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Imagine if you could turn your mindfulness skills into a viable vocation providing people and society with the guidance, skills, and healing we need.


We’ve made it possible for you.

What is mindfulness mentor training?

This first-of-its kind training teaches you how to apply mindfulness to effectively mentor people one-on-one and in groups.


Designed to suit the times we live in, this online group learning program will teach you how to handle difficult subject matter and conversations, controversial and hot button topics, and work with the realities and inequalities of today's society in constructive ways.   

You'll have live (and recorded) learning sessions with renowned mindfulness teachers Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Shelton, David Cabrera, and Noliwe Alexander.


What makes this program unique?

Guidance from masterful mindfulness teachers

Learn from a diverse group of teachers with decades of experience and success mentoring groups of people in mindfulness.

Learn from these teachers no matter your timezone because if you can't attend the live calls you can watch the recordings on your own time and still graduate.

Deep connection is at the root of all we do. 

Personalized live practice

You'll learn the art and science of group facilitation and processing by actively practicing these skills with fellow students, guided by experienced mentors.

You'll be on the first wave of an emerging career path.

Live post-training support

Access to a live applied learning integration session. And optional ongoing group support to continue evolving your mentorship skills.

Make a viable living as a group mentor

Understand how to market yourself and turn this work into a sustainable, fulfilling vocation.

Training for existing meditation teachers on the leading edge.

What's included?

The What & Why of Mentoring

Group Structures & Processes

Working with Story, Themes & Topics 

Skillful Responses & Individual Challenges

Group Challenges & Controversial Issues

Understanding Spiritual Direction & Applied Mindfulness

Skills for Mentoring as a Vocation

Applied Learning Integration Session

Meet your teachers

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974.

Tara Brach

Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher, psychologist and bestselling author. She is founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, and offers a popular weekly podcast that is downloaded over 3 million times a month.

Sharon Shelton

Sharon discovered meditation and mindfulness when in early recovery from alcoholism in 1997. She's been studying and practicing ever since. A graduate of the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program and as an ICF-Certified Life Coach, Sharon has coached and mentored individuals and groups for over 12 years.

David Cabrera

David's became a certified mindfulness meditation teacher with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. He co-founded Nashville’s People Of Color Sangha which focuses on racial justice for all marginalized groups. He’s a guest teacher for Insight LA's BIPOC group based in Los Angeles.

Noliwe Alexander

Noliwe has been a student of Vipassana meditation for over 20 years. She dedicates her BuddhaDharma practice and teachings to the BiPOC, LGBTQIA+, and at risk and elder communities.  

La Sarmiento

La Sarmiento (they/them) has practiced Vipassana meditation since 1998. They're the guiding teacher of the IMCW Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ Sanghas.

Anne Cushman

Anne Cushman is a member of the Teachers’ Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, she founded the first multi-year Buddhist meditation training for yoga teachers. She also a writer of many lauded books and essays.

Yong Oh

Yong began meditating through the Soto Zen tradition, eventually transitioning to study, practice and teach in the Insight tradition. Yong is also an acupuncturist, loves the outdoors, and loves bringing the practice of meditation into nature.

What MMT Graduates Say

Mike Healy

This program is exceptional! The learning activities, live practices, and content are invaluable. And this is from someone who's been teaching mindfulness (MBSR) for over 20 years!

Ramona Lisa Ortiz-Smith

MMT is a great way to learn how to mentor and about the business of mentoring. Having live sessions and a buddy to practice with was excellent. Whether you want to start mentoring or are already mentoring, I highly recommend this course.

Daniella Gaschler

This program is the answer for what to do after basic mindfulness training. I now have all the tools, practices, and literature needed to mentor and guide people. Thank you! 

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