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Daily life at the Monastic Academy (with pictures)

The most common question I got when I told people I was temporarily moving to a monastery was probably “wtf do you do there?”

Do you spend the whole day meditating? Nah. Do you have to stay silent? Nope. Is everyone super serious? Well, people take what they do seriously (which is a good thing!), and there are many rules to follow, but it’s actually a pretty goofy and friendly place. It’s almost certainly not what you’re imagining it to be.

Before I get into the daily schedule, let’s paint a picture of the property itself.

A short tour

This is what the grounds look like in autumn:

Can I say “paint a picture” and then post a photo? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [Photo by Blake Jones]

Of course, right now it looks a bit more like this: