Background

The Mobile Monastery Chautauqua is deeply rooted in modern monasticism. Founder Autumn Turley is a long-time practitioner and has spent years as a “modern monk”. We specialize in teaching meditation, chanting and mindful relating inspired by practices taught at modern monasteries in the CEDAR Lineage.  We draw from an eclectic group of Mobile Monastery Teachers whose offerings range from embodiment to sound healing to nature bathing.  Our events also feature art, music, massage, and tea. We have the flexibility to creatively customize our offerings to best serve your community’s interests and needs.

Purpose

Just as our bodies need nutrients, exercise, and sleep to thrive, we need nourishment throughout all aspects of our lives.  Now more than ever we are called to bring wellness, spirituality, and community to the world.  The Mobile Monastery Chautauqua connects local communities through our traveling spiritual carnival.  We leverage an ecology of practices from modern monasticism, earth-based modalities, and healing arts. It’s our joy to nourish hearts, minds, and spirits throughout the land.

MOBILE MONASTERY tour:

Autumn Turley 

Autumn is a 5th generation Californian with a background as a Violinist, Massage Practitioner, Contact Improv teacher, Poet, and Project Manager.

Before joining The Monastic Academy in 2017, she co-founded the Bridge Within movement and traveled the US and Canada doing massage, teaching Contact Improv, and organizing events. She is also co-founder of I Am We, a consciously curated resource network that bridges the communities of integrative spirituality, holistic health, sustainable living, and creative and performing arts.  She is passionate about networking, growth, helping people discover and actualize their dreams, going on adventures, sharing art and healing and movement, creative collaborative projects, community-building, Spiritual Practice, and the ocean.

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big dragon energy tour:

Pan Williams

Pan lived the immersive residential Modern Monk path for 5 years. There he spent more than 10,000 hours with community in formal meditation practice, attending more than 50 week-or-longer intensive retreats. Now he’s emerging from full-time modern monasticism to found the Big Dragon Energy Tour. 

Additionally, Pan is the Founder and Chief Wizarding Officer of the Paladin’s Path Order of the Graell Lineage. He’s undergone the four year process of vision quest (hanbleceya) in the style of the Lakota People from his home state of North Dakota. A modern Lorax, he’s dedicated himself to earth leadership through groups like National Wildlife Federation, One Earth Sangha, and the Work That Reconnects. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA in Sustainable Business. 

Find Pan meditating among trees, crafting sacred art, cultivating community, and adventuring on quests of spiritual service.