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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Checking Out the Sights – WYC Day 11

By Monday morning all 10 of us arrived back in Istanbul from various locations around Turkey.  We were exhausted, (most of us having taken overnight buses) but glad to be back at the campus and ready to get back to work.  After a short rest in the morning it was time to see the city.  …

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Sent All Over Turkey – WYC Days 6-10

After the mad rush of workshops and exhibits, the 10 of us were divided up into different groups called “families” and were sent by bus to different cities all over Turkey for 4 days to do an action project that was intended to help Turkey in some way.  Some of the places we went to …

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World Youth Congress Action Projects

For the next 3 days (August 6th to August 8th) we all will be sent out into different areas of Turkey with our “family” groups for “Action Projects.” We will update you on our experiences when we regather as one group. Thanks for Reading!

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World Youth Congress Day 5

Today for the 7am morning meditation we had a nice mix of people who had come before and those who came for the first time. For today we began with a guided meditation while sitting on the grass. We then got into groups of three (with one experienced meditator and two newer meditators) and shared …

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