Thrive in the modern world.
We're here to help you, and all of us, live a good life.
Hi, I'm Manish. Welcome to Modern Monk Journey, or as we fondly call it, MoMoJo (but more on that later!).
For thousands of years, the deepest wisdom of many human cultures – our religions, philosophers and poets – have told us that there is something good and transformative at the very heart of ourselves, and that it is our life’s work to reach it.
The modern monk journey is a step-by-step process of connecting with your inherent goodness, transforming your mind, and ultimately changing the world.
It all started two and a half thousand years ago...
My family has a 2,500 year lineage of Buddhist meditation, mindfulness and yoga culture – with an emphasis on practicing and living well (as opposed to religion, philosophy or theory).
In all of the many generations before me, and as I was taught this practice as a child, it looked very traditional.
I feel lucky and honoured to have the opportunity and necessity of modernising my family’s practice, while staying true to the traditional techniques that have worked for thousands of years.
So why MoMoJo?
Well, it’s short for MOdern MOnk JOurney, but we’ve also come to affectionately see our practice as developing More Mojo.
We hope that you’ll join us on the journey, and build your own mojo. As you cultivate a healthier mind and share that goodness with the people in your life, you’ll be helping us change the world and create a more peaceful and prosperous place for us all to thrive.
Isn't that a journey worth embarking on?
Harnessing the power
of traditional practices
to help us thrive
in the modern world.
Our purpose is to help every individual maximise the potential of their mind in order to build a thriving life for themselves.
We believe that by helping enough people do this, we will collectively change the world for the better.
What is the Modern Monk Journey?
A ‘monk’ is someone with a front-and-center focus on managing their own mind, in order to understanding themselves and thrive in the world. Everything that happens in a monk’s life is fodder for practice and growth.
Transforming our own minds (with our jam-packed day-to-day schedules and sense of pressure, etc.) is a large enough task, let alone transforming our global mind (with its political tensions, ecological issues, etc.). But it’s only by accomplishing the former that we will catalyse the latter. We transform our individual minds to transform the world. Monk-like mental strength and skills are required to accomplish this mission.
The modern monk ‘journey’ is a step-by-step practice of transforming our minds – through a practice we call the ‘Mojo5’. It’s also how we can move through life, moment-by-moment, day-by-day, living more mindfully and peacefully, and contributing to things around us getting better.
Modern Monk Journey
A ‘modern’ monk is someone who lives a monk’s life on the inside, while living a regular, modern life on the outside (jobs, families, media, etc.). We may retreat to the ‘monastery’ on occasion, but we live, work, play and practice here in our busy world.