THE MONASTERY MOVES – new residency program

The Monastery just moved out of Brussels and into the pleasant village of Solwaster (near Spa) at the entrance of the Ardennes. The house is situated within the village, which is surrounded by forests and quiet. We start up a new residency program here: you are welcome to join The Monastery every month for aContinue reading “THE MONASTERY MOVES – new residency program”

MEDITATION IN RESIDENCE

2-8/3, 4-10/5, 25-31/5, 22-28/6/2020 The Monastery is a place for contemplation, reflection, meditation and recharging. Previously a full-time living community, the Monastery now opens the doors at set times during the year for intensive meditation weeks in residence. If you are interested in taking a little break from life-as-usual and want to open up yourContinue reading “MEDITATION IN RESIDENCE”

BARDO STATES – exhibition and performance

14 to 23 March, ZSenne Art Gallery Brussels (Anneessensstraat 2, 1000 Brussel The Monastery invites you to dive into the Bardo States: liminal moments between living and dying, in or out of your body, where you balance on the edge of the unknown. The Monastery goes DIY (Do It Yourself): in the performative video installations,Continue reading “BARDO STATES – exhibition and performance”

Pilgrimage for adolescents at risk

As a pilgrim, you leave behind your daily life and become temporarily homeless. Free from expectations and duties, you can observe your old life. Every day is simple and has a clear goal. There are no choices to be made. Your body follows a path that thousands of pilgrims have gone before you. Your mindContinue reading “Pilgrimage for adolescents at risk”

Interview with a monk on queer spirituality and other matters…

The Monastery Escapes The Dictatorship Of Critique In this ritual-themed season, Kaaitheater is not only welcoming artists. For example, the spiritual urban community The Monastery is coming to the Kaaistudios four times. You are invited to discover the monastic life, for one ritual or for an entire day. But what exactly is the monastic life?Continue reading “Interview with a monk on queer spirituality and other matters…”

The Monastery @ Kaaitheater – 9&10/3

The Monastery is returning to the Kaaistudios – which has become a familiar environment – for a special, two-day event. This time, A-LIFE combines the celebration of spring with the queerness of practice during an experimental monastic happening for women, men, and those who have left this binary far behind. Expect a monastic day inContinue reading “The Monastery @ Kaaitheater – 9&10/3”