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Retreats for MMTCP Retreat Requirement (C4/C5)
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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.    

Tara and Jack are extending the prerequisites deadline to September 30, 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.

Feb 3-9, 2024 (In-Person Retreat)

Name of Retreat: Awaken to your true nature with the Four Foundations of Mindfulness 

Date of Retreat: Feb 3-9, 2024

Website of Retreat: https://www.mindfulnessasiaretreats.com/7-day-silent-retreat

Teachers: Imee Contreras, CMT-P

Location: Busuanga, Coron, Philippines

Questions: Krista Caballero, partnerships@mindfulnessasia.com

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

March 15-21, 2024 (Online Retreat)

Name of Retreat: Mindfulness of Breathing Supported by Four Divine Abodes

Date of Retreat: March 15-21, 2024

Website of Retreat: https://events.humanitix.com/mindfulness-of-breathing-march24

Teachers: Malcolm Huxter and Lisa Brown

Location: Varroville, Australia

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.