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It will be a few months until we launch this instance officially, but stay tuned for updates about our intentional, contemplative online community!

Thinking about doing a daily reflection on here for Advent. Other monastery members: let me know if you're interested in taking part!

A friend from Div School celebrates "Black Friday" by visiting Walden Pond and reading Thoreau.

American culture has constructed a sort of liturgical season out of the days following Thanksgiving (Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday / Giving Tuesday). Two thoughts: 1) it is fascinating that Sunday has been spared! Perhaps an unconscious nod to the sacred? 2) The U.S. church could put forth a series of feast days to counter this. If the culture is going to treat this week liturgically, why not counter with some prophetic wisdom? What feast days would you propose?

My teaching goal for next semester is to find ways to help students think through their emotional and spiritual reactions to our conversations (while still respecting boundaries). Any tips on how to do this?

Welcome to all who are joining the Monastery! We're going to begin by keeping things low-key and growing slowly.

Feel free to pass along the sign-up link and invite others. We'll probably enable public sign-up within a week or so.

@jimrobinson Peace be with you on this feast of Christ the King!

Beautiful prayer and meditation garden next to a hospital in St. Paul. A great example of sacred space in public space.

[sets out a pot of virtual coffee at the entrance] ☕️

[opens the doors of the monastery, eager for the first members of the community to arrive]

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