At OAK, the two pillars of our training are Awakening – the ability to radically transform the mind – and Responsibility – the power to take clear positive action in the world.


Located in Berkeley, OAK is the California sister school of the Monastic Academy for the Preservation of Life on Earth.

We are open for retreats and residential training. Contact us to learn more.


Saturday Sit

Every Saturday, one of our teachers or residents or teachers offers a talk followed by guided meditation and community Q&A. Get a feel for our community and practice through our library of previous talks on YouTube. Learn about future events through our newsletter or Facebook page.


Dive into full-time training at OAK for one or more months. The apprenticeship is free with room and board provided.


Join the community as a long-term resident.

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