Poustinia

* A silent place for prayer.
* A Russian word literally meaning ‘desert’
* The poustinia is a place (really a state of mind, body, and spirit) where we go to be intimate with God. Literally, poustinia means “to go to the desert,” and a poustinik is one who is living in a poustinia.
* http://www.lifechallenges.org/create/YanceD.html
* _Poustinia: Encountering God in Silence, Solitude and Prayer_ by Catherine Doherty