NEW MYSTICS REFUGE WELCOMES YOU

Taking awakened action with lavish love in fierce grace for the
environmentally sensitive and the sensitive environment

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WHO WE ARE

Our Roots

mys·tic    /ˈmistik/    noun

a person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect.

New Mystics Refuge supports environmentally sensitive people who wish to practice a contemplative lifestyle and receive support in integrating awakening transformation. Currently we are developing a virtual community that will support men and women living by a rule of life as contemplatives in the world. Our future vision is to be an environmentally regenerative, ecumenical, monastic-inspired hermitage that includes a residential community and retreat facilities in service to providing refuge for environmentally sensitive contemplatives of all gender and cultural identity in the modern era. We will also serve by offering mentoring to householders around the world wishing to build satellite hermitages for mold-sensitive retreatants and offer these spaces for free. We believe that every person has the ability to benefit this planet and all beings through the power and grace of prayer, contemplative practice and awakening.

“As long as a society holds regular and frequent assemblies, meeting in harmony and mutual respect, they can be expected to prosper and not decline. As long as a society follows the long held traditions of wisdom, and honors its elders, they can be expected to prosper and not decline. As long as a society protects the vulnerable among them, they can be expected to prosper and not decline. As long as a society cares for the shrines and sacred places of the natural world, they can be expected to prosper and not decline.” —Jack Kornfield, based on the Mahāparinibbāna Sutta (DN 16)

 
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OFFERINGS

TRAUMA-SENSITIVE CENTERING PRAYER AND MEDITATION

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE GUIDANCE

RETREATS FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE PRACTITIONERS

ECO-CHAPLAINCY

MOLD-RESISTANT ECO BUILDING MENTORING

RETREAT HOST MENTORING

 
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"Awakening is not the end of all disease...it is the being OK with the presence of anything. It is more and more letting go of the dis-ease with even disease! The only perfection that arises in authentic awakening is being perfectly OK with imperfection! Ironically, the more OK you are with NOT being OK...the more OK you actually become. 


-Francis Bennett

 
 

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