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New Year's Teen Retreat

Get your head straight, chill out, learn to focus and appreciate life to its fullest! Explore your heart and mind. Connect with other teens in a positive, meaningful way. Reflect on the mysteries and truths of our lives.

This retreat will be an opportunity for teenagers to explore mindfulness practice through guided periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, small group discussions, creative activities and unstructured free time. Besides learning meditation practices, there will also be time to go for walks, playing music, telling stories and enjoying each others' company. Since meditation practice may be new to some teens, each period of sitting and walking meditation will be limited to 30 minutes.

Facilitators will be available to give extra support to teens whenever needed.

2015-12-27 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2015-12-28 Day One, Metta Instructions 29:28
Marvin Belzer
2015-12-29 What Can I Control, What Can't I Control? 48:06
JoAnna Hardy
A teen relevant 4 Noble Truths talk.
2015-12-30 Day 3, Morning Instructions 38:38
Marvin Belzer
2015-12-30 The Intensity of Being a Teenager 44:39
Matthew Brensilver
Reflections on the first noble truth, love and relationship.
2015-12-31 Q&A 36:45
Matthew Brensilver
Matthew, Marv and Joanna answer questions
2016-01-01 Going Home 1:32:42
Matthew Brensilver
Along with Marv talking about Resources, Dawn about Sangha groups and "T" about precepts/closing.
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