Guest Blog: Rainbow People

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Projects | No Comments
Guest Blog: Rainbow People

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 5 (Click here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4) DAY 5– RAINBOW PEOPLE On the last day of the Hosting Eco-Social Innovation workshop, a LOVE BOMBING to all! [Editors note: Love Bombing is a method where participants stand in a circle. One person steps in the center and everyone else […]

Guest Blog: Opening New Spaces

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Guest Blog: Opening New Spaces

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 4 (Click here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 5)   DAY 4 – SUMMARIZING AND OPENING NEW SPACES Even though it felt like month four, it was only day four. There are people, places, and things you co-create that make you feel unstoppable, energized, and motivated. The Hosting Eco-Social […]

Live Your Dream: A Workbook to Change Your Life

Live Your Dream: A Workbook to Change Your Life

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 […]

Guest Blog: Listening for the Gift to Give

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Projects | No Comments
Guest Blog: Listening for the Gift to Give

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 3 (Click here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, and Part 5) Photos by Sylvia Brenzel unless otherwise noted.   DAY 3 – GOOD IDEAS COME FROM LISTENING A GIFT TO THE INHABITANTS OF MONTEGABBIONE A new challenge ahead for our third day: How can we become a gift to Montegabbione? A one […]

Guest Blog: Spaces of Trust & Awareness

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Projects | No Comments
Guest Blog: Spaces of Trust & Awareness

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 2 (Click here for Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) Photos by Sylvia Brenzel unless otherwise noted.   DAY 1 – CREATING SPACES OF TRUST AND CREATIVE CONFIDENCE Tuesday Sep 20th was the official start of the training. The whole day was in the spirit of building relations of trust and […]

Guest Blog: Hosting Social Innovation

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Projects | No Comments
Guest Blog: Hosting Social Innovation

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 1. (Click here for Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) A BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY BEGINS This past September I participated in ‘Hosting Innovation Certificate Training,’ an event focused on methods and tools to inspire, activate and guide groups of people during innovation processes by helping them unlock their collective creative potential to come […]

Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione: The Artmonk Experience

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Process, Projects | No Comments
Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione: The Artmonk Experience

**Because this event will be held in Italian, this post is also in Italian.**  

Artmonk Practice Period in Lyons, CO

Artmonk Practice Period in Lyons, CO

The Art Monastery Project’s first-ever Artmonk Practice Period will begin this February in Lyons, CO, with a silent retreat. For three-weeks, a group of eight Artmonks will follow a monastic schedule of intensive practice together: meditation, physical practice, ritual, study, and manual work (chores and volunteering outside). After these three weeks of the silent, meditation […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Two years ago, the Art Monastery Project officially began a multi-year cycle of contemplative and creative explorations based around the different daily rituals of western monasticism, each performed at a different time of day, and each with different symbology and thematic content. In 2012, it was Vigils, the midnight hour. Emptiness, stillness, death. This was my first […]

Hosting Transformation: the book

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Blog, News, Projects | No Comments
Hosting Transformation: the book

On July 1, 2013, at one of the world’s most ecologically responsible printing presses, the International Partnership for Transformative Learning published a book. I had the honor of editing this book, along with my partner in project management Joos van den Dool. Together, we did all the layouts and edits, as well as writing our […]