Small Beginnings

We started off as a small blog in 2005. Even though we remain small, we've been carefully and steadily crafting the concept of a monastery in everyday life.

Some Milestones

  • 1997 - Our founder’s first writing began.

  • 2005 - Started blogging where we began modestly and informally supporting the work of an off-the-grid consciousness research facility - Great River Institute.

  • 2005-2013 - Under two different site names, we moved through various blogging platforms, and also tried out social platforms (Facebook and G+).

  • 2012 - We officially formed the monastery, introducing it as The Monastery of Nothingness. Entirely virtual.

  • 2013 - We started putting essays on Medium, beginning with our humorous Cast of Characters.

  • 2013 - We began quietly supporting Dudeism - the world's slowest growing religion - which now has over 450,000 self-ordained priests worldwide.

  • 2017 - We more clearly defined our mission as a monastery focused on consciousness, changed our name, and began writing our first essays on Class Warfare.

  • 2017 - Our Medium site underwent a massive expansion to include six related Medium sites.

  • 2018 - We slowly began adding writers, and hope to add more as we grow. We created a logo to reflect our new name.

  • 2018 - We rolled out a beautiful home website.

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The monastery was founded in 2012, as the Monastery of Nothingness. In late 2017 we changed our name to The Little Creek Monastery.

We are located in California, and have members throughout the United States, as well as international followers. We are founded on the notion that you can be a monk or nun in everyday life, devoted to those things you hold sacred.

We believe you can have fun in life, but also successfully explore the deeper parts of yourself, including deeper conscious awareness. Just maintain a bit of humor along with a just-so mix of humility.

Publications and Sites

Medium Sites

Copyrighted ©, 2005–2019, The Little Creek Monastery.

Our first blog was published on April 29, 2005. The Little Creek Monastery was formally established on July 4, 2012.