MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING COURSE WITH AJAYAN
OCTOBER 6–26, 2012, RISHIKESH – GANGOTRI, INDIA
Would you like to become an instrument in enriching the lives of others by teaching meditation? Are you perhaps a yoga teacher wishing to give more of the practical benefits of India’s rich spiritual wisdom to your students? Then consider this Meditation Teacher Training Course.
This course offer the opportunity of a lifetime, to not only receive training to teach highly effective meditation practices, but to prepare your own consciousness for teaching by deepening your inner experience and knowledge of the Self. The Meditation Teacher Training Course (Meditation TTC) is open to anyone (not just yoga teachers), but some previous yoga and/or meditation experience is expected. You will also delve into the spiritual culture of this region, which has nurtured the paths of meditation and yoga throughout the centuries; we will travel to Gangotri, the source of the Ganga, as part of the course, see a variety of temples and caves, and meet sadhus. (The Meditation Teacher Training Course includes the Meditation/Nature Retreat along the Ganga.)
For the past 35 years, Ajayan has explored India’s most effective forms of meditation, developing and offering classes to make these practices accessible to students worldwide. (See Ajayan’s Bio and Testimonials.) In this Meditation TTC, he will personally train participants in all aspects of teaching meditation. By the point of graduation you will be thoroughly grounded, not only in an understanding of the principles and mechanics of meditation, but in your own personal experience of deep meditation. You will feel in your own life the inestimable value of a truly effective program of meditation, and you’ll be able to give that to others.
You will learn:
- To teach several highly effective forms of meditation accessible to almost any student.
- A context for understanding meditation that dissolves effort and frustration and reliably bring students an effortless, profound, and self-validating inner experience.
- How to convey the essential principles of correct meditation, so that virtually anyone, even children, can meditate.
- Important auxiliary practices from the Raja, Kundalini, and Jnana Yoga traditions to further deepen a student’s experience of meditation.
- A context for understanding the principles and mechanics of meditation that will allow you to insightfully answer questions regarding meditation.
- Philosophical and practical background on meditation and its purpose.
- An effective course structure to give students the support they need to meditation regularly.
- How to inspire students and prospective students with a vision of the benefits of meditation.
- How to handle special needs, for instance people with physical, emotional, or psychological problems.
- How to recognize the signs of evolving consciousness on the path to enlightenment. This will give you a basis for guiding students as they begin to personally experience higher consciousness.
A graduation certificate will be awarded to those successfully completing the course.
The course will be held primarily in Rishikesh, which is situated on the holy Ganga River in the foothills of the Himalayas at an altitude of just over 1000 feet. (The course also includes an excursion to Gangotri, the legendary source of the Ganges River. For more details, please see Meditation/Nature Retreat along the Ganga, which forms part of the Meditation Teacher Training Course.) Rishikesh is about a 6-hour drive northeast of Delhi and is in the state of Uttarakhand. It is famous as a yoga/meditation center. In Rishikesh we stay at a newer 3+ star hotel very near the Ganga. (Typically we stay at the Narayana Palace, one of Rishikesh’s best hotels.)
For more information, please see our other Meditation Teacher Training pages: curriculum, daily schedule, cost, and a message for yoga teachers. Please also see the Meditation/Nature Retreat along the Ganga. Also, take advantage of early registration to receive substantial discounts. To register, contact us.