New Monastic Roundtable 2021
What's it about?
This annual event is intended for all those who wonder how a monastic lifestyle and rhythm could function in today's world; for those who are interested in community life and the founding of new monastic communities. The Roundtable takes place from Friday evening to noon on Sunday. Day visitors are welcome on Saturday. The meeting is traditionally taking place in Switzerland, however, other venues are being considered. The initiator and sponsor of the event is Adventure 300, a learning journey for new monastic communities in Europe.
Each year communities from all over Europe are invited to participate. This international flair is characteristic of the Roundtable and allows for insight into a great variety of communal life. The aim is that communities from all kinds of backgrounds will get to know each other by sharing from their experience, both good and bad. The roundtable’s program leaves enough room for personal discussions over a meal or a glass of wine, as the aim is to connect people with a similar vision.
The personal exchange is complemented by presentations given by people who have been living a monastic lifestyle for years. These impulses will hopefully broaden our horizon and help us gain new ideas for our own practice. The Roundtable is not simply intended to impart knowledge, but to encourage people to set out on their own monastic adventures.
The Roundtable is a family gathering, not an impersonal glossy event with a big stage. We are open for the work of the Holy Spirit . Being authentic and sharing stories from both our victories and defeats is a key element of the Roundtable. We promote a culture of learning from each other rather than comparing and playing number games. It is also important for us to be in an inspiring environment where play and fun are possible. This is why we encourage whole families to attend the gathering. There is a special program for children and teens.
What awaits you?
Friday 27 August 2021
Saturday 28 August 2021
Check-in Day Visitors
Kick off and start Kids Program
Testimony of two Communities
World Café, French connect
Kids Surprise and final Words
End Day Visitors
Ignatius inspired Meditation
Sunday 29 August 2021
Closing Ceremony A300
Connecting the dots and open space
Lunch and end of the weekend
A few months ago the Stadtkloster Thun moved to Spiez.
They will tell us about the journey of faith they have been on this past year
(and still are...) and how they experience resilience in their faith and community
We'll hear about the small community that has been forming in the past two years on site of the seminary and retreatcenter based in Puydoux, Switzerland
How are they experiencing resilient faith-resilient community?
Every year we ask a few communities to tell us more about themselves, their story, their passion and their struggles.
Our keynote speakers will talk to us about their experience with the topic of the weekend
They are sadly unable to attend in person to this years Roundtable. But we are happy to announce other great speakers
Ian Mobsby is a writer, speaker, missioner, Anglican Priest and an enthusiast of new monasticism.
"I am an ordinary bloke who is passionate about life, modern art, contemporary culture Christian spirituality, and surfing – the cyber and water varieties. I live and work in Central London."
Pete has worked for 24-7 Prayer since 2004, having been dramatically called to come and help 24-7 in the area of Operations, from a career in IT. Pete was one of the founders of 24-7 Prayer’s first community, the Reading Boiler Room, and loves facilitating and encouraging the new monastic movement in the UK and Europe.
Bedding is included.
Please bring your own towels.
Meals are provided.
Let us know if you have special dietary requests.
There will be special mesurements due to the Covid-19 situation
Please bring your own facial mask
The whole weekend will be translated into
English and German.
Additionally, Saturday's session is translated into French.
Kids and Teens
On Saturday kids born between 2017 and 2006 will have their special program between 9.30am - 5pm
They will be outside, please bring clothes according to the weather
Adult CHF 267
Child 4-16 CHF 190
Adult CHF 70
Kids 4-16 CHF 30
If you can't afford the weekend, please get in contact with us!