We are the Mindful Teens of Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA! In a typical session, we do about 30 minutes of guided meditations (it's very okay to move if you need to during meditation at our center), discuss issues that are alive and rich to us (typically around relationships with friends/family, stress, intentions, etc..) and in general have some fun with life. We meet every two weeks - the first and third Sundays of every month. We want the environment be a free space where you cultivate your own wisdom and happiness, and can bounce ideas off other like-minded people.
We like to do what is of interest to whoever is attending - many Teens (age: 13 to 19) wish to learn more about meditation and stress reduction. Great! We do this with basic mindfulness, meditation, empathy, compassion, and understanding... ohh, and humor. Others Teens are much more interested in self-exploration and whatever that looks like for them. Great! And some Teens just want to make friends with similar interests. It's all held in a supportive and safe container for you. The girl:guy ratio is about 50:50 and typically there are 10-15 Teens each gathering.
We are committed to creating a space and group (a sangha) that is welcoming and supportive to Teens of all identities - interests, philosophies, race, genders, and orientations.
-Aaron, Nirali, & the Teens.