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Information for MMTCP Students 
and 'qualifying' retreat requirements

This page is provided for students in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) who will be participating in this retreat to receive credit as a 'qualifying' retreat. If you are not in the MMTCP program, or are not participating to receive retreat credit, this information is not applicable.  

MMTCP Retreat Participant Commitments:

MMTCP students will be required to sign an agreement, provided by Sounds True and the MMTCP, committing to a set of practice guidelines during their retreat. These guidelines include refraining from, or minimizing, the use of technology (unrelated to retreat participation), news and social media, committing to a continuity of practice (practicing throughout the day and not only during online sessions,) and practicing 'noble silence' as possible at home. These practice guidelines support a retreat environment similar to what you would experience at a retreat center.  It is understood that compromises may need to be made for those living with others and with certain obligations, however, maintaining these practice conditions as much as possible will significantly impact your retreat experience.

In order to satisfy the MMTCP requirements and to receive credit for this retreat; MMTCP students will also need to commit to and agree to:


  • Attending a minimum of 13 total Modules, with at least 2 Modules each day, from Saturday through Wednesday [the opening (Friday) and closing (Thursday) Modules will not count toward this requirement] Please see the schedule for this retreat to find the times Modules are offered; make sure to use the time-zone converter to find your times. 


  • Attending both assigned teacher meetings


  • Have their video on and be present for the full duration of their online practice periods

  • Having attendance tracked and submitted to Sounds True


  • Creating a continuity of practice during the retreat, including during the time between Modules 


  • Submitting a short form reporting their practice each day (a form will be linked to this secured page,) with at least 2 additional daily formal practice periods off-line (30-45 min each) or during additional Module periods


Once you are fully registered for the retreat, (not on the waitlist) please use this link to fill out the  MMTCP Online Retreat Participant Agreement which will be submitted directly to our retreat team, and copied to the MMTCP Administrative Office (so you won't have to fill it out anywhere else). If you have already filled out this form elsewhere, you will have to fill it out here as well, as we are unable to accept emailed copies.  Please fill out the participant agreement ONLY after you've registered and paid for this retreat. 

Participant agreement
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