Feb- July, 2021
Mission Statement :
In today’s contemporary offerings of meditation and meditation training there are several different flavors. We are of the Dharma flavor; meaning we hold the sincere desire to liberate oneself and others through inner practices and we believe that meditation is a viable tool to do so. It also means we have been taught and will teach the system(s) in which meditation is a part of; the way it has been taught for centuries.
Our intention is to hold firm the integrity of the long standing traditions that have been here before us Including our personal teachers and lineages.
By building this new community of knowledgeable experienced practitioners to disseminate further these teachings, we envision all beings without exception finding their innate joy of being and freedom from suffering.
M.I.T. Teacher Staff
“Starting the MIT class I wanted to be a teacher, finishing the class I knew I was a student for life. “
Who is this training for?
This 180 day training program is designed for those with a meditation background who wish to deepen their understanding with the intention to effectively share this modality with others.
What you will learn:
• In depth view, study and practice of fundamental meditation elements
• Ethics and guidelines
• How meditation is taught in different traditions
• How to teach meditation in a variety of environments, including corporate, medical, workshops and retreats
• Specific examples of full length mindfulness courses
• Working with group dynamics
• Trauma informed techniques
• The role of meditation when taught alongside other therapeutics modalities including yoga, talk therapy, and mental health
• What to expect as a meditation Instructor? Advice on marketing, sales, pricing etc.
• and LOTS more
• The course will require roughly 4-5 hours of weekly commitment including meditations, reading and study
• Daily meditation practice
• Upkeep of meditation log and journal
• Attendance to the monthly Saturday all day classes
• Attendance of monthly virtual group sessions
• Pier group monthly get togethers
• Highly recommended (but not mandatory) 5 night silent Joshua Tree Retreat the first week of January 2021
About Our Teachers
is a Senior Meditation teacher for InsightLA and is an authorized teacher in the Theravada Buddhist lineage. Cayce’s meditation path started over 25 years ago and includes nearly 6 years of living and working at meditation retreat centers. He has studied and practiced in a variety of traditions and draws from many different lineages in his teachings.
Currently, Cayce teaches meditation at two mental health facilities in Southern California. He is a founding teacher for the InsightLA Long Beach branch, where he regularly teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self Compassion, and other mindfulness and meditation offerings. Cayce is the Sacred Roots Resident Meditation Instructor and has been for 6 years. He currently leads workshops, retreats and offers one-to-one mentorship. IG: @caycehowe
is a Buddhist teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Ordained by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, he spent nine years as a Buddhist monk, with much of that time engaged in solitary meditation retreat and study in the United States, India, and Nepal. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology internationally in group and one-to-one settings, and supports Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Pundarika Sangha as a practice advisor. He trained in Buddhist philosophy and meditation with some of the greatest living masters since his early twenties, including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Tulku Sangag Rinpoche. @Scotttusa
is a professor of mindfulness at the University of Southern California, a meditation teacher, speaker and the upcoming author of Kindness Now: A 28-Day Guide to Living with Authenticity, Intention and Compassion. Before dedicating herself to teaching full-time, Amanda was Center Director for The Aging Metabolism and Emotions Center at the University of California San Francisco, conducting clinical research and publishing investigations on the biological and psychological effects of mindfulness and meditation. Her formal meditation training has been with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, in Primordial Sound Meditation with Deepak Chopra and within the Insight Meditation tradition at InsightLA. Amanda’s teachings span from coast to coast in the US as well as online. She has led meditation for top companies and startups like NBC, Paramount Pictures, The W Hotels, Merrill Lynch, Macy’s and YouTube. IG: @amandagilbertmeditation
This training will be held virtually : Last Saturdays of the month starting 27th, February 2021 – July 2021 from 9-4 pm
Prerequisites include one of the following:
200 hour yoga teacher training
Equivalent study of reiki // martial arts / qigong / tai chi // psychologist // MFT, LCSW
Extensive practice regiment TBD. Please submit practice/retreat history and why you would be a good fit for this program.