I have only watched this show twice, but I am hooked!!...will be tuned in to see if any of the five men are transformed from this intense experience.
The monastic day is divided into measured portions of -- time for work, time for sleep, and time for prayers - 5 hours of prayer daily. Commitment from the diverse five men is clearly necessary in this austere community. The men are quite challenged daily and are required to reflect on their personal motivations for signing up for such a rigorous practice. I do like and appreciate some of the reactions from the new comers. I will be curious to find out if the 30 monks will also exhibit obvious illumination after this switch in the community dynamics