituals on all the holy days of the Buddha, the Sakyapa Teachers, and also on occasions when the local people request specific prayers and rituals for their benefit. On such days most of the usual routine is suspended as all of the monks take part in the prayer ceremonies.

Monks performing puja

The usual daily routine of the monks is:

1. 5.45 Wake-up Bell

2. 6.00 to 7.00 Morning Prayer (Tara Puja in the Prayer Hall with breakfast)

3. 7.30 to 9.00 Recitation and memorizing of the prayer/ritual texts

4. 9.00 to 10.00 Tibetan Language Class

5. 10.00 to 11.00 English Language Class

6. 11.30 to 13.00 Lunch Break

The monks having their lunch on the veranda

7. 13.00 to 14.00 Tibetan Language Class

8. 14.00 to 15.00 Revision of the day's lesson

9. 15.00 Tea Break

10. 15.00 to 17.00 Revision of recitation and memorization of the prayer/ritual texts

11. Break

12. 19.00 to 21.00 Evening Prayer and Recitations

13. 21.00 to 21.30 Self study

14. 21.30 Bed and light off

On certain occassions the monks attend special events at other Dharma centres to receive teachings from HH Sakya Trizin and other great teachers.

Young monks outside their domitory

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