Zenways Meditation Teacher Training


Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training

  • 2024 Dates: Sunday, August 25 (6pm) – Sunday, September 1 (afternoon), 2024.

  • Instructor: Matt Shinkai Kane

  • Place: In-person at Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon (40 minutes west of Eugene). 

  • Lodging: Shared yurts, shared cabins, RV parking (w/o hook-ups), single sleeping huts, and plenty of camping spaces in the woods. 

  • Tuition: $1950 plus $665 ($95x7nights) to cover your stay (camping or lodging), facility fee and 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day, plus tea/coffee and snacks.  Secure your spot with a $150 deposit (non-refundable) and pay the balance by August 1st.  Monthly auto-pay plans granted on an individual basis.

  • Course limited to 12 students.

  • Accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association

  • Tuition includes: 

    • 100 hour meditation/mindfulness teacher certification (module 1:1)

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

    • Additional coursework will be completed at home

    • 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.

    • More detailed information about Zenways teacher trainings can be found here.



"I've 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."