The Monastery

A-LIFE 21/06

ritual

A-LIFE 21/06
A-LIFE 21/06

ritual

Thu 21.06.18

The Monastery is coming to the Kaaistudios for the fourth time, to close the RE:RITE season with a final day of rituals. You can join this experimental spiritual urban community for one ritual or for the whole day, to become conscious of your entire being and of everything going on around you. The rituals during this closing event are focused on ‘Buying Time’: how can we redefine our approach to time and our perception of public space.

The Monastery

A-LIFE 21/09

ritual

A-LIFE 21/09
A-LIFE 21/09

ritual

Thu 21.09.17

In the whirlwind of work, relationships, deadlines and discussions, we sometimes get distracted from the most important things in life: feeling alive and being conscious of our entire being and everything around you. The Monastery is an experimental spiritual urban community that aims to do exactly that: by performing daily rituals and making every action an intense experience.

The Monastery

A-LIFE 21/12

ritual

A-LIFE 21/12
A-LIFE 21/12

ritual

Thu 21.12.17

For the second time this season, The Monastery is coming to the Kaaistudios with A-LIFE, a ritual day that is patterned to the rhythm of the seasons. This time, the urban monks guide you through the transition from autumn to winter.

The Monastery

A-LIFE 9>10/03

ritual

A-LIFE 9>10/03
A-LIFE 9>10/03

ritual

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

The Monastery is returning to the Kaaistudios – which has become a familiar environment – for a special, two-day event. This time, A-LIFE combines the celebration of spring with the queerness of practice during an experimental monastic happening for women, men, and those who have left this binary far behind. Expect a monastic day in silence – with the occasional rave – in which you deconstruct and deepen the aesthetics of the monk.

The Monastery

BARDO STATES

ritual performance exhibition

BARDO STATES
BARDO STATES

ritual

Thu 14.03 - Wed 20.03.19

The Monastery invites you to dive into the Bardo States: liminal moments between living and dying, in or out of your body, where you balance on the edge of the unknown. 

Kristin Verellen/We have the choice

Circle gathering

ritual

Circle gathering
Circle gathering

ritual

Wed 21.03.18

We create a qualitative moment in which we become silent for a moment and share a part of our experience with each other. Each in his or her way: by telling something, by listening, by a piece of music, by an image... Being present is sufficient, everyone can take the floor, but you don't have to.

RE:RITE of Passage

ritual

RE:RITE of Passage
RE:RITE of Passage

ritual

Wed 20.06.18

All arrivers are connected by one thing: the search for ways to become rooted in a new city with other customs and conventions, and to forge relationships with its inhabitants. To explore ideas about life in a shared city, artists Paulo Guerreiro and Fleur Khani invited a diverse group of people over the last few months. Through the power of old and new rituals, they developed a laboratory full of open-mindedness, body and voice practices, writing, listening, and most of all… a deep sense of belonging. 

Barbara Raes/Beyond the Spoken

U-Loss

ritual

U-Loss
U-Loss

ritual

Fri 22.03 - Sat 23.03.19

How do we deal with mourning and loss nowadays? Life is a succession of transitional moments, major and minor connections that inevitably change you. The decreasing importance of traditional rituals to experience transitional moments has resulted in a search for alternatives. 

Robert Steijn

Walk Into Nothingness

ritual

Walk Into Nothingness
Walk Into Nothingness

ritual

Wed 25.10 - Fri 27.10.17

In Buddhist monasteries, people learn through meditation to look at life from the perspective of their own mortality. Robert Steijn has turned this meditative practice into a ritual. Together, you will walk around the city, as though you were taking this walk for the last time.

Welcome to RE:RITE of passage, an arrival ritual

ritual

Welcome to RE:RITE of passage, an arrival ritual
Welcome to RE:RITE of passage, an arrival ritual

ritual

Wed 21.03.18

Kaaitheater and Atheneum Brussels cordially invite you to an arrival ritual, which is the latest stage of the RE:RITE of passage programme. Are you curious to see how the students are throwing the doors of Brussels wide open? Come along for a bowl of warm soup and an equally warm welcome.