Best Day EVER!!! – Realize Turkey Day 8 +9/10

Early in the morning, we drove to Cisik, a small beach town, to spend our last day in Izmir having the time of our lives.  We swam, went on jet skiis, banana boats, ate ice cream, made sand castles, and just enjoyed the beauty of Turkey.  After this, we went to the main area of …

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Concert for the Minister – Realize Turkey Day 7

We woke up early in the morning and headed for a nearby hotel where we would have a concert for the Minister of Izmir as a thank you for hosting and sponsoring us.  He along with a good number of people came to enjoy the show.  He stayed for a few songs and his realization …

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On the Road – Realize Turkey Day 6

It was finally time to leave Kusadasi; after an AMAZING few days we packed the bus, and left for Izmir taking a few sight-seeing detours along the way.  We arrived in the hotel late at night, ate a good meal, and went to bed as soon as possible to prepare for the next few days …

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Another 400 – Realize Turkey Day 5

Spent our last day in Kusdasi hanging out at the beach and catching up on much needed sleep.  At night we drove a couple hours outside the city for another night of realization.  We set up in the city square, went for a quick dinner of Pide and Ayran, and headed back to prepare for …

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Taking It To The Streets – Turkey Tour Day 4

After a chill day of swimming, jet skiing, and fun, we jumped on the bus for a little bit of sight-seeing.  We hiked up a mountain to see a temple of Athena and an ancient outdoor auditorium. A few hours later, night had arrived, the city was pumping, and we were finally ready for our …

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Concert by the Sea – Turkey Tour Day 3

We started the morning again by a swim in the Agean followed by a meditation workshop in the hotel.  In the evening we went to the middle of the city where a stage right on the Seaside was being set up for us.  We flyered for a couple hours, ate dinner and met the Mayor …

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The day started off brilliantly with an 8am footsoak/swim in the Agean followed by a great Turkish breakfast at the hotel.  Soon, we were all on the bus on the way to the Virgin Mary’s house in Kusadasi.  The place was packed as it was also Mother Mary’s Resurrection Day – but soon enough we …

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Its Time for the TURKEY TOUR!!!! – Day 1

45 Youth gathered from over 10 different countries packed on a plane to Izmir, or otherwise known as… REALIZE TURKEY! We had a short rest upon arrival in Izmir, and then took a bus to the nearby city of Kusadasi.  When we got there, we couldn’t believe our eyes – we were standing in front …

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Its All Over!!! – WYC Day 13

After 2 amazing weeks the congress was finally over!!!  We started the last day of the congress with a nice 7am morning meditation (that was surprisingly attended by a good number of people considering everyone stayed up till at least 4am).  We spent the beginning of the day with the friends we had made at …

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Qawwalis at Talent Night – WYC Day 12

Woke up nice and early for another morning meditation that was attended by the same regulars who had been coming for two weeks, as well as a few newbies.  For the first time, we had a mostly silent meditation, using only a couple affirmations to get into the state of meditation.  Many of the new …

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