Best Shop, Gallery, and Cult Rolled Into One (2008)


"Is the Monastery a store, an art gallery, or a cult?" could be a question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The sign outside that reads "This is a store" gives you a hint, but it's still hard to believe. With products ranging from vegetal soaps to healing-sound CDs, African jewelry, Indian handbags, primitive masks, and religious holograms, it seems closer to the cavern of Ali Baba than a Soho shop.


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