In this 15-hour mindfulness meditation teacher training and immersion (12 hours live online plus homework), level I, Cyndi will teach shamatha or mindfulness/awareness meditation as the foundation for cultivating self-knowledge and confidence in our own goodness, insight and compassion.
In this 15-hour mindfulness meditation teacher training and immersion (12 hours live online plus homework), level I, Cyndi will teach shamatha or mindfulness/awareness meditation as the foundation for cultivating self-knowledge and confidence in our own goodness, insight and compassion. This is the path to making friends with your own mind.
Mindfulness meditation practice also helps you connect to your inherent strength, stability and clarity, and these are the tools that we use when teaching meditation to others.
Built on her 30 years as a Buddhist practitioner, Cyndi has designed this course to include what are traditionally known as the two wings of the bird: study and practice. This level I training has been developed to be your guide for beginning or further developing your personal meditation practice.
– 1-2 dharma talks
– 2-3 meditation sessions
– Journaling exercises
– Small group assignments
– Movement snacks of simple stretching and restorative yoga to reawaken stagnant physical energy
– Traditional walking meditation will be integrated into the program as a bridge practice between formal sitting meditation and the more interactive aspect of our daily life.
– Detailed instruction and practice of mindfulness meditation (shamatha)
– Detailed sitting posture work (on a cushion or in a chair)
– Detailed instruction and practice of loving kindness meditation (maitri)
– Instruction and practice of walking meditation
– Practice mindfulness-in-motion via simple stretching sequences
– Practice self-care through restorative yoga
Cyndi will conduct a number of dharma talks including:
– What meditation is and is not. What mindfulness is and is not
– The benefits of mindfulness meditation: stability, clarity, strength
– Understanding the two layers of motivation
– Recognising obstacles in practice and how to work with them
– Understanding the origin of these practices/overview of the Buddhist path
– Understanding the four noble truths and how that relates to all of us now
– Understanding the Brahma Vihara and how to dedicate your practice
If this sounds serious, don’t worry. One of the greatest benefits of meditation is that it clears the way for joy to appear. In the meantime, all you have to do is show up. Just that.
Pre-Homework required reading:
The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron
Breath by Breath by Larry Rosenberg
Open Heart, Open Mind by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield
meditation, mindfulness, teacher training
06/02/2021, 07/02/2021, 13/02/2021, 14/02/2021