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Become a Monk in the World

Updated: Mar 6, 2021




The website of Christine Valters-Paintner has a lovely website which you can visit here. In it there is an invitation for you to become a dancing monk in the "Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks". Here is a video to introduce them and see if you want to become one! I hope you do!!


Highlight this link and click on it to see what it means to join the order;



Here is a poem of mine about finding the Temple;


HOW TO FIND THE TEMPLE


Begin far away.

Make stops as you approach.

Stand still … inhale the scent of the air.

Listen for messages.

Get closer.

Touch something unusual.

Note how the light falls.

Let your tears fall.

Send a prayer out on the wind.

Ask for what you want.

Kneel. Touch the ground.

See something very close up.

Look at the horizon.

Feel yourself between the two.

Set it all to music.

Say “Amen”.


Enjoy your week!






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luanneholder
Mar 10, 2021

I so enjoyed this post, Penny. It actually did remind me of climbing a very large hill to get to a Buddhist temple in Seoul, Korea. My fellow travelers stopped at statues along the path and knelt to honor each one. It was lovely. I heard that they kneeled 1000 times each time they went to the temple. What great exercise for the body and soul.

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Mary Allan
Mary Allan
Feb 21, 2021

Thank you, Penny! Delightful! I'm looking forward to hugs!! Also, "touch something unusual." This reminds me of feeling the ultra-soft pouch of a possum ~ that sweet, sacred space is imprinted on my soul as a place of security, safety, and love.

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