The Blue City

Today we had a highly anticipated ‘tourist trip’ to Chefchaouen as a small break from our busy schedule so far! We woke up at 5:15 am and left Skhirat by 6:30 am. There were about 40 of us in the bus, including a few of our Moroccan friends who come regularly to our public programs! …

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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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World Youth Congress Day 1

After breakfast we each meet in the ‘families’ that we had been assigned to. Fortunately for us we are all in different families which allows us to get to know more people. Following the formalities and ice-breakers, we again got to work with inviting people to our three workshops (Meditation and Healthcare, Meditation and Education, …

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The World Youth Congress Begins

On Saturday July 31st the 10 of us were brought to the WYC which is taking place at Yildz Technical University Campus in Istanbul. We quickly went through registration and then got to work. We began introducing ourselves and handing out our ‘Meditate to Regenerate’ invitation/business cards to everyone. Then we went to set up …

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All Night Concert In Istanbul – July 30th

The night was insanely fun, by the end we were surrounded by over a hundred people who were all clapping and dancing to the very famous Dam Mast Kalandar.

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We’re Here!!

July 29th: 2 Days before the Congress Within two days the ten of us (from Russia, Australia, America, Austria, and England) finally arrived in Istanbul and met up in a beautiful house on the Eastern side of the city.  We ate, slept, got up early and got straight to work. We spent the day preparing and …

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