Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training

Zen Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training

The Zenways meditation and mindfulness teacher training is unique. Being firmly rooted in the Rinzai Zen tradition, it has a long and distinguished history of teaching meditation for boosting physical and mental health, as well as for grounding, insight, and self-understanding.


Upcoming Trainings

  • Next training: Sunday, September 6th – Sunday, September 13th, 2020. It will be a 1-week intensive total-immersion format. This is Module 1:1. Please see the Zenways link below for more information. Graduates receive a 100-hour Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher certification.

  • Place: St. Benedict’s Lodge 1-hour east of Eugene, Oregon

  • Tuition: $1990 (excluding accommodation/meals). An optional early bird discount (3 months in advance): $1790

  • Meals/Lodging from $75 per night. Registration form: please email bluecliffzen@gmail.com. Please input “Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training” in the subject heading.

  • The training is through Zenways. More detailed information about the course and background can be found here.

  • Accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association

  • Tuition includes: 

    • 100 hour 7-day residential course (module 1:1)

    • 8-week Meditation and Mindfulness Course for Health and Wellbeing

    • Follow-up weekend course (module 1:2 to be completed one to three years after module 1:1)

    • In addition there will be coursework to be completed at home


Feedback

“I’ve just gotten an amazing amount out of this training. It’s been truly phenomenal.”

“Excellent, well developed curriculum. High quality of instruction, consistent good energy and obvious commitment to helping the students ‘get it’! Depth of his personal experience was invaluable to us.”

“I feel the training is exceptionally worthwhile and covered all I need to know with a lot more than I had anticipated…”

“I was surprised and very pleased by the time spent on our own practice. A solid organization with deep roots in an authentic lineage, combined with a clear understanding of how to work with Westerners, and the very best of intentions.”

“I feel quite well-prepared from the stand-point of the course material and effectiveness of presentation. I feel the boost of attending the retreat setting. The fact that it was blended into a retreat format was, in retrospect, necessary, and also very much appreciated.”

“The meals were amazing.”

“It’s honestly been wonderful. I feel very impressed and encouraged by what I’ve learned. I am so happy that I was given this opportunity.”

About the venue: “Beautiful, peaceful, met all practical needs, great hiking, comfortable room.”

“The training is excellent. The course itself is structured to be progressively building step-by-step. It is both didactic and experiential. It strengthens the student’s practice as a foundation to support the teaching practice.”

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