The Old Oak Dojo at 14 Chestnut Place in Jamaica Plain is a place where neighbors gather to rediscover how to create healthy and resilient communities. This small studio, which shares a half-acre residential lot with a community home, is an experiment in dissolving the boundary between public and private. Its purpose is to provide a space for community to meet, learn, eat, celebrate, and play—and thereby restore our wholeness as citizens. Retreat and event space is made available as a gift to grassroots groups and nonprofits with a core purpose of advancing racial justice and equality. Due to the increasing infection rate in Suffolk County and the new CDC mask mandates, as of July 30, 2021 and the Old Oak Dojo will not be accepting new reservations.