Rigpé Yeshé Programme for children and teenagers

“Connected to myself and others” and the 5th Teenager Shedra

Children Programme

In this retreat we will explore the theme “Connected to myself and others”. Children will explore meditation practice and cultivate mindfulness and awareness towards sensations in their body, the breath, feelings, thoughts and emotions. Through playful exercises children will experience how empathy and compassion can be developed and integrated into daily life. Essential values such as compassion and wisdom are illustrated through short films, videos, role play and stories.

Highlight: Children will participate in a “compassion workshop” dedicated towards a project for saving animals.

Younger teenagers (11-13) will be offered sessions especially designed for them and held by our young instructors.


Teenager Shedra

For interested teenagers (14 - 18 years)
To ensure a good quality of the programme, the places in the teenager shedra programme are limited, so please register as soon as possible!

Overview of the Programme:
The teenager shedra is part of the whole-day teenager programme which is lead by a young and dynamic team of instructors with experience of both shedra and retreat. 
In order to ensure a good quality of the teenager programme, we might need to limit the places in the programme. So please register your children and teenagers as soon as possible!

2 - 12 August:
Teenagers will receive an introduction into meditation and engage in a programme of study and practice investigating 'shunyata' ('emptiness').

13 – 31 August :
Teenagers will deepen their meditation practice and study and reflect on Chapter 9 of Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara.
Teenagers will also have opportunity to receive teachings of Tibetan and Western Buddhist masters and explore how to integrate universal values into their daily lives.
The social programme will include lots of fun activities including: sports, hiking, movie nights and barbecues...

For all teenagers (14 – 18)
We ask all teenagers who want to participate in the Teenager Shedra to answer the following questions:

  1. Tell us about yourself.
  2. Why do you want to come to the TeenShedra this summer?
  3. What interests you in the dharma?

Please hand-write your response (not more than half a page), scan and then send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1 June 2017.

Legal Requirements
Each teenager up to and including 17 years old and young adults from 18 to 21 years old must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian. If teenagers or young adults stay onsite, the parent or legal guardian needs to stay onsite too.

Can young adults (19 -21 years) participate in the teenager shedra?
Young adults who have participated in the teenager shedra in previous years can send a request to join the teenager shedra to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by latest 1 June 2017.) They will then be added to a waiting list. The Rigpé Yeshé Team will confirm as soon as possible whether there is a place in the programme.

 

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