"A Zen monastery is not a place where you go to escape the world, but to come fully into it. It is a place where you learn to see the beauty and wonder in everything, even in the most ordinary things, and to find your place in the flow of nature." - Alan Watts
We intend to create a modern Zen "monastery" located in our rural village of Somartin, Romania. It will be a place where individuals come together to fully embrace and connect with the world around them. It will become sanctuary for mindfulness, and self-discovery, where individuals can learn to see the beauty and wonder in everything, even in the most ordinary things. We are deeply rooted in the local culture and incorporate traditional spiritual practices, such as Eastern Orthodox Christianity, into our daily practice.
The Earthway Experience will be an embodiment of harmony with nature, incorporating permaculture and ecopsychology principles into its design, to create a sustainable ecosystem that is in sync with the natural flow of the surroundings. We are an oasis of tranquility and serenity, where individuals can find their place in the flow of nature and reconnect with the world.