I'm pretty depressed and want to become a monk temporarily to help me find myself again and be better person. Is this an unethical reason to be a monk? [more inside]
posted by defmute
on Dec 22, 2013 -
Books / resources about monastic life? I am thinking of writing a story set in a completely fictional setting, and I'd like to research more ideas of what life is like in a monastery or abbey. [more inside]
posted by marble
on Nov 25, 2012 -
Five years ago, while either in Vietnam or Laos (memory is hazy), I was taken out to a remote working Buddhist monastery. We went by taxi and walked into the monastery at night. I managed to snap this picture before we went in. Can anyone tell me where I was?
posted by vacapinta
on Mar 30, 2012 -
I have a friend who will be traveling to Monastery of Christ in the Desert. She does not drive and is looking for ways to get to the monastery from the Santa Fe airport. The monastery is about 75 miles away and they can only suggest "rent a car" on their Visiting Us page. How much would a taxi ride cost (if they would go that far)? Are there services that specialize in this route?
posted by JJtheJetPlane
on Oct 8, 2010 -
I'm 33. I'm attractive. I earn a good salary. I live in a beautiful apartment. I drive a convertible. I'm intelligent. I've read tons of books. I've travelled a great deal. Women like me. I'm good in bed. I've driven fast cars. I've been an alcoholic. I've abused drugs. I've smoked 20 a day. I've seen shrinks at various points in my life. But still... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 8, 2005 -