Mind Body Awareness Project celebrates 10 years of working with youth; Looks forward with more training

The Oakland, CA-based organization, which teaches mindfulness to youth, looks back at what they've learned—and ahead, to a new generation of teachers.

Tickets are now on sale for a special event to benefit (and celebrate the tenth anniversary of) Oakland, California's pioneering Mind Body Awareness Project, whicg dedicates itself to teaching "mind, body, and life skills to at-risk youth." The event will take place in Oakland, on Saturday December 10, and will feature meditation teacher Jack Kornfield. Jack, along with Chris McKenna, Vinny Ferraro, and the whole MBA crew, will open the event with an hour-long reception starting at 10:30 am, followed by a talk and program led by Jack, to remind us that "mindful awareness and the path of service have a primordial relationship." This will be followed by Chris, Vinny, and Iamani I. Ameni of the MBA, speaking about what they've learned about teaching meditation to young people over the past decade—and what's in store. Local food, arts, and music will also be featured at the event.

Tickets to the general program are $25-$50 on a sliding scale (thought the MBA remind us that "people are most welcome to pay more; this is a fundraiser"). Tickets to the general program are available via Brown Paper Tickets. For more details, click here, or email [email protected] to purchase tickets to the reception, which include admission to the main program.

The MBA also remind us that there is still availability for their December 3-4 training, which is "focused on educators, clinicians and other youth service providers who want to integrate mindfulness into their work with at-risk youth." Click here for details and to register.