Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program

A two year online training in awareness and compassion-based practices
In-Depth Program
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The world needs more mindfulness meditation teachers, and this program created by Jack and Tara will enable you to become part of a worldwide movement of people dedicated to bringing mindfulness meditation to local and global communities—people from all walks of life who are committed to mindful living and compassion.

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The world deeply needs more mindfulness meditation teachers. This online training program created by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach will enable you to become part of a worldwide movement of people dedicated to bringing the practice to local and global communities—people from all walks of life who are committed to mindful living and compassion.

* Early admissions applications due March 29, 2022. Program begins in February 2023, date TBD. *


The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program curriculum includes understanding the principles underlying meditation, exploring the interface of meditation with Western psychology and cutting-edge science, developing teaching skills, and more. As a student, you will: 

  • Learn to teach mindfulness meditation with tools for body, heart, mind, and community
  • Acquire skills that apply mindfulness and self-compassion to relationships, conflict, trauma, organizational wisdom, and societal change
  • Develop skills for leading groups and teaching a wide range of mindfulness practitioners with cultural sensitivity
  • Grow and deepen your spiritual path

Join us for this extraordinary program that has both psychological and spiritual depth. It combines a powerful online curriculum with teachings led by guest faculty including Eckhart Tolle, Dan Siegel, George Mumford, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Kristin Neff, and many more. The program includes small breakout sessions, live Q&A sessions, and opportunities for one-to-one connections to virtually meet other students from around the world. 


  • Online video and audio learning—An in-depth curriculum with new teachings every week, designed and taught by Tara and Jack.
  • Individual and group mentorship—Mentorship sessions with highly qualified instructors to help support your learning, address your personal questions, and inspire growth areas.

  • Group practice sessions—Opportunities to connect with your peers for feedback and support.

  • Cultural sensitivity trainingAn innovative racial awareness training series woven into the curriculum to support your capacity to teach a wide range of meditation practitioners.

  • Additional live sessionsWith Jack, Tara, and special guest faculty. Presented throughout the program, these additional online teachings will offer you the opportunity to go deeper into various topics with time for Q&A. 

And so much more. 

Upon completion of the program, you will be certified by both the Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Continuing Education credits will also be available.

This exceptional training will equip you to make a significant contribution to the evolution of your own being and help shift the consciousness of humanity to a wiser and more compassionate level.

Format Details
In-Depth Program
Contents Training (2 years)
Product Code TX06547

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Jack Kornfield

About Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West. He is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He is a husband, grandfather, and activist and holds a PhD in clinical psychology. He has written more than fifteen books including The Wise Heart; A Path With Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and more. For more, visit jackkornfield.com.

Tara Brach

About Tara Brach

Tara Brach has been practicing and teaching meditation since 1975, as well as leading workshops and meditation retreats at centers throughout North America and Europe. She has a PhD in clinical psychology, is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), and is the author of Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, Radical Compassion, and Trusting the Gold. Tara’s weekly podcasts of talks and meditations are downloaded more than three million times each month. For more, visit tarabrach.com.