Teaching Mindfulness – A 100-Hour Certification Program

Join Ethan Nichtern, Dr. Shanté Smalls, and David Perrin for a 100-Hour Mindfulness Meditation Certification Program Fall 2019. This program is designed to train those with meditation experience to provide meditation instruction and incorporate mindfulness into their professional work. If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please email adriana@ethannichtern.com.

Dates & Curriculum:

Weekend 1: The Techniques of Mindfulness

  • – September 27-29th, 2019

Weekend 2: Embodying the Practice in Both Intention & Action

  • – October 25-27th, 2019

Weekend 3: Taking the Teacher’s Seat

  • – November 15-17th, 2019

Each weekend schedule is Friday 6-9pm, Saturday, 9-5pm, and Sunday 9-3pm. In addition to three weekends in person, there will be two group Zoom sessions with a member of the Faculty.

Location:

Sixth Street Community Center in Alphabet City: 638 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

Sixth Street is accessible via the following subways: the B (Fridays only), D, F, M to 2nd Ave; 6 train to Astor Place; R, W to 8th Street or Prince Street; the L to 1st Ave.

Price:

$1500

There will be partial scholarships offered for those who identify on the trans spectrum and/or as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for these scholarships on your application.

Requirements:

2 years of consistent mindfulness meditation practice

Application Process:

1.) Application submission by August 1st

2.) Two recommendation submissions by August 1st. One of your recommendations must be submitted by an individual with meditation experience.

3.) Once your application and recommendations have been received and reviewed, you will receive a notification regarding your application in Mid-August.

Program Notes:

  • – Submission of an application does not guarantee enrollment in the program
  • – Acceptance to this program does not guarantee a partial scholarship for individuals who identify as BIPOC
  • – There are no refunds once the program has started

Faculty:

Ethan Nichtern

Ethan Nichtern is a senior Buddhist teacher. From 2010-2018 he served as the teacher in residence for the Shambhala NYC community. He is the author of The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (FSG Books, North Point, 2015), The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairytale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships (FSG Books, North Point, Sep 2017) and One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Publications, 2007). The Road Home was named to Best Books of 2015 lists by both Library Journal and Tech Insider. Ethan is also the founder and former director of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City.

Dr. Shanté Smalls

Shanté Paradigm Smalls, PhD, is a Teacher and Mentor in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shanté has been a student of Shambhala since 2006. They are assistant professor of Black Culture and Literature as well as a performer and performance studies scholar. Dr. Smalls, a dog enthusiast, sci fi nerd and yoga practitioner, has published works on hip hop, film, queer performance and been a host of other scholarly topics. https://shanteparadigm.com/

David Perrin

David Perrin is a meditation teacher and mentor in the Shambhala tradition. David is a MNDFL Lead Teacher and Director of the MNDFL Teacher Training, core faculty at the Institute for Compassionate Leadership, and Co-Director of the Teaching Mindfulness Training with Dr. Shanté Smalls and Ethan Nichtern. He is also a Licensed Creative Arts Psychotherapist. David serves as a Trustee at the Perrin Family Foundation supporting youth social justice projects in Connecticut. He is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in meditation centers, social institutions, and in his own practice. David lives in New York City with partner Anne Kenan, and their three children. www.davidbperrin.com