Abbey Newsletter

When you subscribe to receive regular Abbey soul nourishment, you join more than 8000 other fellow monks and artists around the world, and you receive regular reflections (weekly during the academic year, and less often during the summer when the Abbey takes some quiet, reflective time) on the integration of contemplative practice, creative expression, and the wisdom of the seasons straight to your in-box, as well as updates about new Abbey offerings.

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Free Gifts!

Upon subscribing you will receive links to three digital reflective art journals (in pdf format) on What is Blossoming Within You?, Illuminating Mystery: Creativity as a Spiritual Practice, and Crossing the Threshold: New Year, New Beginnings. These journals are filled with beautiful art and photography and reflections to deepen your own spiritual journey.

Become a Monk in the World

When you subscribe to the newsletter you also receive access to the Monk in the World 8-day e-course (you can also choose a 8-week format for a slower pace).  We do ask that you consider making a donation to the Earth Monastery Project in exchange for the materials. The course value is about $150, but any amount is welcome and goes to support projects which cultivate an earth-cherishing consciousness. If you are unable to donate at this time, you are still welcome to participate in the course for free.

This course explores some of the elements essential to a contemplative practice in everyday life.  Once you subscribe, you will receive an email each day (or weekly if you choose the 8-week format) for eight days which links you to the course website and includes a photo, quote, brief reflection, questions to ponder, two podcasts for each theme (a reflection and a guided meditation), and a short blessing.

Once you subscribe, you automatically receive a welcome email with the link needed to subscribe to your online class.  Click here to start the journey. . .

After you've gotten all subscribed, consider helping to spread the word, and then sign the Monk Manifesto and watch the Monk Manifesto Visual Meditation.