Day Visit

Your Day Visit:

We ask everyone to be mindful that this is a time and space of tranquility. 

Please observe the impulse to speak, 
being sensitive to the residents who are observing silence. 

Watch for posted areas of seclusion, such as kutis, campsites or trails. 
Do not enter these areas. 

Our Daily Schedule:

On most days, we join for devotional chanting at 7:00 am, and at our main meal at 11:00 am. There is formal teaching from time to time, either after the meal or at 2:30 pm. 

Our work period is for 3 hours and can be in the morning or during the afternoon, depending on assigned duties.

On our quiet days (see calendar), we prefer not to have day visitors.

Our environment

The temperature can vary from 50 degrees to 95 in a single morning depending on your location and the time of year. 
Most of our areas do not have electricity. If you will be here during dark hours, please be sure to have a flashlight and warm clothing.  

Though we don't often see them, we share this land with cougars, bobcats, coyotes, timber rattle snakes, and scorpions, as well as many other forest creature friends. 

Our native flora includes poison oak. If you've never seen poison oak, please ask one of us to identify it for you so you can avoid it on the trails. 

You will need to bring:

  •  shoes or sandals with good traction. 
  •  a sunhat and/or sunscreen for the sunny areas 
  •  some warm layers for the cooler forested areas
  •  a flashlight