Tags » Monks

Monks Get Up Early

Monks get up early. This is one of those things that my teacher told me matter-of-factly. He regularly describes doing what’s needed in the moment in the same fashion: if you’re hungry, eat; if you’re tired, rest; if you see a piece of trash on the ground, pick it up. 339 more words

Wary of Modern Society, Some Christians Choose a Life Apart

Wary of Modern Society, Some Christians Choose a Life Apart

From The Wall Street Journal

Longing to lead more religious lives—and wary of the wider culture—a growing number of traditional Christians are creating their own small communities. 8 more words

Sokushinbutsu (self mummification )

One of the craziest things i have ever come across the fucked up science of self mummification its a long process that takes around 9 years of starving themselves to the point of 0 % body fat,they even drink a poison that works like  embalming fluid to further dry themselves up from the inside because less body fat the least likely chance of decomposing ,but thats not all they are then put underground in a tomb with just a breathing tube for oxygen,they also have a bell to ring to let people know they are still alive an after the bell no longer rings they will remove the breathing tube and cover the hole up completely to then be reoponed a 1000 days later . 33 more words



Millions of grains of sand, painstakingly laid into place.

I watched monks from Tibet create a sand Mandala at the Cultural Gallery in Stuart, FL. 492 more words


Lost [chapter 6]

“Miss Maggie, if you would like to sit with me?”

“No thank you, I’d really prefer having just ten minutes without some sort of babysitter.” 1,248 more words


Lost [chapter 5]

Leaving Maggie to sleep, Throne turns his attention to his men, some happily chatting with each other while others greedily stuffed their faces, hoping to eat more then their share before the others realized. 1,577 more words


Mid-February Update

Somehow we have found ourselves halfway through February. The past few weekends I have been helping out with retreats for college students, which have proven to be very enjoyable work. 155 more words

Daily Life