mobile MNSTRY

9-22 November 2015 / Abbeye of Forest, orgnized by Elle/Bureau d’Espoir

To become a MNK for the whole period (30/10-22/11), only for the workshop (9-22/11), or for a shorter period of time, write a mail to

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”


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.

more information here

Thank you!!

Dear all,

Bureau d’Espoir comes to an end today and we would like to thank you for your support.
Tonight the researchers will come out of the Batteries after three weeks of experimentation to which you contributed as volunteers.
From 19:00 we invite you to have a drink and the last Anorexic dinner with us.
Bureau d’Espoir  greatly appreciates your contributions and hopes to see you this evening!!

The Bureau d’Espoir Team



30.12.2013 morning

Battery 1

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.

Battery 2

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.