Sangha Shantivanam

Spirit, Soul and Body, The Universal Call to Contemplation

Founder: Fr Cyprian Consiglio, OSB cam

Foundation Date: May 2005

Mission Statement

"Sangha Shantivanam is a Christian community which aims to promote the

Universal Call to Contemplation through shared prayer and spiritual practice,

and to be a sign of unity and an instrument of peace by seeking to understand

the experience of Ultimate Reality as found in all the world's spiritual


"The monastic ideal is the contemplative life lived in community, and a

communal life that leads to contemplation. Toward that end we encourage

each other to commit to regular attendance at Sangha meetings, study of the

texts we are reading together, daily practice, and spiritual and financial

support of the Sangha."