The Daily Schedule of a Buddhist Monk

This is a schedule that I found on the internet of the schedule of a Buddhist monk. Just try to imagine yourself in the Monks’ places.

The usual daily routine of the monks is:

1. 5.45 Wake-up Bell

2. 6.00 to 7.00 Morning Prayer (Puja [prayer] 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

Young monks outside their domitory


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. charlesrugby95
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 12:59:20

    Nice article Ash!
    Between, I went to a “French monk place” and I saw how awful and difficult and tiring to live like that. This is very true, imagine yourself live like that! It would be awful! However, they have chosen to live like this and I will respect them forever 😀


    • ashwath0608
      May 12, 2011 @ 19:00:41

      I agree with you Charles. Monks do have a rigorous life and I respect them for choosing such a path in their lives.


  2. mbfitzmahan
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 14:34:02

    Very interesting! It is surprising that these monks study English everyday. Also, I wonder why they study the Tibetan language for 2 hours a day. Are these Tibetan monks? Where did you find this site, Ash?


    • ashwath0608
      May 12, 2011 @ 19:02:26

      Yes these are Tibetian monks, they are very similar to the Shaolin monks. I am also intrigued at the fact that they learn English, even though they might not have to use it so often! This website was given to me by my mother, I will try and find the link.


  3. tzu
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 22:02:27

    Alright, I will tell you my true identity, I love your blogg, you have putdown alot of knowlege here and I can feel great fengshui on this page. I hope that my words have made you wonder and think, as I said last time, questions is thougts and ieas, are more important then the answer (knowlege). I write from ortiental and daoist princips and the way of the heart mind and soul teachings.

    I’ve been to different temples and got alot of different teachings, that is why I name it the way of heart mind and soul.


  4. waddle waddle
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 18:09:59

    this will help with my homework


  5. Anna
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 07:34:33

    Thank you for this information, you helped me a lot with my homework. Also, now I know what to do each day to be successful. Will follow this schedule religiously (pun intended).


  6. Maggie
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 22:41:06

    I just wanted to use this comment to THANK YOU SO MUCH. Your blog helped me so much with a oral presentation I’m going to have tomorrow. Thank you!


  7. Sean Williams
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 14:00:19

    I learned A lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo sean w *kisses*


  8. sihle
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 11:59:07

    I am studying of religion in my school an am proud of this page for all what it gave me.


  9. sebawackadoo
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 15:17:13

    Im in a a lesson and this has told me a lot but its so good its tempting to copy and paste!!!!!! thx


  10. gaby
    May 28, 2014 @ 01:40:16



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