The Meditation Mentoring Program consists of one-to-one instructions in the practice and development of mindfulness and compassion (metta-vipassana). Emphasis is placed on the cultivation of the eight-fold path as a means for developing a liberation-based lifestyle. Depending on your technology availability, we can meet by Face-time, by Skype, or by phone call. Scheduled times are: 7am to 3pm Tuesday – Thursday (MST).
Regularly scheduled sessions support you in beginning and provide the application and structure of refining a meditation practice over the long-term. The process also allows for the opportunity to integrate meditation into daily life. The cost of these ongoing sessions are offered on a sliding scale basis. An initial 2-month commitment is to be expected.
Meditation Mentoring options:
1). Meditation Mentoring Students
Sessions are 30 minutes, biweekly. The focus is on developing and integrating mindfulness and heart practice meditations (metta-vipassana). Instructions and integration will be tailored to fit the needs of the students.
2). Dharma Mentoring
Sessions are 60 minutes. Sessions are scheduled as requested. This is offered for experienced students who would like to integrate study and practice of the dharma into all aspects of their lives. Focus will be placed on the needs and interests of the student and will look different for each person.
Once the initial two-month period is over, students will have access to my online teaching portal thru RUZUKU. There, you will be able to connect with other students around the globe and you will have access and be able to utilize my entire teaching library, which includes videos, texts, guided meditations and Dharma talks. There are also several discussion groups that only students of the mentoring program can access. For those who don’t have access to a regular sitting community, this is often the next best thing.
FEES: Sliding scale per session is 75.00 – 250.00
How I set my fee structure:
The income from my fees compensates me not only for my current financial needs, but also allows me to recover costs I have incurred while accumulating my education, credentials, personal retreats, on-going therapy and professional trainings. I feel committed to economic justice. Therefore, I recognize that the pursuit of compensation simultaneously limits access for some. Therefore I want to make my financial motivations transparent.
I have devoted much of my professional career to the nonprofit and incarcerated population. I also have and will continue to teach programs that rely 100% on dana and generosity as part of my Dharma lineage. It is there, that I focus on lowering barriers to access. What I earn in that domain does not adequately address unrecovered and reoccurring costs and financial responsibilities to me and my family. So I bridge the gap through my work with private students in a professional mentoring capacity. Which is why my fees have to be adjusted accordingly.