Welcome to Abbey of the Arts

The Abbey is an online global monastery offering pilgrimages, online self-study retreats, books, and reflections to nurture contemplative practice and creative expression.

Sign up for the Abbey email newsletter and access the Monk in the World 8-day e-course, as well as free digital Reflective Art Journals. Stop by the Abbey blog for my latest reflections on living the monk and artist life. See our dancing monk icon series.

With great and growing love,
Christine Valters Paintner, OblSB, PhD, REACE

Monk in the World

Resources to help you discover your inner monk: