Deepen & Share Your Practice

IDP’s Training Programs integrate traditional teachings in contemplation, ethics, and wisdom to help you create a harmonious life for yourself and others. Incorporating multi-lineage practices, western psychology, and practical philosophy, we help everyone live in balance with our complex and interdependent world.

As a multi-lineage center, our unique teacher training programs enable students of many traditions to learn to offer meditation and mindfulness to adults and children with integrity and wisdom.

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Teacher Training Program

Our nine-month 200 hour immersive training is among the most highly regarded meditation and mindfulness teacher training programs in the Buddhist tradition. This program is an accredited training program with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). Upon completion of this training, you can become an IMTA Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P). Developed and led by our talented teacher-practitioners, the next training will begin in January 2020.

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Teaching Mindfulness to Children Program

This intensive training provides educators, therapists, counselors and other youth professionals including parents, with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to effectively teach mindfulness and compassion techniques to children aged 5-17. Participants will begin by establishing their own personal practice, creating a foundation from which they can confidently offer children mindfulness techniques.  Developed and led by child psychologist and mindfulness teacher Dr. Heidi Marben. Next program begins September 20, 2019.