|Male yogis will have to share a dormitory room, bathroom and toilet. Female yogis are housed in a “kuti” which can be occupied singly or shared, depending on the number of female yogis and kuti availability. These kutis are sited behind the main 3-storey building. Bathrooms are installed with water heaters for bathing and are adequate for the use of female yogis.
Accommodation for all yogis are simple and comfortable enough so as not to cause any cultural shock to foreign yogis who are used to modern amenities back home.
There are two huge and well-ventilated halls for sitting and walking meditation on the ground floor and second floor. The Sangha rooms and male yogis dormitory are located on the first floor.
|The food served are generally non-vegetarian although request for vegetarian food can be specially arranged if advance notice is given. The food is hygienic, nutritious and delicious, and are typical Malaysian home-cooked food. Freshly-cut fruits are generously served at every lunch.|
Charges/DonationEffective 1 April 2017, the charges for yogis are as follows:
MYR5 per day for local (Malaysian) yogi;
MYR20 per day for other foreign yogi;
Free for life for yogi who had donated MYR500 to the Centre’s Sangha Yogi Free Meal Fund.
The charges are made for the first ten days and it will be free beyond that, subject to the approval to stay on which will be given by the Resident Meditation Master. Yogis are welcomed to make donation of any amount after their retreat.
Daily Meditation ScheduleMBMC is open to anyone who wishes to do their retreat at any time of the year. A typical daily meditation schedule is given below and must be observed by all meditating yogis.
|4.00 am||Wake-up & Wash-up|
|4.30 am - 5.00 am||Walking Meditation|
|5.00 am - 6.00 am||Sitting Meditation||Top Floor (Compulsory)|
|6.00 am - 6.15 am||Morning Chanting||Top Floor (Compulsory)|
|6.25 am||Line up for Breakfast||Outside Dining Hall|
|7.00 am - 8.00 am||Walking Meditation / Bath Time|
|8.00 am - 9.00 am||Sitting Meditation|
|9.00 am - 10.00 am||Walking Meditation|
|10.00 am - 10.45 am||Sitting Meditation|
|10.55 am||Line up for Lunch||Outside Dining Hall|
|12.00 pm - 1.00 pm||Walking Meditation / Bath Time / Washing /
|1.00 pm - 2.00 pm||Sitting Meditation|
|2.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Walking Meditation|
|3.00 pm - 4.00 pm||Sitting Meditation|
|4.00 pm - 5.00 pm||Walking Meditation|
|5.00 pm - 6.00 pm||Sitting Meditation|
|6.00 pm - 7.00 pm||Walking Meditation|
|7.00 pm - 8.00 pm||Sitting Meditation|
|8.00 pm - 9.00 pm||Recorded Dhamma Talk / Walking Meditation||1st Floor Air-cond Room (Recorded Dhamma Talk)|
|9.00 pm - 9.30 pm *||Sitting Meditation||Top Floor (Compulsory)|
|9.30 pm - 10.00 pm||Metta Chanting / Making Aspirations /
Sharing of Merits
|Top Floor (Compulsory)|
|10.30 pm||Sleep (Lights off)|
|* 9.30 pm - 10.30 pm||Dhamma Talk (Friday Night)||Ground Floor|
Attire for Yogi
|Yogis are advised to wear proper and suitable attire when in retreat. Suitable attire are clothing which are fairly loose and comfortable when sitting down cross-legged. Yogis can wash their dirty laundry while in retreat and washing machines are provided.|