Where and when are retreatant meals taken?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 14:32 -- smurray

St. Luke Guest Dining Room is available to retreatants at all meal times.  A Silent Room, located adjacent to the main dining room, is available for those wishing to maintain silence during meals.  You are invited to help yourself to all food in the hot plates, or in the dining room counter and in the guest refrigerator.  Regular tea and herbal teas are available in the kitchen.  Meal times are:

Breakfast: anytime until 9:00 am
Dinner (Lunch): any time between 12:00 and 1:30 pm
Supper: any time between 4:00 and 7:00 pm

Be aware that following the custom of the monks, the main meal of the day is the mid-day meal.  Usually the guesthouse fare reflects the monks’ vegetarian diet. Those on special diets are encouraged to bring their own food.  Unless you wish to share this food with other guests we encourage you to label each item with your name and retreat dates.  Peel-off labels and pen are provided in the kitchen.  Please rinse dishes and place in the dishwasher after meal.