Concert at the Embassy of India, Tokyo

Today is the day! The day of our biggest concert! so we started it in style by sleeping in till 10am. No one showed up for breakfast, we were all making the most of the first late start in a long time. Eventually we gathered and once some food had been found amongst our supplies, …

Kindergarten in Minamiosawa

We started the day to the beautiful rising sun and made our way to the Kindergarten in the Minamiosawa area of Tokyo. The program started with the cute four year old kindergarten students who came running and giggling into the rooms. They yelled out “konichiwa!” loudly. We performed songs for the children and a dance that was both …

Elementary School in Hachoiji

This morning we visited an Elementary School in Hachoiji and performed a multicultural concert with a variety of dances and devotional songs in languages including English, African, Spanish, Hindi and Marathi for students aged between 6-12 years.  We were given an overwhelming reception from the young children as they embraced the live performances by dancing …

Our first program in Tokyo entailed a visit to the Nagaike Nature Centre which is located within a nature reserve, set amongst beautiful gardens and a lake. Here, we ran a small workshop offering meditation, live music performances and mental silence group activities. The games were thoroughly enjoyed by the guests and allowed us to …

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!

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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