There are two prerequisites that admitted students will need to complete prior to the start of the program in February 2023.
- The Power of Awareness online course by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach
If you have not completed this requirement and you are accepted on contingency, you will be sent information on how to complete the course before February 2023.
- One meditation retreat that meets the following criteria:
- a minimum of 6 nights in residence
- held in noble silence
- taught in Vipassana or Insight Meditation traditions
To help you fulfill this requirement, Sounds True offers two qualifying retreats per year taught by MMTCP mentors. We will also provide a list of qualifying retreat centers and options around the globe for you to explore. If you are accepted, you will receive information about the qualifying retreats in your acceptance letter.
If there are any questions as to whether the retreat you are considering or have attended in the past meets the requirement, please list the retreat below. We are happy to review the details to ensure they meet the criteria.
Retreats that most often will meet the prerequisite requirements will be offered by Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Insight Meditation Society, Insight Retreat Center, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, or Big Bear Retreat Center.
If you have not completed a qualifying silent retreat and are unsure if you will be able to attend a retreat before the program begins in February 2023, please continue to submit your application. Highly qualified applicants with special circumstances may be accepted upon contingency and given an extension to complete the retreat requirement by January 2023. Please continue your application and let us know your circumstances.