September 2019

This is a repeating event

29Sep6:30 PM8:30 PMFall Middle School Meditation Series 2019Open to all 11-14 year olds in middle school6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Gavrila Abramson; Sarwang Parikh No prerequisite

Event Details

This event has now SOLD OUT. The wait list is now closed.

Dates: 5 Sundays, September 29 – November 3 (No class October 13); 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Sliding Scale: $100 – $200. Code: TE6C19.

All tweens in middle school are welcome.

Learn meditation, relax deeply, speak your truth and develop your mind — all while hanging out with other great people your age. Through the practices of mindfulness and Insight Meditation, we take the time to reconnect with ourselves in order to experience more peace, wisdom and compassion.

Classes will include movement, community-building games, meditation instruction and council, a practice of witnessing and contributing to the group’s collective wisdom. The final class will include a potluck dinner celebration. During the class, parents are also welcome to read, meditate and connect with each other in the foyer of the Community Meditation Center.

Registration limit: 15 students; pre-registration is strongly recommended, as this series often fills.

Other Programs in This Series

October 6, 2019 6:30 PMOctober 20, 2019 6:30 PMOctober 27, 2019 6:30 PMNovember 3, 2019 6:30 PM


  • Gavrila Abramson

    Gavrila Abramson

    Gavrila is a devoted mindfulness practitioner, educator, and writer. She organizes and facilitates workshops and retreats devoted to decolonizing oppressed voices and bodies and learning how to live in a way that is fully alive and connected. Gavrila staffs and teaches mindfulness to teens in collaboration with Spirit Rock Meditation Society and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. In addition, Gavrila offers mindfulness classes to incarcerated women at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. A certified mediator, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor, Gavrila is dedicated to bringing the power of non-harming, kindness, and clear seeing to all who are ready to receive. She has worked with diverse groups and spiritual communities around the world to invite people into the radical space of reflection, liberation, ritual, and grief tending. Originally trained as a University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineer with experience in optimizing the food industry, Gavrila found her heart's work in meditation and embodiment work. She devotes much of her time to participating in silent meditation retreats and sharing these practices. Gavrila is a member and contributor of the Evolutionary Leadership Community and the Wild Feminine Collective.

  • Sarwang Parikh

    Sarwang Parikh

    Sarwang was borne into the Dharma within a Hindu Indian culture. He has been practicing yoga and meditation within Theravadan Buddhism for over 12 years now. He is a psychotherapist in the Bay area serving primarily youth and people of color also for over 12 years. He also teaches mindfulness in schools and organizations, focusing on fostering social-emotional wellness. He is a founding team member of Bay area mindfulness non-profit, Seeds of Awareness, and a community teacher for teens and adults at the East Bay Meditation Center. Sarwang is most at home in nature, immersed in a sci-fi book/movie, in healing circles and on the dance floor.

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