Living with the Monks

Living with the Monks

Instead, Jesse moved into a monastery for a self-imposed time-out. In Living with the Monks, the follow-up to his New York Times bestselling Living with a SEAL, Jesse takes us on a spiritual journey like no other.

Author: Jesse Itzler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781478993414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Equal parts memoir and road map to living a less stressful and more vibrant life, bestselling author Jesse Itzler offers an illuminating, entertaining, and unexpected trip for anyone looking to feel calmer and more controlled in our crazy, hectic world. Entrepreneur, endurance athlete, and father of four Jesse Itzler only knows one speed: Full Blast. But when he felt like the world around him was getting too hectic, he didn't take a vacation or get a massage. Instead, Jesse moved into a monastery for a self-imposed time-out. In Living with the Monks, the follow-up to his New York Times bestselling Living with a SEAL, Jesse takes us on a spiritual journey like no other. Having only been exposed to monasteries on TV, Jesse arrives at the New Skete religious community in the isolated mountains of upstate New York with a shaved head and a suitcase filled with bananas. To his surprise, New Skete monks have most of their hair. They're Russian Orthodox, not Buddhist, and they're also world-renowned German shepherd breeders and authors of dog-training books that have sold in the millions. As Jesse struggles to fit in amongst the odd but lovable monks, self-doubt begins to beat like a tribal drum. Questioning his motivation to embark on this adventure and missing his family (and phone), Jesse struggles to balance his desire for inner peace with his need to check Twitter. But in the end, Jesse discovers the undeniable power of the monks and their wisdom, and the very real benefits of taking a well-deserved break as a means of self-preservation in our fast-paced world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Monks of Mount Athos

The Monks of Mount Athos

In all there were about fourteen hundred monks living on the Holy Mountain at the time of my retreat. This is perhaps three hundred more than I found in 1973. The hermit and the monk in the skete will usually have his rule of life—his ...

Author: M. Basil Pennington

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781893361782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 345

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Follow bestselling author M. Basil Pennington on his historic four-month stay on the "holy mountain, " as he wrestles with theological differences between Christianity's East and West and learns the Orthodox practice of the prayer of the heart.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Living in the House of God

Living in the House of God

... come to the door and are greeted by the porter (66), as well as through visiting priests and monks (60 and 61). ... makes clear that Benedict knows there is another world beyond the one in which the monks are living here and now.

Author: Margaret Malone

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780879077167

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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“How should we live in this house of God? We know that the way a building is shaped also helps in determining the way those within it live and relate. We are indeed formed by what we form. Qualities such as integrity, hospitality, humanity and beauty in a place will enable its dwellers to live lives in which such qualities are evident. The way we understand who we are and how we live will be reflected in our places and vice versa. Our places become bearers of meaning and memory.” —From Chapter 1In Living in the House of God, Margaret Malone draws on her study of and research on the Rule of Saint Benedict to show the ways in which this ancient rule can illuminate modern life. The broad gamut of topics this book examines—from Benedictine life as sacrament to Augustine’s influence on Benedict to obedience and the art of listening, among others—is itself a witness to the generous flexibility of the Rule, as Benedict proposes a way of life that truly corresponds to the deepest needs of the whole of human nature.
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Living and Dying in England 1100 1540 The Monastic Experience

Living and Dying in England 1100 1540   The Monastic Experience

However, for much of the fifteenth century, the majority of monks were probably under the age of 40, and about one-third under the age of 30. (See Figure IV.4.) Since nearly all monks spent some years after profession as cloister-monks, ...

Author: Barbara Harvey

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191591730

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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This fascinating account of daily life in Westminster Abbey, one of medieval England's most important monastic communities is also a broad exploration of some major themes in the social history of the Middle Ages, by one of its most distinguished historians. - ;This is an authoritative account of daily life in Westminster Abbey, one of medieval England's greatest monastic communities. It is also a wide-ranging exploration of some major themes in the social history of the Middle Ages and early sixteenth century, by one of its most distinguished historians. Barbara Harvey exploits the exceptionally rich archives of the Benedictine foundation of Westminster to the full, offering numerous vivid insights into the lives of the Westminster monks, their dependants, and their benefactors. She examines the charitable practices of the monks, their food and drink, their illnesses and their deaths, the number and conditions of employment of their servants, and their controversial practice of granting corrodies (pensions made up in large measure of benefits in kind). All these topics Miss Harvey considers in the context both of religious institutions in general, and of the secular world. Full of colour and interest, Living and Dying in England is an original and highly readable contribution to medieval history, and that of the early sixteenth century. - ;By one of the greatest authorities on the subject -
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The Living Age

The Living Age

In spite of the inclement climate and barren , rocky A quiet life must the old monks have soil for the good meadow land and lived up here in the old days . Like all farms of the monks were not offered with Carthusian houses the world ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN46P5

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Page: 894

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Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age

The Cluniacs were at first fa . were , so to speak , upon their trial ; but mous for the simplicity of their lives and from the firsi the monks and the friars the strictness of their discipline , but as were almost essentially opposed ...

Author: Eliakim Littell

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ISBN: IND:32000000694135

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Hidden Tibet

Hidden Tibet

After democratic reform was concluded, the number of monks and nuns living in the monasteries were about seven thousand people, which is a reduction of 93%. In regards to the quality of the monks and nuns living in the monasteries, ...

Author: Sergius L. Kuzmin

Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

ISBN: 9789380359472

Category: Education

Page: 577

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This book traces the history of Tibetan statehood from ancient times to our days, describes the life of the Tibetans at the times of Feudalism and Socialism, the coercive inclusion of Tibet into People’s Republic of China, the suppression of the national liberation movement, the Cultural Revolution, and subsequent reforms. Many pictures and data concerning these events are being published for the first time.
Categories: Education

Of cemeteries or burying places with an inquiry how and when the custom of burying in churches first came in

Of cemeteries  or burying places  with an inquiry  how and when the custom of burying in churches first came in

That the monks were men that retired from the business and conversation of the world , for they either lived in ... but the first ascetics , as their name implies , were always men of an active life , living in cities , as other men ...

Author: Joseph Bingham

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNU773

Category: Absolution

Page: 774

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Categories: Absolution

Mosheim s Institutes of Ecclesiastical History Ancient and Modern

Mosheim s Institutes of Ecclesiastical History  Ancient and Modern

These monks were not all of the Sarabitæ , who roamed about the provinces same kind ; for first , they were divided into and from city to city , and got their living Cænobites and Eremites . The former without labour , by pretended ...

Author: Johann Lorenz Mosheim

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433068193626

Category: Church history

Page: 904

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Categories: Church history

Living Age

Living Age

The Cluniacs were at first fa . were , so to speak , upon their trial ; but mous for the simplicity of their lives and from the first the monks and the friars the strictness of their discipline , but as were almost essentially opposed ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119094535

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