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noun as in place where monks live

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For those who make the trip, head to the astonishing Tiger’s Nest monastery to appreciate spectacular views and architectural genius at an altitude of over 10,000 feet.

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They were hiking to the monastery when they walked into this scene.

The monastery sits at 10,240 feet above sea level and clings to a cliff like a reptile on a vertical wall.

I wonder if you've come across this and have any thoughts, or if I should just move to a monastery and be silent for the rest of my life.

Historians have long known that medieval monasteries and universities hosted many deep thinkers engaged in sophisticated intellectual enterprises.

A Spaniard by birth, Victor Serna left home shy of his 14th birthday and entered the monastery to become a Marist brother.

In 2008, his monastery was in desperate need of funds and Vreeland decided to lend a hand with his first photography exhibition.

Opposite is a red-brick monastery leaning like an ocean liner in the snow.

On Sunday Than Dar held the last of the funeral rites for her husband with a food donation ceremony at a monastery.

When he emerged from the Zen monastery on Mount Baldy, his enlightenment was followed with an all too worldly disaster.

In this place was a famous monastery, or temple, which would be an object of much interest and wonder to Yung Pak.

Passing through the gate, our friends found themselves at once in the midst of the Chang-an-sa monastery buildings.

It would be impossible to tell in detail about all the strange things Yung Pak saw at this monastery.

He made his way to Ireland, landed in his own province, and went to a monastery to hear mass.

To his right and far away lay a village, monastery buildings, a tall bare tower—St. Julien—very small; he must have travelled far.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to monastery, such as: abbey, cloister, friary, house, lamasery, and priory.

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