|Meta-||A prefix used to indicate a concept which comes after, beyond, or is an abstraction of another concept|
|Monastery||A building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics|
|Metamodernism||A contemporary philosophy, cultural phase and developmental stage|
|Metamonastery||A reinvention of the monastery inspired by metamodern thought|
The Metamonastery concept will be explored for an initial period of one year in a rented property. The rent and bills on the property will have already been paid.
Monday – Friday, weekends free.
|9.30am||The Morning Meeting|
|10am – 1pm||The Morning|
|2pm – 7pm||The Afternoon|
|8pm – 11pm||The Evening|
|11pm||Lights out, noble silence until 8am|
Communal meals (vegetarian, low dairy, low sugar), with preparation shared according to a rota. Alcohol, tobacco and coffee in ceremony only.
|Residents||Donate monthly (suggested £450/month), minimum stay 3 months|
|Explorers||Donate weekly (suggested £150/week), minimum stay 1 month|
|Guests||Donate daily (suggested £30/day), usual minimum stay 1 week|
For those invited to stay at the Metamonastery, donations will indeed be suggested and not compulsory. The emphasis will be placed on gathering together the right group of people, rather than raising a certain amount of money (though if the project is to continue beyond its first year, it will need to be financially sustainable).
Figures are monthly. Proposed course fees: Weekend ~ £200 (+£60 Guest contribution), Week ~ £500 (+£150 Explorer contribution). Up to 50% of course fee to course leader.
|10 residents||10 × £450 = £4.5k|
|5 explorers||5 × £150 × 4⅓ ≈ £3k|
|Week-long course with 20 people||20 × (£250 + £150) = £8k|
|Weekend-long course with 20 people||20 × (£100 + £60) = £3.2k|
|Total monthly revenue||£18.7k|
|Rent/mortgage (property value ~£2m)||£10k|
|2 administrators @ £1k/month||£2k|
|Total monthly costs||£17k|
Required capacity: 10 residents + 5 explorers + 5 guests + 20 course participants = 40 people
Some of the brilliant people that have expressed an interest in teaching at Metamonastery:
Emil Ejner Friis
Alchemy of Breath
Performer, Artist, Aerialist