Ta'leef Academy

What is Ta'leef Academy?

Building on our existing leadership in training with MMP (180+ graduates, in 4 continents, 20 cities), Ta'leef Academy provides a unique hands-on training experience, offering community care providers with the practical tools for a life of service. 

Ta'leef Academy, is a more focused, expansive offering to fit the growing needs of a complex community, with multiple levels of programming and four specialization streams. Refining the Core is the mandatory foundational course and streams include: Conveying the Message, Caring for People, and Intentional Community. The program offers empowering, meaningful, and defining learning opportunities that awaken a sense of purpose, love, and confidence amongst trainees. We value authenticity, faith & tradition, and strive to embody a sense of fortitude, beauty, and substance in delivering high quality content.

Who Should Apply

Overall, we are seeking individuals who desire to emulate Prophetic character and those who may be described as passionate, authentic, and insightful.

Be sure to review the Ta'leef Academy brochure for an in-depth description of each stream.

Refining the Core

Often, we try to help others and build community before we have done the personal work involved in preparing ourselves for the journey. Refining the Core is an opportunity to explore personal strengths and growth areas to build a strong foundation for a life of service.

The goal of Refining the Core is to inspire an honest exploration of the self through a week long intensive focused on heartwork. Heartwork means reflecting on the state of our hearts by considering how mindfulness, vulnerability, and gratitude build greater awareness and ultimately spiritual wellness. The program is delivered through discussions, storytelling, meditative practice, service based learning, and reflecting writing.


The tuition price for the program is $2500. This price includes all training sessions, three nights room and board at Green Gulch Zen Center, as well as all meals during the residency at Ta'leef. It is not inclusive of lodging for the days not at the Green Gulch Zen Center (3 nights), nor does it include daily transportation to and from Ta'leef during the residency.

Full and partial zakat-based sponsorships are available, if interested please inquire when applying. Please email academy@taleefcollective.org with any questions.


Ta’leef Collective, San Francisco/Bay Area & Green Gulch Retreat Zen Center


2018 Refining the Core Residency Dates:

July 23 - July 29, 2018

Dates and registration details coming soon!

Ta'leef Academy: How it All Started

Email Us Today

Ta'leef Academy sessions are currently located in the Bay Area, California. Email us today for more information.