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Voice-Finding Moon

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Blog | No Comments
Voice-Finding Moon

Full Moon, August 3, 2020 Voice-Finding Moon Too many people in the U.S. support death and destruction without being aware of it. They indirectly support the killing of people without ever having to look at the corpses.   —Assata (“she who struggles”) Olugbala (“for the people”) Shakur (“the thankful one” In the silence, voice.In the […]

Four Letter Moon

Posted by on Jul 20, 2020 in Blog | No Comments
Four Letter Moon

New Moon July 20, 2020 Four Letter Moon   Nothing can be changed until it is faced.                   -James Baldwin   Imagine love wants to see your true face   Imagine that nothing matters except love   Imagine love as you   Imagine love as everything you’ve ever given attention to   Imagine love abides in […]

Universal Liberation Moon

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Universal Liberation Moon

Full Moon  July 5, 2020 Universal Liberation Moon   The way:   No one is free until all are free.   Before jumping to the next action the next necessary thing, the righteous & timely, before gridding the domino trajectory of plunder systems failing & falling & painting in the living manuscript of a new brilliant […]

Juneteenth Breakthrough Moon

Posted by on Jun 19, 2020 in Artmonks-in-residence, Blog | No Comments
Juneteenth Breakthrough Moon

New Moon Solstice, June 21, 2020 Juneteenth Breakthrough Moon     The sweet floral rind of mock orange merging with drifting locust blossoms before the river of life before the swelling buds of 95 year old pear tree before breakthrough is hardest dark   It’s come to this again new moon eclipse & systemic racism […]

Fiery Moon of Radical Interdependence

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Blog | No Comments
Fiery Moon of Radical Interdependence

Full Moon   June 5, 2020 Fiery Moon of Radical Interdependence View this post on Instagram Arrests and convictions of all individuals involved in lynch mobs and all acts of hate, an end to police brutality and murder of black people and massive massive change to a dangerously unjust justice system. As @zorasc says to me it […]

Defend Black Lives

Defend Black Lives

Art by Cece Carpio. IG @cececarpio, cececarpio.comas featured in “No Going Back: a COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists & Activists by the Center for Cultural Power   Defend Black Livesfor the Benefit of All “love & justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change […]

Moon of Gathering Courage

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Blog | No Comments
Moon of Gathering Courage

New Moon May 22, 2020 Moon Of Gathering CourageTo Travel Dark Roads With TrustIn Wild Grace & Rhythmic Dignity  shadows release light over timeinvisible forces tussle prayer flagswalls of the old come tumblingdown & longer goes the sun’s arc the spring dark moon of Mayechoes the wandering haiku:even in this vibrant moment,missing this vibrant moment confessional, vulnerable, […]

Moon of Countless Flowers

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Moon of Countless Flowers

Full Moon May 7, 2020 Moon of Countless Flowers   If art matters if leafless trees have collective coursing visions if the canopy of sky overhead is more our mind than an object             then sitting still is good.   If your species overreaches if the industrial din obscures the […]

Wholly New Moon

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Blog | No Comments
Wholly New Moon

New Moon, April 22, 2020   It’s time to Moon Up. No excuses. Heart break gerund. Heartbreaking, breaking open. New Moon, folks. Are we going to return to broken ways? Action verb. Metrics: Width of Grief is Depth of Love. It’s Lovers Moon, y’all. Old re- lations, new shapes, new forms, new expressions, new courage […]

“Hold the Door Open” BIPOC Artist Fund

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in Blog | One Comment
“Hold the Door Open” BIPOC Artist Fund

What / Header / Invitation All Art Monastery Programs are now priced “Pay What You Want” for BIPOC artists (Black, Indigenous or People of Color). Why / Context / Principles BIPOC artists and meditators are at the forefront of the process of cultural transformation that creates a more vibrant, loving world for ALL. Because creative […]