April 2020

05Apr6:00 PM8:30 PMSpring Teen Meditation Series -- ONLINE ONLYALL TEENS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND ARE WELCOME.6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Juliana Sloane; Anthony T Maes No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: 6 Sundays, 6 Sundays, April 5 – May 17, 2020 (skip Easter, April 12); 1st Five Sundays: 6:00pm – 8:30pm, 6th & Final Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm.
Sliding Scale: $120 – $240. Code: TE3C20.

Online Only: We are now offering this program online only, via Zoom, so you may join us remotely. Once registered, you will receive instructions and a Zoom link. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we navigate the unfolding of the Coronavirus situation. We are continuing to respond by evolving our practices and policies to keep everyone safe and supported, while still serving as a place of refuge and honoring our community’s commitment to the Dharma and sangha.


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 to 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 the group’s collective wisdom. The final class will include a potluck celebration and a half-day of practice among the trees on Spirit Rock land. During the class, parents are welcome to read, meditate and connect with each other in the Spirit Rock bookstore and foyer.

Registration limit: 25 teens per class. Pre-registration recommended, as this series often fills.

A limited number of scholarships are available. For scholarship inquiries, please contact our Events Registrar at eventsregistrar@spiritrock.org.

Volunteer opportunities are available for parents during the series.  If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org or 415 488-0164 x224.


  • Anthony "T" Maes

    Anthony "T" Maes

    Anthony "T" Maes was born and raised in the East Bay. He has practiced Buddhist meditation since 2003, including long retreats and practicing in a forest monastery in Thailand. He is a teacher at East Bay Meditation Center and at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, where he teaches week-long teen meditation retreats and leads diversity trainings, multiracial liberation, and relational mindfulness. He has volunteered with Spirit Rock's Family Program since 2009 including New Years' teen retreats, family program day retreats, and the Abhayagiri monastery weekend teen retreat. "T" graduated from UC Berkeley in 2004, completed the yearlong Commit2Dharma program at EBMC in 2011, and the 2017 Facilitator-1 training with his mentor JoAnna Hardy and Vinny Ferraro. In 2018, he completed the 3-year Organic Intelligence practitioner training in post-traumatic nervous system resilience. View Anthony's profile.

  • Juliana Sloane

    Juliana Sloane

    View Juliana's upcoming programs or profile.

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