Tournon-sur-Rhône monastery program

- through Fabrice Groult

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The Bodhinyanarama monastery of the tradition of the monks of the forest was created in Tournon on July 7, 1977. It perpetuates a long line of monks living in the jungles of Asia, whose origin comes from one of the first disciples of the Buddha, named MahaKaspa, recognized as the first patriarch of all schools.

Like the monasteries of the forest of Southeast Asia, the Bodhinyanarama monastery follows a daily rhythm punctuated by times of chanting / prayers and meditation and times of work.

Visits take place every day (excluding meditation sessions) from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The day goes like this:

6:00 a.m.: chanting / prayers
8 a.m. to 00 p.m.: joint work
Free afternoon for meditation or personal work
20:00 a.m.: chanting / prayers

Meditation sessions and meditation initiation days

Once a month, the monastery organizes meditation sessions as well as initiation days

Calendar of the next initiation days and meditation sessions on the site of the monastery.

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Fabrice Groult

Fabrice Groult is an adventurer, photographer and Buddhist who has traveled the world since a young age. After studying Buddhism in India, he embarked on an eighteen-month journey through Asia that took him to the Himalayas, where he discovered his passion for photography. Since then, he has traveled the world capturing images of Buddhist beauty and wisdom. He was a guide for ten years, and is now a journalist with Buddhist News.

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