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What

This residency program is designed to offer you a getaway that immerses you in nature so that you can slow down, open up, and feel into your own creative rhythms. The residency is located on 18 acres of spectacular natural beauty of the ancestral homeland of the Kanaka Maoli, Kingdom of Hawai’i. Designed and developed according to principles from permaculture, organic gardening, and indigenous wisdom traditions, this sacred land offers plenty of outdoor spaces for moving, making art, and finding inspiration in nature.

We offer:

  • maximum solo time to work on your project
  • the opportunity for a 30-minute 1:1 meeting with Art Monastery Founder Suiko McCall
  • the opportunity to share your work and receive feedback 
  • optional guided meditation — four days  per week meditation is guided by Joel & Michelle Levey
  • optional silent meditation — weekly community gathering for a half hour silent meditation
  • a supportive and intimate community

Meditation schedule...

Meditation Schedule

(subject to change)

Monday, 8:30-10am — guided sit, teaching, and conversation with Joel & Michelle
Tuesday, 4:30-6pm — guided sit, teaching, and conversation with Joel & Michelle
Friday, 8:30-10am — guided sit, teaching, and conversation with Joel & Michelle
Friday, 5-5:30pm — silent sitting with the whole Sanctuary community
Sunday, 8:30-10am — guided sit, teaching, and conversation with Joel & Michelle

You are welcome to the bounty offered by the land (depending on the season): avocado, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, passionfruit, eggfruit, breadfruit, jackfruit, pineapples, rose apples, mountain apples, bananas, plantains, papayas, figs, guavas, macadamia nuts, Malabar chestnuts, sapotes, surinam cherries, cacao, coffee, aloe vera, lichee, rambutan, jabotacaba, abiu, neem, dozens of varieties of edible and useful bamboo, and fresh garden vegetables.

Who

Artists.*

*(We believe everyone is an artist.)

More...

 

Whether you are in your creative stride or rejuvenating your creative path, a residency offers you the opportunity to develop your work within a contemplative container of exquisite nature and create at a deeper level than possible in the hustle bustle of your everyday life.

The Art Monastery hosts visiting artists of all disciplines. Work spaces include desks in your cabin or yurt, in addition to the breathtaking outdoor landscape of our Hawai’i location.

Artistic feedback and contemplative support is available in one-on-one meetings with the Core Team, as well as group shares by request.

Where

Art Monastery Hawai’i, Big Island

A truly special 18-acre permaculture farm overlooking the ocean and Maui. Far from the tourist noise, we offer deep quiet and spacious days with your toes in the grass.

Accommodations

The Yurt

The Yurt

$1250 for the first week, $1100 for each additional week

A 30’ yurt with a queen size bed, multiple couch/futons, a desk, a small private kitchen, two private glorious decks. The larger deck is the gem of the sanctuary, offering a beautiful gathering area. Covered and protected but open air with views of the land, the deck is a remarkable spot for movement or yoga, acoustic music-making, writing, or visual art.

The Cabins: Pueo & Lilikoi

$500/cabin for the first week, $375 for each additional week

There are two cabins which open onto a shared open-air kitchen.
Each cabin has a queen size bed & desk.
If you prefer a private kitchen, book both cabins ($825 for the first week, $700 each additional week).

Camping

$350/week/tent

There is a sturdy covered tent platform that comes complete with large tent, sleeping bag & pad, electricity, and wifi. Access to a shared outdoor kitchen (separate from the cabin kitchen) and the bathhouse.
Please note that camping does not include any indoor workspace. 

The Bathhouse

The yurt, cabins, and tent platforms all share the same bathhouse. The bathhouse has 2 toilets, 2 sinks, and 2 shower rooms that each have 2 shower heads. The bathhouse also has an outdoor sink, outdoor shower, and outdoor bathtub.

How

To Register

Please send an email to info@artmonastery.org indicating the dates and accommodations you’d like, as well as any questions you have. We will do our best to make your stay deeply nourishing.