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Meditation Teacher – Training Program

Want to be a certified meditation teacher? Join our 2022 Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Certification Program!

We are so happy to announce that Triple Gem of the North is offering a Meditation/Mindfulness teaching certification. This certification is a 9 Month Course and will attest to your knowledge and teaching skills required for mindful meditation teaching. You will gain everything you need to begin your journey as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. To sign up for the program, use this link

Registration Due Date: Friday, April 1st, 2022
Teacher: Bhante Sathi, Ven Kamala
Retreat Format: In-Person Only
Total Cost: $2200 ($2000 if paid in full by December 17th. Installment payment options and information can be found in the "Payment Options" section)


The training will prepare you as a meditation and mindfulness teacher by educating our students on the following topics:

  • Understanding, practicing and mastering mindfulness.
  • Historical evolution of mindfulness.
  • Several different Eastern mindfulness pathways.
  • How to become a teacher based on the Buddhist Suttas.
  • Understand the Bodhisatwa mind and become a Bodhisatwa (a person on the path to Buddhahood).
  • Understanding the Buddhist way of life by studying key Suttas.
  • The Triple Gem, The Buddha, The Dhamma, The Sangha.
  • Being a community member and creating a mindful community.
  • Becoming a life-long teacher using Insight Meditation and Mind Culture.

To sign up for the program, use the link


The certification program requirements include:

  • Completion of assignments.
  • Memorization of key Buddhist Suttas. We will study a total of 21 Suttas.
  • Attending at least 75% of training retreats.
  • Participants will complete one or more hands-on training sessions while a monk observes. For example, a guided meditation class.

To sign up for the program, use the link


Payment Options

Option 1 - Total Cost: $2200 ( $2000 if paid in full by April 1st 2022)

Option 2 - Installment Payment

  • Program Entry Fee - Early Bird Discount due by April1st: $350
    Additional Payments: May 6th - $250 / June 17th - $250 / July 29th - $250 / Sep 23- $250 / November 11th - $250
  • Program Entry Fee - Regular, due by May 1st: $700
    Additional Payments: May 6th - $250 / June 17th - $250 / July 29th - $250 / Sep 23- $250 / November 11th - $250
  • Expense Breakdown for 1 person - Room / Food / Teaching Fees

Fees will cover lodging and food expenses. (breakfast, lunch, and a light dinner). Food will be Vegan food. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions as we will do our best to accommodate you. You may also provide your own lunch if needed.

To sign up for the program, use the link


Training Schedule

All training will be held at the Metta Meditation Retreat Center in Janesville, MN. Each retreat will begin at 6:00 pm Friday and will end at 4:00 pm on Sunday. Participants may stay at the Center Sunday night, checking out before 10:00 am Monday morning.

May 6-8: Overview of the program and a historical context

We will be focusing on “Understanding, practicing and mastering Mindfulness Meditation”. Historical evolution of Mindfulness. We will be studying all kinds of eastern mindful pathways.

June 17-19: Being a good student is the teacher

How to be a student and how to be a teacher. We will be studying various Buddhist teaching methods by studying several suttas.

July 29-31st: On becoming a Bodhisatva

Understanding Bodhisatva mind and becoming a Bodhisatva (One who is working toward becoming enlightened.) We will be studying Buddhist Sutras to understand the Buddhist way of life.

Sep 23-25th: The Triple Gem

Understanding and utilizing the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha.

November 11-13th: Creating a Mindful Community

Understanding the different ways a Mindful Community can be developed, and what are the guiding principles for it.

December 9-11th: Insight Meditation and Mind Culture

Being a life-long teacher using mindfulness. Utilizing Bhavana (Insight Meditation) and culturing the mind.

To sign up for the program, use the link


Requirements

Minimum 1-year weekly meditation or more than 3 residential retreats under a qualified teacher.

You will have to submit a recommendation letter from your teacher if you are not a Triple Gem meditator.

To sign up for the program, use the link


Logistics

  • Location: The center is on 3864 420th Ave, Janesville, MN 56048. Google Maps has been known to take our guests to the main house rather than the center. When you arrive, you’ll pull into a gravel road on the highway. Simply keep driving until you see a large yellow building on your left-hand side next to a large white cross. That is where the Center is.
  • Accommodations: The registration fee is inclusive of a private room and vegan meals at the center. Rooms are dorm-style with shared bathrooms.
  • Clothing: Bring comfortable clothing as you will be spending a lot of time conducting various types of meditation and mindfulness practices.
  • Toiletries: Avoid bringing heavily scented items as some individuals are sensitive to such products.
  • Food: We provide vegan meals. If you need to bring your own food for whatever reason, we encourage you to put your name on the food and place it in the fridge located on the main floor. We can show you where that is when you check-in.
  • Towels and sheets: Please keep in mind that we do not provide linens for your stay as we only have a few extra. We recommend bringing a set of twin sheets and some towels.

To sign up for the program, use the link