The goal of Ta’leef Academy is to provide empowering, meaningful, and defining learning opportunities that awaken a sense of purpose, love, and confidence among community members that desire to serve the community.
We value authenticity, faith & tradition, and mastery and we strive to embody a sense of fortitude, beauty, and substance in delivering high quality content that supports an ability to love and work meaningfully.
Our programs are focused on four main streams: Refining the Core (mandatory course), Conveying the Message, Caring for People, and Intentional Community.
Be sure to check the specific selection criteria and application instructions for each stream and see what might be fit for you.
The goal of Refining the Core is to inspire an honest exploration of the self through a week long intensive, experiential, reflective, and hands on learning experience focused on heartwork.
For us, heartwork means reflecting on the state of our hearts by considering how topics like mindfulness, trustworthiness, vulnerability, silence & retreat, gratitude and so on may aid us in greater awareness and insight, and ultimately spiritual wellness.
The program is delivered through reflective discussions, prayer, storytelling, training, meditative and reflective practice, service project based learning, and reflective writing that takes place at Ta’leef Collective in the Bay Area, and at the Green Gulch Zen Center.
Full and partial zakat-based sponsorships are currently available. If interested, please inquire when applying.