BECOME A CERTIFIED MEDITATION TEACHER
If you are interested in developing the skills to become a certified mindfulness meditation teacher, join Senior Buddhist teacher, David Nichtern, at the Tibet House for our new 100 hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program.
This training immersion will help you gain a more complete understanding of meditation and an overview of the stages of the Buddhist path. It will strengthen your own practice, and also develop your ability to present mindfulness meditation in a clear and genuinely helpful way to others in both a group and 1-1 setting.
The program is aimed at those who wish to become more skillful in presenting mindfulness – such as therapists, social workers, yoga teachers, health care professionals, educators, coaches, and anyone seeking to integrate teaching meditation into existing modalities. It is also open to those who simply wish to deepen their own practice and study.
During the training there will be group practice, teaching exercises, additional individual practice and study requirements. Students will be asked to practice mindfulness meditation for a minimum of 20 minutes per day, at least 5 days a week for the duration of the program.Additional details will be presented for smaller group practice and mock teaching sessions once the program is underway.
David’s past Meditation Teacher Training students have gone on to:
– Build careers teaching meditation workshops and classes all over the United States and Canada.
– Create a roster of recurring clients drawing from individual students, corporations, hospitals, yoga studios, prisons and schools.
– Experience significant personal transformation and led others to a more grounded, sane, and open hearted existence.
Through immersion in learning and personal cultivation, as well as supervised teaching practice, 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.
*** Certificate of Completion will be given to students who complete all requirements, make a satisfactory teaching presentation, and pass a written final exam on the material covered. ***
REGISTRATION (Tibet House US members will receive 10% discount)
Entire Meditation Teacher training (includes all Friday evenings and weekend workshops)
$1400 (includes Friday evening lectures) REGISTER FOR THE ENTIRE TRAINING HERE
Friday, September 13; 7-9PM & Saturday, September 14 & 15; 10aM-6PM
Level 1: Intro to Mindfulness and the Path of Meditation
REGISTER FOR LEVEL 1 HERE – $350 (includes September 13 evening lecture)
**Guest speaker Professor Robert Thurman on Friday evening and Saturday morning session.
Friday, Sept 13th, 2019 from 7-9pm
Special Evening Workshop – The Buddhist Path – the Big Picture
with David Nichtern & Bob Thurman
“The Journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
This evening workshop can be taken as a stand alone intro and big picture overview of the journey taken by and reported to us by the Buddha.
It is also a segment of the comprehensive Level 1 weekend to follow which is in turn the first leg of our new 100 hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with David Nichtern.
Professor Thurman will join David for this kickoff workshop. If there is anybody on the planet who can cover the big picture in 2 hours it is Bob!
For those of you who feel inspired to join in for the full Meditation Teacher Training weekend program we will still have a few slots open.
We hope to see you there.
REGISTER JUST FOR FRIDAY EVENING HERE – $25
Level 1 can also be taken as a stand alone introductory weekend (see below)
however to attend Level 2 & 3, you must attend Level 1 – The levels must be taken sequentially.
October 18th-20th, 2019
Level 2: Guiding Groups
Friday, 7-9pm | Saturday, Sunday 10-6pm
**Guest speaker TBA for Friday class
REGISTER JUST FOR FRIDAY EVENING HERE – $25
November 9th-10th, 2019
Level 3: Providing Personal Instruction
Saturday, Sunday 10-6pm
Wednesday, November 6th, 7–9 PM
An open workshop, book signing & guest speaker (TBA)
introducing David’s new book – “Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck”
David Nichtern is a senior Buddhist teacher who has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 40 years. He was one of the initial American students of renowned meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival in the United States in 1970.
He is also a business consultant with companies creating a variety of offerings integrating meditation in a larger health and well-being context – including Goldman Sachs, Journey Meditation, True Nature Meditation (Tokyo), Balanced Athlete, The Center for Health & Healing, and Om Births, among others.
He has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Buddhist Geeks podcast, Duncan Trussell Family Hour Podcast and many others.
David is the author of the critically acclaimed Awakening From the Daydream: Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel of Life and the forthcoming Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck
He also mentors individual students both in person and online, and leads meditation teacher training programs around the world.
David is also a multiple Grammy-nominated and Emmy award-winning musician. He has recorded and played with Stevie Wonder, Christopher Guest, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon and many others. Among his many credits in records, film and TV, David wrote the classic song “Midnight at the Oasis” and has produced multiple records for and periodically tours with Grammy nominated kirtan artist Krishna Das.