Hi! I’m Richard Thanks for stopping by. One might refer to me as a “New Monastic” I pray and study all day but I am not cloistered in a monastery. I do what I do for three reasons:
1 — I can: I’ve been retired since 2007 (actually since 2003 but some time filler jobs);
2 — This life style gives me solace; I experience much less anxiety in these December years than during my career. Besides, in my career days my identity was what I did. Upon retirement came the challenge of a new self-definition. The only way to do that was to embrace the loneliness I’d anesthetized most of my life with symboles of perfection, such as, position titles, earnings, symbols of accomplishments and whatever else I could use to avoid taking a good hard look at whao or what I really am — all of which was like pouring tea into a bottomless cup. Now my cup seems to fill up, everyday.
3 — I’ve found that there is eternal life here on earth through Ancient wisdom and disciplined practices, which is probably why humans have not already come extinct. I want to know as much about how to experience the presence of God as I can; it feels a lot better than filling a bottomless cup with tea.
This site is a work in progress. It started out as a newsletter and bulletin board for the workshop I was facilitating. Now it is just a bulletin board tracking the Liturgical Calendar. It may also serve future online and off-line workshops. So stay tuned for happening updates.