Retreat Recordings

Nothing can replace being on retreat and hearing from our teachers in-person, but these recordings offer a sample of the instructions given and the wisdom talks offered. We encourage you to check out the other books, guided meditations, and apps on our Resources page.

Meditation Guidance

“Sitting with Dignity”, Jeff Warren

From the 2017 Toronto Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Meditating with Music”, Doug Worthen

From the 2017 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Walking Basics”, Sara Shapouri

From the 2017 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Walking Instructions”, Rod Owens

From the 2017 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Kindness”, Jeff Warren

From the 2017 Toronto Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Kindness for Self”, Dawn Mauricio

From the 2017 Toronto Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Arriving”, Jessica Morey

JMo offers meditation instructions on getting started. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Mental and Physical Posture”, Sara Shapouri

Sara walks through how to prepare physically and mentally for meditation. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Pokemon Go Awareness”, Rod Owens

Rod leads a guided meditation on opening awareness without judgement. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Basics”, Rod Owens

Rod offers some basic guidance and meditation instructions. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Working with Thoughts”, Sara Shapouri

Sara leads a meditation period exploring ways of dealing with thoughts. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Lovingkindness”, Chris Crotty

Chris leads a guided meditation period on extending kindness, and answering questions. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“More Lovingkindness”, Sara Shapouri

Sara expands on the lovingkindness practice to offer instructions on offering lovingkindness for yourself and a benefactor. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat. Download

“Guided Forgiveness”, Pablo Das

Pablo Das builds on the set of mindfulness tools, offering reflections and guidance on practicing forgiveness. From the 2014 Summer Northern California retreat. Download

“Guided Lovingkindness”, Jessica

As part of the evening sits, we often do “lovingkindness” practices. JMo introduces and guides one of those sits. From the 2014 Summer Northern California retreat. Download

“Guided Lovingkindness”, Dawn

From the 2014 Summer Northern California retreat. Download

“Guided Meditation”, Jessica

Jessica shares a guided meditation with Mindful Schools. Download

Wisdom Talks & Songs

“Staying in the Game”, Doug Worthen

From the 2017 Northeast Summer Teen retreat.
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“Friendliness”, Rod Owens

From the 2017 Toronto Summer Teen retreat.
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“Fear (You’re Basic)”, Rod Owens

Rod leads a discussion about what fear is, what it feels like, and how we can learn from it. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat.
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“New Year’s Eve”, Kaira and Danielle

Kaira Jewel Lingo and Danielle St. Louis offer a talk. From the 2015 New Year’s East Coast retreat.
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“Things Nobody Told Me When I Was a Teen”, Matthew

From the 2014 Summer Southern California retreat.
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“Trusting Your Goodness”, Dawn

From the 2014 Summer Northern California retreat.
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“A Fault in Our Stars”, Jessica Morey

JMo tells the story of meeting Doug and what it taught her about love. From the 2014 Summer Northern California retreat.
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“There’s Nothing Wrong with You”, Enrique Collazo

From the 2014 Summer Pacific Northwest retreat.
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“Let it in”, Shelby

From the 2014 Summer Pacific Northwest retreat.
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“Feelings”, Jack

From the 2013 Summer East Coast retreat.
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“How We Got Into This Mess & How We Get Out Of It”, Caverly

From the 2013 Summer East Coast retreat.
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La

From the 2013 Summer East Coast retreat.
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Joe

From the 2013 Summer Pacific Northwest retreat.
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Dori

From the 2013 Summer East Coast retreat.
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“Peace Song and Bedtime Story”, Em Morrison and Sara Shapouri

Em teaches us a new song and Sara read a bedtime story. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat.
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“No One is Excluded from My Heart”

Singing the Pablo Das song. From the 2016 Northeast Summer Teen retreat.
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