See, in order to do this course I had to agree to some specific restrictions, and one of them is no contact with the outside world. At all. But really with a time table like this, when would I have time to go online at all:
THE COURSE TIMETABLE
The following timetable for the course has been designed to maintain the continuity of practice. For best results students are advised to follow it as closely as possible.
4:00 am – Morning wake-up bell
4:30-6:30 am – Meditate in the hall or in your room
6:30-8:00 am – Breakfast break
8:00-9:00 am – Group meditation in the hall
9:00-11:00 am – Meditate in the hall or in your room according to the teacher’s instructions
11:00-12:00 noon – Lunch break
12noon-1:00 pm – Rest and interviews with the teacher
1:00-2:30 pm – Meditate in the hall or in your room
2:30-3:30 pm – Group meditation in the hall
3:30-5:00 pm – Meditate in the hall or in your own room according to the teacher’s instructions
5:00-6:00 pm – Tea break
6:00-7:00 pm – Group meditation in the hall
7:00-8:15 pm – Teacher’s Discourse in the hall
8:15-9:00 pm – Group meditation in the hall
9:00-9:30 pm – Question time in the hall
9:30 pm – Retire to your own room–Lights out
And other than short conversations with the teacher/guru on practice based questions, I also will be taking a vow of silence. Yep… somehow I will not talk for ten days. rust me, i am having as hard a time believing this as you. I guess I must put my wordy bastardness on stun.
Yes, I agreed to this. I actively sought it out in fact. Yes, I am wondering if the illness has spread to my brain too….
I am sure there is plenty to say about this when i get back. I’ll see you in nearly two weeks.
And feel free to keep abreast of world events while I am away. I mean… ten days, so much can happen. I’m having a hard time understanding how I will deal with not knowing a thing that occurs.