Visit the Monastic Academy

You can visit the Monastic Academy for a short visit, long term residency, or join for a silent retreat.
See our events page for upcoming workshops and retreats.

Coworking Residency

  • Stay at MAPLE for longer periods at a discounted monthly rate
  • Work on your own projects remotely with WiFi and co-working spaces
  • Live among a supportive community of friends, while integrating your meditation practice into the rest of your life
  • Two hearty & healthy vegan meals each day
  • Enjoy the stillness and beauty of Northern Vermont
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  • Do your own work or do service work for MAPLE
  • Review our daily schedule to get a sense for a typical day
  • Join for morning and evening meditation; work flexibly on your own projects during the day
  • Hearty vegan meals and a comfortable room
  • WiFi throughout the building
  • Integrate mindfulness, community, and work
Fill Out a Guest Interest Form

Silent Meditation Retreats

  • One-on-one mindfulness training and support
  • Daily exhortation talks, guided meditations, and Q&A
  • Enjoy the silence of going deep with trustworthy friends
  • See the Awakening portion of the Schedule for details
  • Space is limited; we cap the size of each retreat
  • See Events for upcoming retreat dates
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Guests meditating
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MAPLE represents something extraordinary–a residential community where people do long-term, monastic-style practice as they train to become community mindfulness teachers.

MAPLE brings together the best of two worlds: an intensive training environment combined with a systematic, fully modern version of mindfulness.

Shinzen Young Mindfulness Expert Teacher
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In my time at MAPLE, the drive to be better hasn’t disappeared (if anything, it’s stronger) but the unhelpful franticness has faded. I’ve been managing to tap into a calmness which is both restful and invigorating. The change has been gradual, and I hadn’t even realized how much had changed until I stopped to reflect towards the end of my two-month stay and realized how much more grounded and invigorated and happy I was.

Upcoming Events

  • Abenaki Workshop with Linda Longtoe

    June 27, 2024 - June 27, 2024

    Please join us for an Abenaki Workshop at MAPLE. On the land we care for in the mountains of Vermont, Linda Longtoe will be leading a pipe ceremony and braiding sweetgrass.

    Linda is an Abenaki woman whose specialty is wampum. She is known affectionately as “Wampum Woman.” She started making wampum belts over thirty years ago and passed her knowledge onto countless young people. Linda makes wampum belts and jewelry from glass beads, mother of pearl and quahog. Her bead making starts with a quahog shell. She cuts it to size and shapes it. Then she weaves her wampum belts using brain tanned leather. She has done demonstrations at museums and historic sites throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States.

    We’d love to have you here to welcome her, and celebrate native wisdom together. If you would like to attend this workshop, please fill out our guest interest form.

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  • July Awakening Week with Soryu

    July 02, 2024 - July 09, 2024
    If you would like to attend this retreat, please begin with our guest interest form.
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Are you a returning guest? Please fill out this Returning Guest Form for your visit.