HERMITAGE

INNER SKY


Inner Sky residents follow a spiritual path defined as the perennial tradition with a strong influence from the lifestyle model and teachings of Henry David Thoreau.  Our practice is based on a belief that there is deep Goodness at the core of all things, and our intentional attunement is necessary to bring it into full awareness and expression.


At Inner Sky, the study of religion and philosophy is combined with contemplative practices that include yoga, nature contemplation and labyrinth walks.   Currently our social action is focused on building and repairing relationships with children and families in need of healing and connection at a local children's home in Spokane, Washington.

PRACTICE

         

DAILY SCHEDULE

 ​                 6:00am- Nature Walk

           7:00am- Yoga

           8:00am- Scripture Study

          10:00-7:00pm- Social work

           7:00pm- Self-Examen


    

At Inner Sky we integrate our active, suburban lives with a monastic rhythm that includes daily prayer, study and sacred work.  Our life is centered around three sacred commitments to, 1) seek first the Divine Presence in all things, 2) let go of our attachments to identities, possessions, and outcomes, and, 3) love all without condition.  In this call, we humbly rely on spiritual direction and support.  We are guided by spiritual mentors from the Sky Farm Hermitage in Sonoma, California and theOpen Sky Hermitage in Bend, Oregon.  The Christian hermits from both communities are linked with us through prayer, guidance and friendship.

 

The Inner Sky Hermitage has three small private hermitages, a prayer room, yoga deck, vegetable & native plant garden, labyrinth, roasting studio, and community table.  We grow our own food and craft for our needs to promote simple and sustainable living.

​​Foundations


"Heaven is under our feet as well as

over our heads"
-Henry David Thoreau