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Full 12-month Course
October 2023 - October 2024
Module 1. October 2023 - March 2024.
Module 2. April 2024 - October 2024.

Five Primary Areas of Development.

Throughout the 12 months, participants will develop 5 areas of interpersonal skills which can be applied to the 12 monthly themes.


Tools/Practices for daily life issues




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Course Structure.

The MTTC is a 12-month course split into two modules each lasting 6 months. You can attend the 12-month course or the first six-month module for personal mindfulness training. The course is mostly  held online with opportunity for in person group meetings.

Teachings take place one weekend per month with three sessions on a Saturday and two sessions on a Sunday. Sessions last 1 hr and 15 minutes.  Small group meetings will take place once a fortnight at an agreed time with your group

During Months 2 and 9 (November 2023 and May 2024), the group will be split into three (Groups A,B & C). You will have the option to attend...


  • Group A: 4 days of residential teachings (45 minutes on train from Dusseldorf, Germany*)


  • Group B: 4 days of non-residential teachings (Letchworth, 40 mins north of London by direct train) UK*)


  • Group C: 4 days of online teachings, in November or May.

Scroll down to Module and Module 2 to see monthly dates including residential in Germany, non residential in UK and online for those unable to attend in Germany or UK.

Please Note: It is not compulsory to attend a the location based teachings (near Dusseldorf / near London etc.) If you wish to complete the course 100% online you can request to join Group C and do so.

All sessions are recorded. Small group meetings of participants are in German or English. Summaries of monthly teachings are in English with German translation.

Self-directed study and portfolio

Monthly reflections homework: You will also be required to submit a portfolio of your reflections/work for those attending the 12 month course.


You will be required to attend around 80% of all Zoom meetings. If unable to attend, recordings are available to keep with the development of the MTTC.

Practical experience: You will be required to deliver a 6-week mindfulness course to your friends/family as part of the course requirements in the closing period of Module 2 or weeks after.

Each session will be for a minimum of 1 hour and with a minimum of 6 adult participants

You will only gain the teacher certificate if you complete the full 12-month course.


If you have previously attended the MTTC and would like to refresh your skills, you are welcome to join us for Module 2 only.

*There are additional charges for those who choses group A or B to cover the costs of hiring the centres and places are limited each. Please specify at booking your option choice. There may be the opportunity to change your option later depending on availability at the two centres.

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Participants in the training explore and develop a different aspect of mindfulness every month, along with ongoing basic teachings and practices.

Module 1.

Suitable for those wishing to gain immense support to their daily life.
October 2023 - March 2024.

Month 1.

Introduction. Mindfulness of Stress.

Month 4.

Mindfulness of Feelings and Emotions.

Month 2.

Mindfulness of Daily Practice.

Month 5.

Mindfulness to Develop the Heart-Mind.

Month 3.

Mindfulness of the Body.

Month 6.

Mindfulness of Experiences, Practices. Insights. Summary.

Module 2.

Covers further mindfulness training along with development of skills to become a mindfulness teacher.
April 2024 - October 2024

Month 7.

Mindfulness of a Healthy Lifestyle and Enviro-mental Life

Month 10.

Mindfulness of Wellbeing, Oneself/Others/handling Crisis 

Month 8.

Mindfulness of Communication. Personal and Group.

Month 11.

Mindfulness of Confidence, Facilitation and Leadership. 

Month 9.

Mindfulness of Being an Agent of Change. Inner and Outer. 

Month 12.

Mindfulness of Teaching/Sharing Mindfulness in Expansive Ways. Summary of Module


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CET (Central Europe Time)
Participants are required to attend all 5 sessions each month, recordings of sessions will be made available.

Saturdays 9am, 12pm & 5pm

Sundays 9am & 5pm

All sessions run for 1 hour and 15 minutes.​

Module 1

(see above for CET times for two modules)

  • October 14 & 15 2023

  • November 4 & 5 2023

  • Group A, Residential. near Dusseldorf, Germany Wednesday from 18.00 22 November - 13.00 Sunday 26 November 2023.

  • Group B, Non-Residential. Letchworth, north of London, UK. From 9 am, 18 November - 19.00, 21 November 2023.

  • Group C, Online Zoom Intensive December 1-3 2023  

  • Dec 9 & 10 2023

  • Jan 13 & 14 2024

  • Feb 10 & 11 2024

  • March 16 & 17 2024

Module 2

  • April 13 & 14 2024

  • Group B, Non-Residential. Letchworth, north of London, UK. From Friday and Saturday 9:00 - 18.00. Sunday - 9 am to 16.30. 17 -19 May 2024.

  • May 11 & 12 2024

  • Group C, Online Zoom Intensive May 23 - 25 

  • June 22 & 23 2024

  • July 13 & 14 2024

  • Group A, Residential. Waldhaus Zentrum, near Andernach, Germany    from Wednesday 18.00, 7 August - 12.30 Sunday 11 August 2024.

  • August 17 & 18 2024

  • September 14  & 15 2024

  • October 5 2024. Closing Session.

  • Module 2 includes two 60-minute sessions with Nshorna on Safeguards, Duty of Care, Work Conditions and more. Held in final month.

Group A: Waldhaus Zentrum, Andernach, Germany

Pauenhof Meditation Zentrum

The new dates will be: 18:00hrs Weds 7 August - 12:30hrs Sunday 11 August (Pauenhof Centre unavailable due to renovation).

The location and details to register are:

Waldhaus Buddhist Zentrum
Zentrum for Buddhismus
One hour by train from Bonn/Cologne
Am Laacher See 56643,
Nickenich, Germany+49 2636 3344
Nearest railway station: Andernach
To Register:

Single payment in advance. 25 places available.

Group B: Letchworth, UK

The Wise Lotus

The Wise Lotus Centre 
9 Howard Park Corner, Letchworth Garden City,

SG6 1PQ, United Kingdom 

Nearest Station: Letchworth (30 minutes from Kings Cross, London.)  

Cost: £40 venue hire fee for the four days, food and accommodation not included. We will be happy to provide a list of suitable accommodation in the area.

Other Retreats & Courses.

Other Retreats

MTTC trainees may wish to join one of Christopher’s four residential retreats in
Germany. Retreats take place in late April in Walhdaus Zentrum, near Andernach,
Seminarhaus Engl, 60 minutes from Munich in late July and two retreats in October
again at the Waldhaus.

There are also online courses. Retreats and online courses develop mindfulness,
depths of meditation and wise responses to daily life situations.

You are not obliged to attend any of these retreats or online teachings but they can
deepen the practice.

Here is the link to Teachings in 2023

There may be additions to schedule during the year.

Thank you.

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