New Monk Library History

Sister Sunder Wells, visionary philosopher and founder of the New Monk Project, held and expanded her vision partly through her ongoing research and readings. As a result, she collected over 1800 books and related educational resources which are now available to our New Monk members. Her collection is seen as a resource focusing on evolving inner awareness, Earth community awareness, and our society’s emerging awareness of human ecology connections with Earth ecology. That is to say, she sees the health of our interior selves is ultimately tied to the health of our planet. What is foundational within the New Monk vision is the realization that our thoughts and perceptions shape our relationship with the world around us most powerfully.

Through the establishment of the New Monk Project Library we have committed ourselves to sharing these resources with affiliated organizations, members, and interested individuals who seek to find fresh sources of inspiration and guidance. Through offering out library’s resources to our local and global community, we participate in the great global transformation of human consciousness being expressed as each one of our members journey further towards their individual path of self realization.

The New Monk Library offers two listings. The first is our “Recommended Reading List”. This list is most representative of what The New Monk Project endorses. This portion of our collection is seen as a pathway helping us envision new tomorrows for ourselves, and the Earth community.

For those wishing to review our collection, you may select each category shown above simply by clicking over the activated name. A listing of all titles shown by author will then appear. Another way we will be sharing resources will be to offer discussion courses from the Northwest Earth Institute. These courses cover many topics related to our mission at the New Monk Project.

You can use our online search form to find a particular title or author.


New Monk Library Entrance

Our library is located near Hillsborough, North Carolina. Further location information can be had by “map questing” this address: 112 Baldwin Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278.  [google-map]

On the first Saturday after celebrating our Earth’s 2009 summer solstice, our library will begin its service to it members from 10am to 2:30pm, and on each Saturday thereafter. Materials are available to the public during that period, and may be checked out by all categories of New Monk members for a period of two (2)weeks. For those many who live beyond driving distance to our library, please feel free to contact us.

If you have any questions or comments pertaining to the library, please send them to Each inquiry will be addressed weekly except on major holidays. Please excuse delayed responses. We look forward to expanding our services and hours of operation based on receiving future grants, donations, and member contributions.

Monthly Musings
In the spirit of “Journey Reflections” daily meditation offerings, each month our members have the opportunity to participate in the New Monk pioneering mission through written word. Members can sent their proposals for publications or selected writings by electronically sending examples of their own original writings or recommended readings. We are also happy to announce events being sponsored and inspired by either our members, affiliates, or The New Monk Project itself. to our “monthly musings section for our current monthly featured writing and announcements.

Look and you will find it – what goes unsought will go undetected. – Sophocles