Beautiful and robust
The meditation bench is handmade in the Benedictine carpentry workshopabtei Königsmünster. When sitting on the floor for meditation, it comes between the lower leg and buttocks, which relieves the knees and joints. It is made of 1.9 cm thick solid cherry wood and thanks to stable corner joints of tongue and groove very robust, which is not apparent at first glance due to the external, light appearance.
A Settlement on a Mountain: Königsmünster Abbey in Meschede.
According to an old Latin verse, the Cistercians preferred valleys, the Benedictines mountains, the Franciscans small towns, and the Jesuits large towns for their monasteries: “Bernhardus valles, montes Benedictus amabat, / oppida Franciscus, magnas Ignatius urbes”. The Benedictines of the Königsmünster Abbey have certainly kept to this, for their monastery towers high above Meschede, town in the mountainous Sauerland region. From a bird’s eye view, you’ll easily spot that the monastery’s buildings build up a small town on their own: in the foreground the grammar school and some of the monastery buildings, flanked by the House of Silence and the “Oasis”, further back the workshops with a smithy and carpentry plus the agricultural buildings – all this embedded in a park-like garden.
Article Number 86215
Hight 21 cm, width 45.5 cm, depth 15 cm. Weight 1.2 kg.
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