Our next 200 hour meditation teacher training will take place next 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.
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
Teachers will be credentialed for participation in special projects through Three Jewels including in-house teaching, community initiatives and international service. 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 by August 15, 2019
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, homeworks, final exam and presentation
200 HOURS | 10 WEEKENDS
SEPT 27 to DEC 8, 2019
(every weekend except Thanksgiving weekend: Nov 30 - Dec 1)
Fridays | 6 - 9PM
Saturdays & Sundays | 9AM - 5:30PM
Hector Marcel has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism for 20 years. He embodies this practice in his lively application of its principles in his personal and professional life. He is a Change Management Consultant helping executives drive transformational change in their organizations through an emphasis on culture, people and service. He is the founder of a non-profit called the 108 Lives Project, which makes annual pilgrimage to Kathmandu to practice Buddhist principles of compassion and giving. 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.
(GUEST TEACHERS TO BE ANNOUNCED)
$3200 (paid in full by Sept 27, 2019)
Members: $200 off
Tuition is non-refundable.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS