• Lets you study from the comfort of your own home.

  • 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


The Meditation Teacher Training Program is a 12 month online home study course developed by Goswami Kriyananda. All the lessons and recordings for the course are located on the Temple's Internet education portal. You will submit your assignments online. They will be graded and you will receive personalized feedback.  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, you will gain the essential knowledge and skills to be certified as a meditation teacher. 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.

This program was designed to be completed in 12 months. If personal circumstances require, arrangements can be made to extend the time for completion up to 18 months. Certification will not be given beyond this period.


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. 

Pay in full at registration: $1399 (receive over 20% discount)

One retreat is required for completion of the course. Virtual retreats are possible for the students who are not able to travel. Cost of the retreat & books for the course are not included in the tuition. 

Payment Plan: $1796

Deposit $449 due at signup; Plus 3 additional payments of $449 charged every 3 months



One retreat required for certification in the program. In person retreat is: $450.00 per 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.

Click HERE to learn more about the Retreats.

April 4th through 7th Retreat

November 14th through 17th Retreat

Virtual Retreats

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

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.