MINDFULNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

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A TEN SESSION ONLINE COURSE WITH LODRO RINZLER

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Starting in January 2020, you can join a select group of students to train in becoming a meditation teacher.

WHO THIS is FOR 🔷

  • people who have been practicing mindfulness meditation for over one year

  • participants of the Buddhist Immersion program

  • those who would like to offer this practice at work, to friends and family, and in the number of venues calling for mindfulness in today’s world

  • who may not even be a Buddhist (you don’t have to be!) but wants to teach mindfulness meditation (note: this does not certify anyone to become a Buddhist teacher or teach anything other than mindfulness meditation)

This program is perfect for anyone who wants to share meditation through current modalities of work, or simply bring a more mindful approach to their lives and the lives of others.


WHAT YOU GET 🔷

Having studied Buddhism for twenty-five years, taught it for eighteen, and trained meditation teachers in NYC for the last four, Lodro Rinzler has now designed an in-depth curriculum that brings the traditional teachings of the Buddha to life and makes them particularly applicable to our modern world. In this course you will receive…

Full Access to the Buddhist Immersion program including:

  • 20 pre-recorded Buddhist meditation talks - one half hour video each week

  • Monthly 45 minute private mentoring sessions with Lodro via Google Hangout

  • One daylong meditation retreat live-streamed to your own home 

  • Guided audio meditation recordings to deepen your own practice along the way

  • A supportive community of fellow meditation practitioners to support you on your journey

In addition, for the teacher training module we will engage in twice monthly hour and a half sessions that include:

  • Guided meditation

  • Instruction on how to teach (more below)

  • Small group teaching situations of ~4 people where we discuss and practice teaching techniques

  • Feedback from participants to further refine our teaching technique

  • Readings that help you go further with your studies

  • Mentorship not only on how to offer instruction but on how to look at the role and responsibility of teaching meditation, our relationship to money and how to pursue a livelihood should you wish to teach meditation


HOW IT WORKS // THE MECHANICS OF TEACHING

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WHAT YOU LEARN:

  • A variety of techniques for practicing and teaching breath-based mindfulness meditation

  • The view of meditation (as taught from the Buddhist perspective) that informs our practice and gives it context in our modern world

  • Posture clinic for working with physical concerns in meditation

  • How to work with students where they are at — from beginner meditators to more experienced practitioners

  • The most common obstacles we face in practice — and the antidotes that help us work through them

  • How to teach in a way that embodies what our practice represents

  • The immersion teachings presenting the view of meditation and its historical roots

  • How to structure talks

  • Discussion on our own power, positionality and responsibility when working with diverse populations

  • How to field questions from students

  • Advice on how to build a livelihood as a mindfulness teacher


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

  • Twice monthly small group meetings occur starting the third week of January. The exact timing is to be determined after enrollment to fit every student’s scheduling needs.

  • There is a practice requirement of 30 minutes of mindfulness meditation/day and students must keep up with each week’s video, both of which can be done at your leisure

The Rate: $1750 which includes all of the above plus the five month Buddhist immersion and monthly mentorship meetings with Lodro

Lodro is committed to working with individuals’ financial needs; email Lodro (lodrorinzler@gmail.com) to enquire further about payment plans and reduced rates if needed.


🔷To apply fill out the form below

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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 Hudson, NY 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 teacher training this year so we recommend applying early. Full participation in the program is necessary in order to graduate. Given the limited number of seats, no refunds are offered once the program has begun. This program is intended for those who do not have access to an in-person teacher training program (if you live in NYC, Lodro recommends you apply to the training at the meditation studios he co-founded, MNDFL).


🔷FAQ

Q: What’s the difference between the teacher training and the five month Buddhist immersion?

A: The key difference is this additional section: the small group work where you receive additional teachings from Lodro on how to teach and practice giving instruction and receiving feedback from your fellow participants. If you opt to do the five month Buddhist immersion you still get to participate in the online community, receive 20 dharma talk videos over five months, meet with Lodro one-on-one during that time and get guided meditation recordings

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.

Q: Do I have to be a card-carrying Buddhist to do this program?

A: No! This is a program that trains people to offer secular mindfulness meditation. You do not have to be a Buddhist or become a convert in order to join. People from all backgrounds are welcome.

Have additional questions? You can reach out to Lodro directly at lodrorinzler@gmail.com.