Viscid wrote:I'm curious-- do monasteries ever encourage their monks to exercise, or do monks ever take the initiative to exercise? Would this be discouraged considering they'd likely eat more?
Do prostrations count as exercise?
At the monastery where I ordained we walked down the mountain 5km each morning to go on Pindhabhat in the village below... lookshury.
At Wat pah nanachat the Pindhabhats are usually about an hour long.
Thai forest monks can walk for long distances when on Tudong.
Many Burmese monks spend a considerable portion of the day doing walking meditation.
A lot of monks do yoga.
It's not all about just sitting on your butt.