FIVE MONTH MEDITATION TRAINING
WITH LODRO RINZLER
Starting this April, you can join a select group of students to deepen your meditation practice and study the Buddhist canon in-depth with a supportive online community and the mentorship of Lodro Rinzler. Participate based on your own schedule, in an in-depth curriculum that brings the traditional teachings of the Buddha to life and makes them particularly applicable to our modern world.
"Lodro has a very relatable way of delivering the information - helps provide a solid understanding of Buddhism and mindfulness fundamentals. I'd strongly recommend this course for really anyone who's on a curious spiritual path." - Jennie
Who this is for 🔷
people looking to deepen their commitment to their meditation practice (or who have fallen off the wagon with their practice)
anyone geographically isolated / seeking an active online meditation community
people who maaayyybe need to be held accountable for their meditation practice
those who could benefit from one-on-one interactions with an experienced meditation teacher
anyone who wants to learn the ins-and-outs of what the Buddha taught
WHAT YOU GET 🔷
20 pre-recorded Buddhist meditation talks - one half hour video each week
Once a month 45 minute private mentoring sessions with Lodro via Google Hangout
A small but supportive community of fellow meditation practitioners to support you on your journey
One daylong meditation retreat live-streamed to your own home
An accountability buddy to keep you on track with daily meditation practice…because teamwork makes the dream work
Once a month “social” with the community online, including a Q&A with Lodro
Guided audio meditation recordings to deepen your own practice along the way
HOW IT WORKS // The Two PROGRAM SECTIONS
THE FOUNDATIONS : 10 WEEKS
In this section we dive into what the Buddha taught on how we create suffering for ourselves and how we can stop doing that. It also includes the very applicable topics of Wise Speech, Wise Livelihood and the many ways we can “hack” mindfulness into our everyday experience off the meditation cushion.
Week 1: Overview of the Different Forms of Meditation and the Three Yanas, or Vehicles, of Buddhism
Week 2: The Many Lifetimes of the Buddha
Week 3: The Four Noble Truths
Week 4: The Eightfold Path (Part 1)
Week 5: The Eightfold Path (Part 2)
Week 6: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Week 7: The 12 Nidanas and How We Develop Ego
Week 8: The Five Skandhas (Aggregates) and How We Constantly Reify Ego
Week 9: Klesha, or Getting Hooked by Emotions
Week 10: Egolessness and Basic Goodness
THE GREATER VEHICLE : 10 WEEKS
Section 2: The Two Sides of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle): Emptiness and Compassion
In the second section of this curriculum we get into the greater vehicle teachings that allow us to see our world with more fluidity and an open heart. While we start with the BIG topic of emptiness we then transition into how we can then have a profound effect on society through the truth of interdependence. Then we spend a number of weeks going through the traditional mind-training slogans of Atisha, which are practical reminders for how to bring these esoteric teachings into our work, family and social life. The course concludes with how we offer love more freely and an introduction into another BIG topic: tantra.
Week 1: Emptiness of Self and Other
Week 2: Karma, Interdependence, and How to Help the World
Week 3: Lojong (Mind-Training Slogans) Part 1
Week 4: Lojong (Mind-Training Slogans) Part 2
Week 5: Lojong (Mind-Training Slogans) Part 3
Week 6: Lojong (Mind-Training Slogans) Part 4
Week 7: The Four Immeasurables (Ways of Offering Love) and Loving-Kindness Practice
Week 8: Compassion in the Modern Era
Week 9: Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity
Week 10: Introduction to Tantra
DATES AND RATES 🔷
The Dates: Wonderfully flexible - this program is meant to be done according to your busy life:
One-on-one meetings with Lodro can be scheduled at mutually agreeable times Monday-Friday
The videos and individual practice requirements can be done at your own pace
The Rate: $750 for the base rate, $1250 for students who desire one-on-one mentoring with Lodro 2x a month instead of once
2 PoC and gender-non-conforming partial scholarships are available. Limited number of payment plans also available.
There is also an “audit” version of this course where you receive only the videos for $350.
To learn more about any aspect of this program you can schedule a free 15 minute get to know you call or you can
email Lodro (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
About Lodro: Lodro Rinzler is the cofounder of MNDFL Meditation and is the award-winning author of six books: The Buddha Walks into a Bar; Walk Like a Buddha; The Buddha Walks into the Office; Sit Like a Buddha; How to Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People); and Love Hurts. He has taught meditation for eighteen years in the Buddhist tradition and travels frequently for his books, having spoken across the world at conferences, universities, and businesses as diverse as Google, Harvard University and the White House. Dubbed “the cool kid’s Buddhist” by The Boston Phoenix, Rinzler’s work has been featured in The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, FOX, CBS, and NBC. He lives in New York City with his wife Adreanna and a menagerie of small animals.
The Fine Print: Please note that Lodro will only be accepting a limited number of participants into the program this year so we recommend applying early. Given the limited number of seats, no refunds are offered once the program has begun.
Q: Well, I’m in. But the finances are tricky. Can I pay over time?
A: Payment plans for both programs can be discussed with Lodro if needed. He’s committed to making sure that finances are not a barrier to people accessing these teachings.
Q: Do I have to be a card-carrying Buddhist to do this program?
A: No! This is a program that trains people in meditation from the Buddhist tradition but you do not have to be a Buddhist or become a convert in order to join. People from all backgrounds are welcome.
Q: How are the one-on-one sessions with Lodro scheduled?
A: Lodro has software that will allow you to scroll through his availability and pick what time works for you. He’s on the East Coast but has reserved time slots at a wide variety of hours to meet with you.
Q: Is this a teacher training?
A: Nope. For information about doing meditation teacher training, contact Lodro at email@example.com.
Have additional questions? You can reach out to Lodro directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.