“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
– Arundhati Roy


Envision a world in which monastic leadership training exists as an alternative to higher education.

The Monastic Academy is an unusual and groundbreaking organization that brings the power of education and business skills together with the wisdom and compassion of a monastery.

It provides deep and rigorous training aimed at classical enlightenment and gives tools to bring that enlightenment forth in programs aimed at the promotion of social and environmental justice and the flourishing of life.


“Our vow is to create a world in which the powerful are awake, and the awakened have power.”
– Soryu Forall


By bringing together authenticity and compassion with real world business skills we aim to transform the economy sufficiently to bring about social and environmental peace on Earth.

To achieve this enormous goal we created the Monastic Academy. This center, the first of its kind, is designed to train leaders capable of making this dream a reality.

And this is just the beginning. We plan on opening many more such centers, each specializing in a specific facet of bringing contemplative practice to life.


Live Your Vow

True human flourishing happens when you live in accordance with your vow.

A vow is your deepest commitment to be of service to all living beings in the way that is uniquely yours.

When you are motivated by your vow you take action based on love for the world.

In this space, there is no conflict between personal motivation and the world’s well-being. To live in alignment with our vow is to live a life that is simultaneously authentic and kind.

The world desperately needs awakened leaders.

Will you answer the call?

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