|Dates||July 31st - August 5th, 2018|
|Location||Ananda Center Laurelwood, Gaston, OR|
|Tuition||Tuition is 1% of annual family income, up to $2000.
A nonrefundable application fee of $35 is required and applied toward your tuition.
We have never turned away a teen for lack of funds.
|Deadline||Registration for this retreat is now closed.|
|Questions?||(978) 254-7082 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
Caverly Morgan has been practicing meditation since 1995, including eight years as a monk in the Zen tradition. She is the founding director of One House of Peace, (caverlymorgan.org) a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon, and conducts workshops and retreats around the country. Caverly is currently building the Peace in Schools program, (www.peaceinschools.org) which launched the first for-credit mindfulness programs in two high schools in Portland in 2014. She leads the Peace in Schools teaching team, develops the mindfulness curriculums, and works directly with teens. Caverly brings insight, passion and humor to her transformative work with students of all ages.
Enrique Collazo has been practicing Meditation since 2005. In 2009, he started staffing teen retreats and has offered classes as a facilitator and meditation instructor for youth and adults in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. He’s currently teaching in the Bay Area with youth as mindfulness instructor with the Mind Body Awareness Project. Enrique shares the practice in a straightforward and practical manner and loves working with youth and supporting their transformation.
Tuere Sala is a retired prosecuting attorney who has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 25 years. She has been an active member and volunteer at Seattle Insight since 2001. In 2009, she was appointed to be a Local Dharma Leader and has often supported SIMS in unconventional ways such as answering the many letters SIMS receives from practitioners in prison; offering beginning classes at Angeline Women’s shelter and Jubilee House, a women’s transitional house; and facilitating workshops using nonviolent communication (NVC) to support a mindfulness practice.
Tuere believes that urban meditation is the foundation for today’s practitioner’s path to liberation. She is inspired by bringing the Dharma to nontraditional places and is a strong advocate for practitioners living with high stress, past trauma and difficulties sitting still. Her teachings reflect an approach to Dharma that is both easy to follow and understand – making it accessible to everyone.
Tuere has completed extensive trainings including: the 2 Year Spirit Rock/IMS Community Dharma Leader Program; a 1 Year Focusing for Complex Trauma Course which incorporates mindfulness principles with somatic listening and a 1 Year Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training Course (MMFT) which incorporates mindfulness principles within the high stress work environments of first responders. She has sat 300+ days of meditation retreat (including residential, non-residential and day-longs) and has a long history of assisting others in establishing and maintaining a daily practice.