About MahaSati Training


MahaSati Training 2020-2021 (2 Years).                                                                                                    (There will be an option for another 2 year MahaSati Advanced training in 2022-2023.)

Registration Open for Applications:                                                                                                            June 15 – August 15, 2019 and October 20 – December 20, 2019 if needed.                                       Please contact Heather to receive an application at info<at>heathersundberg.com.

Pre-Requisites to the Training:                                                                                                                            –  5 years of Buddhist practice & 30 nights of Insight Meditation retreat minimum.                                      –  You must have a prior connection with Heather, either through sitting a retreat with her, or some other event.  There is still time to ‘make this connection’ by choosing a retreat with Heather in the next year.                                                                                                                                                    –  Preferably, one would feel drawn to Awareness teachings & practice in any tradition and/or to the Thai forest tradition style of teachings.                                                                                                   –  Participants will be accepted into the training mainly based on their experience & commitment to practice, their connection with Heather and the teachings of the training, and their spiritual maturity.

Training will include:                                                                                                                                            –  8-9 modules per year for 2 years including:

At Home Study & Practice materials

Password protected recordings of the teachings & guided meditations for participants only

An MahaSati Training manual only available to training participants

– 10 Individual sessions with Heather per year

– One mandatory MahaSati residential retreat per year:  Retreats offered in CA & Washington            State in the June & Autumn seasons.

–  Monthly Small Peer Group Calls/Zooms to discuss practice, study & develop community support.  Heather will join a couple of these calls annually.

Teacher & Training Support:                                                                                                                      (Less than $3000 per year including everything below at the low end of sliding scales)

The training will be offered on a sliding scale financial offering between $1100 – 2100 for the two years ($550-$1050 per year).  This includes the Recordings, the At Home Study & Practice materials, and the MahaSati Training Manual.  It also includes Application & Registration support, and Administration support for the ongoing training.

The 10 Annual Individual Sessions with Heather are also offered on a sliding scale Teacher Support model.

55 minute session: $75-150

30 minute session:  $45-90

The annual MahaSati Retreat is signed up for & paid for separately.  In addition to the finances for registering for the retreat, the Teacher & Staff Support for retreats is also on a sliding scale model.

** There will be limited financial assistance for the MahaSati Training available, based on the generosity of those of offer above $1500 on the sliding scale for the training.  There is no organization sponsoring this training, all financial support comes directly from the teacher & the students.  For the MahaSati Retreats, the sponsoring organizations offer scholarship support for the registration costs.


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