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How to Integrate Post-Retreat

How to Integrate Post-Retreat

Congratulations on completing your silent retreat! Heading back home can sometimes feels like a huge relief and sometimes feel terrifying — how will I preserve all this spacious awareness that I’ve been cultivating within the support of the community and the container? Often times, both sentiments are present at the same time. Here are some […]

Artmonk Practice Period in Lyons, CO

Artmonk Practice Period in Lyons, CO

The Art Monastery Project’s first-ever Artmonk Practice Period will begin this February in Lyons, CO, with a silent retreat. For three-weeks, a group of eight Artmonks will follow a monastic schedule of intensive practice together: meditation, physical practice, ritual, study, and manual work (chores and volunteering outside). After these three weeks of the silent, meditation […]

The Art Monastery’s Anti-Zombie Stance

The Art Monastery’s Anti-Zombie Stance

Question What is the conflict the Artmonks are impassioned to resolve? Answer We are battling zombies. We are battling complacency. We are battling that tendency in ourselves and in our colleagues to bumble on in the high-speed stream of consumerism and numbness. We are beating back the armies that are trudging in the direction of […]

Towards Possibility, the 2013 Cycle

Towards Possibility, the 2013 Cycle

This blog was written in the spirit of Lauds, our second year of the Art Monastic Cycle. December 2012 – 5am This is the time. Before the dawn. A quiet stillness pervades the air. A sense of coming, of serene anticipation, of something big just around the corner. It’s the same quality before a big […]