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The Nalanda Institute
Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy

The Nalanda Institute Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy is a historic, intensive program integrating mindfulness and compassion-based systems of Buddhist psychology and meditation with contemporary psychotherapy, neuroscience, and health psychology. 

This Program trains health professionals, therapists, coaches, educators and caregivers in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy (Year One) and Compassion-based Psychotherapy (Year Two), which according to the Nalanda teaching tradition, participants can enter in either year. 

Nalanda Institute offers a number of learning options for the Certificate Program including local and distance online, as well as satellite trainings offered in partnerships with institutes in Toronto and Barcelona.

A new cycle of the Mindfulness Year begins September 1 in New York City Find out more.

And a new cycle of the Compassion Year begins September 16 in San Francisco. Find out more.

View a video about the program with Director Joe Loizzo

View a sample from one of our retreats with Sharon Salzberg and Director Joe Loizzo


Para obtener información en español sobre el Master en Psicoterapia Contemplativa, por favor selecciona Barcelona

For more information on each of our programs, please select below:

New York



San Francisco




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