This is a repeating eventmarch 17, 2019 9:00 am
The Central Texas Vipassana Association is happy to announce a 1-day meditation course for boys and girls aged 8–17 years. During the course, the children will learn how to practice
The Central Texas Vipassana Association is happy to announce a 1-day meditation course for boys and girls aged 8–17 years. During the course, the children will learn how to practice Anapana meditation, which helps children better understand themselves and how their minds work. As children learn to calm and concentrate their minds, they gain mastery over their impulses and actions. Their ability to concentrate becomes enhanced, their memory gets sharper and they become calmer. In general, they feel that have a practical tool to use in the face of any type of challenge.
Although it is not necessary that a parent or guardian accompany the child to the course, it is important that the child chooses to attend the course willingly.
The 1-day course includes:
- An introduction to Anapana meditation by focusing attention on the breath as it comes in and goes out naturally
- Stories and discussions
- Art activities
- Vegetarian lunch and snacks (provided)
In the words of some children who completed the course:
“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 learned that I like meditating because it makes me feel relaxed.”
For further introduction, the film “Seeds of Awareness” about the Anapana meditation program designed specifically for children from the ages of 8 through 17 can be watched here: http://video.server.dhamma.org/video/cc/Seeds_of_Awareness.mp4
SIGNUP AND CONTACT
More information: www.children.dhamma.org/en/children/
Questions? E-mail us: Childrens‐[email protected]
When: Girls, ages 8-17 – March 16th, 9 am – 5 pm
Boys, ages 8-17 – March 18th, 9 am – 5 pm
Cost: According to the tradition of pure Vipassana, courses are run solely on a donation basis, but pre-registration is required
Register Here: https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schsiri#child_course
This course is presented by the Central Texas Vipassana Association (CTVA) – a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. If your child is not able to attend this course, please check with us for future dates. We plan to hold courses quarterly. For more information on Vipassana, please visit dhamma.org.