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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 […]

Welcome to Art Monastery Hawai’i!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Welcome to Art Monastery Hawai’i!

Aloha! We have big news: the Art Monastery has closed up shop in Vermont and relocated to Hawai’i. Welcome to Art Monastery Hawai’i! The Art Monastery is now in residence on a lush permaculture farm nestled in mountains overlooking the sea on the Big Island, Hawai’i. The Hawaiian Islands are the ancestral home of the […]

Precious Mote of Luminous Dust Moon

Posted by on May 28, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Precious Mote of Luminous Dust Moon

Precious Mote of Luminous Dust Moon New Moon  May 30, 2022 Poem by Qayyum Johnson Painting by Suiko McCall Precious Mote, 2022. Ink on paper, 14×9″. suiko.art

Dandelion Moon

Posted by on May 15, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Dandelion Moon

Dandelion Moon Full Moon  May 15, 2022   A shadow passes & we call it a star.   Look! The avenue is ripening with light!   Sometimes the hand that touches you reaching from who-knows-where is the soft hand of an indoors person.   Very soon this moon will become a balloon of innocent dandelion seed […]

Moon at the End of the World

Posted by on Apr 29, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Moon at the End of the World

Moon at the End of the World    New Moon  April 30, 2022 When it all comes crashing down(& we know that it will for each of us—it’s only a matter of time)the moon will remain the moonencouraging the survivors onward. It will jumpstart romance in the remainderby being its luminous gentle selfreflecting back whatever light there […]