The Mobile MNSTRY (Monastery, Ministery, Monster-y) is a collective location project, organised in and around the previous Abbeye of Forest. The MNSTRY will install a temporary (monastic) community that lives and works within a limited area, following a shared time score and accepting the rule of poverty for the duration of the workshop. Continue reading “mobile MNSTRY”
interview between MOBILE MNSTRY initiator ELLE and artistic researcher Elke Van Campenhout Continue reading “self-interview ELLE”
Bureau d’Espoir works on a new collaborative project: the MOBILE MNSTRY
The MOBILE MNSTRY will be housed in the abbey of Forest. Over a period of 3 weeks a group of temporary mnks eat, work, perform rituals and study their books in and around the site of the abbey. they live according to the rule of poverty, and develop their artistic, activist, daily practices in dialogue with the neighbourhood.
Everyone is warmly invited to have a free cup of coffee in the silent Café, to ask us to develop a ritual session for love, work, loss or another personal issue. or learn to make your own rituals, follow a body session, or just to read and discuss with us during the sharing sessions.
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The Bureau d’Espoir Team
When I was talking about hunger in the last entry I was talking about “feeling hungry”. Off course the effects of anxiety and groundlessness were initiated by the practice of “not eating”, but I was not “hungry”: not craving for food. I only had the anxiety effects, and a deeply spiritual moment. To make the difference is taking a leave from the direct attachment, psychological demand to be full, I think. To let go of the idea that not having something is a bad thing. To, in that way, discover another kind of freedom.
I just finished my meditation-body-practice of the day. For the first time I let things happen in the time needed besides knowing the schedule ahead, which means letting the machine adopt its own agenda for the sake of its change and renewal. And it feels as if I am levitating – me and the machine suspended by the care of time. Living each step of the doing here in its fullness of time.