Children and Education

Children and young people take to meditation with great enthusiasm. They can and like to meditate. Schools, teachers and parents – and children themselves – testify to the fruits and benefits of the practice. Ideally the children are first introduced to meditation at elementary level and given the opportunity to develop a daily practice during their school years. The fruits of a regular practice are self-authenticating and self-evident. Most children say that they then choose to meditate in their own time – in their bedrooms, in the back of the car, in playtime.

The question today is therefore not ‘why should we teach meditation in schools?’ but ‘why on earth don’t we?’ The challenge is not to teach the children but to teach the teachers to teach the children and so realise the innate contemplative gift that children have. In helping children develop meditation as part of their life we are not only helping to transmit faith but we are giving them a life-skill that is essential for coping with the challenges and dysfunctions of the modern world.

To learn more about WCCM’s work in this field, or to get involved, visit our outreach website.
http://www.meditatio.co.uk/education/

Videos

What the Children Say

Christian Meditation has been introduced in many schools throughout the UK. “The School Journey is a DVD” launched by Meditatio to tell this story. In

What the Children Say

Christian Meditation has been introduced in many schools throughout the UK. “The School Journey is a DVD” launched by Meditatio to tell this story. In

Talks

Meditation with Children

This talk was given by Noel Keating at the launch of his new book ‘Meditation with Children: A Resource for Teachers and Parents’ at The

Lessons We Have Learnt

Dr Cathy Day and Ernie Christie give a brief resume of a number of practical lessons, based on their experience of implementing Christian meditation in

Meditation with Children

This talk was given by Noel Keating at the launch of his new book ‘Meditation with Children: A Resource for Teachers and Parents’ at The

Lessons We Have Learnt

Dr Cathy Day and Ernie Christie give a brief resume of a number of practical lessons, based on their experience of implementing Christian meditation in

Seminars

Meditation with Children

Meditation with children is a significant outreach of WCCM. These talks are selected from presentations at a Meditatio seminar in the UK in 2010.

Meditation with Children

Meditation with children is a significant outreach of WCCM. These talks are selected from presentations at a Meditatio seminar in the UK in 2010.

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