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Teach mindfulness. 

Make a difference.

Become a certified mindfulness meditation teacher and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.

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Join the 500+ people who use this flexible training program to teach mindfulness in business, therapy, coaching, wellness and education.

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A letter from Sean Fargo

Dear friends,

We’re facing one of the most difficult times in human history. People around the world are more stressed, anxious and depressed than ever.  

The world needs more mindfulness meditation teachers. That's why I believe that mindfulness teacher training should be accessible to all.

Unfortunately, it's difficult to find mindfulness teacher trainings that are customizable for your unique mindfulness experience and teaching goals. It's also difficult to receive accredited certification for less than $7,000 and two years of intensive training. And even if you certify, it's difficult to find a brandable mindfulness curriculum that you can immediately use to teach your own classes, courses and workshops.

This program solves all of this for you.

For 5 years, we have helped hundreds of meditators to teach mindfulness in business, healthcare, coaching, wellness and education with integrity, confidence and credibility. This program is internationally accredited by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service.

It's all completely self-paced without pressure, deadlines, travel or dogma.

This program can help you:

  • enhance your own mindfulness and meditation abilities
  • gain confidence as a mindfulness and meditation teacher
  • integrate mindfulness and meditation within your professional role
  • build credibility by sharing evidence-based research and time-tested practices
  • emphasize safe, responsible ways that support long-term growth and resilience
  • increase trust, engagement and relevancy with the people you serve 
  • find your own voice as a mindfulness meditation teacher

For real-world outcomes that make a meaningful impact:

  • Create your own classes, courses or workshops
  • Lead business wellness programs
  • Coach individuals to their highest potential
  • Record and share your own guided meditations
  • Help heal trauma, addiction, grief, depression and anxiety
  • Integrate with yoga, reiki, hypnotherapy, DBT, ACT and other modalities
  • Support families, parents, teachers & kids
  • Increase self-care and resilience for burned-out caregivers

Program Features

Complete Trainings on Teaching Mindfulness & Meditation

Access our self-paced online video training courses on Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals and How To Guide Mindfulness Meditations for Well-Being & Resilience. Download your own step-by-step pdf study guides and workbooks to track your learning and progress. Also receive 10 'Deep Dive' premium bonus trainings. Everything is self-paced with no pressure or deadlines.

Live Monthly Trainings with World-Renowned Teachers

Join us each month to learn how the best mindfulness teachers in the world make a bigger impact in the worlds of business, healthcare, spirituality, and education. Speakers include Dr. Rick Hanson, Spring Washam, David Treleaven, Oren Jay Sofer and more. Every 2-hour session is also recorded for you to watch anytime, anywhere.

Flexible Certification Requirements

Earn your internationally accredited certification by completing the following at your own pace from anywhere in the world:

1. Record 40 hours of formal mindfulness practice in your Mindfulness Meditation Log.

2. Complete our Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals video course (~23 20-minute videos) and its accompanying Workbook. 

3. Review our How To Guide Mindfulness Meditations video course (~6 20-minute videos) and its accompanying Workbook. 

4. Submit audio and/or video of yourself teaching the foundational principles of mindfulness (nonjudgmental, moment-to-moment awareness of experience).

Weekly Personalized Mentoring Sessions

Access Sean Fargo for up to 2 hours each week during open office hours on Zoom video.  This is an opportunity to ask your questions, receive custom support, and meet other mindfulness teachers from around the world. We will review mindfulness teaching fundamentals, practice a variety of meditations together, and encourage each other along the way. These are optional calls, with no pressure or dogma.

*Brandable 10-Session Teaching Curriculum (added fee)

Create your own mindfulness classes, courses and workshops with this customizable 10-session curriculum, complete with 10 Student Handbooks, 10 Teacher Guides and 200+ brandable slides. Use online or in-person. (Normally priced at $995.)

This is for compassionate individuals who sincerely want to help others.

Diverse professionals from all walks of life have used this program to deepen their own mindfulness, develop their careers, strengthen their credibility, and make a bigger impact on the people they serve.

It is an honor for us to share these offerings.

Our program is an affordable, accessible, and efficient option for you to become a certified mindfulness teacher - and is free of dogma, pressure, and competitiveness.

  • Learn at your own pace. You can review course content and resources anytime, anywhere.
  • Focus your training on what is most relevant to YOUR students and YOUR industry. We don’t require you to teach a specifically branded curriculum. 

If you've been thinking of becoming a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, if you've been practicing mindfulness for at least 2 years, and if you've completed mindfulness meditation retreats, I welcome you to register for our program.

Thank you for wanting to share the benefits of mindfulness and meditation with others. I look forward to supporting your path.

With gratitude,

More about the program

(formerly called “Mindfulness Mastermind”)

“In these unprecedented times, the demand for qualified mindfulness meditation teachers has never been greater." - Sean Fargo

Meet Sean Fargo

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The Founder of Mindfulness Exercises LLC, Sean Fargo has helped more than 2 million people enhance their mindfulness and meditation.

Sean is an official Search Inside Yourself (Google) mindfulness instructor and a former Buddhist monk of 2 years. He has trained more than 500 people how to teach mindfulness in business, healthcare, coaching and education.

Sean is a mindfulness teacher for Tesla, Kaiser Permanente, Facebook, Ernst & Young, DocuSign, and Singapore’s telecom company Singtel. 

He is the Mindfulness Advisor for Elevate Labs, Apple’s 2015 App of the Year. Sean regularly speaks at pain management conferences around the United States, encouraging doctors to prescribe mindfulness to their patients. 

He’s taught mindfulness classes and retreats at two California state prisons, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, UC Davis, teen meditation retreats, Bay Area meditation groups, and prestigious business conferences around the world. 

Sean will be leading and/or hosting all Zoom mindfulness teacher training sessions. 

Sean speaks about his life before and after he was a Buddhist monk for 2 years.

Sean explains how he introduces mindfulness and meditation to others.

Sean opens up about his evolution as a mindfulness teacher.

“Sean is the absolute gold standard for mindfulness training and coaching.

He’s been trained as a monk in the traditional teachings and methods of the Buddha, and he’s also worked in corporate settings while raising a family. In other words, he has tremendous depth and breadth.

He is also very very kind, with bone-deep integrity, excellent communication and teaching skills, inclusive open-minded awareness, and a sweetly supportive manner.

He really is the best, and I recommend him wholeheartedly.”

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Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

New York Times Bestselling Author of Resilience and Hardwiring Happiness

"Sean helped me develop a mindful leadership training program specifically tailored to our culture here at TESLA.

I couldn’t be more grateful. Sean really embodies what he teaches."

Levi Bersola


Renowned guest teachers

Mindfulness Teacher David

David Treleaven

Bestselling Author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

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Spring Washam

Bestselling Author of A Fierce Heart; Cofounder of East Bay Meditation Center; Spirit Rock Leading Teacher; Pioneer in Mindfulness of Racial Diversity

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Dr. Rick Hanson

NYTimes Bestselling Author of Resilient; Hardwiring Happiness; Just One Thing; and Buddha's Brain

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Kevin Griffin

Bestselling Author of One Breath At A Time; Recovering Joy; and Living Kindness; National Pioneer in Mindful Recovery

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Oren Jay Sofer

Bestselling Author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication; and The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents

George Mumford

George Mumford

Bestselling Author of The Mindful Athlete; Mindfulness Teacher for Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson

Christopher Germer

Co-Developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Program with Kristin Neff

Bonnie Duran

First Native American to join the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Teachers Council; Professor at University of Washington

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Cory Muscara

Bestselling Author of Stop Missing Your Life; Mindfulness Expert for Dr. Oz; Main Teacher for Mindfulness.com

Our guest teachers will lead the optional monthly group Zoom trainings, which will be recorded for future replay.

Ask questions and receive custom guidance from these renowned mindfulness leaders.

"Sean is the most thoughtful, courageous and inclusive teacher I have had in a long time.

If you want to start your mindfulness teaching journey in a simple, practical and meaningful way, I recommend speaking with Sean and you will be amazed at the impact he will have on you.

His passion to contribute to others learning and development is contagious. I admire his client centric and tailored approach which accelerated my mindfulness teaching journey."

Hasan Rafiq

C.O.O. of Diversity for Facebook

"I was always grateful to work with Sean Fargo.

I find him an unusual combination of great emotional intelligence and the diligence and perseverance to get any job done.

His caring and kindness are exemplary, as is his clarity and awareness."

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Sharon Salzberg

NY Times Bestselling Mindfulness & Meditation Author

Sample topics covered

Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals

  • How To Define Mindfulness
  • Research on Mindfulness
  • Attitudinal Foundations for Teaching
  • Four Foundations for Mindfulness
  • Understanding Compassion
  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Mindfulness of Breathing
  • Body Scans
  • Guiding Mindful Movement
  • Getting Started Teaching Mindfulness
  • Common Questions
  • Managing Group Processes
  • Relational Skills
  • Mindfulness Exercises for Teachers
  • Embodiment of Mindfulness
  • Guiding A Variety of Meditations
  • Inquiry and Didactic Teaching
  • Curriculum Pacing Coverage
  • Teaching Self-Assessments

How To Guide Meditations

  • What is Mindfulness Exactly?
  • There is Nothing Quite Like Mindfulness
  • Being and Doing Modes
  • The Importance of a Mindfulness Teacher's Presence
  • The Power of Trust
  • Guiding Mindfulness Practices
  • What Students Bring
  • Three Elements to Skillfully Guide Practices
  • Creating a Mindful Environment
  • Language Matters
  • Mastering Mindful Teaching
  • Balance is Key to Masterful Teaching
  • Inviting vs. Directing
  • Nurturing Process, Rather than Results
  • Helping Students Notice Their Experience
  • Leave Nothing Out
  • Use of Metaphors
  • Allowing Difficulty
  • What is and What Could Be
  • Bringing a Problem to Mindfulness Practice
  • Addressing Misunderstandings
  • I Shouldn't Have Thoughts
  • If I'm Being Mindful, I Should Feel...
  • Thinking is my Only Way of Knowing
  • I'm Distracted All the Time (I Can't Do This)
  • Mindfulness is Pretty Serious, Isn't it?
  • Create a Consistent Structure
  • Transitioning into a Session
  • Transitioning in and Out of a Practice
  • Transitioning Out of a Session

Teaching with integrity

Help people from diverse walks of life

No need to focus on teaching one kind of person with one prescriptive point of view. This program can be tailored for you, based on your experience, values and goals. Learn how to teach mindfulness meditation to the people you care about, in a way that feels authentic and natural to you.

Encourage gentle curiosity

Explore ways of opening to pleasant, unpleasant and neutral experiences with kind, gentle curiosity for how it actually feels, moment to moment to moment. Identify safe, healing ways of relating with intense experiences internally and externally. 

Authentically share your wisdom

Develop strategies, tools, and resources to effectively and authentically share your own experiential understanding with others. Learn how to guide individuals and groups, whether in-person or online, in a wide variety of contexts.

Increase people's mindfulness in daily life

This is not only about what we do with our eyes closed - it's about how we integrate mindfulness with our relationships, our families, how we eat, how we move, and what we think. Mindfulness is about an integrated way of being.

Share mindfulness with confidence 

Explore the role of a mindfulness meditation teacher as a guide versus preacher. Learn how we can invite people to notice their own embodied experience, without the judgment, fear or selfish goals that often get in the way.

Help heal people's bodies, hearts and minds

Safely help people with their deepest challenges. Learn how we can heal old wounds, shed light on hidden shadows, and promote real change in our world in large, heartfelt, meaningful ways... one loving breath at a time.



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What's included

  • Self-Paced Courses & Live Online Classes On How To Teach Mindfulness Meditation
  • Up to 2 Hours of Personalized Group Coaching Calls Every Week
  • Internationally Accredited Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification 
  • All 6 Bonuses (for a limited time)
  • *10 Sessions of Brandable Mindfulness Teaching Curriculum. Add this in the checkout form for only $495. SAVE $500.
Continuing Professional Development Certification

Mike Borozdin

Senior Director of Engineering at DocuSign

“Sean created a safe, non-threatening environment to introduce the DocuSign team to mindfulness and meditation.

I would recommend Sean to anyone who is interested in introducing mindfulness and meditation in a corporate environment.”

James Baraz

Co-Founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center; Bestselling Author of Awakening Joy

"Sean has something special to offer others: his own unique way of sharing mindfulness with clarity, heartfulness and generosity

I have great respect for Sean and highly recommend him for anyone wanting to deepen their own practice."

Deiric McCann

Executive Vice President Profiles International, Inc

“Sean's effortless and absolute presence are backed up by a common-sense approach to helping you find your way to ideas and solutions in a way that feels so easy you wondered why you ever needed a coach at all!”

Shauna Shapiro

Mindfulness Researcher & Professor

"Sean is an extraordinary human being and brings all of his resources to the work he does. 

He is hard working, passionate, caring, and clear seeing, and brings a graceful precision to his work. 

I highly recommend him."

Ruben Kalra, MD, MBA

Harvard Trained Pain Physician 

"Sean's background as a monk and as an experienced meditation teacher will make you feel comfortable and help you identify with your greater purpose

Despite the connotations that may come with being a monk, Sean is extremely relatable and would be extraordinarily helpful for anyone looking to learn or improve their mindfulness practice. "

Garrett McNamara

Legendary Professional Surfer

"Sean’s mindfulness exercises helped me recover from a painful shoulder injury so that I can get back to doing what I love most."


Get these bonuses before they expire:


330 Mindfulness Worksheets

  • 330+ premium pdf mindfulness worksheets that you can download, save to your computer, print for others, or fill out electronically.
  • Step-by-step guidance for integrating mindfulness in all areas of your life, including sleep, embodied presence, emotional regulation, concentration, mental clarity, relationships skills, life purpose, and mindful performance.
  • Sections for typing or handwriting your answers, recording your thoughts and ideas, tracking your progress, and optionally sharing your worksheets with others.
  • Evidence-based techniques and methods for increasing mindfulness while decreasing stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm.

200 Guided Mindfulness Meditation Scripts

  • 200+ guided mindfulness meditation scripts that you can download, save to your computer, and verbally guide for others.
  • Step-by-step guidance for leading mindfulness meditations for less stress, anxiety, depression, unworthiness and insomnia. 
  • Meditations for embodiment, resilience, self-compassion, and ways of applying non-judgmental awareness to our full range of moment-to-moment experience.
  • Evidence-based techniques and methods for increasing mindfulness while decreasing stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm.

Mindfulness of Eating Online Course

  • Enhance your mindfulness meditation with the 30-part FitMind program, taught at Fortune 500 companies, addiction centers, schools, and government organizations
  • Receive this custom blend of ancient practices and research-based instruction
  • Review meditation fundamentals, concentration, metacognition, deconstruction & integration
  • This program is not available anywhere else online

Exclusive Online Access to FitMind Program

  • Enhance your mindfulness meditation with the 30-part FitMind program, taught at Fortune 500 companies, addiction centers, schools, and government organizations
  • Receive this custom blend of ancient practices and research-based instruction
  • Review meditation fundamentals, concentration, metacognition, deconstruction & integration
  • This program is not available anywhere else online

"Sleep Meditations" Online Course 

  • Learn how to use a variety of guided meditations to fall asleep with more ease and relaxation
  • Includes strategy sessions using the latest evidence-based research
  • Help guide others to a more restful sleep

Private Online Community

  • Connect with hundreds of other mindfulness teachers from around the world
  • Share encouragement, support and accountability
  • Access dedicated forums for mindfulness and meditation teachings
  • Join subgroups for specific professional contexts like business, healthcare, coaching, education and more.

A few of our graduates

"My mindfulness practices progressed extensively as I moved through Sean's mindfulness coaching.

I greatly appreciated Sean's wisdom to help everything come together.

His support to my ideas provided a strong foundation for me to manifest my presence, my own mindfulness courses and my mindfulness business."

Tara Buhaglar

CEO, The Mindful Bride

Want to speak with Sean before registering?



(Save $150. Best value.)


What's included

  • Self-Paced Courses & Live Online Classes On How To Teach Mindfulness Meditation
  • Up to 2 Hours of Personalized Group Coaching Calls Every Week
  • Internationally Accredited Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification 
  • All 6 Bonuses (for a limited time)
  • *10 Sessions of Brandable Mindfulness Teaching Curriculum. Add this in the checkout form for only $495. SAVE $500.
Continuing Professional Development Certification

"Thanks to your support and guidance, I have been able to support my EPA colleagues in weekly meditations with more skill and far more confidence.

Specifically, our climate change team, which was decimated and feeling depressed over the past 4 years, is beginning to gear up again to do their important work.

All members of this wonderful team have attended our mindfulness sessions, a nd have voiced their gratitude for your support in getting them through these tough times."

Lena Adams Kim

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Program, Registration and Certificate

When are the LIVE online workshops?

Workshops will be hosted LIVE on weekdays Pacific Daylight Time.

Each LIVE group workshop is approximately 2 hours long, though there is no need to stay the whole time. Sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

Each LIVE workshop will include trainings on how to teach mindfulness and meditation with others in personal and professional settings. We will often incorporate hot-seat coaching, community sharing and group reflections to help strengthen your skills and to learn from each other.

Zoom links to our next upcoming online workshops are posted in the Member's Dashboard. Attend the workshops you want - no need to RSVP or attend any particular session. Recordings are posted in the member's section for you to access and practice with anytime.

Can I get CEUs for this training?

Continuing Education Units may be offered in the coming year, but are not available at this time.

Can you tell me about the certificate accreditation?

Upon completion of the certification program requirements, you will receive a certification from The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD). We worked with the CPD Certification Service for several months to meet and exceed their strict requirements for international accreditation of a course like this.

This Certification has been approved by leaders of Fortune 500 companies, large healthcare providers, yoga studios, and school districts around the world.

Completing this Mindfulness Teacher Training Program will benefit your continuing education, strengthen your resume, and serve as a beneficial stepping stone for further professional training. If in doubt, check with your prospective clients or students to be certain this is acceptable.

Is financial support available?

Mindfulness Exercises LLC is offering a very limited number of partial scholarships based on true financial need and commitment to teaching in your community. Please do not apply for a scholarship unless you have true financial need. To receive a scholarship application, email Support@MindfulnessExercises.com

General Questions

What can I use this Mindfulness Teacher Training for?

Many people from our program have gone on to teach mindfulness meditation for major Fortune 500 corporations, large healthcare organizations, yoga studios, counseling centers, school districts, coaching programs, family retreats, prison systems, and meditation centers. Some reasons you might consider Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training would be to:

  • Lead a mindfulness program within a company or wellness center
  • Grow as a consultant, coach, author, or trainer
  • Increase your influence as a meditation teacher online and in your community
  • Integrate mindfulness into counseling, yoga, massage, reiki, hypnotherapy and more
  • Incorporate mindfulness into education, nursing, caregiving

What if I have unhealed trauma or psychiatric challenges?

Mindfulness can be a powerful addition to psychotherapy and psychiatric care. However, this training is not a substitute or replacement for psychiatric care or therapy.

Please speak with a mental health professional about whether this program is right for you, follow the guidance in Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness before joining the program, and see our Terms and Conditions for liability details.

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