The documented meditation practice requirement for this C.MI.™ Online / Distance Meditation Course is 60-hours (practice component only - does not include additional course work).
Students track their practice time in one-hour daily increments using the Practice Journal document (provided on the C.MI Campus). Preparation time, Sitting time and Review time are included in each one hour session. Practice Journal Forms are to be submitted for review and grading after each 20-hour segment.
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C.MI™ Students and Graduates come from all over the world!
Countries Currently Represented:
Trinidad & Tobago
U.S. Virgin Islands
Provinces currently represented:
Newfoundland and Labrador
States currently represented:
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
US States Currently Represented:
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The NEW Book!
The Mindful Traveler
"This new book by C.MI. Author & Director, Stephen Rinaldi, is a practical, no-nonsense guide to bringing harmony to our lives through Mindfulness Meditation Practice"
Based on years of work with students (and in training teachers) of meditation, this book aims to provide motivation and guidance for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
- Become a Certified Meditation Instructor in 2016 with C.MI.™ -
The C.MI.™ Meditation Instructor Certification program offers a highly interactive and effective way of deepening your personal mindfulness meditation practice & learning how to teach meditation to others >>
This C.MI™ Meditation Instructor / Teacher Training Program is an exciting and unique instructor training course format. Designed as a self-paced online program, students move through the at-home study and practice requirements, along with fellow students located around the world, under the direction and guidance of Course Author & Instructor, Stephen Rinaldi, D.MT.
The C.MI.™ Meditation Instructor Certification Program has been designed to give you the tools you'll need to be a competent and effective meditation teacher, helping both yourself and others down the path toward effective mindfulness meditation practice.
The C.MI.™ Online Meditation Instructor Certification Program! Developed and Directed by Stephen Rinaldi, D.MT. / Certified by UHT
There is much more to the practice of meditation than simply learning to sit quietly. While many meditation courses focus almost entirely on relaxation, it is important to note that while relaxation is one component of meditation - it is only the very beginning of a life-long study of mindfulness and self.
The C.MI. Meditation Instructor Certification Program addresses a broad area of study in mindfulness meditation practice and meditation instruction. From posture and attitude - to dealing with breathing, distractions, training plateaus and much more.
The C.MI™ curriculum includes required reading work, written assignments, multi-media resources, interactive study and practice forums, practice journal assignments, as well as an online final exam.
Outcomes: C.MI™ graduates are expected to develop (and/or deepen) a solid working foundation of:
Meditation Postures (basic standing and seated postures)
Mindfulness Concepts and Practice
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Techniques
Mind / Body Concepts
Teaching Formats (private and group classes)
Responding to Common Student Questions
The C.MI™ Program is a self-paced, instructor-led, online course of study that features required reading and written assignments, section quizzes, instructor-reviewed home practice, online participation, and much more.
The C.MI.™ Course (and our private Online Campus) contains an enormous amount of meditation resources and materials for our students. With over 1,500 pages of discussions, guides, e-books, practice handouts, and resources - as well as a variety of supplementary audio and video segments (and growing by the month), C.MI. is perhaps the most comprehensive meditation teacher-training program available anywhere. C.MI. Students now also receive a collection of specialized meditation MP3 audio tracks FREE (part of the Radioasis Ultra-Cosmic™ Meditation Audio Series - a US$100+ Value FREE)!
We've worked hard to make the C.MI. program one of the best of its kind, anywhere in the world. Students are able to move through their studies at their own personal pace, but know that anytime they have questions or need guidance, I am here to help. C.MI. has its own private online campus area on the UHT University Campus System. There, we meet to share ideas, practice challeneges, and discoveries in an online open exchange with other students from all around the world. It is a safe, private online environment that allows the student to really discover (or re-discover) their practice from the ground-up. I encourage you to register today. I greatly look forward to working with you in the course!
I am so thankful for Stephen Rinaldi and the C.MI. program at the U.H.T. I graduated the C.MI. program a few years ago and not only did it help improve my own meditation practice, it also helped me to become a good Meditation Instructor. I started teaching Mindfulness (Vipasanna) meditation to students shortly after graduating. It’s a great addition to the other styles of meditation I have been using for 9 years. I am also a wellness coach and stress management expert and recommend Mindfulness meditation and the C.MI. program to all my clients. If you sign up for this program, you will love it.
"I completed the C.MI course in January 2010. Building upon the foundations in meditation that I learned from the C.MI course I then set up my own courses for an introductory mediation class and a deeper 3 week class in meditation that prepares a student for a full meditation practice. With the knowledge and understanding gained from the C.MI course I have now taught several meditation classes - and I have had great feedback from my students on the content and methods shared with them. My meditation classes allow me to share my passion for meditation and this is a wide open market for those wishing to do the same. If you have ever wanted to teach or even just learn meditation without the associated religious beliefs or yoga poses required by other avenues that teach meditation then I would highly recommend the C.MI. course to you!"
"The carefully selected reading material probes the mind in all the right ways! Besides abling the student to become comfortable with beginner and intermediate instruction, it also provides the opportunity for deep reflection on the kind of teacher you would be! Our experiences in life, that create the people we are, differ so greatly that we must be able to look at ourselves with an honest eye to realize the unique ways in which we can connect with our students.
I Thank Stephen Rinaldi and all the staff deeply for hastily responding to every question and providing an environment that one can feel comfortable in!"
Tyler Belsito, C.MI British Columbia, Canada
"Before starting this course, I only expected to learn how to become a meditation
instructor. But it turned out to be a great experience and a journey which I discovered
so many issues about myself, some hidden subconcious misbeliefs that prevent me
from going further in many areas of my life. I learned how to use meditation as a tool to
transform inside. Before starting to teach meditation, I saw what I have to learn about
I thank Stephen Rinaldi for lighting the way, for being a great mentor, and a wonderful
"I have taught meditation for more than 30 years and found the information and course material to be exceptional for those beginning thier path to becoming a meditation instructor. The public nowadays seem to require a "certification" to qualify anything you do, and the C.MI course and resulting certificate have most certainly fit that requirement. My student base has increased because of the C.MI certification...thank you Stephen Rinaldi!"
Master Doug Lucero, C.MI.
Shen Fa Kung Fu
Other Comments on Educational Programs from Stephen Rinaldi, D.MT.
"I found the course to be engaging and informative. But, what was most valuable to me was the experience. What I mean by that was the interaction with fellow students, the guidance and feedback from the instructor, and the growth of not only myself, but fellow students during this short course. It was exciting and fulfilling! I'm sixty years old (young), and I've participated in and conducted numerous courses in my lifetime. This ranks up there with the very best! The most important thing I take from this course is "Live a life of demonstration, change you and inspire others."
J. Stanford Jr.
"Since taking this course i am amazed at the level of awareness that I have gained. My actions are much more reflective of the kind of life I am choosing to live, and I am confident that I can use my skills in helping others in my future. I would've taken this course even if I wasn't training to be a Coach because the personal growth is priceless."
Michigan - USA
"Where do I begin?! Attending the course has been an awesome experience! I had the honour of meeting wonderful people from all over the world, all the way from Australia, Spain and the U.S., that were on a similar wave length and had the opportunity to learn a lot from each other. The course was very intense and works on all levels, including amongst others, your intellectual and psychological level. The online course is user friendly and Stephen Rinaldi makes it attention grabbing and interesting with the various video clips that are added to complement the content of the course. The self-discovery, principles and applications obtained from the course are priceless! Thank you everyone:-) "
"I only have words of gratitude to Stephen Rinaldi and the work he carries out in this course.
I have changed my perception in many areas in which I was blocked and did not know how to overcome. Now I see things in such a different way. I am greatly looking forward (and feel ready) to begin counseling others as well. Thanks so much for this amazing course!"
Tuition for the full C.MI. Program is: $495*
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* Note on Course Books: C.MI. Students are responsible for purchasing
(or borrowing from their local library) two required course books. The current
cost for on Amazon.Com is approximately $11 each, plus shipping. Both texts are also commonly available from your local book stores, or public library. Further details will be provided upon your enrollment in the course.
This is a self-paced meditation teacher certification course that includes access to the world-class UHT Online Campus System.
As an enrolled student, you are free to visit the campus and study at any time during the day that fits your schedule - whether that is 3:00PM or 3:00AM - the online campus is always open.
Written Assignments are submitted via the online campus system as they are completed. Grades and comments on assignments are available to you from within youronline campus account.
This course has been designed to be interactive between your instructor and other students. We will make use of discussion forums and a variety of media. Custom Audio Lectures may be created by your instructor during the course, based on discussions we are having on the campus web site.
Course assignments and exams have been designed to be thought-provoking, challenging and fun. You will NOT be asked to do course work only for the sake of keeping busy! Everything you are asked to do during this course will contribute directly to your practical, working understanding of Meditation - how it applies to you - and your work with your students. The C.MI. Program is THE Meditation Instructor's Boot-Camp!
C.MI.™ utilizes a State-of-the-Art Online Campus System!
University of Holistic Theology (UHT) is authorized by the Commission for Independent Education, Independent Colleges and Universities, Non-Secular Division, Florida Department of Education to operate as a private, non-secular college and to issue associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in all phases of metaphysics, esoteric studies, spiritual and holistic healing, theology, religion, parapsychology, esoteric arts and sciences and spiritual awareness. We only offer educational programs that prepare students for religious, spiritual, metaphysical, and holistic vocations as ministers, professionals, or lay-persons in the following categories: ministry, pastoral and spiritual counseling, theology, education, administration, teaching, media communications, parapsychology, social work, spiritual, complimentary, holistic healing, intuitive and spiritual development. (Section 246.084(1)(a),(I), Florida Statutes)
** The Online Campus System (and this Certificate Program) is maintained and administered by Boston Business International (BBI). BBI is a full-service intercultural communications company specializing in online education and training, educational TV / film production and intercultural consulting. For More Information visit: www.bbiworld.com