Rules & Conditions For Treatment
COURSE OF DETOXIFICATION at the
Upon arrival at the Monastery you will be required to undergo the admission formalities. This includes signing papers which state that you understand the rules and conditions which apply throughout your stay. That you commit yourself to faithfully and fully comply with those rules and conditions.
THE RULES AND CONDITIONS
- All must take a VOW never to use addictive substances for the remainder of their life, and must complete all admission formalities.
- The duration of the course of detoxification is seven days, and until this is completed you will not be permitted to exit the course.
- During the first five days:
- All must take the liquid herbal medicine once a day.
This will expel the toxins from the body.
- All must, and as directed, take two herbal tablets daily.
These will also assist in expelling the toxins from the body.
- All must take an herbal medicine/tonic and steambath daily.
This combination will further cleanse and refresh the body.
- The final two days of the course are for resting and recuperation, and will be spent in the treatment Centre. The daily steambath procedure will still be a requirement
- Throughout the entire course all patients will be restricted to the Treatment Centre
- Upon application, and providing the conduct of the applicant has not been a cause for concern, an extended stay at the Monastery may be granted. Those wishing to stay beyond the course period of seven days will be required to reside within the Treatment Centre. However:-
- During the first fifteen days at the Monastery they may exit the Treatment Centre, for the sole purpose of working under the supervision of the Monks.
- From the sixteenth day and for the duration of their stay they may visit all parts of the Monastery under the supervision of the authorities.
- All are responsible for their personal hygiene and cleanliness, and must accept full responsibility for the cleanliness and tidiness of their sleeping quarters and ablutions.
- The Monks and Nuns who supervise and care for you are committed to their chosen task.
They devote their skills and time for the wellbeing and eventual freedom of addiction of all that enter the Treatment Centre. They also have their Buddhist Monastic duties and responsibilities.
Their commitments, and their station in life, are to be respected.
- Whilst at the Monastery you may meet folk from other parts of the world seeking the same result as yourself. Whatever their race, sex, colour or religion - you are required to respect them as we expect them to respect you.
- Insurance. Whilst it is not a requirement, all international patients are encouraged to arrange insurance against sickness, accident and transit prior to departing from their normal place of residence.
- During your time on the course, apart from matters of extreme urgency, you will not be permitted to make telephone or facsimile contact with anyone.
- When the time arrives for you to depart and return to your home you will have a farewell session with (at least) one of the Senior Monks.
CONCEPTS OF THE DETOXIFICATION AND REHABILITATION METHODS EMPLOYED AT THE THAMKRABOK MONASTERY
- We use The Vow to give the patients confidence and power to be freed from their respective addictions.
- We use work for the purpose of rehabilitation of the mind and the body. In Buddhism we believe that working within a Monastery or Temple will earn merit.
- Food and personal requirements are all available within the Monastery, and patients are required to make their own purchases.
- No charges whatsoever are sought for the services provided by the Monks and Nuns. To cover the costs of the Monastery, which are many and varied, we rely solely on donations.
- Voluntary Donations will be gratefully received and faithfully applied.
- The Abbot, his Monks and Nuns truly believe that patients without means can be assisted relying solely on donations.
OCCUPATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN WHICH THE PATIENTS MAY PARTICIPATE DURING THEIR STAY
- Daily Meditation.
- Daily teaching sessions.
- Attending the Evening Chanting.
- Offering active support and assistance to new arrivals.
- Working within the Monastery under supervision of the Monks and Nuns. This will assist you in regaining your physical strength and confidence, and of course gaining Merit.
- Regular exercise.
- Literature. If you are a reader you may bring along as many books as you wish.
- Table Tennis. Maybe we can see how good you are!
- Television and Video. These are also available, and should you care to you may bring along some movies of your own.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE HOME
THIS IS WHEN YOUR WORK TRULY BEGINS