"When I forget my ways, I am in The Way"



The Order

THE MONASTIC ORDER OF NOTHINGNESS
The Monastery is an informal Order. Its' focus is on learning about and sharing the Way of Nothingness within ourselves. The term 'Nothingness' is well known through the ages. Taoism, for example, talks about it - a lot. The monastery is about finding ways to establish an informal practice in our everyday lives.

Other people have what they need;
I alone possess nothing.
I alone drift about,
like someone without a home.
I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty.
— Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching






THE ROLE OF THE METAPHORICAL MONASTIC
"To be calm and relaxed, maintaining one point - on behalf of ourselves and all that we affect.”

The student of the Nothingness seeks to live and express the spirit of mushin, is willing to stand up for the place inside themselves that is calm and still, and endeavors to allow the eternal to effortlessly flow through them and into the world.