100 HOUR MINDFULNESSS MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING

If you are interested in developing the skills to become a certified mindfulness meditation teacher, join Senior Buddhist teacher, David Nichtern, in conjunction with Tibet House US for our new 100 hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training online program.

This immersion will help you gain a more complete understanding of meditation and an overview of the stages of the Buddhist path. The training is aimed at those who wish to become more skillful in presenting mindfulness and anyone seeking to integrate teaching meditation into their existing modalities – such as therapists, social workers, yoga teachers, health care professionals, educators, coaches. The training is also open to those who simply wish to deepen their own practice and study.

During the training level weekends, there will be lecture and discussion, group practice, and teaching exercises. Additional individual practice and study requirements are as follows:

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

• Students will be required to practice mindfulness meditation for a minimum of 20 minutes per day, at least 5 days a week for the duration of the program.
• 3 Three Hour group sitting sessions
• 3 Two Hour self-organized group practice teaching sessions
• One 15min. 1:1 Mentoring Session with an assistant director
• Required readings:
The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron
Awakening From the Daydream – David Nichtern
Inner Revolution – Robert Thurman
• Final Written and Oral exams

PARTICIPANTS WILL

• Learn the foundations of Buddhist philosophy and practice.
• Have the opportunity to lead mock teaching sessions in one-to-one and group settings, receiving constructive feedback from teachers and other trainees.
• Learn how to relate clearly and precisely to the most frequently asked questions and difficulties from beginning students.
• Build a supportive learning community with your fellow classmates.
• Develop greater presence, balance, clarity, and insight by strengthening and stabilizing your own meditation practice.

DAVID'S PAST MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING STUDENTS HAVE GONE ON TO:


• Build careers teaching meditation workshops and classes all over the world.
• Create a roster of recurring clients drawing from individual students, corporations, hospitals, yoga studios, prisons and schools.
• Experience significant personal transformation and lead others to a more grounded, sane, and open hearted existence

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A Tibet House Certificate of Completion will be given to students who complete all requirements, make a satisfactory teaching presentation, and pass a written final/oral exam on the material covered.

Select graduates will be invited to teach meditation and lead groups at
The Tibet House.

FULL COURSE DETAILS:

All sessions are Friday, 7pm - 9pm EST. Saturday & Sundays, 10am - 6pm with a break for lunch.

Level 1 - Intro to Mindfulness & The Path of Meditation
April 9th - 11th, 2021

In this introductory weekend program geared for brand new beginners as well as for those looking to refresh their existing practice, you will:

1. Learn the fundamentals of meditation practice.
2. Learn 4 foundational meditation practices: Mindfulness, Awareness, Contemplation, Loving Kindness.
3. Understand and experience the benefits of meditation.
4. Learn how to develop a personal meditation practice.
5. Get an overview of the Buddhist path and stages of practice.
6. Move toward helping others with their meditation practice and personal journey.

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Level 2 - Guiding Groups
April 30th - May 2nd, 2021

1. Continue to deepen and extend your practice and study.
2. Develop clarity and communication skills for presenting meditation to others in a group setting.
3. Small group sessions in which you will be giving condensed mindfulness instruction and then receiving feedback from fellow teacher-trainees as well as the directors.

* Please Note: In order to attend Levels 2 through 4, you must complete Level 1 – The levels must be taken sequentially.

Level 3 - Mentoring Individuals
June 4th - 6th, 2021

1. Continue to deepen and extend your practice and study.
2. Learn to work with presenting meditation in a one-to-one setting.
3. Small group sessions in which you will be giving condensed mindfulness instruction and then receiving feedback from fellow teacher-trainees as well as the directors.

Level 4 - Sealing The Practice
July 9th - 11th, 2021

1. Continue to deepen and extend your practice and study.
2. Review all course materials.
3. Business Ethics & Principles.
4. Final presentations and ceremony for certification.

This program in not just a teacher training course, it’s a journey of self-discovery, acceptance and gratitude.

- Eve Lewis, Director of Meditation and mindfulness teacher at Headspace and Dharma Moon Meditation Teacher Training Graduate

ABOUT THE TEACHER

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This tradition combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation with the ancient practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism.

David is also a four-time Emmy winner and two-time Grammy nominee, and a successful entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience integrating spiritual practice and everyday living.

He is the author of Awakening From The Daydream; Re-imaging The Buddha’s Wheel of Life and Creativity Spirituality and Making A Buck on Wisdom Publications.

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PROGRAM TUITION

This 100 Hour training and certification costs $1650. To inquire about details for the training please contact [email protected]. If you have questions about payment options contact [email protected]

The next Dharma Moon Meditation Teacher Training begins April 9, 2021.

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