• Lets you study from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace

  • Offers the ancient techniques from Yogic, Buddhism, Christianity, Zen, Agama, Shinto and Sufi traditions

  • Gives you the opportunity to learn mantra, primarily Sanskrit, and fasting – verbal, food and sleep

  • Includes access to online community and study materials

  • Offers retreats with in-depth one-on-one training

  • Provides you with a handsome graduation certificate when you complete the course requirements

  • Welcomes you to free Wednesday Night Meditation at the Temple. All levels welcome


This 12-month online home study program,developed by Goswami Kriyananda, with one retreat required for certification includes access to the Temple's Internet education portal. There you will find all lessons and recordings for the course. You will submit your assignments online and they will be graded and feedback available to you online also. Your MTTP Instructors will be Swami Pranananda with the assistance of Swami Saketananda and Mary Morse, graduates of the program. Whether you are looking to establish and sustain your own meditation practice, or teach professionally, we equip you with the essential knowledge, skills and certification required to successfully identify and reach your meditation goals. Please Note: No previous meditation experience is required. However, it is important to maintain a personal practice as you progress through the program. Learn more about the Program & Course Curriculum.


One retreat required for certification in the program. In person retreat is: $451.00 pr person. Virtual Retreat is $200.00. All retreats begin on Thursday evening and conclude prior to noon on Sunday. If held during the week the same pattern is followed.

Students are responsible for obtaining course books and they receive a 20% discount on Temple books purchased through the Temple.


The program Start on the 1st of every month. Students May Sign Up any time. Please complete the Application Form & we will contact you within 3 business days. 

A deposit of $425 is due at the time of registration, with three additional payments of $425 due at the beginning of second and third and fourth sections of the course.

If you choose, you may pay for the entire course in advance and receive a 20% discount reducing your tuition to just $1580.

Have Questions?

Call the Temple at (773) 342-4600 or email with any questions. Temple business hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.