Rocky Mountain Vipassana Association

Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

The first childern's Vipassana Course to be held in Colorado

Date/Time

April 9th, 2017

Location

Longmont, CO

Event Description

The first Children’s Vipassana course to be held in Colorado will take place on April 9th 2017 in Boulder, CO. The course offers young people between the ages of 8 and 12 an introduction to Anapana meditation, which is a practice of the observation of natural breath to concentrate the mind. They will learn to practice Anapana and begin to take their first steps on the path of Dhamma. The entire path of Dhamma, rediscovered and taught by Gotama the Buddha more than 2500 years ago, is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any organized religion or sectarian The first Children’s Vipassana course to be held in Colorado will take place on April 9th 2017 in Boulder, CO. The course offers young people between the ages of 8 and 12 an introduction to Anapana meditation, which is a practice of the observation of natural breath to concentrate the mind. They will learn to practice Anapana and begin to take their first steps on the path of Dhamma. The entire path of Dhamma, rediscovered and taught by Gotama the Buddha more than 2500 years ago, is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any organized religion or sectarian tradition. For this reason, it can be practiced freely by all, in any place, at any time. Its practice does not conflict with any race, community or religion and will prove equally beneficial to one and all.

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. There is no charge for the course. All courses are funded by donations from old students who have completed a course. Adults who have completed a ten-day course can apply to volunteer during the course. To apply to sit or serve the course please go to

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For further information please contact ph: 303-249-6985