A Day in the Life at the Ashram
I’ve had a few people ask what the heck does one do at an ashram? Here’s a “regular” day in the life of Meg right now:
5:15am – Wake up bright and early.
5:30 – Walk up a hill to watch the sunrise and listen to all the crazy morning birds and cows.
6:00 – Silent Morning Meditation
7:00 – Breakfast! (I’ll do another post of what I eat one day).
8:00 – 12:30pm – Meditation in Action. Essentially the working part of the day. This could be doing anything from laundry, cleaning the meditation hall, gardening/pulling weeds, watering, picking lemons, moving rocks, cutting camomile flowers, painting, sewing, looking after a 2 year, you name it! It can be challenging, but usually pretty fun!
12:30 – Wash up in the outdoor solar shower
1:00 – Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 – Free Time! Anything can happen here! Hike through the forest, walk down to the creek, have a sauna, read, draw, paint, hang out in a treehouse, play music, drum, yoga, chill with people, whatever you’re in the mood for.
4:30 – Watch the sunset – they are outstanding here!
5:00 – Dinner. Most people don’t really do dinner – usually I grab a cup of tea and listen to the cicadas (like big green, hella loud crickets)! Or we listen to the guy from Papua New Guinea play guitar by the wood stove.
7:00 – Evening meditation. This usually starts off with dancing, silent meditation, a discourse from the main dude, then a group sharing of whatever is on your mind!
9:00 – Bed! I’m exhausted by this time. The day feels full and long watching both the sunrise and sunset. Sometimes I’ll read, write, or we’ll have a big campfire.
So there’s my typical day! Like anywhere, some days are more magical than others… But for the most part, things are pretty damn good. For better or worse, I’ve seen, cleaned, touched, and felt things I never imagined I would just a few months ago.