Mindfulness in Law Teacher Training
Deepen Your Practice.
Learn to Teach Mindfulness to
Lawyers, Conflict Professionals, and Law Students.
Become a Leader in the Mindfulness-In-Law Movement.
The 2018 Mindfulness in Law Teacher Training (“MLTT II“) is an innovative program that combines residential, online, self-paced and individually mentored training for a small cohort of sixteen to eighteen students. Please note (and thank you to our community for your important feedback): MLTT II now includes two week-long retreats instead of three, five-day retreats, and takes place entirely during 2018. Please see the new retreat dates, below.
MLTT II is intended for professionals who have a mindfulness practice, and would like to:
- Deepen their practice;
- Cultivate the skills and confidence to teach mindfulness to legal and conflict professionals, people working in social justice, or students in a law school or similar setting; and
- Become leaders in the mindfulness in law movement.
We extend an especially warm welcome to applicants of color, those from the LGBTQI community, those who intend to offer mindfulness in public interest and social justice settings, and those working with underserved populations.
The MLTT II program consists of:
- Two residential retreats at San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch Farm, in Northern California
- Monthly MLTT II teacher-led webinars
- Small group cohorts
- One-on-one mentoring with MLTT II teachers
Applications & Admission
To apply for MLTT II, please complete the MLTT II Application. Applications will be available until October 1, 2017 or until the program is filled if sooner. Places in MLTT II will be offered beginning in June.
We are able to accept up to eighteen students.
Schedule for the Training
MLTT II runs from Winter through Fall of 2018.
Webinars will begin in February of 2018 and occur monthly or bi-monthly throughout the program. All webinars will be recorded and posted on the MLTT II learning platform.
Participants will receive one-on-one, MLTT teacher-led mentoring throughout the program. Mentoring will begin after our first retreat.
Participants will be assigned to small groups for either in person or online meetings, guided by an MLTT II facilitator, and beginning at our first retreat.
Each MLTT II student will be paired with another student in the program, who will be your “MLTT II buddy,” for deeper, more collaborative, more supported, learning. Buddies will be assigned at our first retreat.
In-person retreats are the heart of the MLTT program. In MLTT II, we will be gathering for two retreats. These retreats will be an opportunity to deepen our learning and collaboration.
MLTT II retreat dates are:
April 27-May 3, 2018
September 20-26, 2018
The MLTT II curriculum brings together an innovative, powerful program and is unique in two ways. The first is in its mission to train participants to offer mindfulness trainings, workshops and seminars specifically designed for lawyers, conflict professionals, and people working in social justice; to students studying in those fields; and to offer mindful leadership to the legal community.
The second is that it embraces and integrates the richness of multiple wisdom traditions. MLTT lead faculty are trained in secular mindfulness including MBSR, the Insight Meditation tradition, Zen, and Yoga. Our intention is to offer instruction, practices, and ideas from each tradition, as well as a curated set of tools that reflect our own collaboration, so that participants can deepen and broaden their own perspective on mindfulness, and offer open-minded, open-hearted mindfulness trainings to their communities.
The MLTT II program includes the following components:
The Origins and Development of Mindfulness Practice. Deepen and refine your mindfulness practice for your own benefit and to better help others understand mindfulness and begin or deepen their practice. Cultivate a broad, multi-perspective understanding of traditional and secular mindfulness.
The Science of Mindfulness and the Legal Mind. Explore the rapidly growing and fluid science of mindfulness, especially as it applies to the legal, conflict resolution, and social justice professional’s mind. Attain insight into the ways lawyers, conflict resolution professionals, and individuals working in social justice are educated and trained, and why mindfulness is essential to compliment and in some cases counter that education and training, for greater effectiveness and fundamental wellbeing.
Practical Teaching Tools. Master the art of classroom and conference room facilitation with specific mindfulness-based tools that create safety for participants and allow you and your students to enter into a collaborative teaching and learning experience. Develop a curriculum and underlying set of building blocks to teach mindfulness in a firm, organization, or community-based setting such as at a local bar association or section meeting, or as a law school or other institutional course or workshop.
Tools For Working With Impacted Populations. Explore ways to offer solitary and portable mindfulness practices that may support legal and conflict resolution professionals, and those working in social justice, or who are struggling with competence or substance issues, dealing with secondary trauma, or working with other impacted populations.
Strategies for Creating Opportunities for Mindfulness Training. Learn to speak with legal, conflict resolution, and social justice professionals and stakeholders, including training and professional development managers, academic deans, and wellness professionals, about the origins, history, critiques, and benefits of mindfulness, in a direct, well-informed and persuasive manner.
Leadership Tools. Gain the tools and confidence to be a leader in the mindfulness movement in general, and in the legal profession and in conflict situations in particular, by learning to embody the practices and teachings and to speak and act with greater wisdom and compassion towards others and for yourself.
Please click here for the MLTT II application. The application period will be open until October 1, 2017 or sooner if the program is filled sooner. We’ll begin offering places in MLTT II in June, 2017.
To complete your application, please also:
Securing Your Place
If you are offered a place in MLTT II, you will be invited to accept by making a deposit of $1,000.
Tuition for MLTT II is $8,000, which includes instruction at both MLTT II retreats, all webinars, all small group meetings, and teacher-led, one-on-one mentoring throughout the program. It does not include room & board at the retreats or travel to and from the retreats.
All-inclusive daily rates for rooms, three delicious vegetarian meals per day, and snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages throughout the retreats, are:
Single, per night: $135
Double, per person per night: $100
Triple, per person per night: $70
All rooms at Green Gulch Farm offer shared baths.
We will have a limited number of scholarships available for MLTT II, and welcome your inquiries. There is an opportunity to request a scholarship and to share information about your request, in the application. Or, please feel free to write to us at TeacherTraining@WarriorOne.com.
Spread The Word
If you’d like to share information about MLTT II, here’s a flyer to download or link. Thank you!
If you are offered a place in MLTT II, we believe you’ll make an important contribution to the MLTT community and very much hope you’ll accept. However, please consider the commitment because unfortunately we will not be able to offer any refunds. We may, however, consider a request to nominate a colleague to take your place.