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IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GREATER GOOD SCIENCE CENTER AT UC BERKELEY

Become a Transformative Force for Better Outcomes and Positive Social Change

Tuition $8,700 $7,700 for this 2-year training program. Payment plans are available. 
Enroll by August 28, 2024, to save $1,000

A Two-Year Online Training Facilitated by
Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield

A Two-Year Online Training Facilitated by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield

The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) provides training and practicum experience to apply the life-changing tools of mindfulness meditation in your own life and with clients, patients, team members, or the general public.

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Tuition $8,700 $7,700 for this 2-year training program. Payment plans are available. 
Enroll by August 28, 2024, to save $1,000

A Personal Letter from
Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield

A Personal Letter from Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield

Dear friends,

We are truly excited to invite you to join our next two-year online Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP)! This program provides a pathway of following your heart and cultivating skills in teaching ethically grounded mindfulness and compassion. And in joining this training, you will become part of a worldwide movement of people dedicated to bringing mindfulness meditation to local and global communities. MMTCP has trained 7,000 teachers across the globe—people from all walks of life who are committed to mindful living and compassion, to personal and social transformation. You too can become a teacher. Becoming a teacher changes your own life and affects all those around you!

Today, especially given the magnitude of our global challenges and suffering, the need for qualified mindfulness meditation teachers is more compelling than ever. In this time of widespread conflicts, pandemic, climate crisis, and continuing calls for racial and social justice, people are longing for wise ways to navigate, heal trauma, find resilience, and foster true connection and well-being. The teaching of mindfulness and compassion offers a powerful transformative medicine. The first four cohorts of MMTCP filled to capacity, so we encourage those interested not to miss this chance to enroll for the cohort beginning in 2025.

Celebrated as one of the best trainings in the world, MMTCP embodies both psychological wisdom and spiritual depth. It combines a truly comprehensive online curriculum with teachings of special guest faculty including Bessel van der Kolk, Gabor Maté, Rhonda Magee, Lama Rod Owens, Richard Schwartz, and many more. The live virtual events that start and end the training include small breakout sessions, live Q&A, and opportunities for one-to-one connections to virtually meet other students from around the world.

This will continue as you journey through the training, meeting regularly with fellow students in affinity and peer groups, in dyads, and 24 times in your small mentor group with one of our highly trained teachers, who will serve as your mentor, to support your practice and refine your skills.

Many graduates report that the mentor groups were a highlight of the training, providing community, guidance, and support for the entire two years.

For this cohort, we’ve also added new teachings on mindfulness of social identity, racism, and other forms of oppression, as well as how to bridge divides, offering a unique and powerful opportunity for students to apply their deepening practice to their own awakening and to serving others from diverse populations with true sensitivity, respect, and compassion.

Upon completion of the program, you will be certified by both the Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Continuing Education credits will also be available.

We have drawn on decades of our best teachings to make this an extraordinary learning experience.

We will lovingly support and challenge you to do your own internal work to strengthen your practices of mindfulness and compassion, while honing your skills to bring this greater awareness to others. We invite you into a two-year transformational journey where you will learn to bring your own heart’s wisdom to foster the healing, connection, and compassion so needed in our world.

We hope you can join us!

Tara & Jack

Tuition $8,700 $7,700 for this 2-year training program. Payment plans are available. 
Enroll by August 28, 2024, to save $1,000
Enroll by March 27, 2024, and Save $2,000

What You’ll Learn and Experience

The mindfulness teacher training curriculum aims to imbue learners with the transformational principles underlying meditation and guide them in skillfully offering these powerful practices to others. Trainees will learn the application of meditation to relationships and societal change, explore the interface of meditation with Western psychology and cutting-edge science, and develop teaching skills and receive guidance on how to establish classes and workshops.

Specific Content Includes:

Core Practices

Develop your practice with mindfulness, body scans, movement, concentration, inquiry, open awareness, and meditations that awaken a compassionate heart.

Training in the domains of mindfulness

Practice awareness as it relates to your body and your feelings, emotions, mind states, social identity, and awareness itself. Learn how to expand the field of mindfulness to include wise relationships with others and the entire living world.

Skill-Building Lessons

Become skilled and confident in giving talks, conducting individual and small group sessions, guiding meditations, and responding to questions in diverse, multicultural settings.

Transformational Applications

Use meditation to address physical pain, emotional challenges, addictive behaviors, trauma, relational difficulties, interpersonal conflict, and domains of collective, societal suffering.

The Ethics of Teaching and applying mindfulness

Understand and learn to handle ethical issues that arise in teaching and in the student-teacher relationship, including awareness of, and taking responsibility for, the teacher’s impact on students from diverse backgrounds.

Mindful Movement

Complement sitting practices by learning mindful movement, teaching embodied awareness in movement, and engaging students with a rich, grounded, somatic experience of meditation.

Cultural Sensitivity

Build the core understandings, skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that will enhance your capacity to teach a wide range of mindfulness practitioners across culture, race, gender, ability, and other societally conditioned divides.

Engaged Spirituality

Transform consciousness by actively engaging mindfulness and compassion to end social injustice, racism, violence, ecological harm, and other expressions of suffering.

Cultivating Community

Learn to design and promote classes and workshops with inclusive facilitation skills in order to create a nurturing and caring community of dedicated learners who learn with and from one another.

What Makes this Meditation Teacher Certification Program Unique?

During the program, you will engage in:

Featuring Jack, Tara, and many of our mentors and guest faculty. These online events will include small breakout sessions, Live Q&A sessions, and opportunities for one-to-one connections to virtually meet other students from around the globe. You can participate from anywhere in the world. All sessions will be recorded and available for playback if you need to watch some sessions at a later time.

An in-depth curriculum with new teachings every month, designed and taught by Tara and Jack.

Mentorship sessions with highly qualified instructors to help support your learning, address your personal questions, and inspire growth areas.

Opportunities to connect with your peers for feedback and support.

An innovative introductory training rooted in core teachings about the conditioning that shapes social identity and creates racism, sexism, and the many other expressions of separation, hierarchy, and violence. Deep introspection, understanding, and skill building is supported through recorded lessons, journaling, and facilitated peer group and affinity group discussions. These teachings are woven throughout the curriculum to serve your own awakening in this domain and to support your capacity to teach a wide range of meditation practitioners with clarity and respect, attunement, and care.

With Jack, Tara, and special guest faculty. Presented throughout the program, these additional online teachings will offer you the opportunity to go deeper into various topics with time for Q&A.

During your second year, you will engage in a practicum where you initiate mindfulness classes in your local area to share and demonstrate your growing skill set. During this time, you will be supported by monthly teachings and Live Q&A sessions, monthly mentoring, and peer group meetings.

You will be provided with practical tools and resources for creating a business plan and a step-by-step guidebook to design and implement a mindfulness meditation course.

Dive deeper and enhance your training with the exclusive MMTCP Podcast series featuring many of our guest teachers.

Tuition $8,700 $7,700 for this 2-year training program. Payment plans are available. 
Enroll by August 28, 2024, to save $1,000

Who Should Apply for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program?

Health Care and Mental Health Professionals focused on integrating holistic and evidence-based techniques to enhance client/patient outcomes.

Yoga Teachers and Wellness Practitioners committed to diversifying services to attract more students by offering mindfulness meditation courses and group and private sessions.

Social Workers and Academic Advisors seeking to integrate mindfulness into their work to manage stress and burnout and to better support the children/students they serve.

Social Activists and Nonprofit Leaders determined to make a positive impact by sharpening their communication skills, garnering support for their cause, and influencing policy changes more effectively.

Holistic Business and Life Coaches dedicated to improving client outcomes by seamlessly integrating evidence-based mindfulness meditation training into their work with clients.

Executives, Leaders, and HR Directors committed to leading with a more mindful approach to foster a work environment that prioritizes employee well-being, productivity, creativity, and collaboration.

Who Should Apply for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program?

Healthcare and Mental Health Professionals focused on integrating holistic and evidence-based techniques to enhance client/patient outcomes.
Yoga Teachers and Wellness Practitioners committed to diversifying services to attract a more students by offering mindfulness meditation courses and group and private sessions.
Social Workers and Academic Advisors seeking to integrate mindfulness into their work to manage stress and burnout and to better support the children/students they serve.
Social Activists and Non-Profit Leaders determined to make a positive impact by sharpening their communication skills, garnering support for their cause, and influencing policy changes more effectively
Holistic Business and Life Coaches dedicated to improving client outcomes by seamlessly integrating evidence-based mindfulness meditation training into their work with clients.
Executives, Leaders and HR Directors committed to leading with a more mindful approach to foster a work environment that prioritizes employee well-being, productivity, creativity and collaboration.

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Benefits of Becoming A Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

Learning to share these practices and teachings with others profoundly deepens and enhances your understanding, awareness, compassion, and well-being.

You’ll support others in their healing, personal growth, spiritual awakening, and transformation. By participating in this program, you’ll become trained in a wide variety of skills and feel the joy of teaching these benefits to others wherever you are.

Teaching mindfulness and compassion directly contributes to the evolution of global consciousness and the healing of our world. Your deepened understanding of systemic racism and other divisive societal conditioning that causes suffering inspires justice and compassion in our communities and a heightened caring for our earth.

The demand for certified meditation teachers is increasing for those who work in educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, health care, therapy, counseling, coaching, and executive-level leaders in business. Teaching mindfulness and compassion has the potential to contribute in a wholesome way to your own livelihood.

Learn and grow spiritually in a global community of practitioners dedicated to breaking down the barriers to connection. Your small mentoring group allows for a safe and gratifying depth in relationships, providing enormous support in your personal and professional growth.

With completion of this teacher training program, you’ll receive a certificate from the Awareness Training Institute and our partner, the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. This credential will support you in establishing meditation classes, workshops, and training events in communities, organizations, and institutions throughout the world. You’ll also have access to an MMTCP Alumni Association to continue a rich, nourishing engagement with our global community.

Tuition $8,700 $7,700 for this 2-year training program. Payment plans are available. 
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Meet Your Teachers

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, has been teaching meditation globally since 1974 and was one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practices to the West. Co-facilitator of The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, he has led thousands of students in becoming transformative forces for better outcomes and positive social change. He is also the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. His many books have been translated into 22 languages and sold more than 1.5 million copies. He is a grandfather and husband, and holds a PhD in clinical psychology.

Tara Brach

Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of several books including international bestselling Radical Acceptance, Radical Compassion, and Trusting the Gold. Co-facilitator of The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, she has led thousands of students in becoming transformative forces for better outcomes and positive social change. Her popular weekly podcast on emotional healing and spiritual awakening is downloaded about 3 million times a month. Tara founded the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) and holds a PhD in clinical psychology.

Praise for Tara and Jack

“Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience as well as ten more years of personal experience on the path of awakening, Tara Brach’s superb second book brings readers ever more deeply in touch with our true nature. This book is a precious gift, filled with insight, shared from heart to heart.”

—THICH NHAT HANH

“What an extraordinary mind is Jack Kornfield’s. Curious by nature and brightly shining from birth, tempered by suffering, both personal and worldly …”

—ALICE WALKER

“Tara Brach writes and teaches with an open and loving heart. She reminds us that we each have the capacity to connect to ourselves and others in a deep and lasting way.”

—SHARON SALZBERG
“[Jack] is a very good friend and in many ways my mentor … I read his book A Path with Heart … and it literally changed my life.”
—BILL FORD
“Tara shows us an awakened intelligence and kindness that are a radical freedom in themselves.”
—RICHARD FREEMAN

“[Jack] brings to life a way to understand and cultivate mindfulness, compassion, lovingkindness, and true wisdom …”

—JON KABAT-ZINN

Guest Teachers

During the training, we will invite a number of colleagues to join as guest teachers for live teachings followed by Q&A. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to learn from a range of renowned senior meditation teachers through the exclusive MMTCP Podcast series.

Core Curriculum Teachers

Rhonda Magee

Lama Rod Owens

Rick Hanson, PhD

Jonathan Foust

Special Guest Teacher Sessions

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD

Bessel van der Kolk, MD

AND MORE

Gabor Maté, MD

Timeless Teachings On Demand

Adyashanti

Eckhart Tolle

Peter A. Levine, PhD

Sebene Selassie

Kazu Haga

Daniel J. Siegel, MD

Kristin Neff, PhD

Konda Mason

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

JoAnna Hardy

Thomas Hübl, PhD

Spring Washam

Frank Ostaseski

India Harville

Jill Satterfield

Rex Marco, MD

Tuition $8,700 $7,700 for this 2-year training program. Payment plans are available. 
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Guest Teachers

During the training, we will invite a number of colleagues to join as guest teachers for live teachings followed by Q&A. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to learn from a range of renowned senior meditation teachers through the exclusive MMTCP Podcast series.

CORE CURRICULUM TEACHERS

RHONDA MAGEE

LAMA ROD OWENS

RICK HANSON, PHD

JONATHAN FOUST

SPECIAL GUEST TEACHER SESSIONS

RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD

BESSEL VAN DER KOLK, MD

AND MORE

GABOR MATÉ, MD

TIMELESS TEACHINGS ON DEMAND

ADYASHANTI

ECKHART TOLLE

PETER A. LEVINE, PHD

SEBENE SELASSIE

KAZU HAGA

DANIEL J. SIEGEL, MD

KRISTIN NEFF, PHD

KONDA MASON

ZENJU EARTHLYN MANUEL

JOANNA HARDY

THOMAS HÜBL, PHD

SPRING WASHAM

FRANK OSTASESKI

INDIA HARVILLE

JILL SATTERFIELD

REX MARCO, MD

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Mentorship Program Details

Mentors are hand selected by Tara and Jack, and most have trained directly with them to become meditation teachers. You will select a group based on the day/time that will work for you on a monthly basis before the program begins.

Throughout the program, your Mentor will:

Mentor Program Leaders

The mentorship program is led by our Mentor Director, Anne Cushman, and a team of mentors who regularly meet with Tara and Jack to help shape the mentor group curriculum and guide mentors in delivering the highest-quality experience to their students.

Anne Cushman

Anne Cushman (She/Her)

Director of Mentoring

The mentorship program is led by Anne Cushman. Anne has been integrating mindfulness, embodiment practices, and creative expression for over 35 years. She is a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where she founded a multiyear dharma training for yoga teachers. She is the author of the memoir The Mama Sutra, the novel Enlightenment for Idiots, the mindful yoga book Moving Into Meditation, and the India pilgrimage guide From Here to Nirvana. Her essays on spiritual practice in daily life have appeared in the New York Times; Yoga Journal; O, The Oprah Magazine; Lion’s Roar; Tricycle; and many other publications. She is currently deeply engaged with the MMTCP Mentor Leadership Team in building personal and organizational practices that promote equity and inclusion. She mentors meditation students and writers worldwide and leads retreats and courses with a focus on creativity, embodiment, and daily life practice.

Dalila Bothwell

Dalila Bothwell (she/her)

Dalila Bothwell embraces a dharma-meditation practice centered on love for community, land, justice, and 12-step recovery. Dalila is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders program, formally educated in nutritional science and food studies, and was a director for New York Insight Meditation Center for nearly a decade. She has also served with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and Insight Meditation Society.

Solwazi Johnson

Solwazi Johnson (he/his)

Solwazi Johnson has been teaching for over 20 years with a focus on vipassana. He has studied in Thailand, Burma, India, and South Africa. He is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by Jack Kornfield and Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is a graduate of the four-year Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. Solwazi is also the guiding teacher for a Buddhist ministry program in a US federal prison.

Debra Kerr

Debra Kerr (she/her)

Debra Kerr is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders program. She is a Core Teacher at East Bay Meditation Center, where she also guides the Every Body Every Mind Sangha for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Her meditation practice is influenced by both Theravadan and Dzogchen teachings, and she is dedicated to using the tools of Buddhist practice to dismantle racism and other forms of oppression and exclusion.

“The intimacy that arises in listening and speaking truth is only possible if we can open to the vulnerability of our own hearts. Breathing in, contacting the life that is right here, is our first step. Once we have held ourselves with kindness, we can touch others in a vital and healing way.”

—TARA BRACH

Become a Transformative Force for Better Outcomes and Positive Social Change

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“The teaching of mindfulness meditation moves us from individual growth to collective change.”

—JACK KORNFIELD

Distinguished Certificate of Completion

Upon graduation, you’ll receive a certificate of completion from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Sounds True, and the Awareness Training Institute.

The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: it not only sponsors groundbreaking scientific research but also helps people apply this research to their personal and professional lives.

While The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program does offer a certificate of completion and an option for Continuing Education credits, please note that it does not offer any credits or a degree from the University of California.

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“To cultivate the healing power of mindfulness requires much more than mechanically following a recipe or a set of instructions.”

—JON KABAT-ZINN

“If every 8-year-old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

—DALAI LAMA
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