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, form of religious life, usually conducted in a community under a common rule. Monastic life is bound by ascetical practices expressed typically in the vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience, called the evangelical counsels.
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What does it mean when you dream about a monk?

Monks are a symbol of spiritual discipline, asceticism, and inner wisdom. The dreamer’s own religious beliefs determine the meaning of this dream symbol.


1. a male member of a religious community bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
2. a fancy pigeon having a bald pate and often large feathered feet


Thelonious (Sphere) . 1920--82, US jazz pianist and composer
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50) He took an equally dim view of the monkish practice of nocturnal bell-ringing when he travelled to the Trappist monastery near Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1882 to recoup his health.
For Benedict, the excellent life must have been a form of unification with Christ, and his virtues must have been the monkish qualities that are expressed in his vows.
If for a century the culture of bibliographical scholarship has left the answer to such questions in the hands of archival scholars, that somewhat monkish privilege has been reformed by the personal computer.
Next, a move away from the coast to the Inner Var where our tour took a turn for the spiritual with a trip to the 12th century Thoronet Abbey and a demonstration of monkish singing.
However, a series of vicious supernatural attacks sends him once more into battle against evil magic, joined by his teenaged assistant, the monkish swordsman, Raseed bas Raseed, and Zamia Badawi, a beautiful but vengeful were-lion whose desert tribe was decimated by demons larger and more powerful than any the Doctor has encountered before.
Donnish, monkish, and fiercely right-wing, Veryser knew and loved the Middle American Radicals like they were family.
The religious metaphor of the monkish five senses in grey hoods, ascetic ashes on their lips, is out of sequence with the overwhelming physicality presented by the woman, the movement of the rhythm stripping bare our sensory pleasure in its staggered flow, as the lines themselves seem to be both waiting apart, yet touching, spilling into one another across the breaks.
Additionally, Thelonious Monkish will be catering Christmas Eve dinner for forty-five at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.
Each follows this pattern with monkish determination, even if they sound wildly different.
Andrew Coleman Jazz Quiet Tiger Kit Downes Trio Anyone who has been at a Kit Downes gig over the past months will find some familiar material here: the Keith Jarrett-inspired Tambourine, the Monkish Frizzi Pazzi, the pull-and-push delicacy of In Brixen,and the New Orleans-tinged Americana of Skip James.