This page is the digital branch of Willow Monastic Academy; a training center dedicated to developing the capacities of the human mind through rigorous mental, ethical, and interpersonal practices grounded in ancient Buddhist traditions.
Our goal is to create leaders who are an unstoppable force for justice and peace in the world.
𝑨 𝒑𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑾𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘'𝒔 𝒈𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝑭𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒚
A few things you'll find inside:
✅ A space to forge friendships
✅ Weekly Check-ins
✅ Social meditation sessions
✅ Accountability Groups
✅ Ancient wisdom teachings in a modern world
✤ Between a worldwide pandemic, an increasing crisis of loneliness and mental health, compounding climate catastrophes, and a media landscape that prioritizes capturing our attention over providing truth, it has become increasingly clear that our current way of doing things is unsustainable.
✤ Change begins within, and good friends help make it happen.
We Need Your Help:
✤ How do we emancipate ourselves from these harmful systems and become the kinds of friends & leaders that our world needs? This is a question that we are trying to answer — together.
This page uses a private social media platform called Mighty Network, so that community members can connect & share with each other any time. This social network does not contain advertising, so malicious algorithms do not get in the way of social connections. You'll only see things that are relevant to you and to this group, and only other community members content will show up in your news feed.
You can also reach out directly to other members and form friendships with anyone whose willing to engage.
This group has been solely created to be in service of others. Our members are not obligated to donate and money is not a barrier for becoming an active participant in our community.
However, Willow's physical monastic community does subsist on financial support, so any financial contributions are greatly appreciated.
Visit www.GrowingWillow.org to donate
Would you like to connect with friends & peers on a regular basis? Practice new types meditation out loud with others? Or have a group or individual to help motivate and keep you accountable to practices in your personal life? Our calendar includes a weekly schedule of live practice periods and community check-ins, so that you can stay connected both with your practice and other people on a similar path.
Once signed in, be sure to mark the weekly community call in your calendar and say hello in the main social-feed