2022 Meditation Immersion
200 Hours ~ Online, In-person via Zoom
Application Deadline: Midnight January 30, 2022
The 2022 Program is full and no longer accepting applications.
I’m delighted to offer the Hamsa Meditation Immersion for anyone interested in:
- Personal transformation,
- Deepening your meditation practice and
- Learning about the incredible wisdom found through meditation.
Completion of the program includes the option to earn a Meditation Teacher Training Certification.
The transformative power of the curriculum has proven to be what's of most value to everyone who's participated in the program. Hearing that, along with so many of you saying, "I want to take the training, I just have no interest in teaching." helped me realize the program didn't need to be just for Teacher Trainees. The content is of value to anyone wanting to take a deeper dive into the rich and transformative world of meditation.
So this year, I am offering it as both a Meditation Immersion and Teacher Training. This way, those of you who have no interest in teaching, can still fulfill your desire to immerse yourself in an extended period of meditation—kind of like going away to a monastery or ashram without the expense or disruption of actually having to leave town.
If, however, you do feel a call to teach, fear not! You will gain the same skills as the other graduates of the program; and, you will be able to teach authentically—in both formal and informal settings—from your own experience. And that's the best kind of teacher there is.
I invite you to scroll through this page to learn more about this uniquely personal program.
Most Meditation Immersion & Teacher Training programs consist of pre-recorded content that you watch on your own at your own pace. There's nothing wrong with this approach and it works great for many people. But our program is unique!
What's unique about our Teacher Training?
Over 160 of your 200 hours is spent training, studying, practicing and meditating with your teachers in person and in real time!
Now if that sounds horrifying to you because you prefer the anonymity of pre-recorded content, then this obviously isn't the program for you so keep looking. There are many many programs out there and you will find one that works for you!
However, if the opportunity to:
- Ask questions and have them answered in real time, engage in stimulating dialogue, and ask follow up questions,
- Discuss what you're learning at depth,
- Be in a small program—as in real small. No more than 12 max in a class—that gets to know you and personalize the content for you,
- Deepen and personalize your own meditation practice,
- Transform at the levels only direct contact with a teacher facilitates,
- Learn how to recognize and adapt the techniques that work best for your unique needs, personality and beliefs,
- Share your personal insights and experiences with others who are genuinely interested in what you have to say,
- Participate in a program that understands you are already living a life and shows you how to show up authentically for the very life you are living
...if this sounds heavenly, then this program might be your dream come true.
Go ahead and check out the information on this page—and also our Welcome Page to learn more about Hamsa Meditation Center and see if we are a good fit for you. If we are, then we would love to have you apply!
The application deadline is midnight, January 30.
Whether you choose to be a teacher or simply be an authentic, non-judgmental, wise, loving presence in your home, workplace or community... know this,
The world needs you!
A personal note:
Over the years, as I've continued my development as a teacher— I take at least two or three trainings a year—it's become clear to me that personal contact is what provides the most meaningful and transformational experience possible. There are many programs available online, on CDs, or as digital downloads, which sounds great because you can go at your own pace and rhythm. But the reality is—and I've seen this play out too many times to count—the vast majority of students never finish the program. They end up abandoning the course or paying to retake it and then, yep, you got it, they still never finish. It's happened to me and I've watched it happen to countless others. This isn't what I want for my students; rather, my goal is:
You will complete the program and experience the transformation, peace, and equanimity, meditation brings.
The Hamsa Meditation Center Teacher Training focuses on personal interaction between teachers and students. The vast majority of your hours are spent learning and practicing in class together! The personal interaction makes a world of difference in the richness and depth of your learning experience.
All classes are recorded and available to watch later if you have to miss a class. There will be a private course page where all the content is posted. You will have access to this content for years to come.
Closing Thoughts ...
My guru often said to me,
"Caren, if you want to learn about meditation, teach!"
And, he was right! What I've learned about meditation over these years has transformed me, my relationships, and my life.
If what you’ve seen here resonates with you, I would be honored to accompany you for these next steps on your journey towards transformation. I love this path dearly and it gives me great joy to share all that my teachers have taught me, with you.
Feel Free to Contact Me
If you have any questions or need clarification, feel free to contact me.