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100-Hour Meditation Teacher Training
in Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness

Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
in Partnership with The Path and Pure Yoga


Meditation is a powerful, timeless tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance well-being and positive relationship with the world.

This 100-hour training led by Dr. Joseph Loizzo, Geri Loizzo, and Marlie McGovern, is for students who seek to deepen their understanding and practice of mindfulness, insight, and loving-kindness, and for teachers who wish to skillfully integrate meditation instruction into their work with individuals and groups.

Through immersion in experiential learning and reflection, committed personal practice, and supervised teaching practice, participants will:

  • Understand meditation from the historical, neuroscientific, psychological, and experiential perspectives
  • Learn the self-healing framework of the Four Noble Truths and their direct relevance and application to modern neuropsychology, meditation practice and daily life
  • Extend beyond basic breath awareness to understand the full spectrum of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Body, Mindfulness of Sensitivity, Mindfulness of Mindset, Mindfulness of Mentality
  • Make connections between mindfulness practice and the existential insights that guide each field of practice, including dissatisfaction, impermanence, potential for freedom, and selflessness
  • Explore the healing power of love and compassion and learn the practice of loving-kindness
  • Find greater presence, balance, clarity, and expansiveness within yourself through committed personal meditation practice
  • Practice leading meditation in one-to-one, small group, and audio-recorded formats, and receive constructive feedback.
  • Build a supportive learning community (sangha) with your fellow classmates, and discuss how to facilitate and encourage community as a teacher
  • Complete an individual project incorporating/integrating the course material into your own practice or teaching
  • Develop the confidence, vocabulary, and presence to successfully lead others in a full range of mindfulness and loving-kindness meditations and in building their own meditative practice

To Apply

The application period is now open. Follow this link to apply online.

Course Details

Tuition: $2400

Retreats and classes:

12 Wednesday classes, 6:30 – 9:00pm.
October 18 – December 13, January 3-24 at Pure Yoga West (no classes November 22, December 20, or December 27)


4 Saturday retreats, 1:30 – 6:30pm.
October 14, November 18, January 3, January 27 at Pure Yoga West


Required reading:
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, by Bhante Gunaratana
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg

Pure East: 203 E. 86th St (at 3rd Ave)
Pure West: 204 W. 77th St. (at Amsterdam Ave) 


Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Geri Loizzo

Marlie McGovern, MA, E-RYT, RYPT



The program begins with an opening retreat on October 14th

Applications to the program are now being accepted.

Click here to apply