Participation in the house (Karmayoga)
All course participants help with the work in the house for about one hour a day. Karmayoga practice is common in Buddhist centers and is a way to engage with the group and practice mindfulness in everyday life.
It is recommended to bring along for retreats:
Comfortable clothes, slippers, possibly a light meditation blanket (available at the shop).
For retreats and courses: Mala, vajra and bell, damaru, possibly own seat cushion (in the temple there are seat cushions available), possibly own mat.
For chod retreats additionally: chod drum, damaru, possibly trumpet, chod hat, rucksack/chod bag, blue stone bag (most items are available in the shop).
We ask everyone to treat each other with respect and support each other. The ethical principles of Buddhism apply in the house: respect for all living beings, respect for the possession of others, mindful speech, abstinence (alcohol, sexual intercourse) during retreats.
There is a general smoking ban in the house
Incense sticks and candles must not be lit in the rooms, as there is a risk of fire and there are sensitive fire alarms throughout the house.
Except for special exceptions, there is a night’s rest in the house after 22.00 to 7.00 o’ clock.
It is possible to practice with a bell and drum in the temple, in the rooms only quiet meditation is possible.