June 2017 Artmonk Retreat in images

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June 2017 Artmonk Retreat in images

The Artmonk Retreat as seen through the camera lens of Anaya Cullen. Header image of our nature meditation by Chilly Daisy.     Our Zendo The Way of the Artmonk. Originally inspired by the 8fold Path, the Way of the Artmonk offers a structure for meditation and for creative practice. Directions Practice The Main Altar […]

Meet the Summer Artmonks

Meet the Summer Artmonks

The 2017 Art Monastic Laboratory is a 10-week immersive experience in social sculpture. This Lab investigates Practice — meditation, high-level artmaking, and community living. This summer’s Lab will incubate two artistic endeavors: Mirror and Bootstraps. Mirror Gerry McCulloch and Betsy McCall are the co-creators of Mirror, an interactive, experimental art piece. Participants are guided to […]

Short Film: Directions Practice

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Process, Projects | No Comments
Short Film: Directions Practice

Here comes another film (second in a series of five)! This one is even nearer to my heart because it presents an Art Monastery original: Directions Practice. Directions Practice was developed by Neva Cockrell and me, inspired by Tai Chi forms and the Cherokee prayer dance called the Dance of the Directions that we learned from Joel […]

Abbess Betsy interviewed on Drawing Your Own Path

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, News, Press, Process | No Comments
Abbess Betsy interviewed on Drawing Your Own Path

I’m very excited to report that I was interviewed by John F Simon, Jr, the wonderful artist, dedicated practitioner, and recent author of Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation. The experience was totally delightful — what a joy to talk with such a kindred spirit, and one who […]

Hosting Social Innovation in Poland

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Process, Projects | No Comments
Hosting Social Innovation in Poland

Twenty-two participants and four trainers gathered in Warsaw, Poland, to complete the second of the two-part course on Hosting Social Innovation. We covered a variety of techniques and topics such as: how to foster innovation-friendly environments, how to deal with conflict in groups, how to build your own and your team’s self-confidence. At the end […]

Hosting Social Innovation: a free online course

Hosting Social Innovation: a free online course

Hosting Social Innovation a free online course April 24 to June 4, 2017   A social innovation is a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than current solutions. The value created accrues primarily to society rather than to private individuals. -Stanford University, Center for Social Innovation   […]

Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Process | No Comments
Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione

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Live Your Dream: A Workbook to Change Your Life

Live Your Dream: A Workbook to Change Your Life

We are very excited to share the Art Monastery’s latest publication, a workbook called “Live Your Dream: Start Here. Start Now.” Made possible by funding from Erasmus+ and collaboration with our international partners plenum, Visionauts, and Sendzimir Foundation, this little book is 25 pages of full-color step-by-step exercises that guide you through identifying what is important to […]

Hosting Transformation: Berlin

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Process | No Comments
Hosting Transformation: Berlin

August 22 to 28, I participated in the fourth Hosting Transformation conference. Organized by the International Partnership for Transformative Learning (of which the Art Monastery is a founding member), this year’s conference was in Berlin. Facilitators, experimental educators, coaches, researchers, and artists gathered from all over Europe, North & South America to share wisdom, meet […]

Summer 2016: Paradise

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Art Monastery VT, News, Process, Sext, Visiting Artists | No Comments
Summer 2016: Paradise

This summer marked the Art Monastery’s first summer Lab in the USA. I would say the one of the most commonly uttered words when talking about the place and our time in Vermont was paradise. That’s a good sign, right? One wonderful element was the fabulous Scottish cinematographer Gerry McCulloch, (who came to continue our collaboration — […]