The parent organization of the Mystical White Rose Monastery, its affiliated School for Monks, and its Friends of the Mystical White Rose Monastery Group is the Mystical Order of the White Rose.
The Mystical Order of the White Rose is a nonprofit organization that was founded by Monastery Prioress Cynthia K. Lee in 2008 under intuitive guidance. Her guidance was to establish an online Monastery that accepts and supports Universal Monks (men and women) from all positive s-based religious, mystical, spiritual, and wisdom traditions—or none.
In the summer of 2019 Cynthia received additional intuitive guidance to expand the Mystical Order of the White Rose’s “Monastic Track” into a stand-alone online Monastery (Mystical White Rose Monastery) and to make the Monastery the central focus of its activity and outreach. The Mystical White Rose Monastery was launched online in the Spring of 2020.
Rabbi Rami Shapiro notes: “The Spiritually Independent are wisdom seekers and meaning makers who cross religious, scientific, and artistic boundaries. We are passionate about story as well as history, mythos as well as logos, rapture as well as ritual. We are heirs to the entirety of human wisdom, and choose not to be limited to one ism or ideology. We are spiritual creatives fashioning new ways to awaken to the extraordinary wonder of our everyday lives.”
Others describe spiritual independents as an ever-growing population of people in western nations who describe themselves as “Spiritual but not Religious.” Not all of our Monks are spiritual independents; but all of them are mystics or contemplatives.
Our monks are committed to a life of service and support for an emerging collective consciousness that is peacefully and positively transforming and transmuting our lives, and the world we live in. A world in which all life is interconnected, on earth and in the Cosmos as a whole.
Our Monastery’s core s are Love, Peace, Joy, and Wisdom. Our teachings and highest aspirations are s-based rather than beliefs-based. Our Universal, non-traditional Monks serve the Energies of Love and the Sacred Transitions of our Time. The monastic charism of the Mystical White Rose Monastery is: Love and Unity within Diversity.