Teen and Children's Courses
Parents/Guardians do not have to be meditators. These courses have been specifically designed for children and teens, and the schedule and activities crafted to embrace the dynamics of the particular age group. To apply visit the Course Schedule page.
Learning Anapana Meditation
Vipassana means to see things as they really are through self-observation. It is a tool that supports children as they face the challenges of growing up. This mental training is best learned when young. Many come to Vipassana later in their lives wishing they had found this technique sooner because it is so effective. Anapana is the first step in the practice of Vipassana meditation. It is the observation of natural breath as it comes in and as it goes out. It is a simple technique that helps develop concentration of the mind. Besides helping them calm and concentrate their minds, Anapana helps children to better understand themselves and how their minds work. They develop an inner strength that helps them to choose right and appropriate actions over wrong actions. For this reason Anapana provides them with a tool to deal with fears, anxieties, and pressures of childhood and adolescence. Learning Anapana meditation plants a wholesome interest in introspection and meditation, which may open an entirely new dimension of life for them later on as well as providing them with a tool that will be of immense value to them for the rest of their lives.
Visit the International Children's Site for in depth information