No, Anyone can practice Buddhist mediation methods, according to the instructions already received elsewhere. But if someone needs instructions or want to discuss about their practice or if they have any questions about meditation, they can meet the teacher and get an appointment to discuss.
No. you have to come on the retreat start date & continue till the end.
No. You can only participate for scheduled retreats mention on the '' Retreat '' page. It is mandatory that you complete the course. You may continue the practice by staying the Centre for few more days after your retreat.(Please check availability)
No, You have to come in between 1.00pm & 3.00 pm. Also remember it takes about 2 hours by bus to get to the centre from Peradeniya, Galaha Junction. If the centre is picking you up from the airport this doesn’t apply.
No, its strictly prohibited.
No, Male & Female sections are separately located.
Your personal requirements, like clothes, toiletry, any medicines you need, a torch, an umbrella, and an alarm clock etc.
Vegetarian meals are provided for Breakfast & Lunch. Snack for evening.
Yes, you can eat anything vegetarian on your own, without any requirement for cooking, inside your rooms or inside the dining hall.
Yes, you can. But we strongly recommend not to use them unless you have an emergency to communicate with someone.
No charging faciity available in the Centre
It is usually cold, especially in the nights. Rain is very unpredictable.
Yes. This is very important. You must dress more to conceal than to reveal when you come to the center as well as during the retreat (No sleeveless vests, shirts and blouses and keep your legs covered at all times)
There are monkeys (sometimes), mosquitoes and leeches, but they are not harmful. No dengue or malaria mosquitoes are reported here. You would not get sick if leeches bite you.
Also please remember not to feed monkeys or any other animals (cats, birds etc) at the centre.
Both Sinhala & English languages are used at the Centre. Sometimes, there are retreats conducted totally either in Sinhala or English. But usually, for the Group Meditation sittings, the teacher will either talk in English or in Sinhala first & then the translation to the other language will follow.
It depends on requirement.
The Kandy base hospital about 2 hours away.
Sorry, no facility at the Centre to pay through Credit cards. Please give your donation by cash.