Dear Artmonks and those who love them, Thank you again for your support! All these donations and all these beautiful comments really spur us on. Please enjoy (and share) this video, a collection of reflections by the Artmonks on what the Art Monastery is making possible for them this summer. Keep in mind that the […]
I walked home from the monastery yesterday. It’s a 45-minute hilly, epic walk, with storm clouds threatening the whole way. I walked slowly, stopping to allow myself to be stunned at this amazing place, not really caring if the rain came or not. It didn’t. Here are some highlights.
The Bay Area Artmonks Invite you to A Day of Deepening in the Dharma: Exploring the Dimensions of Creative Spirit with Joel and Michelle Levey Sunday, May 13, 2012 10 am to 5 pm 681 Oberlin Ave, Kensington, CA 94708 (at a home in the Berkeley Hills – street parking available.) Join us for this […]
It turns out that if you have a bunch of great musicians sit together in contemplation for eight days — silent save fifteen minutes of Gregorian chant in the morning and another fifteen in the evening — and then ask them to perform a concert on the eighth day, magical things happen. In the Diego […]
On the last day of the retreat, after lifting the silence, I was standing on the patio. I was on my way back to the zendo but not getting far. Participant after participant stopped me, and with hands on my shoulders, or hands holding mine, eyes looking deeply into mine, sweet voices said, “Thank you […]
renegade insurgence, a set on Flickr. The last weekend in January, a few artmonks gathered at a private home in Kenginston, CA, to experiment with a new form of the Artmonk Retreat. The idea was to share silence and contemplation and from that space collaborate on a shared project: creating a recording. This concept was […]
Save the Date: Saturday, February 18 On Saturday, February 18, in the Diego Rivera Gallery of the San Francisco Art Institute (800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco), the Artmonks will perform a concert that is the culmination of an 8-day meditation retreat. During this week these artists will have been diving in deeply together, mostly in […]