Mentoring & Guidance

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Mentoring & Guidance

Announcing NEW Mentoring Group 4— January-December 2020

This will be our fourth year-long Mentoring Group, which will be held January to December of 2020.  Our vision for this group is to create a vibrant and intimate sangha of people, who have a deep interest and commitment to their own unfoldment as they experience it in their worldly lives and in a community of like-minded people. Applicants need to be committed to a daily meditation practice; they must have attended one of our events; and they need to be sincerely interested in the deeper questions of life in engaging “the mystery” as householders.

The Mentoring Group is offered as a part of our religious non-profit Awakening Dharma, with an emphasis on the broader Buddhist / spiritual path including a full spectrum of Buddhist practices, modern personality work, and integration and embodiment of purification, insight, and awakening into our worldly life as we live it. The full year provides an overview and experience of practices that we feel are important to consider for a well-rounded spiritual unfoldment of our deepest nature.

The program fee includes teaching, administration, the technology set-up for the monthly group meetings, the private group website set-up, and monthly 1:1 mentoring sessions. (Limited financial assistance is available.)  The program fee for the entire program is $1,695. For more details, please download the Mentoring Group 4 Program Overview below.

How does one apply?

The application form is available via the hotlink below. Applicants need to complete it in MS Word format and email it to We will email you when your application is received and again if it is accepted.  If it is accepted, your space will be held after we receive your program fee. Your fee can be paid by using the “Pay Now” PayPal button below. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

Mentoring Group 4 Program Overview

Mentoring Group 4 Application


General Mentoring and Guidance Inquiries

If you have very simple questions, we may be able to respond to these briefly by email. Visit the “Contact Us” page to send an email.

For more extended or ongoing inquiries, we offer individual spiritual guidance / coaching sessions by phone. The focus of these calls is your spiritual practice and how it informs your worldly life. Because we are also both professional coaches, we can also offer you tools with which you can further understand your personality structure and how it both supports your practice, and also manifests as hindrances. If you are interested in spiritual guidance, you can choose which one of us you wish to work with, or you can alternate between us. If you choose to work with one of us, we may occasionally also suggest that you do a session with the other teacher to balance your practice and understanding.

Spiritual guidance is offered via Skype or phone for either 30 minutes or 1 hour, as needed or on a regularly scheduled basis. Regularly scheduled calls can be every two weeks or monthly. One-on-one sessions are offered on a sliding scale of $150 to $85 per hour. For half an hour, the fee is $70 to $50. Payment is made in advance via PayPal, using the button below. Please enter the amount appropriate for your session.

We are now also offering one-on-one guidance for solo retreats of up to 2 weeks in length. In order to request solo retreat guidance, please email us first to check our availability (using the Contact page). If we are available, you can then purchase our “Retreat in a Box” with 2, 3 or 4 sessions included, from our Media Store.  We do not offer one-on-one guidance for solo retreats of more than 2 weeks in length, unless you have previously participated in 2 or more of our 2-week retreats.


Dharma Talks and Retreats by Invitation

We are available to give dharma talks or lead retreats at your location. For a sample of our dharma talks, please visit the Talks page. If you or your sangha are interested in organizing a retreat or dharma talk for us to lead, please contact us directly as found on the Contacts page.

Code of Ethics

We adhere to the Teacher Code of Ethics adopted by the Teachers’ Councils of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society as well as the Spirit Rock Statement of Values.


We also have membership in the Association of Professional Spiritual Teachers, (not the Association for Spiritual Integrity) is a voluntary, inclusive, international organization of spiritual leaders, teachers and guides, offering membership to a supportive community of peers to teachers who agree to abide by a code of good and ethical practice, and commit to their ongoing professional, personal and spiritual evolution. We also abide by their Code of Ethics.