Our next 200 hour meditation teacher training will take place this fall 2019. Led by Three Jewels president and senior teacher, Hector Marcel and Coco Korniczky, plus guest speakers that have completed over 3 years of silent meditation retreat! This training will provide deep instruction on meditation, a basis on cultivating bodhichitta (ultimate compassion) and a thorough understanding of the Lam Rim, or Steps on the Path to Enlightenment in the tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Practitioners will acquire new tools, sharpen them with precise skill, and re-enter the world as an embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal of love, wisdom and service. The premise of this training is that to teach, to share knowledge, is the very foundation of creating a practice for oneself and that going inward and going outward to serve inform one another inextricably.



Training includes

  • In- depth study of meditation and its practical uses

  • Deepening your daily personal practice

  • A complete overview of enlightenment through meditation

  • Learning correct postures and the preliminaries of meditation

  • Intensive study of all 9 stages of meditation

  • Cultivation of compassion and its importance in meditation

  • In depth study of Shamatha and Vipashyana (Quietude and Insight)

  • Receive instruction on core texts of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy

  • Understand neurophysiological applications of meditation

  • Knowing why yoga and meditation unify

  • The importance of ethics and conduct as the teacher role

  • Learning signature Three Jewels meditations

  • Developing and delivering instructions for different audiences (privates, studios, corporations, schools, shelters, and more)

  • In-class teaching with mentor feedback

  • Utilizing service and outreach as opportunities for spiritual growth

  • Observation and notation of Three Jewels classes

  • Assigned readings and homeworks

  • Final examination and presentation

  • Unlimited access to all classes for the duration of the training



Teachers will be credentialed to teach on your own and a possible opportunity in special projects through Three Jewels community initiatives. Beyond Three Jewels classes, our meditation teachers currently teach at corporate workplaces, shelters, schools and more. We do not guarantee employment upon graduating, but you will be more than ready to begin teaching and building your personal brand regardless.



Practice requirements, community involvement and home study will link the weekends together, giving students the opportunity to apply lessons to real life throughout the training. Students will be required to complete written homework and required reading of ancient and modern texts through the training. It is expected that students will maintain a regular meditation practice and a daily meditation journal.

  • Complete Application

  • Take at least 3 classes at Three Jewels prior to applying

  • Interview with Hector Marcel after applying

  • Have a daily personal meditation practice

  • Complete full attendance in the training (there are no make up classes, but everything will be recorded)

  • Complete all readings, homework, final exam and presentation




SEPT 27 to DEC 8, 2019

(every weekend except Thanksgiving weekend: Nov 30 - Dec 1)

Weekend Schedule

Fridays | 6 - 9PM

Saturdays & Sundays | 9AM - 5:30PM




Hector Marcel has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism for 20 years. He is a passionate organizational change management consultant helping executives drive transformational change in their organizations through an emphasis on culture, people and service. He is a master teacher of meditation and eastern philosophy, linking ancient Asian ideas to modern western systems for individuals and teams. Hector serves on the board of the Asian Classics Institute, he is the director of the 108 Lives Project and is the president of Three Jewels (the Enlightenment Studio), a New York based studio dedicated to help people reach their highest potential through meditation, yoga, public talks and community outreach. He believes that meditation opens the door to every personal achievement. Hector is treasured by his students for his immense kindness, humor, and generous wisdom.


Coco Korniczky has been practicing yoga and Tibetan Buddhism for over 25 years. She recently completed a traditional 3-year solitary meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. Coco has trained for thousands of hours in various lineages of yoga including Kundalini yoga through the Agni Teacher Training, the Yoga Dharma Teacher Training, the complete Tibetan Heart Yoga Series, and the Mysore Ashtanga and Anusara lineages. She graduated from the Asian Classics Institute, and the Advanced Studies in Vajrayana at Diamond Mountain University. She is licensed in numerous movement and healing modalities including pilates, gyrotonics, and Eastern and Western massage therapies.




On Building a Meditation Business

Stephen Sokoler is the Founder & CEO of Journey Meditation. Journey is on a mission to help all people live happier, healthier, less stressed lives. Journey is building the world’s largest meditation community, both online and off, and currently operates in 15 cities around the world. They work with organizations ranging from Facebook, Disney, and Nike, to charter schools, hospitals, and non-profits. Journey recently launched Journey LIVE, the world’s first live group meditation app – think Peloton for Meditation.


On the Neuroscience of Self

Cathy Trentalancia has practiced meditation since high school in Colorado. She has a Masters in Asian Studies from Columbia University and has worked with Dr. Carl Sagan and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on both Cosmos series, rooting her practice in both scientific and contemplative methodology.

She presently teaches in schools, in corporations such as American Express, Sony, Moinian and Carnegie Hall, the MNDFL meditation studios, and privately.


On the 9 stages of Meditation

Earle Birney is an accomplished meditation teacher and practitioner, having completed the traditional 3 year, 3 month and 3 day silent meditation retreat. He has been a student of meditation, Yoga, and Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the 7 year Asian Classics Institute (ACI) foundational program as well as the 7 year advanced study program. He teaches meditation and philosophy to a variety of students, focusing primarily on youth both local and abroad. Earle manages a bi-annual children’s program for over 300 students, as well as mentoring professionals in meditation, yoga and philosophy.


On a lifetime of Meditation Practice

Constance O’Brien is co-owner of Golden Silk Road, an educational company designing children’s programs based upon the Diamond Cutter System. She teaches at the Sedona College of International Management and is a teaching member on staff for the Diamond Cutter Institute. She holds degrees in psychology, environmental studies and nursing. In 2010 she completed the 18 basic ACI courses and the 18 higher courses. In 2014 she completed a 3-year retreat based upon this system. Constance is a certified yoga teacher in the Anusura system. She was co-owner and chef of an award-winning restaurant on Vancouver Island for 6 years. John Brady teaches traditional Mahayana Buddhist meditation worldwide. He studied in New York for 15 years with Eido Shimano Roshi, a Rinzai Zen Buddhist lineage holder within the Mahayana school of Zen. John’s current teacher for more than twenty-two years Is Geshe Michael Roach, a Je Tsong Kapian Buddhist master of the Tibetan Geluk tradition. John directed and completed the traditional three - year, three-month, three-day silent retreat from 2011-2014. He left his corporate career in New York in 2001 and became the director of the Asian Classics Input Project (www.asianclassics.org), a non–profit, focused on preserving and distributing the traditional Buddhist and Sanskrit cannons in digital format. He teaches the Thirty - Six “Asian Classics Institute” courses internationally and is a professor at the Sedona College of International Management in Arizona. John is also a Teacher for the Diamond Cutter Institute. He Lives works with his partner Connie O’Brien in Sedona, Arizona.


On Working with Trauma

Anneke Lucas is an author, speaker, advocate for child sex trafficking victims, and the founder of the non-profit organization Liberation Prison Yoga (LPY) which brings yoga and meditation into prisons.

Anneke has spent a decade serving incarcerated populations and survivors of sex trafficking and satanic ritual abuse inside and outside of prisons. Sharing her own healing from child sex slavery shaped her message for personal and global healing, and the specific trauma model used by LPY yoga and meditation.


On Building Your Meditation Brand

Jackie Cantwell has 15+ years experience in education & the arts having taught at Pratt Institute, The Corcoran & VCU. She specializes in elementary aged children, having run mindful after-school programs & summer programs across the 5 boroughs. She has volunteered teaching art & meditation to youth all over the world. Jackie is Founder of Camp Remember (a series of kids summer camps using yoga, meditation, movement & art as tools for self discovery) & Co-Founder of Cool Fit Kids, an after-school class mixing mindfulness & fitness. She is also resident sound practitioner/runs social media for The Big Quiet, & is Director of the monthly meditation community Medi Club. Her unique background allows her to help students master their form and technique while using mindfulness & the arts to help students feel comfortable fully expressing themselves.




paid in full by Sept 27, 2019

Members: $200 additional off

 Tuition is non-refundable.