Mindful Meditation Teaching Certification

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Triple Gem of the North is offering a retreat-based teaching certification. This certification attests to an acceptable level of knowledge and teaching skills required for mindful meditation teaching.

The training will prepare you as a meditation and mindfulness teacher. 

It will focus on:

  • Understanding, practicing and mastering mindfulness
  • Historical evolution of mindfulness
  • Several different Eastern mindfulness pathways
  • How to become a teacher based on the Buddhist Suttas
  • Understand the Bodhisatwa mind and becoming a Bodhisatwa (a person on the path to Buddhahood).
  • Understanding the Buddhist way of life by studying key Suttas.
  • The Triple Gem, The Buddha, The Dhamma, The Sangha.
  • Being a community member and creating a mindful community.
  • Becoming a life-long teacher using Insight Meditation and Mind Culture


The certification program requirements include:

  • Completion of assignments. 
  • Memorization of key Buddhist Suttas. We will study for a total of 21 Suttas.
  • Attending at least 75% of training retreats.
  • Participants will complete one or more hands-on training sessions while a monk observes. For example, a guided meditation class.

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Payment Options

Option 1 – Total Cost: $1,600 (if paid in full by December 1st)

Option 2 – Installment Payment

  • Program Entry Fee (Due by January 24th): $550
  • Entry Fee – Early Bird Discount (Due by December 1st): $350
  • Additional Payments: 
    • March 20th – $250
    • May 8th – $250
    • Jun 26th – $250
    • August 21st – $250
    • December 11th – $250

*** Fees will cover lodging and food expenses. (breakfast, lunch and a light dinner). Food will be Vegan food. If you have any food restrictions you may have to arrange your own.

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Training Schedule

All training will be held at the Metta Meditation Retreat Center in Janesville, MN
Each retreat will begin at 6:00 pm Friday and will end at 4:00 pm on Sunday.
Participants may stay at the Center Sunday night, checking out before 10:00 am Monday morning.


January 24-26 – Overview of the program and a historical context.

Will be focusing on “Understanding, practicing and mastering Mindfulness Meditation”
Historical evolution of Mindfulness. We will be studying all kinds of eastern mindful pathways.  


March 20-22- On Being a good student is the teacher.

How to be a student and how to be a teacher. We will be studying various Buddhist teaching methods by studying several suttas.  


May 8-10 – On becoming a Bodhisatva.

Understanding Bodhisatva mind and becoming a Bodhisatva (One who is working toward becoming enlightened.) We will be studying Buddhist Sutras to understand Buddhist way of life.


June 26-28 – The Triple Gem.

Understanding and utilizing the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha.


August 21-23 – Creating a Mindful Community.

Understanding the different ways, a Mindful Community can be developed, and what are the guiding principles for it.


December 11-13 – Insight Meditation and Mind Culture.

Being a life-long teacher using mindfulness. Utilizing Bhavana (Insight Meditation) and culturing the mind.



Minimum 1-year weekly meditation or more than 3  residential retreats under a qualified teacher. 

You will have to submit a recommendation letter from your teacher if you are not Triple Gem mediator.