Twice the Abbess bled Robin for his sickness, but it seemed to do him little good, and while he lay there Abbot Hugo of St.
Charismatic activity has varied greatly over the centuries, but even at its most minimal the abbot or abbess occupied a quasi - prophetic role.
A large monastery is an Abbey headed by an Abbot or an abbess.
Justin Brown is an abbot at a Benedictine abbey that supplements its meagre income by making and selling simple wooden coffins.
Ha, but the abbot is Shiyongxin, not you. He is fashionable and has beens changing SHAOLIN into a modern place, different from before.
But when he visited the place and became a disciple of the abbot in charge, he thought the school is already a Pure Land of sorts – for the 200+ kids there then.
After the abbot publicly distanced Shaolin from the Olympics in October, Chinese bloggers and athletes began to suggest the monks are just scared they wouldn't win.
'Kung fu is Zen practice in motion,' says Shi Yongxin, the abbot of Shaolin, sitting in his office next to a sculpture of a meditating Buddha.
After the abbot of Hanshan Temple strikes the bell, netizens will pass the chimes to one another through chat software QQ.
The abbot, or hegoumenos, the leader of the Greek Orthodox monastery, assigns each monk a specific role.