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I would love to join you, but I'm in Europe. Do you know of any similar context on this side of the ocean or of anyone already working on opening a branch here?

Thanks.
Appreciate your work.
Monastic Academy as seen from Belvedere Mountain - 08/17/2017
Reward after 2-hour sit with Shinzen Young
Thank you Tasshin for your Sunday talk and sit. That song in my head is: There is no Bodhi tree, there is no mirror stand, there is no dust to fall upon....fascinating 💚
Sending to y'all because I know eventually you want to grow some food, and this would be a way to do it year-round!
Life's circling ~
Silence is also important to our health - noise is a global problem. In our busy lives, we focus on nutrition, yoga, fitness, medicine, alternative treatments and much more. All essential for our well-being. But we tend to forget the negative impact of environmental noise on our health:
More Silence Less Noise - take a look - buy the book: https://www.facebook.com/MoreSilenceLessNoise/
I wanted to share this article I wrote about how we listen to one another, in hopes that it helps each of us to press the pause button when we listen to others' points of view. I'd love to hear your thoughts...
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The Monastic Academy is a non-profit dedicated to bringing deep mindfulness practice to the modern world. After several years of teaching mindfulness to thousands of children, Teal Scott, the founder of the Monastic Academy, realized that his mindfulness teaching would have a greater impact on the educational system and the community if he formed an organization which had the capacity to reach a larger population.

Operating as usual

Cults, Community, and a New Recipe for Happiness (Part 1) 09/03/2021

Cults, Community, and a New Recipe for Happiness (Part 1)

Mark visited us recently and wrote some reflections on the time he spent with us. We are looking forward to his next post and hope to see him again soon!

https://markkoslow.substack.com/p/cults-community-and-a-new-recipe

Cults, Community, and a New Recipe for Happiness (Part 1) How a Buddhist monastery challenged my understanding of the good life

Timeline Photos 09/01/2021

Tune into the fourth episode of MAPLE Live, with your hosts Dan and Kish, tomorrow (9/2) at 11am ET. This week we'll be discussing the Vision Quest that took place here last week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaFm1GI9dI4

Tune into the fourth episode of MAPLE Live, with your hosts Dan and Kish, tomorrow (9/2) at 11am ET. This week we'll be discussing the Vision Quest that took place here last week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaFm1GI9dI4

One Step at a Time - MAPLE Live 08/18/2021

One Step at a Time - MAPLE Live

Tune into the third episode of MAPLE Live, with your hosts Dan and Kish, tomorrow (8/19) at 10:30am ET. This week we'll be interviewing Mitra, the executive director of MAPLE, on his experience doing a walking pilgrimage this past week!

https://zcu.io/MAen

One Step at a Time - MAPLE Live This is the third episode of MAPLE Live, with your hosts Dan and Kish. This week we'll be interviewing Mitra, the executive director of MAPLE, on his experie...

It's now easier to contact Monastic Academy. 08/18/2021

It's now easier to contact Monastic Academy.

It's now easier to contact Monastic Academy.

Dreams are Overrated ⚡ 08/18/2021

Dreams are Overrated ⚡

Our MAPLE Monthly Newsletter:

Are Dreams are Overrated? What if there is a higher aspiration? ⚡

https://mailchi.mp/monastic/dreams-are-overrated

Dreams are Overrated ⚡ Dreams are overrated. What if there is a greater aspiration? What if we have to kill our self-centered dreams to birth a collective Vision?

Timeline Photos 08/17/2021

When dealing with the problems of existential risk, it can be easy to lose hope. Sometimes, it can feel like collapse is a foregone conclusion. So what's the use in spending any time trying to solve these problems? During a recent Q&A, our teacher Soryu Forall gave his response:

"My life has taught me many things. And one of the most important is I do not know what's going to happen. It's unexpected.

And when I look forward, I do not know what will happen. When I look back, rather than doing what so many of us do, which is delude ourselves into believing that that was inevitable (which is what most of us do when we look at the past). Instead of that, I look back and the conclusion that I have come to is simply that every moment that I have tried to solve these problems is a moment I don't regret, is something I'm proud of and get to be proud of forever.

And so the only thing I have is that in this moment, I will fight with everything I have. That is the total thing I have because I do not know what's going to happen. It's happened again and again in my life, and it's happened again and again, in human history that foregone conclusions have turned out to not happen."

Can you remember a moment in your life where you fought for something you believed in, even when it seemed that the odds were against you? Share your stories with us! We hope to be inspired by your courage and integrity.

When dealing with the problems of existential risk, it can be easy to lose hope. Sometimes, it can feel like collapse is a foregone conclusion. So what's the use in spending any time trying to solve these problems? During a recent Q&A, our teacher Soryu Forall gave his response:

"My life has taught me many things. And one of the most important is I do not know what's going to happen. It's unexpected.

And when I look forward, I do not know what will happen. When I look back, rather than doing what so many of us do, which is delude ourselves into believing that that was inevitable (which is what most of us do when we look at the past). Instead of that, I look back and the conclusion that I have come to is simply that every moment that I have tried to solve these problems is a moment I don't regret, is something I'm proud of and get to be proud of forever.

And so the only thing I have is that in this moment, I will fight with everything I have. That is the total thing I have because I do not know what's going to happen. It's happened again and again in my life, and it's happened again and again, in human history that foregone conclusions have turned out to not happen."

Can you remember a moment in your life where you fought for something you believed in, even when it seemed that the odds were against you? Share your stories with us! We hope to be inspired by your courage and integrity.

Timeline Photos 08/16/2021

Join resident Joe Pucci for an immersion on Life Purpose and Vow Commitments. During this 75 min session, you will be given space to articulate your soul’s calling and make tangible commitments for the next 30 days to hold your behavior in integrity. https://zcu.io/vHpv

Join resident Joe Pucci for an immersion on Life Purpose and Vow Commitments. During this 75 min session, you will be given space to articulate your soul’s calling and make tangible commitments for the next 30 days to hold your behavior in integrity. https://zcu.io/vHpv

My experience living and training at a modern day monastery - Artem Zen 08/16/2021

My experience living and training at a modern day monastery - Artem Zen

Thanks so much for coming Artem! Such a beautiful expression of life here.

My experience living and training at a modern day monastery - Artem Zen After a 5.5 hour drive from Brooklyn, I arrived in the beautiful woodlands of Lowell, Vermont. Upon entering the monastery I was.....

Timeline Photos 08/14/2021

The Chautauqua Tour will be hosting a Meditation, Embodiment, and Transformational Soundbath event over three days at The 1 Center in Kent, OH starting 8/16. Come for a day or all 3 days! Stay for an hour or 3 hours! For more information and to RSVP: https://zcu.io/6erT

The Chautauqua Tour will be hosting a Meditation, Embodiment, and Transformational Soundbath event over three days at The 1 Center in Kent, OH starting 8/16. Come for a day or all 3 days! Stay for an hour or 3 hours! For more information and to RSVP: https://zcu.io/6erT

Timeline Photos 08/12/2021

Are you ready for a life of profound joy? - https://mailchi.mp/monastic/maple-fundamentals-cohort-4

Are you ready for a life of profound joy? - https://mailchi.mp/monastic/maple-fundamentals-cohort-4

Timeline Photos 08/11/2021

Join us at 11:30AM ET 🕦 (8:30AM PT) for our second ever episode of MAPLE Live, where we discuss living life without regrets! Reply below and let us know what living life without regrets means to you https://bit.ly/3izKytR

Join us at 11:30AM ET 🕦 (8:30AM PT) for our second ever episode of MAPLE Live, where we discuss living life without regrets! Reply below and let us know what living life without regrets means to you https://bit.ly/3izKytR

Timeline Photos 08/09/2021

What is your dream? Are you willing to give it up to find your vision, your purpose, your calling?

The Monastic Academy Vision quest is a time to ask the world, the spirit, tourself, your guides, the question of what is my purpose? What is my vow? https://bit.ly/3jwRGqr

What is your dream? Are you willing to give it up to find your vision, your purpose, your calling?

The Monastic Academy Vision quest is a time to ask the world, the spirit, tourself, your guides, the question of what is my purpose? What is my vow? https://bit.ly/3jwRGqr

Timeline Photos 08/07/2021

The Chautauqua tour is a way to bring some of the practices and culture common at the Monastic Academy to people and places around the world that may never have experienced them.

Tomorrow, if you're in Detroit, join us for embodiment and art! https://bit.ly/3s0LzOS

The Chautauqua tour is a way to bring some of the practices and culture common at the Monastic Academy to people and places around the world that may never have experienced them.

Tomorrow, if you're in Detroit, join us for embodiment and art! https://bit.ly/3s0LzOS

Timeline Photos 07/19/2021

If You Build it, Dragons will Come! 🐉 - https://mailchi.mp/monastic/if-you-build-it-dragons-will-come

If You Build it, Dragons will Come! 🐉 - https://mailchi.mp/monastic/if-you-build-it-dragons-will-come

Monastic Academy updated their information in their About section. 05/13/2021

Monastic Academy updated their information in their About section.

Monastic Academy updated their information in their About section.

05/08/2021

Bear art. Often overlooked by the untrained eye, this beach tree is decorated with years of claw marks. Such “bear trees” can be found all across the country. Beautifully etched in time by not just multiple, but sometimes generations of artist. Zoom in closer to see what stories it tells. #beartree #bearart #bear #blackbears #animaltracking #mammaltracks

05/04/2021

"Since taking MAPLE Fundamentals, I have this felt sense of being more myself." - BI Haynes

MAPLE Fundamentals is our 6-week guided course that shows you the system for generating meaning and joy in your life that we've developed here at MAPLE.

After several years of running a modern monastery, we here at the Monastic Academy for the Preservation of Life on Earth have discovered that the same introspection, communication, and meditation tools that help people generate meaning and joy also generate the trustworthy leaders the world desperately needs.

Throughout the course, you'll be introduced to a variety of tools like Circling, Meditation, and Bio-Emotive that give you concrete processes for making sense of the world, having great relationships, and connecting with your own sense of joy.

Not only will you'll learn the tools, but you'll be given concrete tactics and accountability partners to integrate these processes into your life and make them a habit, including regular check-ins, and a full module dedicated to doing a "self-retreat" and integrating these new practices deeply into your being.

If you're interested, leave a comment below saying "I'm interested!" and we'll message you with more details.

MAPLE Fundamentals - Monastic Academy 04/28/2021

MAPLE Fundamentals - Monastic Academy

You can now experience key aspects of our training without leaving home.

MAPLE Fundamentals is an introduction to the practices and frameworks that make up the underlying training structure at the Monastic Academy. We use a synthesis of ancient contemplative practices and modern methods of personal growth and collective exploration. Most fundamentally, we are creating a modern, integrated approach to spirituality founded in a deep sense of responsibility as stewards of the earth.

Our third student cohort is starting later this May. We invite you to join us.
https://www.monasticacademy.com/maple-fundamentals/

MAPLE Fundamentals - Monastic Academy MAPLE Fundamentals is an online introduction to the practices and frameworks that make up the underlying training structure at the Monastic Academy.

[04/03/21]   Dear Friends,

We have recently experienced a leap forward in scaling our community and culture based in wisdom and compassion. We are now operating at nearly full capacity and thus, need to increase our supply inventory to support all of our practitioners.

To support the Awakening practices at MAPLE, you are welcome to purchase anything on this list for us. Anything you send us will be gratefully received and put to good use in the community. We thank you for your generous gifts.

(Wishlist link in comments section.)

[03/19/21]   Are you a digital nomad or remote worker who’s interested in taking your meditation practice to the next level, while living among a supportive community in a beautiful natural setting? If so, you might be a good fit for our Residential Membership program, which offers monthly stays at a discounted rate for remote workers.

See comments section for a link to more info.

[03/19/21]   Vision Quest: September 10th- 19th

Join Darren Silver at the Monastic Academy for an initiatory journey through the rhythms of nature, personal insight, reflection, and healing. The vision quest is an opportunity to personally and collectively engage with the timeless reciprocity between humans and nature. It naturally brings forth relationships that have never been seen before within the terrain of the soul and of the natural world. Marked by three distinct phases, the innate intelligence of the vision quest brings you through a cycle of life, death, and rebirth. In essence, the vision quest is a ritual of remembering our belonging to ourselves and to our planet.

Many come to the vision quest in major life transitions. They seek a distinct ceremony to recognize the changes that are taking place, and to be witnessed and supported in what is asking to be birthed. Feeling the call to embark on a vision quest is like a tug at our soul, beckoning us to completely utilize our life.

Click on the event link in the comments section for more info.

[03/19/21]   Vision Quest: August 21st-29th

Join Darren Silver at the Monastic Academy for an initiatory journey through the rhythms of nature, personal insight, reflection, and healing. The vision quest is an opportunity to personally and collectively engage with the timeless reciprocity between humans and nature. It naturally brings forth relationships that have never been seen before within the terrain of the soul and of the natural world. Marked by three distinct phases, the innate intelligence of the vision quest brings you through a cycle of life, death, and rebirth. In essence, the vision quest is a ritual of remembering our belonging to ourselves and to our planet.

Many come to the vision quest in major life transitions. They seek a distinct ceremony to recognize the changes that are taking place, and to be witnessed and supported in what is asking to be birthed. Feeling the call to embark on a vision quest is like a tug at our soul, beckoning us to completely utilize our life.

Click on the event link in the comments section for more info.

MAPLE Fundamentals Online 12/29/2020

MAPLE Fundamentals Online

Start 2021 the best way you can!

We're excited to announce the launch of our Online Course: MAPLE Fundamentals!

This course, beginning Jan 9th, is an excellent dive into the practices and ethos of the Monastic Academy.

Participants will gain skills in Meditation, Bio-Emotive Emotional Processing, Interpersonal Meditation (Circling), Peer Coaching and preparation for a Week of Self Retreat.

This course is also an excellent way to explore interest in a future visit, apprenticeship, or period of residency.

More details below 🙂

https://www.notion.so/monasticacademy/MAPLE-Fundamentals-Online-f6fb64681d9b41baac5b94ed543822c8

MAPLE Fundamentals Online The Training

11/22/2020

When it became clear that we needed a mighty road sign to guide everyone here efficiently and safely, a logistical unfolding of trial and error arose. The sign had to be high enough to counter 6 foot snow drifts, far enough from the road for the snow plow to plow, and angled with perfectly erect, 90-degree posture to be readable in snow.

Here is our third and perfectly seated iteration of finding the middle way through everyday practice work.

We are grateful for our UTV that helps us transport heavy things as we DIY our growing infrastructure.

How are you finding the middle way in your everyday life?

When it became clear that we needed a mighty road sign to guide everyone here efficiently and safely, a logistical unfolding of trial and error arose. The sign had to be high enough to counter 6 foot snow drifts, far enough from the road for the snow plow to plow, and angled with perfectly erect, 90-degree posture to be readable in snow.

Here is our third and perfectly seated iteration of finding the middle way through everyday practice work.

We are grateful for our UTV that helps us transport heavy things as we DIY our growing infrastructure.

How are you finding the middle way in your everyday life?

11/21/2020

Here are our incredible recent apprentices Tim, Bhadda, and Bekah. Thank you for your commitment to awakening training and to being of service to the world. Your sweet presence will leave a beneficial impact on our community.

Here are our incredible recent apprentices Tim, Bhadda, and Bekah. Thank you for your commitment to awakening training and to being of service to the world. Your sweet presence will leave a beneficial impact on our community.

11/18/2020

We're celebrating the installation of solar panels on the MAPLE main building!

May we continue to increase our resilience in times of turbulence.

11/15/2020

Here at MAPLE we spend at least one of our two daily meals in silence, deepening our practice through complete engagement with the food we eat. May all beings be equally nourished.

11/12/2020

During the COVID pandemic, we have kept the torch of sanity burning, offering a place of community where the stress of social isolation could be checked at the door and each person was welcomed into our folds.

Nonetheless, this has been a challenging year for nonprofits. As election results are in and the tension of waiting to predict what the future holds eases, we find ourselves at a crossroads, and we could really use your help.

Please check out Tasshin's blog post to find out how you can support us. Your support will empower us to keep training the leadership qualities necessary to alter the trajectory of collapsing global social, political, economic, and environmental systems.

The link is in the comments section.

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Falun Gong
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Danny's Drumming Intro
Modern Mindfulness – The Mindful City Projectt
Modern Mindfulness in Highschools
Awakening to Feedback
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Group Hug! I just dug this out of the archives - now almost a year old, here's a clip of the 2nd round of residents maki...
Soryu works with a student at VIHW

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