Terms of Participation

A written application is necessary for participation in a retreat. Overnight stays without prior registration, as well as stays with only one overnight stay are not possible. The participation in programs on the Lilienhof Sirisampanno is at one’s own responsibility. The monastery does not serve as a therapy centre, a drug withdrawal clinic, a wellness centre, a recreation centre or an individual hideaway. The prerequisites for a stay are mental health, discipline and a firm commitment to practice. In order for the practice to bear fruits, all visitors must be willing to follow the rules of the monastery and fit into the daily routine.

The eight rules of ethics (Silas) for life and stay in the monastery

SILENA NIBBUTIM YANTI

Virtue is a vehicle for peace.

1. Pānātipātā veramani sikkhāpadam samādiyāmi

Not to kill or hurt any living creature.
I vow to take this exercise upon myself.

2. Adinnādānā veramani sikkhāpadam samādiyāmi

Not to take that has not been given to me.
I vow to take this exercise upon myself.

3. Kāmesu micchācāra veramani sikkhāpadam samādiyāmi

Not to engage in sensual acts (abstention from sexuality).
I vow to take this exercise upon myself.

4. Musāvāda veramani sikkhāpadam samādiyāmi

To practice to not lie but to speak sympathetically.
I vow to take this exercise upon myself.

5. Surā meraya majja pamādatthānā veramani sikkhāpadam samādiyāmi

Not to consume any mind-confusing and consciousness-clouding substances/abstaining from intoxicating and sensory confusing substances, food and drinks.
I vow to take this exercise upon myself.

6. Vikalabhojana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami

Abstaining from eating after the sun’s maximum (twelve noon).
I vow to take this exercise upon myself.

7. nacca gīta vādita visukadassanā mālā gandha vilepana dhārana mandana vibhūsanaTThānā veramaNi sikkhāpadaM samādhiyāmi 

Abstaining from dancing, amusement in music and body jewellery.
I vow to take this exercise upon myself.

8. Uccāsayana-mahāsayanā veramani sikkhāpadam samādiyāmi

Abstaining from the use of comfortable beds.
I vow to take this exercise upon myself.