Admissions

How Do I Apply?

1

Complete the Application Form

Apply Now to set up your application account and fill out the application form. You can save your form and come back to it if you need more time. Make sure you have reviewed the information about the admissions requirements and prerequisites. If you have not yet completed these prerequisites, please submit your application anyway. If accepted, you will have until February 2023 to complete them.

2

Pay Your Deposit

After you complete the application form, you will pay your $50 deposit to submit your application. Your deposit is fully refundable if you are not accepted into the program or if you choose not to enroll.

3

Receive Your Acceptance Status

You will be notified via email about your acceptance status within one to two weeks of submitting your application. If accepted, you will be automatically enrolled and your credit card will be charged the amount of your first payment, based on the payment plan you select. Full refunds are available until August 31, 2022, should you change your mind.

What Is the Tuition?


One-Time Payment of

$8,700

12 Monthly Payments of

$733

24 Monthly Payments of

$371

Tuition rates are inclusive of a $50 deposit due when you submit your application.

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    Can I Get CEUs for This Training?
    Yes. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered and will be sold separately from tuition. CEUs are issued by R. Cassidy Seminars and will be available for each year of the program at the conclusion of each year. Students who complete both years can earn 50 CEUs for the first year and 30 CEUs for the second year.
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    Are Scholarships Available?
    In an effort to make the program as accessible as possible, we hope to offer partial scholarships to committed students regardless of your financial circumstances. There is usually a greater need for scholarships than we can meet, so we ask that you consider the needs of others when making your request. Please complete your application in full as soon as possible to allow us time to review your request. Scholarship funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

    To apply for a scholarship, please check the box on your application where indicated to request a scholarship application. Please pay your refundable deposit and complete both the program and scholarship application. Only applicants who have completed the application in full and have been accepted to the program will be considered for a scholarship. The scholarship deadline is August 31, 2022.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Final Date to Submit an Application: August 31, 2022
Program Begins: February 2023
Opening Event: March 2023
Prerequisite Completion Due: February 2023

Final Date to Submit an Application:
August 31, 2022

Program Begins:
February 2023 (date and time forthcoming)

Prerequisite Completion Due:
February 2023

Am I Qualified to Participate?

Admissions Requirements

You are eligible to apply if you have:

  • A love for mindfulness and meditation and a desire to serve others through teaching
  • Practiced meditation for a minimum of two years and maintain a regular practice
  • Completed—or will complete prior to February 2023—the two prerequisites
  • The emotional and spiritual maturity to inquire into your own growth areas and receive constructive feedback
  • The awareness and willingness to reflect on your social conditioning around race, gender, socioeconomic class, ability, and other dimensions of identity and how this conditioning can impact others

Prerequisites

Prerequisites Needed

There are two prerequisites needed to begin the program. If you have not completed these prerequisites, please submit your application anyway. If accepted, you will have until February 2023 to complete these requirements.

  1. The Power of Awareness training (select one of two options):

    OR

  2. One approved vipassana or Insight meditation retreat (select one of two options):
    • One in-person, residential, six-night, silent meditation retreat in the style of Insight or vipassana meditation

    OR

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PREREQUISITES

The Power of Awareness

Choose one of the following two options:

Online Course Option
The Power of Awareness online course is a self-paced, seven-week course created by Jack and Tara offered several times per year. Register here for the next session of the course.

Online Virtual Event or In-Person Event Option
A rare opportunity to be with Tara and Jack live

The Power of Awareness Live Training will be an in-person and online virtual event scheduled to occur June 19–24, 2022, in Pacific Grove, California. At this one-time event, Tara, Jack, and guest faculty Konda Mason and Devin Berry will be teaching a weeklong training for the purpose of filming a new and updated version of The Power of Awareness online course.

You can fulfill your prerequisite requirement by:

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    Attending the event in person; or
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    Participating in the online virtual event (watching via livestream or on-demand after the event has ended)

Register now as spaces are limited.

Silent Retreat Requirement

Choose one of the following two options:

Jack and Tara want to ensure that all MMTCP students begin the program with the shared experience of participating in a silent retreat that is grounded in the vipassana (Insight meditation) practices that you will be teaching. This silent form of retreat builds a depth of concentration and mindfulness that can be particularly powerful and transformative.

In-Person Retreat Option
In-person retreats must meet the following criteria to be approved:

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    Held in silence (other than teaching sessions)
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    Minimum of 6 nights in residence at the retreat location
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    In the tradition of vipassana or Insight meditation

A list of organizations and meditation centers that often offer approved retreats around the world can be found via an internet search or you can review the approved online retreat list. An example of some retreat centers that often host these types of retreats are Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Insight Meditation Society, Insight Retreat Center, or Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, to name a few. Retreats are subject to approval, and you are responsible for making sure your chosen retreat meets the prerequisite requirements.

If there are any questions as to whether the retreat you are considering meets the requirement, please send a description of the retreat, dates, number of days, teachers, and a website link to admissions-mmtcp@soundstrue.com. We are happy to review the details to ensure they meet the criteria.

Online Retreat Option
If you are unable to participate in an in-person retreat or you prefer to complete your retreat online, you must choose a retreat from the list of MMTCP-approved online retreats.


This program is likely to sell out. Please apply as soon as possible.

Questions? We are here for you!

Please see the FAQ page for answers to the most common questions.

Need more help?

Reach out to us at admissions-mmtcp@soundstrue.com or schedule a call with one of our friendly program specialists.

Affiliated With

Greater Good Science Center
Awareness Training Institute
The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program
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