January 2023

22Jan(Jan 22)6:30 PM26Feb(Feb 26)8:30 PMWinter Teen Meditation SeriesRegistration is now closed.(January 22) 6:30 PM - (February 26) 8:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Sara Oakes, SEP; Anthony “T” Maes OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

Event Details

Class Dates: 6 Sundays; January 22, 2023 – February 26, 2023, 2022
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm US Pacific Time; class time is the same for all 6 Sundays.
Sliding Scale: $108 – $240. Code: TE1C23.


Join us for meditation, relational mindfulness, befriending ourselves, and building saṅgha (community) through fun and experiential Dharma exploration.

In this teen series, learn how to meditate, 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 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.

Attendance of at least 4 sessions required, including the second session. Video participation is expected as a support for the container, with exceptions for technical or health reasons.

Important Note: All participants must attend the first class meeting. Students are expected to attend at least 4 sessions. Video participation is expected to support the container, with the exception of technical or health reasons.

Registration limit: 23 students. Series fills quickly so register early! No late additions unless by teacher approval.


  • 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.

  • Sara Oakes, SEP

    Sara Oakes, SEP

    View Sara's profile.

On-land Programs and COVID Safety Protocols. Learn More