Join the Journey

The Sounds True Foundation creates equitable access to wisdom-based tools and practices.

A Note From Our Founder

In my own life, the practices of mindfulness, self-compassion, and other wisdom-based teachings have been nourishing, yes, and even more so, life-changing. They have been lifelines, often through immensely challenging situations.

At Sounds True, these are the lifelines that we want to extend to others. That is why we started the Sounds True Foundation—to create broad and wide access to wisdom teachings and learning experiences. We invest our financial and creative resources into removing barriers to transformational learning.

With love and an invitation to join us on this journey,

Tami Simon

Explore Our Programs

The Sounds True Foundation shares mindfulness practices and other wisdom teachings with individuals and communities through outreach, scholarships, and strategic partner programming. Our programs are designed to remove barriers to access, build resilience, promote well-being, and shift the world toward compassion and connection.

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP)

Need-based scholarships are available for this two-year comprehensive training from renowned teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield to become mindfulness meditation educators.

Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®

Complimentary access to this eight-week stress-reduction program is available for first responders and civil servants to ease the effects of stress and trauma and to help them serve their communities effectively through mindfulness practices.

We Are The Great Turning

A free series of conversations between legendary eco-spiritual teacher Joanna Macy and climate activist Jess Serrante about the beauty and pain of our lives, the events of our world, and the Great Turning that we commit ourselves to be a part of every day.

Additional Programming and Opportunities

As a leader in the holistic practices and mindfulness movement, the Sounds True Foundation offers a variety of ways to connect individuals and communities through in-kind contributions, strategic partnerships, and more.

Healing Retreat for People of Color

An in-depth series of seminars and guided practices for BIPOC audiences.

Stay Woke,
Give Back

Justin Michael Williams's national tour sharing the important lessons of his book, Stay Woke.

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program

The Foundation offers scholarships to this two-year comprehensive training to become a teacher of mindfulness meditation.

Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®

This course is designed to improve performance and enhance resilience for individuals working in extreme stress environments..

"In spite of war and violence, the donated materials are helping us really change. We can laugh more, we believe in life again, we can love again—and we are even beginning to allow forgiveness and compassion to enter our consciousness."


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Sounds True Foundation FAQs

We are aligned in purpose, but we are separate organizations. The Sounds True Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization while Sounds True Inc. is a for-profit incorporated company.

The two organizations work closely to help make transformational education widely available.

Yes! The Sounds True Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Online: Donating online is our easiest option. Please note that while we do accept international donations, all transactions will be converted to USD.

Regarding security for online donations, we use Stripe to process all online donations. Don’t worry—you don’t need an account with them to donate to the Sounds True Foundation, and we’ll never share your information with anyone.

By Check: Send checks (please, no cash) for general donations to our Colorado office:

Sounds True Foundation
413 S. Arthur Ave.
Louisville, CO 80027

International Donations: Donations from outside the US are converted to US currency and only donations made from within the US are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

For USD money orders, please mail to:

Sounds True Foundation
413 S. Arthur Ave
Louisville, CO 80027

Money orders should be made payable to Sounds True Foundation. At this time, we do not accept foreign checks; however, international banks can and will issue checks in USD if requested. You can then mail that check using the address listed above.

We offer scholarships to those who are experiencing genuine barriers to access. If this is your situation, please complete all the fields on the application form. This application is for online courses, not including the MMTCP Mindful Champions Scholarship program.