Meditation Teacher Training

“THE MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM”

(The Fall module begins in Sept 2017…Contact me for details) 

 “The winds of God’s grace are always blowing, it is for us to raise our sails.” RAMAKRISHNA

Click MTT – Information Package (1) for pdf file of the information listed below and a Registration Form

TO BE AN EFFECTIVE MEDITATION TEACHER, YOU MUST FIRST BE AN EFFECTIVE MEDITATOR

This is a unique 10 month 150 hour in-depth and comprehensive training program. The core 130 contact hours provide an experiential exploration of meditation, mysticism, philosophy and spiritual lifestyle training. The additional 20 non-contact hours provide an opportunity to experience compassionate service. We will study and practice meditations associated with The Yoga Traditions of Ancient India, as well as study and practice the meditations of The Buddhist Traditions, including Mindfulness, Zen and the Tibetan Buddhist Traditions. You will grow in the type of the meditation practice that is right for you, and learn how to help others find the practice that is right for them.

Simply put, meditation is the art of stilling our mental and emotional turbulence, with the aim to raise our vibration and live in a state of higher consciousness. In its simplest application meditation can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, and bring us to an awareness of the important interconnection between our minds and bodies. Meditation can help us manage our physical and emotional pain and give us a tool to use to cope with the apparent disharmony in our lives. At a deeper level, meditation can help us to release our emotional blockages. It can help us to face and work through our pain, and bring healing to the heart and body. This healing allows us to open the heart and integrate our spiritual nature with our mind, our emotions and our body. When our mind and emotions are balanced and harmonized, then we have access to our true inner spiritual nature. We begin to have a healthy appreciation for our life and the lives of others. Our world is seen through new eyes, and we can start to perceive the interconnection and interdependence of all creation.

MEDITATION CALMS THE MIND AND EXPANDS THE HEART

MEDITATION OPENS THE DOOR TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS

This is a program that will bring about transformation and change in your life. You will learn to transform old habits and develop new patterns of behavior. You will learn to move forward in your life, to trust in the Universal Divine Principle, and learn to be open to “What is next.” You will acquire the skills to be a Spiritual Leader, and learn how to be an instrument of the Divine. We will learn how to assist others to grow and develop on their own personal spiritual journey. Begin your journey of spiritual unfoldment today.

WHEN YOU HAVE AN EFFECTIVE MEDITATION PRACTICE

ONLY THEN CAN YOU BE AN EFFECTIVE MEDITATION TEACHER

MTTP CURRICULUM AND OVERVIEW

MODULE ONE: FALL 2017 – THE YOGA TRADITION

A 50 Hour Meditation Intensive

THE FALL SESSION will be comprised of:

  • 14 weekly evening meditation classes
  • 3 Sunday Meditation Day Retreats
  • 15/16 hours of Yoga Philosophy Training, on 3 or 4 Saturday or Sunday dates TBA
  • · We will study  and practice the Meditation Traditions as defined by Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Vedanta
  • · We will became familiar with the spiritual teachings of Krishna, Yogananda and Ramakrishna, and others
  • · We will explore our Spiritual Anatomy.

MODULE TWO: WINTER 2018 – THE BUDDHIST TRADITION

40 Hours of Participation in Meditation Classes and Workshops

THE WINTER SESSION will be comprised of:

  • · 10 weekly evening meditation classes
  • · 3 Sunday Meditation Day Retreats
  • · We will study and practice traditional mindfulness meditation techniques and Tibetan Buddhist Meditations.
  • · We will become familiar with the teachings of some current Buddhist teachers, including The Dalai Lama, Thich Naht Hahn, Pema Chodren and Jack Kornfield.

MODULE THREE: SPRING 2018 SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS

40 Hours of Participation in Meditation Classes and Workshops

THE SPRING SESSION will be comprised of:

  • · 10 weekly evening meditation classes
  • · 3 Sunday Meditation Day Retreats
  • · In this module there will be a focus on Spiritual Leadership and Ethics, as well as the business side of teaching and administering meditation classes

20 Hours of Compassionate Service (TBA sometime during the Program)

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CLASS OPTIONS IN ST CATHARINES, BURLINGTON AND MISSISSAUGA

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS IN OAKVILLE AND TBA

 MTTP REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation Interview
  •  Spiritual Autobiography, outlining your spiritual roots, your current spiritual views and your spiritual goals, 3-5 pages.
  •  Enrolment in www.mysteries.net
  • Study material in www.themystic.org

Books to Purchase:

  • Meditation and Its Practices, by Swami Adiswarananda
  • A Path with Heart, by Jack Kornfield
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (available as pdf)
  • The Bhagavad Gita (available as pdf)
  • Write a Book Review TBA
  • 130 Hours of classes and workshops
  • 20 Hours Compassionate Service (TBA)
  • Setting up a daily meditation practice, beginning with once a day, then twice daily…you will be asked to journal your home meditations, during two one month periods
    •  Lead Classes or Workshops, give presentations (TBA)
    • Interview a “Mystic” in the Market Place (TBA)

 

PROGRAM FEES:

Only $2050.00 + hst total for this 150 Hour Certificate Program

FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN…

$150.00 + hst …Registration Fee (ADMIN FEES AND FOR ADDITIONAL READING MATERIAL)

$700.00 + hst …50 Hours Fall 2017

$600.00 + hst …40 Hours Winter 2018

$600.00 + hst …40 Hours Spring 2018

N/C…20 Hours Compassionate Service

Monthly payment option available

 

This includes

WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASSES – several locations to choose from, including

  •  St Catharines (Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:15 at Yoga by Sarah) and/or
  • Mississauga (Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00 at Mind to Body) and/or
  • Burlington (Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 at Chrysalis Yoga)

MEDITATION DAY RETREATS

  • Sunday SPIRITUAL DAY RETREATS and SILENT DAY RETREATS days at Wellspring in Oakville (9:00 – 5:00, or 10:00 – 5:00); other locations TBA:

 

COMING UP: See www.towardstillness.com/events for details

 

You can stream in at any time, and the program can be personalized.