(Books, Videos, and Other Websites / New Monastic Communities listed further below)
The New Monastic Manifesto
by Rory McEntee and Adam Bucko, published online, Summer 2012 (extended essay - also available in Spanish, see below)
Interspiritual Revolution: How the Occupy Generation is Re-Envisioning Spirituality and [New] Monasticism
by Rory McEntee and Adam Bucko, Huffington Post and The Interfaith Observer, May 2013
Brother Wayne Teasdale's Humble Path to Sainthood
by Rory McEntee, Contemplative Journal, April 2014
Towards a New Monastic Theology
by Rory McEntee, published independently, February 2015 (extended essay)
Foundations of a Fourth Turning of Hasidism: A Manifesto
by Netanel Miles-Yépez and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Spectrum: Spirituality, Culture, and the Arts, 2015
The Journey into New Monasticism
by Rory McEntee, Contemplative Journal, May 2013
My God Lives on the Street
by Adam Bucko
Second Axial Awakening
by Rev. Matthew Wright, Contemplative Journal, April 2014
New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Life in the 21st Century
by Rory McEntee and Adam Bucko, Kosmos Journal, Spring / Summer 2013
El Nuevo Monaquismo
by Rory McEntee and Adam Bucko
“The New Monasticism is a sensitive and often symphonic rendering of Wisdom’s irresistible call to participate in the life story of God through intimate gatherings with others, communion with Earth, and the discovery of the divine Artist who lives in every person. As more and more people feel themselves drawn to new and ancient models of community, creativity, prayer, and peacemaking, McEntee and Bucko have given us an indispensable handbook for what Thomas Merton calls ‘the work of new being in grace.’ This is an inspired invitation and blueprint, tested by the authors’ real-world experiences, for rediscovering Love and mystical theology as an integral way of life.”
-Christopher Pramuk, PhD, author of Sophia: The Hidden Christ of Thomas Merton
"Father Cyprian Consiglio is a burning original on the religious scene with the vision, the wisdom and the courage to give us something necessary and new. Professional musician, scholar, constant traveler and deeply Zen-inflected Christian yogi, he speaks for a new world in which rigorous discipline is sweetened by discerning openness and hope. And he writes with an eloquence and erudition that at once commands and informs. This is a book I hope many will learn from."
- Pico Iyer, essayist, travel writer and author of The Open Road
Mirabai Starr’s passionate and personal exploration of the interconnected wisdom of the three Abrahamic faiths. She shares an overview of essential teachings, stories of saints and spiritual masters, prophetic calls for peace and justice, and for the first time in print, deeply engaging narratives from her own spiritual experiences. She guides readers to recognize the teachings and practices that unify rather then divide the three religions, and sheds light on the interspiritual perspective, which celebrates the Divine in all paths.
"...an immensely moving account of Lanzetta's own spiritual experience combined with probing reflections on the mystical heart of world faiths..."
- Ursula King, Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, Professorial Research Fellow, University of London
“The monologue of the Religious Right is over. And a new dialogue has begun. This book is a sign of that dialogue. You may not agree with everything on these pages (I didn’t), but you can’t help but be stirred to join the conversation—and to dive into a movement that is reimagining the world. Matthew and Adam refuse to see faith as just a ticket into heaven, and they invite you to join them—and to join God—in bringing heaven down to earth.”
—Shane Claiborne, activist and author of The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical and Red Letter Revolution: What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?
"Drawing on the wisdom of the world's great religions, lay monk Teasdale explores such fundamentals as the meaning of friendship, the inherent dignity of work, the nature of suffering, and ways to enact social change...Teasdale, who himself lives in the heart of a big American city (Chicago), explains how to cultivate contemplation and integrate monasticism into everyday life in a busy world...he advocates a truly kinder, gentler society, in which compassionate and loving hearts may transform the crass and dehumanizing aspects of capitalism...Teasdale depicts the contemplative person as an agent of social change, a revolutionary in the most expansive, spiritual sense of the word." - June Sawyers
Invitation to Love provides a road map for the journey that begins when Centering Prayer is seriously undertaken. Pointing to some of the recognizable landmarks on this journey, as well as to its ultimate destination, Father Keating addresses common questions regarding contemplative practice: How will it affect my life? Where does it lead us spiritually? What obstacles will I encounter along the way? This book establishes a dialogue between the insights of contemporary psychology and the classic Christian spiritual masters, providing a solid conceptual background for the practice of Centering Prayer. This is a practical book, articulating the stages of the process of spiritual growth, and outlining how we might develop a deeper relationship with God and move from contemplation to action.
Contrary to what most people think, Hasidism is as old or older than Judaism itself. Indeed, it is a perennial movement of the spirit arising again and again through the centuries in various contemplative movements in Judaism. Among these have been three significant movements, or revolutionary "turnings" in Jewish consciousness that have significantly impacted future generations. Now, the authors tell us, we are on the cusp of a "Fourth Turning of Hasidism," the foundations of which are outlined in this bold little book.
Hab, an ecumenical and inter-spiritual “new monastic” fellowship for young people offering formation in radical spirituality and sacred activism, with active communities currently in New York City and Seattle
Inner Sky Community, a new monastic community whose founders, David and Tamara Milliken, also help to run an orphanage in Spokane, WA
Center for the Working Poor, a contemplative and social activist New Monastic community in Los Angeles, CA; inspired by the Catholic Worker, interspiritual in nature, serving the poor and specializing in planning and organizing large protests, civil disobedience actions, hunger strikes, and other forms of strategic non-violence
Shane Claiborne and The Simple Way community, an evangelical Christian new monastic community
Sky Farm Hermitage, a retreat hermitage in Sonoma, CA, where much new monastic work has been done
New Monasticisms Ireland, an Irish new monastic community
Contemplative Journal is an amazing resource for articles, online classes, video and audio recordings for a wide and eclectic range of teachers. We recommend in particular checking out Mirabai Starr, Matthew Wright and Father Sean O'Laoire!
The Retreat House at St. Benedict's Monastery, in Snowmass, CO, the home of Father Thomas Keating. With some of the best retreat facilities to be found, St. Benedict's is a special monastery on sacred land in the mountains of CO, and host to yearly dialogues on New Monasticism