Rules & Regulations of Buddha swastika Buddhist Meditation Center
- Please contact a registration officer for registration into the meditation center. Please present your copy ID card together with an original ID card. Office hours are 08:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. (Lunch break is 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
- The duration of meditation retreat is minimum 3 days 2 nights and maximum of stay is 15 days. If anyone intends to stay more than 15 days, please contact an abbess of Buddha swastika Buddhist Meditation Center will consider in case by case.
- The time for observing 8 Buddhist Precepts are 08:30 a.m. and 17:30 p.m. The time for leaving 8 Buddhist Precepts are 06:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
- Please be prepared the following stuff for staying here which are;
- Please bring the white Dharma practice sets(white shawl, white pants, white shirts, white sarong, and white liner pants). T-shirts or tight pants are prohibited. There are the white Dharma practice sets for selling at the registration office.
- Please bring along your personal items with you which are; soap, towel, toothpaste, shampoo, detergent, hanger, umbrella, sanitary pads, torch, sandas, blanket, and mosquito repellent. We do offer mat and pillow for free of charge.
- Please bring along your chronic disease medicine with you and please inform the name of the medicine to a registration officer for acknowledgement.
- Please listen to the chime for meetings or doing any activities.
- Do not use any communication devices during meditation retreat.
- Any accessories aren’t allowed to wear during meditation retreat; only a watch is allowed. Please do not bring any valuable belongings during your stay here. We are not responsible for any damage or loss of your valuable belongings.
- Nail polish is not allowed during meditation retreat. Please tie your hair neatly in case of long hair.
- Any meditation matters or questions, please ask your meditation teacher.
- Please keep all areas clean, tidy, and quiet. Do not make noise, no gambling, no fortune, telling, and no incarnation. Please support each other during meditation retreat.
- Please cooperate for energy saving both water and electricity. Also please keep your room clean and tidy.
12. All people who ordained Nekkhamma must attend meditation retreat together according to the meditation practice program as provided. The one who does speechless meditation retreat is not allowed to attend these activities. Be wearing only the white Dharma practice clothes at all times during staying here.
13. All people who ordained Nekkhamma are not allowed to go out of the meditation center. In case of any necessary matters to go out, please ask a registration officer for permission. When you return back to the meditation center, please inform a registration officer for acknowledgement as well.
14. If any friends or family come to visit you, they are allowed to have a conversation with you for no more than 30 minutes. The outsiders or visitors are not allowed to get into your room.
15. Cooking or bringing any food into the room is not allowed during staying here due to insect prevention. Regarding the sick person, the one who does speechless meditation retreat, senior people or the one who gets permission from an abbess of the mediation center are exceptional from this rule.
16. Anyone who would like to be a food host, please contact a registration officer during office hours.
17. A registration officer will check the room for tidiness and return your ID card before your leave. To change any information, please inform a registration officer for action in this matter.
18. Do not use a mobile phone in the room when you stay with your roommate due to bothering others. In case of any necessary issue, please use a mobile phone outside the room.
19. The unqualified person who is not considered to do meditation retreat at Buddha swastika Buddhist Meditation Center are as followed;
19.1 A person with mental illness
19.2 Drug addict person
19.3 Criminal prosecution person
19.4 Contagious Disease person
19.5 Children under 7 years old are not accepted