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Do Nothing Moon

Posted by on Oct 5, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Do Nothing Moon

Do Nothing Moon Full Moon  October 9, 2022  but listenfor a moment, to do nothingor not even that, only snowbright attentiona hibiscus-white instantiation of beingrelaxed thread of breath sung broad in windthe question of why life is like this remainsready to flood the openings with abstractionleave the circle free & unbound for nowallow the axis of […]

Moon Mirror Mind

Posted by on Sep 20, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Moon Mirror Mind

Moon Mirror Mind New Moon  September 25, 2022   falling fruit & brambles darken the underbrush where we find ourselves again, doing what we do going the long way home, wanting more something to burn to prove something alive but there’s no going that way by night the waves are rough skinned, the pitched slope rugged […]

Dogfish Moon

Posted by on Sep 6, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Dogfish Moon

Dogfish Moon Full Moon  September 9, 2022   face forward & her body slumped her husband appeared in the aisle & lifted her face glazed eyes unresponsive, he called for a doctor, a nurse our plane was silent & still as he cried emergency twilight oxygen, burning jet fuel, flying high above the earth one human […]

Old Friend Moon

Posted by on Aug 24, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Old Friend Moon

Old Friend Moon New Moon  August 27, 2022  Recall the barking dog hidden in summer& the dogged delicacy of cabbage mothstilting flamenco above traffic in afternoon sun All the sentience not our own, tended or wild,that permeate the city of our suspicious speciesants, pollen, sparrows, cactus, grass Bring to the fore the alien imaginariumwho call the willow […]

Veil of Life Moon

Posted by on Aug 9, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Veil of Life Moon

Veil of Life Moon Full Moon  August 11, 2022   Head aches above the wind & summer seaa narrow two lane road gives little solacebut what the abyss reveals is a blazecloud-clear splendor & shrouded life-edge. Poem by Qayyum Johnson.Painting by Suiko McCall. She Who Gives Life to the Dead, 2022. Ink on paper, 10×9″  

Three Principles Moon

Posted by on Jul 26, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Three Principles Moon

Three Principles Moon The new moon is July 28, 2022.   I climb the mountain Haleakala in a borrowed car someone else drives the bell rings me back to this world building cushion home now but away again soon so for a moment you you you you you are alive throughout one dream of three […]

Daytime Stars Moon

Posted by on Jul 11, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Daytime Stars Moon

Daytime Stars Moon Full Moon  July 13, 2022   (An honest address to the goddess of awakening begins with confession— This world can feel too much. Gratitude you beautiful awakening dark appearance dream cataract.)   Black is black at night in dark awakening the dark is honest & sublime, the black awakened compassion stars the stars […]

Medicine Journey Moon

Posted by on Jun 27, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Medicine Journey Moon

New Moon  June 28, 2022 Uncertain of our felicitous life, we go looking for the moon constant infinity of sky light meets the eye on breath one after another, love widens into the confidence of everyday abiding. Poem by Qayyum Johnson Painting by Suiko McCall.

A Letter from Neva and Raff

Posted by on Jun 19, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
A Letter from Neva and Raff

Dear Art Monastery Community, After 10 years, we are moving on from the Art Monastery to launch our own land-based arts collective, WildHeart: Center for Performance and Embodiment Practice, in Wallkill NY.  It has been a wild and transformative decade! We are deeply grateful for the myriad experiences of connecting with beautiful artists, deepening into […]

Small Potatoes Moon

Posted by on Jun 12, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Small Potatoes Moon

Small Potatoes Moon Full Moon  June 14, 2022 channeling Joseph Beuys, the German conceptual artist who once said,“The act of peeling a potato can be a work of art if it is a conscious act.” Any small part of the worldcan sometimes enter as musicinto a tender suchnessthat belies explanation—yesterday it was vanishing whitecapsduring a break […]