Directions Practice

Directions Practice

Directions Practice is a movement-based contemplative approach that honors each of the cardinal directions, as well as the cyclical nature of the universe and our lives. It has a tendency to balance the energies within someone and can be offered as a blessing to a place. The dance is done at the pace of the […]

Hosting Social Innovation: a free online course

Hosting Social Innovation: a free online course

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   […]

Contemplative Concert with Michelle and Joel Levey

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Art Monastery SF, Performances | No Comments
Contemplative Concert with Michelle and Joel Levey

The Art Monastery Project is pleased to co-host our mentors and advisors Michelle and Joel Levey for a contemplative concert and dharma talk in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday, June 12th. Contemplation, Community, and Creative Spirit Cultivating Dynamic Balance in Complex Times of Change Experience a blend of guided meditations, dharma teachings, and mystical poetry […]

The Colorado Report

The Colorado Report

A core team of Artmonks gathered in Lyons, Colorado, for the first ever Artmonk Practice Period. For me, it was nothing short of transformative. In February, the core team of the Art Monastery (Neva Cockrell, Nathan & Phoebe Rosquist, Raphael Sacks, Derek Wright, and me) spent 24 days in silent retreat, rotating through who was dharma leader. […]

Save the Date: Artmonk Retreat Colorado March/April

Save the Date: Artmonk Retreat Colorado March/April

Hello friends! As you may know, the core team of the Art Monastery is gathering in a beautiful home in Lyons, Colorado (just north of Boulder) for an Artmonk Practice Period: 21 days of silent meditation and creative exploration. We are swimming in gratitude for this opportunity to dive deeply into an earnest exploration, refreshing the foundations […]

Spring Newsletter: Free music downloads, Artmonks on the Move!

Spring Newsletter: Free music downloads, Artmonks on the Move!

Free music downloads, Artmonks go nomadic, Artmonk Retreat in CA Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.         Friend on Facebook Follow on Twitter Forward to a Friend     Happy #5 AMP! In celebration of our 5th birthday, we’re offering you three free downloads of live performances […]

Bookish

Bookish

I’m writing a book! Ok I’m not really writing a book. I’m editing a book. And designing it. And illustrating it. Along with my partner in crime, Joos van den Dool. We’re making a work of art. We’re crafting an invitation to the world. An invitation to host transformation. Your own, and then after that, […]

Happy 5th Birthday Art Monastery Project!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Art Monastery Italia, Art Monastery SF, Blog, News | No Comments
Happy 5th Birthday Art Monastery Project!

Happy Birthday AMP! First, the facts. On March 24, 2008, the Art Monastery Project legally incorporated in the State of California. Later, that same date was retroactively acknowledged as the date the Art Monastery achieved federal tax-exempt status as a public charity.   That was five years ago. The Project has been situated in three […]

The Art Monastery’s Anti-Zombie Stance

The Art Monastery’s Anti-Zombie Stance

Question What is the conflict the Artmonks are impassioned to resolve? Answer We are battling zombies. We are battling complacency. We are battling that tendency in ourselves and in our colleagues to bumble on in the high-speed stream of consumerism and numbness. We are beating back the armies that are trudging in the direction of […]