Busy Cairo

The first five days here in Egypt have merged from one to the other into a whirlwind of taxi rides, meetings, cafés, more meetings, train rides, phone calls, even more meetings, and finally our first unofficial workshop two days ago with 26 young people from AISEC, a youth organization in Alexandria. Basically, the usual routine …

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Children’s Friends Center in Amman

We woke up bright and early to catch our bus to the Children’s Friends Center in Amman. This center specifically cares for children who come from abusive families, and as such, the children had noticeably different needs. Our first program was with a group of thirty children, all around 5 years old. Looking into the eyes …

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Amman Children’s Museum Programme

As our concert wasn’t to begin until 5pm, we were able to put extra effort into our song and dance rehearsals in the morning. Following a focused morning meditation we split into our respective acts and had several hours of practice. This turned out to be exactly what we needed because the venue we performed at was …

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Meditation and Concert in Kyoto

This was the first day we were able to sleep in after several early mornings and unspeakably late nights.  The boys took full advantage and slept in until 11am, while the girls got up earlier and began planning the day. Once the group finally convened, we had a wonderful meditation and began practicing for our …

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Nagaike Nature Centre – Part2

After lunch we all gathered again at the serene and picturesque Nagaike Nature Park for another multicultural performance and meditation workshop. A kuchi pudi dance was performed followed by meditation and music in languages including English, Spanish, African, Hindi & Japanese.  The guests enjoyed the musical performances and participated by clapping and singing along.  The room …

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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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World Youth Congress Day 4

Today’s meditation at 7am consisted of some new people returning and some others who came for the first time. This morning we did a meditation with specific focus on using our attention to help us go deeper. The early morning silence and light provided the perfect setting for our group. One could tangibly feel how …

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World Youth Congress Day 3

Our group grew larger for the 7am meditation today. For the meditation we used the elements as a means to deepen our meditation. We first walked through the dew that was covering the grass. In this we utilized the elements of the earth and water. We then sat on the grass with the sun at …

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World Youth Congress Day 2

Today we were pleasantly surprised to find several new people had come at 7am to join for morning meditation. We found a lovely grass area on the campus and meditated together for 20-30 minutes. The atmosphere and the depth of meditation was astoundingly deep and peaceful. Today from 10AM through 19:30 people began flooding the …

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