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“Tamed, he is supreme among those who tame;
At peace, he is the sage among those who bring peace;
Freed, he is the chief of those who set free;
Delivered, he is the best of those who deliver.”
AN 4:23

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Visiting

Between public retreats, the Bhavana Society is open to visitors who would like to share the experience of monastery life for a short time.  By visiting you will experience a taste of the benefits of monastic life without having to make a life long commitment.

Visitors participate in the daily routines of the monastery.  We wake in the morning for silent meditation at 5 am.  This meditation is followed by chanting in Pali, the language of the Buddhist texts.  We do this chanting to set the intention for the day’s activities.  It reminds us that we have dedicated our lives…(read more)