Sanctuary Without Walls ~ Columbia County, NY.
While “sanctuaries” are usually associated with one or another traditional religion, Sanctuary Without Walls does not espouse one way of living a spiritual life. Rather, it is about:
• Finding sanctuary. • Listening to earth-spirit whispers. • Sharing our stories and experiences. • Developing the heart-dimensions of who we are. • Becoming monks in the world, as we take our learning and presence seriously, playfully, compassionately back into the world when we part. • Living from a deeper place within ourselves in each encounter as we live our daily lives: the passionate, connecting, transforming power that we can bring to the healing of one another and our world.
It offers a meeting point for people from any tradition or none.
Sanctuary Without Walls is virtual, here on this site; emerging, as events and meetings develop; and physical, as we gather face-to-face. It is experimental and experiential. We seek space and time for sacred play, to learn and share skills for finding and creating moments of sanctuary within everyday life ~ spiritual sustenance, naturally.
Sanctuary Without Walls is also a ‘waystation’ for those seeking companionship and learning on their spiritual journeys. If you are interested in becoming a monk in the world, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“Imagine a community of initiates, a sanctuary recreated whenever and wherever we gather, whether under the moon and stars, or under the sun, or in the incandescent lights in someone’s living room, or by candlelight in a church or temple, or in the flickering glow of a single candle.”