Monk in the World guest post: Rich Lewis

I am delighted to share another beautiful submission for the Monk in the World guest post series from the community. Read on for Rich Lewis' reflection on contemplative prayer. When I slow myself down I remember I am a divine being.  One way I slow myself down is through the practice of centering prayer.  I have been practicing centering prayer since June […]

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One-Day Writing Retreat in Galway City

Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with Christine Valters Paintner, PhD and John Valters Paintner, MTS Join us for a daylong immersion in the creative process. We will draw on contemplative practice and mindfulness principles, stories from Celtic monastic tradition, free-writing prompts, poetry explorations, and the expressive arts to create a safe […]

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Monk Manifesto appears at the On Being Blog

I am delighted that the Monk Manifesto appeared this past week on the On Being blog as well as a reflection by me about it. I submitted this to them quite a while ago, so it doesn’t include our 8th added principle: 8. I commit to being a dancing monk, cultivating creative joy and letting my body and […]

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Coming Home to Your Body – an online retreat for women

September 21-November 28, 2015 | 10-week online retreat with Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE + ten fabulous guest teachers + two amazing forum facilitators = a recipe for deepened body love! If only we can bring the wisdom of the body to consciousness, spirit will no longer be homesick for home." –Marion Woodman, Leaving my Father’s House […]

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Love note: Writing as a Spiritual Practice

Dearest monks and artists, I have had a wonderful time of sabbatical during the month of August with time for play, friends, solitude, and creative work. I return to the Abbey feeling refreshed and ready for a full autumn of pilgrimage journeys and leading a new session of Coming Home to Your Body, an online […]

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Abbey Sabbatical

The Abbey is going to take a sabbatical from the weekly newsletters through August. Look for us back in your in-box in early September. Please note: If you subscribe to the daily nourishment, you will still receive those Monday-Saturday during this time. Blessings on the Celtic Feast of Lughnasa! To join us in honoring the […]

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