The children's Vipassana Courses to be held in Colorado
Dates/TimesChildren ages 8-12: 9am-4:30pm, September 23rd, 2017
Teens ages 13-17: 9am-4:30pm, September 24th, 2017
Children’s and Teen’s Vipassana courses in Colorado will take place on September 23rd (children ages 8-12) and September 24th (teens 13-17) 2017, 9:00am - 4:30pm, in Longmont, CO.
The course offers young people an introduction to Anapana meditation. They will learn to practice Anapana and begin to take their first steps on the path of Dhamma. This course is open to all children, whether their parents are old students or not.
Young people who have started practicing Anapana have realized many benefits. Their ability to concentrate becomes enhanced, their memory gets sharper, their ability to comprehend a subject improves and they become calmer. In general, they feel they have a practical tool to use in the face of any type of adversity or challenge.
In the words of some children who have completed similar meditation courses at other Vipassana centers around the world:
"I learned that I like meditating because it makes me feel relaxed."
"At school if I need to concentrate on what the teacher is doing or saying I can use Anapana. And if I am mad and angry I can use Anapana."
"I think meditation is very important in this busy world because it helps us to maintain a stable state of our mind and also it helps us to do our work with right understanding."
During the course, there will be meditation instructions as well as other activities such as games, art, and storytelling. The children will be divided into groups according to their age for many activities. They will be assigned group leaders who will personally accompany and assist them throughout the course, providing support and guidance as needed.Adults who have completed a ten-day course can apply to serve the course. To Apply to sit or serve the course please click