【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】如是应于晨起，午前，午后，初夜，四次修习Meditate in this way during four sessions: predawn, morning, afternoon and at nightfall.
日常师父法语 24B 18’01”手抄稿第三册 P280LL4
24B 18’01” Vol. 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P280LL4
English Lamrim Volume 1, P100
【What to do at the conclusion】
【Meditate in this way during four sessions: predawn, morning, afternoon and at nightfall. 】
This is the mainstream practice in India. We do this [see Translator’s Note] every day for four sessions. They practice in a sitting position. From what I know, they really did it this way. The standard is to sleep four hours at night. So of all six periods in a day, they would only sleep during that time, they sleep during that time. Then, the time they would wake up in the morning is usually past two o’clock. So the first session would start after two o’clock. Then each session would be quite long, about three hours, more than three hours. Then followed by morning breakfast. After breakfast, the next session would also be three to four hours. So there would be one session before noon, another after noon, and one in the early evening. The middle of the night would then be for sleeping. You would meditate four times a day. [Translator’s Note: “this” likely refers to the method of practice that Master has put in place for the disciples.]