New Monastic Roundtable 2020
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 21 August 2020
Saturday 22 August 2020
Check-in Day Visitors
Session I +II
World Café, French connect
Order of the Mustardseed
Surprise and end Day Visitors
Sunday 23 August 2020
Closing Ceremony A300
Connecting the dots and open space
Lunch and end of the weekend
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
"alone & together".
Jill Weber works at 24-7 Prayer as Director of Spiritual Formation. She is also the Global Convenor of the Order of the Mustard Seed, a lay ecumenical religious order. Jill is a trained spiritual director and writer.
Jill won't be able to travel to Switzerland this year
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."
Due to the current situation
Ian will talk to us digitally this year
Catherine Askew is part of the leadership of the Northumbria Community, a global disbursed community of about 450 members.
Due to the current situation
Catherine will talk to us digitally this year
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 2016 and 2005 will have their special program between 9.30am - 5pm
They will be outside, please bring clothes according to the weather
Kids until 4th grade (ca. 2010) are asked to bring a Playmobil man each
Teens (apart form 5th grade, ca. 2009) are asked to bring bathing cothes and a towel
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!