Day visitors are welcome to use the meditation hall and the library between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.. Meeting a monk is possible after the meal or by appointment.
A limited number of lay practicioners can stay and practise at the monastery provided they have requested a date, registered by eMail, phone or letter and their registration has been confirmed by the sangha.
There is no fee or suggested donation, but please note that running a monastery does cost money and is dependend on the generosity of others.
Camping on monastery grounds or in the surrounding area is against administrative law. Infringement causes damage for the monastery.
The monastery is neither a therapy center, nor a wellness institute, nor a drug withdrawal station, nor a place where parents can dump naughty kids.
IT IS a place where guests are required to work with DISCIPLINE on reducing their defilements and changing bad habits!
Guests are required to participate in the daily activities and follow the eight precepts:
1. To refrain from killing any living beings.
2. To refrain from taking what is not given.
3. To refrain from any sexual activity.
4. To refrain from lying and unwholesome speach.
5. To refrain from intoxication with alcohol or drugs.
6. To refrain from eating after noon.
7. To refrain from entertainment and beautifying the body.
8. To refrain from luxurious beds (sleeping too much).
All guests have to follow the daily schedule and activities (exceptions for health reasons can be discussed with the senior monk). Mutual respect and consideration, maintaining a quiet meditative atmosphere, cleanliness and heedfulness are the pillars of a harmonious communal life.
1. Read the handbook for guests (new version 2013) and see if the conditions are acceptable for you. If yes:
2. Contact us via email or phone and find out if we can accomodate you during the desired period. If yes:
3. Fill in the registration form and send it by email or letter.
[download registration form]
(The monastic community Muttodaya does not run a blog and does not participate in "social networks". If you encounter any Facebook, Twitter or similar accounts, or a Blog bearing the name "Muttodaya", please be aware: THEY ARE FAKE! Trying to contact us through those media is pointless.)
4. We will then confirm your stay and wish you a safe journey.
If you want to participate in the events or practise at the monastery during the day but do not want to stay at the monastery, you will find inexpensive accomodation near the monastery, or, if you prefer, more upmarket hotels.
Bed & Breakfast
in Gundlitz, 15 minutes walking distance to the monastery:
Mrs. Bunzel (some English spoken), phone 09256-1210
in Weißenbach, 25 minutes walk through the forest to the monastery:
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell; phone 09227-9456686; [email protected] (native English speaker)
in Marktleugast, 10 minutes by car to the monastery:
Mrs. Gitti Rasch (English spoken), Tannenwirtshaus 11, Mobile phone: 0170-9703873, home line: 09255-2133182, Email: [email protected]