Sunday, February 14, 2010

way of the monk, path of the artist

for the past six weeks, i have been participating in a wonderful and unique online course offered by the fabulous christine valters paintner through the abbey of the arts, called way of the monk, path of the artist. it has been a phenomenally enriching, enlivening, transformational experience. the integration of creativity and spirituality has become a passion of mine in recent years that i have longed to explore within a community of kindred spirits. in this class, that longing has been both satisfied and intensified! i would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank christine for creating this class and facilitating it so beautifully. i felt supported at every turn. and to my fellow monks and artists, thank you for sharing your lives with me...because of you, i have felt "witnessed into being whole again."

8 comments:

differenceayearmakes said...

How wonderful! Thank you.

Kel said...

being whole again
what a wonderful place to find yourself at the conclusion of this course

Eveline Maedel said...

my inner monk bows humbly to your inner monk :)

thymekeeper said...

Many of us have experience the same: witnessed to being whole again. Thank you!

Kate Jobe said...

I am enriched by your message and am deeply touched by the complex beauty of your art...my intention is to take this class in the fall...you have inspired me to do so.

Stacy Wills said...

kate, i sure hope you are able to take the class. truly one of the best gifts i've ever given myself!

Tess said...

You put this beautifully. Glad to have been travelling alongside you.

Abbey of the Arts said...

Stacy, I am so deeply honored by your words. Deep bow and to you. Looking forward to seeing how the journey continues to unfold.