Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation Teacher Training

Become a certified meditation teacher:
 deepen your practice by sharing it with others.


Our Meditation Teacher Training offers tracks in both Mindfulness & Loving-kindness and Compassion provide extraordinary opportunities to deepen your practice while developing your teaching skills — each with renowned instructors who specialize in the combination of meditation, neuroscience, psychology, Buddhism and the art of teaching.

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The Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science has partnered with The Path and Pure Yoga to present the most rigorous yet accessible meditation teacher training programs offered in New York City.

Graduates of each of the 100-hour teacher trainings receive a certificate for teaching Mindfulness & Loving-kindness meditation and / or Compassion meditation by the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science and The Path.

  • A stunning visual reminder to ‘breathe in’ and ‘breathe out.’

Who is this training for?

Our teacher trainings are for those who want to deepen their mindfulness / loving-kindness practice, or compassion meditation practice; become a meditation teacher; or for doctors, yoga teachers, therapists and other professionals who seek to skillfully and knowledgeably integrate meditation teaching into their work.


Meditation Teacher Training is offered in two complementary, but independent tracks. One is dedicated to Mindfulness & Loving-kindness Meditation and the other in Compassion Meditation.

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Mindfulness & Loving-kindness Meditation

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

• understand the science and practice of mindfulness meditation
• learn the insights and methods of mindfulness for self-healing
• explore the healing power of loving-kindness meditation
• build confidence leading mindfulness and loving-kindness practice

Compassion Meditation

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

• review the basic insights and methods of mindful self-healing
• survey the four key principles of compassion training — unbiased empathy, self-transcendence, universal compassion, and altruism
• learn the four main practices aligned with them: equalizing self and other, self-compassion, giving and taking, and exchanging self-enclosure for altruism
• build confidence leading compassion meditation practice


In each training for certification runs for 12 weeks. Students attend 12 Wednesday evening workshops (6:30–8:30) and 4 half-day Saturday retreats in New York City. Each training runs once a year.


Director: Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD

Coordinator: Megan Mook, MA

Faculty: Geri Loizzo; Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD; Megan Mook, MA; Pooja Amy Shah, MD and Scott Tusa

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What people are saying

Recent graduates of this training said:

  • “I made new friends, gained a fresh perspective and gathered the inspiration to teach and share my path with others.”
  • “My meditation practice has completely transformed.”
  • “I am so much more confident in my own practice and myself in general.”

Application information / Contact

Our next Meditation Teacher Training is scheduled for Fall 2019. It will focus Mindfulness & Loving-kindness meditation.  Sign up for our email list to find out when the enrollment period opens and for further details.

For additional information, please contact Megan Mook,

The Nalanda Institute staff brought a wealth of material, experience and knowledge for the benefit of us all.

— Student, first graduating class