Ratna Ling Daily Schedule (Monday- Saturday)
6:00-6:50am Kum Nye Practice (optional)
7:00-8:00am Breakfast and Getting Ready
8:00-8:15am Morning Circle: Chanting
8:15am-12:30pm Work Practice
1:30-5:00pm Work Practice
5:00-7:00pm Evening Classes or Meditation and Dinner
Living at Ratna Ling means being a part of a uniquely hard-working spiritual community. You will get the most out of the program if you dedicate time for classes, while maintaining balance for yourself. The day begins for some volunteers at 6am, while others may prefer to take classes in the evenings.
The work commitment time is 6 days/week, 8 hours/day. The weekly day off varies depending on your project assignment. Six days of working and evening classes can feel like a lot at first, but you soon may find that your days are more meaningful and enjoyable compared to any “job” you’ve had in the past.
Wednesday morning from 8AM-10AM is dedicated to community chores, upkeep of the property, and community meetings. The rest of Wednesday’s work practice is with regular assigned projects. Classes and practice sessions are offered at various times throughout the week and usually change quarterly.