New Monasticism is an orientation in life.
We are dedicated to supporting new monastic life through providing training and formation in contemplative and prophetic spirituality, organizing interspiritual dialogues and conferences, one-on-one mentoring and community support.
We have three main areas of work:
The Foundation for New Monasticism offers retreats, online classes and workshops, one-on-one mentoring and vocational discernment, both for individuals and groups interested in new monastic life.
We are currently in the beginning stages of working on a 2015 / 2016 schedule for retreats, online classes, and interspiritual gatherings and dialogues. If interested in scheduling or attending one of these, please click here to contact us, or check back in the coming months to see a calendar of events.
The Foundation for New Monasticism is dedicated to the development of a new monastic ethos through a dialogue of engagement with religious traditions, science, social theory, psychology, and individual religious and spiritual paths.
We actively support the development of a new monastic theology through writing, video, audio recordings, and social media, through encouraging others to present and articulate their own visions of new monastic life, and in bringing together this network of authentic and personalized visions into discernment and dialogue with one another, in the process deepening and informing each person’s individualized framework while also participating in a movement towards solidarity and communicative action in the world.
The Foundation for New Monasticism is dedicated to the building and flourishing of new monastic communities throughout the world. These communities may have different charisms, from more contemplative communities resembling traditional monastic life, to those formed in inner cities dedicated to social justice or working with the poor. Some communities may be physical, others a network of like-minded people, some may be artistic communities or eco-villages, they may be composed of people from the same religious tradition, from different traditions, or even no tradition at all. Some communities may have elements of all of the above.
If you are interested in forming, finding, or exploring new monastic communities, feel free to contact us by clicking here.