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Retreats for MMTCP Retreat Requirement
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Approved Retreats for Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program Prerequisite Requirement

Many of you are looking for retreats to satisfy the 6+ night silent retreat prerequisite for MMTCP.  The list below shows the retreats that MMTCP mentors from around the world have shared with us: in-person and online retreats. This is not an exhaustive list of retreats. We encourage you to research in your area for other in-person retreats that might meet the qualifications.

All of these retreats qualify as a prerequisite. They are a minimum of a 6-night silent meditation retreat in the Insight or Vipassana tradition taught primarily by teachers in that tradition who have been trained and approved to teach silent residential retreats.

Only online retreats pre-approved will be counted as qualifying MMTCP prerequisite retreats.  Not all online retreats will meet the criteria Jack and Tara have outlined. If you are interested in retreats that meet Jack and Tara’s criteria for online retreats for the MMTCP, you must read MMTCP Participant Guidelines for a Successful Online Retreat (for students).

While we are able to provide the list of approved retreats, we are unable to answer retreat-specific questions. Please email the contact listed on each retreat below.

Note: Retreats that have been approved and past the retreat date will no longer be listed.   

We understand that for some, an in-person retreat is desirable, however, we encourage you to attend an online retreat to ensure you complete the initial prerequisite deadline by March 31, 2023. We are working with retreat centers to offer more online retreat options. Please fill out this survey so we can better support you!  

We have been hearing some concerns that there are not enough available silent retreats before March 31, 2023. Tara and Jack are extending the prerequisites deadline to August 31, 2023. We encourage you to complete your prerequisites sooner rather than later. Having these completed will enrich your experience in the program and deepen your foundation in mindfulness.

February 19-25, 2023 (Online Retreat)*FULL-Waitlist Only*

Name of Retreat: Remembering Coming Home: 2nd Annual 6-Night Retreat

Date of Retreat: Feb 19-25, 2023

Website of Retreat: https://insightla.org/event/remembering-coming-home-2/

Teachers: Gullu Singh and Tere Abdala

Questions: support@insightla.org

MMTCP registrants need to read and electronically sign the MMTCP Participant Agreement that will be provided during registration with the retreat center.

March 10-16, 2023 (Online Retreat) *FULL-Waitlist Only*

        Name of retreat: Mindfulness of Breathing Supported by 4 Abodes

        Date of Retreat: March 10-16, 2023

        Website of Retreat: https://events.humanitix.com/mindfulness-of-breathing

        Teachers: Malcolm Huxter and Lisa Brown

Questions: lisa@mindful-wellbeing.com

MMTCP registrants need to read and electronically sign the MMTCP Participant Agreement that will be provided during registration with the retreat center.

March 18-24, 2023 (Online Retreat)

Note: This retreat utilizes a flexible model that enables live participation in US time zones and in many time zones around the world.

Name of Retreat: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Date of Retreat: March 18-24, 2023

Website of Retreat: https://www.oneworldmindfulness.com/teachers 

Teachers: Mark Coleman. Leslie Booker, and Genevieve Tregor

Questions: https://www.oneworldmindfulness.com/contact 

MMTCP registrants need to read and electronically sign the MMTCP Participant Agreement that will be provided during registration with the retreat center.

March 25-31, 2023 (Online Retreat)

Name of Retreat: Mindfulness as the Foundation

Date of Retreat: March 25-31, 2023

Website of Retreat: https://insightla.org/event/kim-lc-online/

Teachers: LC Kim and Kim Allen

Questions: support@insightla.org

MMTCP registrants need to read and electronically sign the MMTCP Participant Agreement that will be provided during registration with the retreat center.

June 11-18, 2023 (Online Retreat)

Name of Retreat: Awakening Body, Mind, and Heart

Date of Retreat: June 11-18, 2023

Website of Retreat: https://events.humanitix.com/awakening-body-mind-and-heart-the-joy-of-mindfulness

Teachers: James Baraz, Suzie Brown, Nadine Levy, Zoe Zohs

Questions: awakeningbodymindheart@gmail.com

MMTCP registrants need to read and electronically sign the MMTCP Participant Agreement that will be provided during registration with the retreat center.

July 23-29, 2023 (In-Person Retreat)

Name of Retreat: Heiter bis Wolkig, Teil 1 (Die 4 Grundlagen der Achtsamkeit)

Date of Retreat: July 23-29, 2023

Website of Retreat: https://www.arbor-seminare.de/die-vier-grundlagen-der-achtsamkeit-schweige-retreat-mit-christiane-wolf-2023

Teachers: Christiane Wolf, Ulrike Beyer

Location: Hofheim, Unterfranken, Germany

Questions: beyer@arbor-seminare.de 

July 23-August 4, 2023 (In-Person Retreat)

Name of Retreat: Heiter bis Wolkig (12 Day Vipassana retreat in German)

Date of Retreat: July 23-August 4, 2023

Website of Retreat: https://www.arbor-seminare.de/heiter-bis-wolkig-12-tage-vipassana-retreat-mit-christiane-wolf-2023

Teachers: Christiane Wolf, Ulrike Beyer

Location: Hofheim, Unterfranken, Germany

Questions: beyer@arbor-seminare.de 

July 29-August 4, 2023 (In-Person Retreat)

Name of Retreat: Heiter bis Wolkig, Teil 2 (Die 5 Kraefte)

Date of Retreat: July 29-August 4, 2023

Website of Retreat: https://www.arbor-seminare.de/die-fuenf-kraefte-schweige-retreat-mit-christiane-wolf-2023

Teachers: Christiane Wolf, Ulrike Beyer

Location: Hofheim, Unterfranken, Germany

Questions: beyer@arbor-seminare.de