Hosting Social Innovation a free online course April 24 to June 4, 2017 A social innovation is a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than current solutions. The value created accrues primarily to society rather than to private individuals. -Stanford University, Center for Social Innovation […]
We are very excited to share the Art Monastery’s latest publication, a workbook called “Live Your Dream: Start Here. Start Now.” Made possible by funding from Erasmus+ and collaboration with our international partners plenum, Visionauts, and Sendzimir Foundation, this little book is 25 pages of full-color step-by-step exercises that guide you through identifying what is important to […]
This summer marked the Art Monastery’s first summer Lab in the USA. I would say the one of the most commonly uttered words when talking about the place and our time in Vermont was paradise. That’s a good sign, right? One wonderful element was the fabulous Scottish cinematographer Gerry McCulloch, (who came to continue our collaboration — […]
Please join us as we emerge from a weeklong silent meditation retreat! Our first foray into the world will be to make an offering of the artwork we created during our week of sitting together — music, movement, performance, poetry, and visual art. Friday, August 12 8pm 2315 Connecticut River Road Springfield, VT 05156 […]
Dear friend and longtime Artmonk and naturalist John Benjamin (who will be co-leading this summer’s Artmonk Retreat) emerged from the neighboring forest here at Art Monastery Vermont, bearing a mystical gift! The Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum) is a funghi that grows in forests in the northeast, offering out what looks like a snow white surface […]
This is our backyard: looking south down the Connecticut River. This is also our backyard. This is our neighbor. Meditating in the woods across the street. My bedside stand. I am getting into the grandma aesthetic! Looking north up the river. That’s New Hampshire on the other side of the river.