As a former member of a monastic community for thirteen years, I have continued to keep some of the “monastic” experience within me. Coming to Easton in the year 2000 and for many subsequent years as retreat participant, retreat leader/staff member, and volunteer, I have been struck by the similarities between Easton Mountain and monastic life. St. Benedict in hisRead More
When the Olympic Games were revived there was no thought of actually competing naked, but this didn't stop the artists who created stunning posters of nude athletes.Read More
Recently, I asked myself what would happen if, instead of representing an object, one represented motion.Read More
Tonight would be intimate and off the record, but dinner with the Roosevelts in the White House
family quarters was still an occasion and Hope Ridings Miller took, nothing casually.
An excerpt from the book: “We make no reference to the fact that the Bishop and I are sleeping together, nor do we (you and I) acknowledge what we both already know—that we will, in fact, become lovers.”Read More
We hear a lot about manifestation. We want to manifest abundance, the right job, the perfect man… but those goals can be wily creatures - always sneaking away right when we think we have them.
In my post on January 7, I gave a vision for the garden at Easton Mountain. …. Here is a report on our successes and failures -- and what we've learned from both.Read More
Murals from a mystery school in Pompeii show nudity in a ritual, the exact nature of which, lacking other historic sources, we can only imagine. Native American practices, including the hanbleceya (vision quest) and the inipi (sweat lodge) are often done naked.Read More
Jay Thomas was recently interviewed by the Q+ Spirit Shamanic Healing Network. Here is an excerpt:Read More
Check out this video, where Finn talks about the meeting of Spirituality & Sexuality in his life & work! He believes that as gay and queer men, we have been divided in sex and spirit since our arrival on the planet and that we are always trying in some way or another to put these severed pieces back …Read More
With Easton Mountain’s 20th birthday fast approaching; the time has come for the guest house to get some significant upgrades, and we want you to be a part of this exciting project. We started byRead More
Last year I had the backpacking adventure of a lifetime on the Appalachian Trail. In April 2018, I began a continuous hike up the Eastern Seaboard, traveling …Read More
My journey into mindfulness and healing was unintentional. As a musician, teacher, and vocologist I spent many years studying human physiology and anatomy.Read More
Here Sunfire gives an introduction to our Garden for 2019.Read More
Over the past five years, Bear Your Soul retreats have brought a vibrant and diverse community of men to Easton Mountain to create community, heal and recharge. As we approach Bear Your Soul’s 12th Easton Mountain retreat this January, it’s a good time to look back and see just how this all started in the first placeRead More
Why do we seek touch? What does touch give us that other senses don’t? Touch gives us a kinesthetic sense of our bodies, a felt sense of our connection to ourselves and to others, a sense of where our bodies are in time and space. Touch is like a food that feeds us. As so many of us …Read More
Meditation? Oh, that's quieting the mind, isn't it?
Well, yes quieting the mind can lead to profound discoveries —Read More
You probably think a lot abut intimacy, but you may not realize that you're doing it. You're thinking about how you can get a hot date for this weekend, or —Read More