Mindfulness Meditation Centers

An important prerequisite for attending the MBSR 6-Day Teacher Training Intensive is to participate in a teacher-led silent meditation retreat of at least five nights with formal mindfulness meditation practices. Indeed we expect our trainees to attend annual silent meditation retreats of 5, 7, or 10 days throughout their training as an MBSR teacher.

5-night predominantly silent meditation retreat, which is teacher-led, and primarily involves a variety of formal mindfulness practice (sitting, walking, yoga, etc). Retreats that are predominantly yoga-based or involve a great deal of other activity aside from formal mindfulness practice are not acceptable.

To assist you in finding retreat centers to satisfy this requirement, we have complied a list of meditation centers. This is not a comprehensive list nor an endorsement of these centers.

Zen Centers in North America

Tibetan Centers

Other Centers