Meditation is the path to making friends with your mind. It enables you to observe the quality and contents of your thoughts and to stay open to the opportunity of a fresh start in every moment.
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training: A Self-Guided 2-Part Program is a course Cyndi Lee designed to help meditators of all levels learn a new approach to meditation or refresh and deepen their existing practice. In the second part of the course, you'll learn how to teach meditation and listen to enriching dharma talks from Cyndi that will inspire both your practice and your teaching.
This course offers a unique perspective on meditation, intended to make the practice more accessible to everyone.
In Part 1, Cyndi teaches shamatha (which means calm, abiding, or resting in peace), also known as Mindfulness Meditation, as the foundation for cultivating self-knowledge and confidence in your own goodness, insight, and compassion. This part of the course will be your guide for beginning or further developing your personal meditation practice.
In Part 2, you’ll learn how to guide others in meditation. Cyndi teaches you how to offer meditation instruction, how to structure and confidently deliver a 5-minute dharma talk, how to field questions, and how to lead group discussions.
To enhance your training experience, you’ll get a free printed course workbook. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to join a private Facebook group where you can study, share, and connect with other students.
*The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training workbook ships free worldwide and will take up to 2 weeks in the US. International shipping times will vary.
Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of NYC’s OM Yoga Center (1998-2012), a mecca for yogis worldwide, Cyndi now teaches throughout the US, Asia, and Europe. Her root guru is the Tibetan master Gelek Rimpoche, and she has been ordained as a lay Buddhist chaplain by Roshi Joan Halifax. Cyndi has been teaching yoga for 40 years and meditation for over 20 years.
Cyndi’s upcoming book Taking Refuge in Your Body reflects her current focus on the integration of yoga, meditation, and resiliency work. She is the author of five other books including the classic yoga text Yoga Body Buddha Mind; The New York Times critically acclaimed May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind, and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications including Yoga Journal, Real Simple, and Lion’s Roar
Introduction to the Training
Dharma Talk 1: Start Where You Are
Mindfulness Meditation Step-by-Step
Dharma Talk 2: Strength, Stability, and Clarity: The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
How to Build Your Home Meditation Practice
Dharma Talk 3: Basic Goodness and LovingKindness Meditation Instruction
Dharma Talk 4: Dedication
Let's Review: Meditation, Instruction, and Practice
Dharma Talk 1: 4 Steps to Being Fully Human
Dharma Talk 2: Levels of Practice
How to Write a Meditation Talk
How to Present a Meditation Talk
The Importance of Motivation, Consistency, Commitment, and Not Knowing
You did it!
Yoga Alliance requires all yoga teachers to accumulate at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years. 20 online hours are allowed to count toward this requirement.
Fulfilling 4 of these study hours is as easy as logging into the Yoga Alliance website and entering your hours after you’ve completed Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training: A 2-Part Self-Guided Program. Continue your yoga education with this course and more from the Yoga International library!