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Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers

Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers (aka Peace Architects) are those who have successfully completed our specialized training courses and are committed to spreading mental wellbeing and self-development in their communities. They represent the World Peace Initiative Foundation on various platforms and promote mindfulness and meditation through meditation sessions, workshops, courses, and programs across the world.

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The Training Courses

The World Peace Initiative produces Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers through 2 Courses each year:

  1. Beginner Course for Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers

    This Course is for anyone who has interest and willingness to be a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainer. It is for beginners and one doesn't need to have previous meditation teaching experience but successfully complete the eligibility requirements. The license will be valid for one year. The duration of the Course is 7 days in the month of August.

  2. 323-Hour Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainer Course

    This is an advanced retraining of experienced Trainers from previous years to upgrade their Trainer skills and qualifications. To qualify for a retraining, the applicant must meet the relevant eligibility conditions. The participant must pass this Course to have a successful renewal of licence as a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainer. The license will be valid for one year. The duration of the Course is 323-Hour in the month of January.

The first group of Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers were trained during the first Peace Agent Summit in Thailand in December 2012. Since then, the World Peace Initiative Foundation has organized 8 Trainings till the year 2020 with an average of one training per year. Almost 160 people have been trained and certified as Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers and they have been actively involved in social well-being and peace-building activities in the past eight years


Upcoming Training

The application will be opened on 2 March, 2020

Beginner Course for Certified Mindfulness & Meditation Trainers

Himmawan Sanctuary, Thailand

11 - 17 August 2020

Who is it for?

The training is for anyone who has interest and willingness to be a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainer. This training is for beginners and one doesn't need to have previous meditation teaching experience.

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Inner Peace Time

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Special recognitions

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Oral presentations

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Learning to guide basic meditation

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Building on public speaking skills

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Promoting teamwork and togetherness

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Creative & Enjoyable experiences

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Interactive and communication skills

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Personal Coaching

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Productive evaluations

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Diversity and Unity

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Delicately designed curriculums

The training covers

  • Trainer’s kit and course teaching resources
  • 7-night accommodation (a single room with a shared bathroom)
  • Thai Food (breakfast and lunch) and refreshments
  • Land transport to the retreat site

The training DOES NOT cover

  • Airfare to and from Thailand
  • Associated visa application costs
  • Travel or medical insurance

Eligibility

While the Training provides essential and effective tools and materials, all participants are expected to have a profound fondness for meditation and the desire of spreading this knowledge for the benefit of others. Applicants need to complete the following eligibility criteria to be invited for this Training.

  1. If you have never participated in any of our programs before;
    1. Submit the completed application form for the “Beginner Course for Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers”. Please note that the training fee is 500 USD.
    2. Apply and participate in the 7-Day Retreat - "Living as a Monk".
    3. Successfully complete 42 days of online Self Development Programme (SDP) before May 30, 2020.
  2. If you are inactive alumni of WPI fellowships:
    • Before GPM 18 (June 2016)
      1. Submit the completed application form for the “Beginner Course for Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers”. Please note that the training fee is 500 USD.
      2. Apply and participate in the 7-Day Retreat - "Living as a Monk".
      3. Successfully complete 42 days of online Self Development Programme (SDP) and organize one Special Ops before May 30, 2020.
    • After GPM 18 (June 2016)
      1. Submit the completed application form for the “Beginner Course for Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers” .Please note that the training fee is 500 USD.
      2. Apply and participate in the 7-Day Retreat - "Living as a Monk".
  3. If you are an alumni of WPI fellowships:
      *An active alumni is one who meets any of the following conditions:
    • Organized at least 1 PIPO or 2 Mini PIPOs or a Meditation Retreat
      1. **Qualified Peace Coach is someone who:
      2. Successfully passed the Peace Coach Test
      3. Has been an Active Coach for at least 4 months in a row (before this Training)
      4. Has completed a minimum of 300 entries before this training
      5. Has demonstrated good understanding and knowledge of coaching individuals on their personal and professional aspects.
    • Active Club Leaders
    • Owner of a PIPO House or Sabai Mind Centre
    • To participate in the Training and become a Trainer
      1. Submit the completed application form for the “Beginner Course for Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainers.” You are eligible to attend this Training with the sponsorship of the Training fee.
      2. You are eligible for sponsorship of the retreat fee if you would also like to attend the 7-Day Retreat - "Living as a Monk".
    • To participate as a Volunteer
      1. Send an expression of interest with your CV to [email protected]
      2. You are eligible for sponsorship of the retreat fee if you would also like to attend the 7-Day Retreat - "Living as a Monk".

1. I like meditating by myself, should I apply for this training?

This training is a great opportunity to grow your practice, but it also needs the willingness to extend the many benefits of meditation to your community.

2. I have attended one WPI training in the past (regional or global) and I loved the experience. I would like to come back for another training to have the same experience and this seems to be a perfect opportunity to come back.

We are happy to know this. However, we would like you to understand that this is not just a retreat but a Training. The teachings and schedule are different and there will be more challenges to face than in a retreat program. Our aim is to train you to become the best professional of meditation at your level.

3. Does WPI provide sponsorship for attending the Training?

While WPI supports the cost of training for each participant which is around 1,000 USD (including accommodation, food, and local transport) along with investment in terms of time, energy, and effort of the teachers and staff, it does not provide any other form of sponsorship unless you are an active alumni of WPI programs, you may write to [email protected]

4. Does WPI provide sponsorship for the visa fee to attend the Training?

We don´t provide support for the visa application fee. An invitation letter can be requested to facilitate the visa process, upon being selected for the training.

5. What can I expect during the training?

You can expect a conducive environment to the learning process at the retreat site. All the course materials and workshops have been carefully designed to equip the participants with the basic knowledge and skills to conduct meditation sessions in their communities. The whole training would follow the daily schedule similar to a normal retreat, however, it would include more workshops and teachings on being a Trainer.

6. What are the prerequisites to be a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Trainer?

As you may guess, love for meditation is a prerequisite. And we think that practicing meditation every day is a very easy must-do and we consider it a prerequisite as well. Further, while applying for the training, we would like you to commit to following the 5 acts of self-discipline as they are the actions that lead us to develop peace in what we do, we say and we think. . .

7. What do I need to know about the facilities during the Training?

The following practical information is useful for you:

  • Only simple food and drink are provided as per regular Thai standards and additional food options may not be available especially for those who are diabetic or less sugar lover. If you are sensitive to food - have allergies, gluten-free, lactose intolerant, or if you are vegan, please prepare your special diet in advance as we will serve standard Thai food only.
  • During the Training, participants will be served a full meal only for breakfast and lunch (no dinner). This will help prepare your body for effective meditation as well as helps with a good night’s sleep. However, refreshments (Pana) will be provided in the evening which will include yogurts, flavored milk, coffee, tea. It does not include smoothies, fruits, or nuts and we won’t be able to provide 100% natural juices every day. Tea and Coffee will be available as well. Pure water for Pana as the act of fasting is another option for those who would like to be healthier.
  • Common medicines for colds, coughs, and headaches may be provided, however, it is advisable that you carry your own medicines in case you really need them. Bring your own watch or alarm clock. Cell Phones will not be allowed even without a sim card and being on time in all sessions is important. You will need to deposit your phones to our staff at the retreat site on day one of the Training.
  • Everyone needs to bring their own laptops that have a USB slot as you may need to access material we may provide for the Training.

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Latvia

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Alicia Carolina Bertsch

Brazil

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Ana Laura Lloveras

Argentina

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Anayanci Vargas

Colombia

Andy Merckaert

Andy Merckaert

Belgium

Angie Lorini

Angie Lorini

Bolivia

Ardent Trésor Alex Otoubou

Ardent Trésor Alex Otoubou

Congo, (Republic of the)

Armand Kodjo

Armand Kodjo

Benin

Aseel Mohamad Nassar

Aseel Mohamad Nassar

Jordan

Aya Hassan Mohamed

Aya Hassan Mohamed

Egypt

Ayame Hideshima

Ayame Hideshima

Japan

Barbara Contreras Preisler

Barbara Contreras Preisler

Chile

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Brunel Seina Rock Fonsanou

Benin

Carmina Morales

Carmina Morales

Mexico

Catalina Maria Holguin

Catalina Maria Holguin

Colombia

Channary Tauch

Channary Tauch

Cambodia

Cholpon Zhunusova

Cholpon Zhunusova

Kyrgyzstan

Daniel Matallana Mendez

Daniel Matallana Mendez

Qatar

Dennis Odeny Oswe

Dennis Odeny Oswe

Kenya

Domingo Enrique Grande

Domingo Enrique Grande

Spain

Elvis Kumar

Elvis Kumar

Fiji

Emmanuel Dushimimana

Emmanuel Dushimimana

Rwanda

Hannimari Karola Savola

Hannimari Karola Savola

Sweden

Iryna Nadyukova

Iryna Nadyukova

Ukraine

Israel Cabrera Trujillo

Israel Cabrera Trujillo

Mexico

Jolita Pundzaite

Jolita Pundzaite

Lithuania

Jude Chukwuma Nnakwue

Jude Chukwuma Nnakwue

Nigeria

Karen Mariela Ramirez

Karen Mariela Ramirez

Costa Rica

Kateryna Kulyk

Kateryna Kulyk

Ukraine

Kuldeep Singh

Kuldeep Singh

India

Lana Leimi Sano Okada

Lana Leimi Sano Okada

Brazil

Lauren Eline Maria Schuivens

Lauren Eline Maria Schuivens

Netherlands

Lidia De La Garza

Lidia De La Garza

Mexico

Lubna Elnaggar

Lubna Elnaggar

Egypt

Luciana Dos Santos Duarte

Luciana Dos Santos Duarte

Brazil

Lucila Voloschin

Lucila Voloschin

Argentina

Manuela Ioana Puscas

Manuela Ioana Puscas

Romania

Marco Bermudez

Marco Bermudez

Colombia

Martina Trginová

Martina Trginová

Slovakia

Molinge Henry Nyoki

Molinge Henry Nyoki

Cameroon

Nesreen Ismail Alkasheman

Nesreen Ismail Alkasheman

Jordan

Philippe Mensah Houinsou

Philippe Mensah Houinsou

Benin

Porchhay Seng

Porchhay Seng

Cambodia

Racha Rustom Rustom

Racha Rustom Rustom

Lebanon

Ria Bersais

Ria Bersais

Colombia

Sahar Bentabet

Sahar Bentabet

Morocco

Salwa M Abdel-Khaliq

Salwa M Abdel-Khaliq

Jordan

Sandra Liliana Gomez Sanchez

Sandra Liliana Gomez Sanchez

Colombia

Sara Prats García

Sara Prats García

Spain

Sonja Roche

Sonja Roche

Ireland

Stephanie Bianchi

Stephanie Bianchi

Israel

Suzane William Mollel

Suzane William Mollel

Tanzania

Syed Ali Hameed

Syed Ali Hameed

Pakistan

Tania Mayela Palma

Tania Mayela Palma

Honduras

Veronica Galicia

Veronica Galicia

Mexico

Yvonne Knap

Yvonne Knap

Slovenia

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