Transform Yourself, Transform the World

World-Class Mindfulness Based Leadership Training

What is the Monastic Academy?

The Monastic Academy is a training center dedicated to creating wise, powerful, and loving leaders who are an unstoppable force for social and environmental peace on Earth.


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Come for a few hours or a few weeks – join us as a service guest, do your own work from the center as a co-working guest, or create your own personal retreat.


Sit with us for one of our regular week-long silent retreats, or join for one of  our many special events offered year-round. 


Our FREE 2-3 month apprenticeship program is designed take you through an intense meditation training that gives you a rare set of skills and experiences for life.

“This has been a life-changing experience. I don’t know where I’d be without it. Being here has taught me how to be more myself. More than that, in this community I’ve discovered how to give and receive love.”

Denise Casey

Former Resident

“Not only an ideal training environment to discover true and lasting happiness but also to acquire the precious real world skills needed to live a life of purpose, meaning and engagement. This is the real deal.”

Daniel Thorson

Former Resident

“The Monastic Academy has helped me in many ways. Through the supportive community, a confidence has emerged deep within and I’ve transformed from a seed of hope into the rose blossom I’ve always thought was too good to be true.”

Rose Phillips

Former Resident

“The unique approach of balancing awakening and responsibility prepared me for life in ways other institutions simply cannot. The program gave me the skills of a great employee such as dependability, respectful communication, and diligence.”

Chris Adams

Former Resident

Years of Training

Awakened Leaders

Hours of Meditation

average per resident, per month


raised for the flourishing of monastic training in the world