Teacher Training

    Teacher Training and Coaching

    As a Five Wisdoms Teacher your sanity, stability, depth of understanding, and length of experience needs to be evident. You should have a deep personal understanding of the Five Wisdom Energies and Natural Brilliance books and the Five Wisdoms Training workbooks. By doing so, you will become adept at embodying that wisdom and putting it in your own words. You will need to articulate the Five Wisdoms body of teachings, the basic principles of Buddhism, present each energy both cognitively and experientially, give meditation instruction, present the postures in an accurate way (when applicable), create experiential learning exercises, connect with the students, and process emotional energy that arises in the group. A primary role of the teacher is to pay close attention to participants' experience.

    Benefits
    • A deepening understanding of applying the Five Wisdoms
    • Presenting to peers and practicing giving feedback
    • Learning how to arouse intelligence and opens hearts
    • Dealing with obstacles to what you are trying to do
    • Forming collaborations with your peers

    Prerequisites and ongoing requirements
    • Five Wisdoms Professional Certificate
    • Five or more years of meditation and Buddhist study
    • Previous experience facilitating groups
    • Ongoing practices of mindfulness/awareness meditation, tonglen, a mind/body discipline, Invoking the Five Wisdoms, and Five Wisdoms posture practice
    • Ongoing reading of Buddhist literature
    • Completion of an application form
    • Teacher Training and Coaching for one year
    • Self-evaluation and teacher evaluation at the end of the year

    Two Levels of Authorization
    1. Presenting the Five Wisdoms
    The Five Wisdoms Professional Certificate is sufficient for you to present the Five Wisdoms and facilitate exercises through demonstrated confidence to be a spokesperson for the Five Wisdoms. Coaching will help you to do it more skillfully.

    2. Teaching with the Five Wisdoms Postures
    Five Wisdoms posture practice authenticates the teachings so let them speak for themselves. At the same time, they are very provocative as they enter someone into a deep psycho-spiritual journey. You will be given a Five Wisdoms Teachers Manual.