we are the monks, nuns and mystics of everyday life
Our body of work is organized in three ways — 1) Site Organization 2) Series and 3) our related Publications and Sites.
Site Organization (A Monastery for Everyday Life & Leisure)
- Essentials - How to apply martial arts lessons in everyday life circumstances. Learn how to better relax or defend against attacks.
- Consciousness - Generally covered from an experiential perspective. Topics include belief, certainty, consciousness philosophy and Nothingness.
- Field Reports — One of our newest Features. Firsthand experiential accounts in energy, awareness and mindfulness. Even visions.
- The Monastics - Serious essays with a monastic focus, plus humorous vignettes, along with a cast of characters. It starts with vows.
- River Mushin - Fables, stories and poetry. Discover The Adventures of Retlaw Kram in the SciFi short The Thinking Man’s Guru.
- Homilies — Op-Ed pieces. Here’s to Hope. Or My Ecumenical Cap. And then there’s Class Warfare. It’s become obvious there’s a real war going on, and the 99% are losing. So here’s an introduction and some of our advantages.
Publications and Sites
- The Little Creek Monastery — our main website
- The Little Creek Monastery — our home site on Medium.
- A Monastery for Everyday Life and Leisure — the main place we publish (Medium).
- The Dude-Jitsu School of Self Defense — Dudeism is the world’s slowest growing religion. Dude-Jitsu is about slowing things down to the speed of relax (Medium).
- River Mushin — a publication of poems, koans and fables written or collected by our sandal-wearing monks. (Medium)
- The Library of Little Creek — many of our writing collections end up here. (Medium)
- The Archives of Little Creek — somewhere a little deeper in the catacombs for our scribes to file things. (Medium)
- The Center for Eternal Awareness — introduction to the teachings of Great River Institute. For more advanced or deeper studies. (Medium)
- The Monastery Forum — discussion forum
If you would like to write for or contribute to the monastery, please let us know.medium.com
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