One-day courses in meditation for children and teenagers are held at the meditation centre and in Auckland a few times a year. Children’s courses are held for primary school students aged from 8 to 12 years and teenagers’ courses are held for high school students aged from 13 to 17 years old (inclusive).
During the courses the students learn Anapana meditation, which involves focusing on their own natural breath. The aim is to enable them to practise after the course for about ten minutes twice a day. This daily practice has been found to bring many benefits, including:
As they learn to calm and concentrate their minds, they also learn to gain mastery over their impulses and actions.
Scheduled courses are listed in the course schedule. Courses can also be arranged by parents or teachers at other times for groups of 8 or more – either in school term or in the holidays.
One-day course details
Course times: 9:30am to 4:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
What to bring: Please bring comfortable clothes to sit and suitable for craft activities.
Cost: There is no charge for the courses. All courses are funded by donation.
To register: Please complete the online application form – go to the courseschedule and the teenagers’ & children’s course section is below the adult courses section.
For more info: Please email [email protected] or call Therese (09) 630 7009 or the centre on (09) 420 5319.
Adults serving on children’s / teenagers’ courses:
Old students who have completed a 10-day Vipassana meditation course are welcome to serve on these courses. To register to serve, please send an e-mail to [email protected]
The International web site information on Children’s and Teenager’s Courses has further details.