The responsibilities given to residents are varied and eclectic.

One day you might be working on a new marketing campaign, the next day you’ll be creating a new teaching program, and the next you’ll be cooking a meal for the community.

The diversity of work cultivates the meta-skill of rapid learning and generates unshakeable confidence in one’s ability to take on any project.

Central to work life at the Monastic Academy is a culture of accountability.

Residents hold one another to a strict standard of integrity and discipline. You will be lovingly held to a high standard of behavior.


All work at the Monastic Academy is in service of a larger goal, to create wise, powerful, and loving leaders who are an unstoppable force for social and environmental peace on Earth.


Examples of work done at the Monastic Academy include our schools program or the coworking retreat

The work is often challenging and fast-paced. It requires a willingness to try new things, learn from mistakes, and take feedback.

The work culture at the Monastic Academy is part growing non-profit and part startup.

While the mission is for the benefit of all, the tactics and strategies used borrow heavily from the startup world. As such, you’ll find yourself regularly experimenting with new technologies and organizational practices to optimize performance and results.


The ultimate goal of the program is to integrate your practice of meditation with your daily work.


Through our mindfulness practice we cultivate clarity, authenticity, and compassion. Through our work we bring these precious qualities into the world.

The world desperately needs awakened leaders.

Will you answer the call?

Schools Program

In 2011, we began our journey by teaching mindfulness in schools. If you want to bring mindfulness to your school, please visit our Modern Mindfulness for Schools Program.