Meditation and Awakening Teacher Training

Jeff Carreira

Meditation and Awakening
Teacher Training
A 12 month Intensive that will catalyze breakthrough spiritual experiences and empower you to teach from your own deepest realization of Truth
with Jeff Carreira
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300 Hours of Training

Ten Modules

Virtual Seminars, Retreats & Discussion Calls

May 11th, 2022 - March 26th, 2023
A Unique Opportunity to Work with Jeff Carreira over 12 Months

I am very excited to announce that I will be offering my second teacher training starting May 11th 2022.

In 2007 I started a teacher training program and over the next two years I trained over 120 people around the world and almost every one of them taught successfully to public audiences.

That training program was wildly successful, but limited in scope in that people were learning to teach a specific curriculum.

This training will be very different and it has taken 10 years for me to feel ready to offer it and I couldn’t be more excited.

The Meditation and Awakening Teacher Training that I am offering now is much more in-depth.

And it is not a training in a specific curriculum.

It is a training through which I intend to work with no more than 12 people in a year of training that will allow you to master some of the universal truths and challenges of guiding people into a deep recognition of the inherent freedom of their true being.

You will not be following a formula. Over the course of the training you will deepen your own connection to inherent freedom and you will discover how you can best share that with others.

You will discover and develop your own unique teaching style and voice.

This will be an intensive training that will catalyze breakthrough spiritual experiences beyond anything you have had before and the experience you have during the course of the year will be the source of empowerment that will allow you to teach from your own deepest realization of Truth.

You will learn to teach meditation as a practice of immediate recognition and how to support others to avoid being overly focused on meditative technique.

You will learn to inspire people to release themselves from self-imposed constrictions and limitations by providing glimpses of the radically liberated nature of their true being.

You will become a teacher who can consistently redirect awareness away from the hypnotic and tantalizing praise of the mundane toward the ever-abiding liberated state of consciousness. In this way you will learn to support people to keep their attention directed toward the reality of who they are.

You will learn to teach meditation in the style that I call The Practice of No Problem.

You will study profound ideas and perspectives that will allow you to share facilitate the recognition of awakened consciousness.
You will explore many of the challenges and pitfalls of the audacious undertaking of teaching in this way.

And you will develop your own teaching style. This training is about you becoming the teacher that you were meant to be, not an imitation of me.

You will also be fully supported to teach publicly during the year of training so that you will have real experience when the training ends.

The teachings, discussions and practices that you engage with in this training will give you the confidence to manifest your own highest potentials while bringing others into a direct recognition of theirs.

And you will not be left on your own when the training is done.

Upon successful completion of this program you will be part of a teaching team and if you wish information about you and your work will be published on a webpage along with the other certified teachers that I have trained.

I want to train a group of teachers that I can continue to work with. I want you to be successful not just in the training but as a teacher after the training.

All of my work is aimed at generating a shift in paradigm for as many people as possible. The best way for me to support that miraculous shift is to train people like you to become the teacher you were meant to be.

With this training I am offering spiritual empowerment to a select group of people. I intend to support each trainee to blossom into a teacher in their own right and I am approaching this entire process with the rigorousness that it deserves.

I am limiting this training to 12 people because of the depth of engagement I will have with each of you.

That being said, I don’t want to scare you off. If you feel drawn to this possibility. If your heart opens and sings at the thought of emerging as your truest self then please apply.

There is nothing that necessarily disqualifies you from this opportunity and you may be a more perfect candidate than you think.

And even if this turns out not to be the right time for you to do the training you will learn a lot just by going through the application process.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a teacher of meditation and awakening.


Overview of the Training

This is a 200 hour intensive training taking place over one year. The program will be demanding and rigorous and will include study, discussion, spiritual practice, teaching practice and the completion of one public teaching event.

The program is split into ten training modules. The first seven modules focus on critical elements involved in teaching meditation and awakening.

The final three modules of the program are aimed at preparing for, marketing and offering your first public meditation class. In these modules you will be coached through all aspects of successfully planning for and producing a public class including: creating your class sales webpage, a personal profile webpage for yourself, your class curriculum, a marketing plan, email list building and marketing copy training.

During the final month all trainees will be supported as they teach their public meditation class.

The training begins with an in-person retreat from Wednesday, May 11th to Sunday, May 15th 2022 and ends with an in-person retreat from Wednesday, March 22nd to Sunday, March 26th 2023.

Once you have successfully completed this program you will feel confident in your ability to guide people through the subtle territory of meditation and awakening AND you will feel confident in your ability to vision, plan and produce your classes.

Two 4-Day Retreats

The training begins with an opening retreat in which Jeff will introduce essential insights involved in the teaching of meditation and awakening. You will also dive into intensive meditation practice and explore your experience of meditation in deep dialog with Jeff and other trainees.

Upon completion of the first seven content-oriented modules of the training we will gather again for our second retreat. In our second retreat you will review all of the work that was done throughout the first seven modules. In addition each trainee will give a practice teaching session and receive constructive reflection from Jeff and other trainees.

120min Teaching and Group Coaching Seminars with Jeff Carreira

These seminars will take place virtually via Zoom video conferencing.

These seminars will be used in a variety of ways through the year, but generally they serve two main functions.

  • Devoted to deepening your understanding of the insights and perspectives that are essential to successfully sharing meditation and awakening.
  • Devoted to trainees receiving coaching from Jeff on all elements of teaching and producing public classes.
120min Peer Group Calls

At the start of this training you will be assigned to a small group that you will work with over the course of the year. As a small group you will meet via conference call.

These conference calls will be used in a variety of ways through the year, but generally they serve three main functions.

  • Devoted to deepening your understanding of the insights and perspectives that are essential to successfully sharing meditation and awakening.
  • Practice Teaching: In each of these calls one trainee will have 30-min to teach about an element of meditation and offer a guided meditation to the others. The second half of each call will be devoted to a group discussion of the teaching that was offered.
  • Peer Support: Once you begin planning, preparing and producing your public class the small group conference calls will be used to support each other through that process.
Practice Teaching Virtual Weekend
On Saturday, December 10th and Sunday December 11th, 2022 we will have an 18 hour virtual intensive weekend, where everyone will practice teaching for 30mins each, followed by a short debrief with the group.
Detailed Outline of Training Modules
This training is organized into 10 modules. The first seven modules are centered around specific content themes. In each of these seven modules you will study and discuss a critical aspect of what it means to teach meditation and awakening. The final three modules are devoted to preparing for, marketing and teaching your first public class.

Module 1
Practicing The Art of Conscious Contentment

In the first module you will learn to teach the essence of letting go using the meditation instructions of having no problem. In this module you will be guided to stabilize your own consciousness in a deep recognition of spiritual freedom. From this depth of awareness it is easy to guide others into their own experience of freedom.

Assigned Reading:
The Art of Conscious Contentment by Jeff Carreira

Module 2
Pointing Out the Truth of Who We Already Are
In this second module we will explore the spiritual teachings of Ramana Maharshi paying particular attention to his method of Self Inquiry and his instructions for how a Self-Realized person relates to the world. My spiritual training was in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi and a deep understanding of his teaching will allow you to illuminate the profound truth of who we really are.
Assigned Reading:
The Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi

Module 3
Guidance that Releases Wanting and Grasping
In the third module you will learn about the challenges and pitfalls of spiritual materialism and how to teach people to avoid them. Trungpa’s classic text is a detailed exploration of the subtle ways that we try to possess spiritual freedom as if it were an object that could be owned. You will learn to inspire others to embrace the pristine state of liberation without making it something to be known, understood or possessed.
Assigned Reading:
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa

Module 4
Empowering Radical Independence
In the fourth module we will use the writing of J. Krishnamurti to explore the radical independence of mind that is required to truly liberate ourselves from the cultural assumptions and personal conditioning that shape us. The true seeker of Truth must be willing to stand outside of consensus and agreement and come to there own conclusions regardless of the opposition they may face.
Assigned Reading:
Freedom from the Known by J. Krishnamurti

Module 5
Opening to Love and Devotion
In the fifth module we turn to the Christian mystic Thomas Merton to explore the power of silence and solitude and our connection with divinity. The contemplative mind is open to the illumination that comes directly from divinity. You will learn how to guide people into direct contact with the source of divinity so that their mind can be illuminated with sacred wisdom and insight.
Assigned Reading:
New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

Module 6
The Essence of the Tantric Path to Awakening
In the sixth module we will study Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe and explore the essence of the tantric path. We will discover that tantra is not about purifying our faults so that we can become perfected and worthy of enlightenment. Instead tantra teaches us to realize the divine source that is already inside us and allow it to shine forth immediately. You will learn that meditating from the identity of the small self may never result in a lasting experience of the True Self. Instead we must encourage people to meditate from the already liberated source of their being rather.
Assigned Reading:
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe

Module 7
Meditation and the Spiritual Life
In the final content module we will explore The Experience of Luminous Absorption. This profound state of deep inner focus on the non-conceptual source of consciousness allows us to remain available to non-ordinary stirrings in our psyche. We have liberated our consciousness from its relentless adherence to the perception of recognizable objects. Now we simply rest in the experience of pure awareness and our life begins to flow from a deeper source than any of our ideas about the way life should be. We have discovered the creative source of existence and our life emerges directly from that.
Assigned Reading:
The Experience of Luminous Absorption by Jeff Carreira

Module 8
Marketing and Promotion
In this module you will be fully supported to set up a public webpage for your public class and a personal profile webpage for yourself. You will also create and initiate a marketing strategy to promote your public teaching. We will emphasizing how to engage successfully in the spiritual marketplace while maintaining integrity with our higher purpose.

Module 9
Curriculum Planning
In this module you will plan the curriculum for your first public class. By the completion of this module you will submit your curriculum outline and have a date chosen and venue booked for your public class.

Module 10
Public Teaching
In this module you will successfully teach your first public meditation class.

"You have the opportunity to live beyond what you can imagine. And to me that is the whole point. When you realize that what you can imagine is a tiny part of what is ultimately possible, life becomes very exciting, because suddenly you don't know what's possible."

~ Jeff Carreira
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The next Meditation and Awakening Teacher Training application process wont open until mid 2021. However if this training interests you, please express your interest using the form below and we will write to you as soon as more information is available.
Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira is a mystical philosopher and spiritual guide. He is the author of eleven books on meditation and philosophy. He teaches online programs and leads retreats throughout the world that teach people how to let go of their current perceptual habits so they are free to participate in the creation of a new paradigm. To put it simply, he supports people to live a spiritually inspired life, free from the constraints of fear, worry and self-doubt, and aligned with their own deepest sense of meaning and purpose.
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