Unbelievable Monastery Experiment con Temporary Monastery
Saturday 16th to Sunday 24 June, 2018 at The Gyreum EcoCentre
Seeking invaluable participants for this experiment in non faith monastic living – with working title
UNBELIEVABLE MONASTERY (UM )
Just nine days – no vows nor faith required.
An incubation time to discuss and cherry pick how a non faith monastery might function; albeit it pops up once or twice a year.
We invite sound minds to live in half silence, eat well, do some garden work, get rest and every second day tease out what works – what doesn’t.
Not seeking like-minded – but folk from different walks of life ideally with reasonable levels of self awareness, and not too annoying, a balance of iconoclasts and spiritual materialists. This is not affiliated to New Monasticism movement but we welcome a participant from that background.
Day starts and ends with hour long meditation. 3 x vegetarian meals per day. Silence except in the afternoons. 3 hours in the morning planting seedslings/ weeding and other menial mindful-nesses outdoors. Plenty of walks time and reading time and drowsy time and every second day discussion of what works, what might work. Cooking & wash-up done by the group on rota basis with chef guiding.
By conclusion some sense of how an Unbelievable Monastery might be/ might pop-up – if its time is right or not. Should it be constant or occasional ? Where might it be ? Should there be singing or hardly a note? Some link to tradition or none ? How to handle the odd human. What rules should it have and not have?
COST: €490 Accommodation quite communal & rustic. Minimum 12 people / Maximum 18
CONTACT: Colum via email email@example.com Subject UM