People will be likely to accept you because of your background as a monk people on there want someone to come couch surf, they just don't want some skeevy ex-con or something. You know, you were probably taking money from people who were voting yes on 9 [an antigay ballot measure] — but they really wanted to see Nirvana.
You just need to turn up and start working. There was no judgment, hushing or disapproval of an outsider like me.
Simon was a hermit who lived in a cave, a five-minute walk downhill from the monastery. Life Heart Daily World. Perhaps my experience could help you. You have a lot of stuff to put on your resume. The person who comes to minds is John Dobson.