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Peace of Wild Things

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Blog | No Comments
Peace of Wild Things

S O U L C O L L A G E , P O E T R Y & N A T U R E The Art Monastery is very happy to host our dear friend Nancy Clingan’s retreat: Peace of Wild Things: Soul Collage, Poetry & Nature. 1 2 – 1 5 S E […]

Transformational Moon Mind

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in Blog | No Comments
Transformational Moon Mind

July 3, 2019NEW MOON of summer solstice! Here in the traditional Dawnland of Abenaki Territory, oriented to the north/south flow of the Long (Connecticut) River, Artmonks have been exploring the mysterious nuances of Dark Moon—how to honor this phase of her radiance… The wind blows, bees swarm & afterswarm, it is a time of arrival […]

We Live in a Circle: Summer Solstice 2019

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Blog | No Comments
We Live in a Circle: Summer Solstice 2019

We live in a circle. Musings on the Summer Solstice  The sun is telling real time, encouraging us to root down, look up & feel out. The Summer Solstice is quintessential paradox: simultaneously the effulgent height of light (longest day of the year) & the beginning of the dimming (every day hereafter is progressively shorter) […]

Full Moon Invocation

Full Moon Invocation

This invocation by Qayyum Johnson Tree seed filling the air today, swifts & swallows taking to their serious play. The white goddess, fertile, cool, dispassionate, WIDE. Charmer of water—conveyance of blessings, teachings, insight, hard lessons. Allowing illumination in the darkness. The full moon rises when the empty sun sets. Both burn with antipodal fuel—yin-yang. Doing […]

New Moon in June

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Blog | No Comments
New Moon in June

Image artist unknown. If you know who made this image, please let us know! This guest blog post is written by our fabulous worktrader and one-woman show creator & performer, Emily Bold. This new moon ushers us into June: summer and warmth. I’ve been spending time in the garden this week, planting and tending new […]

Blue Moon in May

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Blue Moon in May

Before there was electric light and so many screens, people were more effected by changes in the natural light from the moon and sun. Traditionally women’s bodies were especially impacted by the phases of the moon. Under the bright light of the full moon, women used to ovulate. Menstruation comes 14 days after ovulation, so because […]

Call for Artmonk Chef

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Call for Artmonk Chef

Cooking In Paradise: A Summer Chef Position at the Art Monastery From former Artmonk Chef Emma Wyman: Opportunity to give and receive abounds as Artmonk Chef. This is a chance to put yourself at the heart of a community founded on intimacy and expression, gratitude and presence. Here, a chef can revel in the abundance […]

That Which Transpires exhibition in London

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Blog | No Comments
That Which Transpires exhibition in London

You are invited to the opening reception for the immersive video installation of that which Transpires behind that which Appears Thursday March 7, 6 to 10pm Sonic Immersive Media Lab, Goldsmiths, University of London exhibition on view March 5 to 9 more info at Transpires.info Reserve a spot at the Opening Reception An immersive interaction […]

Cultivating Homecoming: Guest Blog from Retreatant Miscelleana

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Cultivating Homecoming: Guest Blog from Retreatant Miscelleana

Life is made up of so many moments in time. Moments that define us. Moments that move us. And often moments that change us. Driving to Springfield, Vermont—fours hours one way—had me thinking of the many moments that were coming. I was leaping into unfamiliar territory, and like usual, I was jumping in feet first. […]

Cultivating PRESENCE: Guest blog from Worktrader Emma

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Cultivating PRESENCE: Guest blog from Worktrader Emma

I took a deep breath, closed my eyes for a moment, and put my hand up to rest over my heart. There were 25 or 30 faces beaming at me in anticipation. I had just said I wanted to offer a song to this new sangha—I had forgotten how vulnerable and scary it would be […]