Teacher Certification

Welcome to my MBSR Teacher Certification Page!

Here you will be able to see evidence of my training experiences at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, and the teaching and learning experiences that support my application for MBSR Teacher Certification at the Brown University Center for Mindfulness.

I hope you find this format well organized and accessible.


Formal Course Programs

8-Week MBSR participation. CLICK HERE for letter of recommendation by my first teacher, Terry Pearson, who is a Certified MBSR teacher. I do not find a letter of completion per se, in my files, but the letter contains reference to being in her class in 2006.

2007 MBSR in Medicine CLICK HERE taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli

2009 Living Inside Participant-Practitioner Perspectives: Practicum in MBSR completion CLICK HERE to view Taught by Melissa Blacker and Florence Meleo Meyer

2016 PTI CLICK HERE Taught by Carolyn Brown and Piet Jacob


Qualifying Retreats

My studies and training have been been parallel. My buddhist studies (initiated by my curiosity about dharma after my introduction to MBSR) were determined by what was available in my rural location, which happened to be a sangha led by a Soto Zen priest. When my original teacher died in 2012, I continued to lead the sangha in Bemidji and eventually became ordained in the Soto Zen lineage of Dainin Katagiri. My second guiding teacher, was Shoken Winecoff,( founder and abbot at Ryumonji Zen Monastery, Dorchester, Iowa (www. ryumonji.org) ) This is why you see the Zen retreats listed. These retreats have been instrumental in my in my depth of understanding of dharma, and my growth as a teacher in secular and Zen contexts. I am happy to elaborate on this at the request of my Certification evaluator. Aware of the requirements in the Oasis Program that MBSR teachers needed immersion in vipassana training, I have completed two extended Vipassana retreats. (see below). I intend to continue with the vipassana retreats as a part of my dharma practice. I would conclude by saying, Certification aside, my dharma studies over the past 15 years have been about nothing but personal growth and that growth has included a desire to teach. I am most comfortable in the Jon Kabat-Zinn lineage of “universal dharma”. I teach “one dharma” in both secular and zen contexts, informed by my own life and practice, and from both vipassana and zen literature and traditions.

2007 9 -Day Vipassana Retreat Christine Center, rural Wisconsin Teachers: Kamala Masters and Steve Armstrong Sponsored by: Twin cities Vipassana Collective

2018 7- Day Vipassana Retreat Location: Sisters of St. John the Divine Guest House, Toronto, Canada Teacher: Gregg Scherf Sponsored by: Dharma Retreats

2011 8 -Day Rohatsu Practice Location: Ryumonji Zen Monastery Dorchester, Iowa Teacher: Rev. Shoken Winecoff, Abbot Sponsored by :Ryumonji Zen Monastery

2012 8 -Day Rohatsu Practice Location: Ryumonji Zen Monastery Dorchester, Iowa Teacher: Rev. Shoken Winecoff, Abbot Sponsored by :Ryumonji Zen Monastery

2013 8 -Day Rohatsu Practice Location: Ryumonji Zen Monastery Dorchester, Iowa Teacher: Rev. Shoken Winecoff, Abbot Sponsored by :Ryumonji Zen Monastery

2017 8 -Day Rohatsu Practice Location: Ryumonji Zen Monastery Dorchester, Iowa Teacher: Rev. Shoken Winecoff, Abbot, assisted by Taiju Geri Wilimek Sponsored by :Ryumonji Zen Monastery


MBSR Class #5 2019 Teaching Video

Class #5 Video The file is quite large, so it “lives” in Dropbox. CLICK HERE to view.


MBSR Ethos

MBSR ETHOS Geri Wilimke CLICK HERE


MBSR Class Guided Meditations

Body Scan Geri CLICK HERE

Standing Yoga Geri CLICK HERE

Floor Yoga Geri CLICK HERE

Sitting Meditation Geri CLICK HERE


Mentoring / Supervision

2016 Pamela Erdmann Supervision Summary: CLICK HERE

2016 Geri Wilimek Supervision Summary CLICK HERE


Collateral Teaching Materials

Home Practice Manual Fall 2019 CLICK HERE

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