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Program details — san francisco

Eligibility and Tuition

Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurses, Physicians, Creative Arts Therapists, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Artists and others in helping professions are encouraged to apply.

Preference may be given to those who are established in their clinical practice, who have had at least some exposure to meditative practices, and who wish to deepen their awareness of contemplative-based practices and their clinical applications. Students currently in professional training are also welcome to apply.

According to the Nalanda teaching tradition, this training can be entered in either year. For those wishing to enter the program in Year Two (Compassion Year), acceptance is contingent on applicants’ professional experience and on familiarity with Buddhist thought and mindfulness/yoga practice. Accepted applicants will be invited to attend a brief review course to prepare for the Year Two (Compassion Year) training. New participants that graduate from Year Two are invited to continue in the next cycle of Year One (Mindfulness Year).


Tuition for San Francisco participation is $4,000 per year.  Tuition includes San Francisco retreats and all materials. A small number of scholarships and flexible payment options are available based on financial need.

Please note that no refunds or credits will be issued once classes begin in September, 2017.

For more information on the program please contact San Francisco Program Director, Fiona Brandon at .


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