Community Living

MTP Community

Accommodations

You will live at Nyingma Institute, Dharma College, or Mangalam Centers.

Most participants are housed in shared rooms at Nyingma Institute. Please expect one roommate and shared bathrooms and showers.

Vegetarian meals will be provided; students may share some of the cooking. There will be regular house jobs that you are responsible for, and a basic code of conduct you must agree to follow.

Community Living

Living in community is a vital part of the MTP. We will develop group projects and opportunities to work and relax together. We do not emphasize social interaction, but we encourage you to share and make connections with your fellow students.

Full participation in the program requires about 60 hours a week, which includes group meditation, classes and workshops and about 10-20 hours a week for private study and practice.

Daily Schedule

Monday-Thursday
7:15-7:45 Morning Meditation
8:00-8:30 Breakfast, Group meeting: Set intention, assign practice for the day
8:30-12:30 Work
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-4:45 Work
4:45-5:00 Closing prayers and group meeting
5:30-6:00 Dinner
Friday
7:15-7:45 Morning Meditation
8:00-8:15 Breakfast, Group meeting: Set intention, assign practice for the day
8:15-12:30 Work
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:15 Work
3:30-5:00 Buddhist Studies Class / Study Group
5:30-6:00 Dinner
Saturday
7:15-8:00 Morning Meditation
8:00-8:15 Breakfast, Group meeting: Set intention, assign practice for the day
8:15-12:30 Community Jobs – Gardening, cleaning, sewing, art projects, etc
12:30-1:30 Lunch

About once a month you will participate in an all-day Saturday workshop offered through the Nyingma Institute.