As a part of our developing Charis InterSpiritual Formation Program, the Foundation for New Monasticism & InterSpirituality will make a select list of spiritual directors associated with the program available for spiritual direction appointments as their schedules allow. Because their time is precious, we ask a donation of $85 (a portion of which supports the development of the Charis program). Once the donation is made, the spiritual director will contact you within 3-5 days to coordinate your spiritual direction call.
Rory McEntee is co-founder of the Foundation for New Monasticism & InterSpirituality, co-author of The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living, and a longtime student of Brother Wayne Teasdale and numerous other teachers. (For a full bio, see the Foundation page.)
Netanel Miles-Yépez is co-founder of the Foundation for New Monasticism & InterSpirituality, head of the Suf-Hasidic Inayati-Maimuni lineage, professor of religion at Naropa University, and a longtime student of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and numerous other teachers. (For a full bio, see the Foundation page.)
Deepa Gulrukh Patel is a universalist Sufi teacher, director fo the Zenith Camp in Switzerland, and a development advisor for the Charis InterSpiritual Formation Program of the Foundation for New Monasticism. (For a full bio, see the Advisors/Collaborators page.)
Articles, Essays, Books, Videos, and Websites with further information on New Monasticism & InterSpirituality
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, Huffington Post, February 2013.
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
"...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
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