Monk in the World E-Course


I am so delighted you have connected with the Abbey.

Since I can't offer you a cup of tea, I offer you 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. Please consider even a small donation of $10 or $20 which greatly helps to support this work.

If you are unable to donate at this time, you are still welcome to participate in the course. Use this payment button to offer your donation (change the amount to "$0.00" if you are unable to donate: Add to Cart

Then click the link to "checkout with Paypal." If you are not making a payment, it will take you to a page to enter your name.

You will then receive the links to register for the e-course in either the 8-day or 8-week format. These two classes are exactly the same, but delivered in two different formats, depending on how slowly you want to move through the material.

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May the sweet beauty of stillness wash over you in this moment,

Your online Abbess,


Christine Valters Paintner, OblSB, PhD, REACE

Abbey of the Arts: Transformative living through contemplative & expressive arts