The Orisa Lifestyle Academy (OLA16) teaches sixteen principles of sustainable culture. Our curriculum, resources and activities are intended to recognize Members who best exemplify Orisa Lifestyle in their daily lives. The Academy encourages members to heal their lives and the lives of those they serve. Members distinguish themselves as men and women who add value to the traditions and spirit of Orisa Lifestyle. As such, they promote year-round and long term orisa devotion, and provide positive service to others. OLA16 membership, activities, and training are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to rescue for all African Americans the virtues of Orisa Lifestyle.
The bedrock of the Orisa Lifestyle Academy are Òrìsà Lifestyle Agreements (OLA16). OLA16 is a campaign designed to align our spiritual, economic and environmental activities. Whereas the orisa religion represents the Yoruba spiritual vision, OLA16 represents the activation of spiritual culture. Orisa Lifestyle Agreements (OLA16) are personal rituals that energize your highest aspirations and inspire others to do the same.
"The OLA16 tribe is calling out to all highly motivated, innovative people around the world. We're especially interested in those of you who are ready to create real solutions to real problems... And have a good time doing it! Imagine a collective of people from different disciplines - priests, counselors, teachers, parents and other human services professionals, all drawn together by a shared vision; to transform everything that's broken - from hearts to ecosystems to bank accounts to windows - into vibrant works of art and expressions of Beauty. The nature of the universe, after all, is balance and harmony.
The OLA16 tribe is organized around the knowledge and understanding that WE are the ones we have been waiting for. Let's live the medicine that will heal our lives and heal the lives of those we were born to serve.
Finally, we affirm the critical importance of original thought in the creation of enduring change. Albert Einstein once said, 'We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.' Join the OLA16 tribe, where we practice personal greatness and inspire others to do the same."