The Monastic Academy Hosts Visitor Weekends for Meditation & Leadership Training Program

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The Monastic Academy is hosting Visitor Weekends for potential residents of its full-time residential training program to create wise, powerful, and loving leaders.

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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

This June and July 2016, the Center for Mindful Learning (CML) will be hosting Open Weekends for Potential Residents to their Monastic Academy in Johnson, VT. Visitors will get a taste of modern monastic training in a small, supportive mindfulness community. These Open Weekends are by-donation basis. Due to limited spaces, participants are required to RSVP. Anyone interested in becoming a Monastic Academy resident is welcome to sign up.

The open weekends will happen on the following dates:

Thursday, June 23, 2016 until Sunday, June 26, 2016.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 until Sunday, July 3, 2016.

CML's Monastic Academy is a full-time residential training program designed to create wise, powerful, and loving leaders who are an unstoppable force for social, economic, and environmental justice on Earth. Residents train in rigorous meditation and challenging project-based learning. The residential program has been running for over three years with dozens of residents having gone through the program. The Open Weekend is an opportunity to meet the current residents and future potential residents before deciding whether to join full time.

"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," said Daniel Thorson, a former resident of the Monastic Academy.

"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." said Daniel Thorson, former resident of the Monastic Academy.

Monastic Academy residents commit to a minimum of one year of training. Residents pay a one-time training fee of $6,000. In addition, significant financial aid is available for those with financial need to reduce the training fee. Residents receive free room, board, a monthly stipend, a week-long silent retreat each month, and daily one-on-one meditation practice interviews.

The Monastic Academy is committed to inclusivity to welcome people from all walks of life. The Monastic Academy recognizes that suffering is real and compounded by forms of oppression because of race, class, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, mental and physical differences, political party, religious identification, or other beliefs and positions. We are working continuously to make our training available to everyone and welcome people from any background.

The Monastic Academy’s vision is to create centers across the country. Each center specializes in a specific facet of bringing contemplative practice to life and to serve their local community. With the help of a team of trusted donors and advisors, MAPLE has already raised over $1.5 million dollars to establish a second training center in the San Francisco area. This center will feature programs and training designed to enhance the work of entrepreneurs and startups through intensive mindfulness training.

Center for Mindful Learning is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Johnson, Vermont. In addition to the Monastic Academy, CML runs a variety of programs including a month-long monastic coworking program and a mindfulness in schools program. CML also pioneered with local partners to do the Mindful City Project, a continuing initiative to bring mindfulness to all facets of the city of Winooski, Vermont including its police force, school district, and businesses.

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