Children and Youth

Adults who practice Christian Meditation are inspired to share our way of prayer with others, including and especially with the children in their lives. The simple, non-conceptual awareness of God’s presence is part of a child’s consciousness from the beginning. So, it should be no surprise that the practice of meditation comes naturally to children who experience it as both enjoyable and beneficial.

  • Many meditating adults are teachers at private and parochial schools.
  • Some volunteer at non-profits that serve families.
  • Others are in the healthcare field at hospitals and other medical facilities.  Some therapists and counselors teach Christian meditation to children.
  • Christian summer camps introduce meditation to young campers.
  • Religious education catechists from pre-school to high school are sharing the gift.

These dedicated adults see the value of Christian meditation in their own lives. They learned the practice on a retreat, at a seminar, in a local Christian meditation group. As the generosity of the Spirit expands in their hearts, they are moved to help children discover and experience this same Love that dwells within all of us.  Children are very open to Christian meditation. They hunger for the silence and for relationship with God.

Perhaps you are in a position to teach Christian meditation to children, youth, or young adults. If you are interested in promoting the spiritual growth and mental health of the young people in your life, consider how you might share the gift with them. If the answer is yes, please continue reading.

Christian Meditation with Children

Our Mission is to build nationwide supports for local meditators who share the gift with children and youth.

All meditators and local groups working in Meditation with Children (MWC) outreach to their communities need to review in detail the Essential Issues shown below on this page and in each "Learn more ..." active link.

Please forward any questions to the Meditation with Children (MWC) email address shown above. We want to insure you understand fully and can move directly to implement.

The following Essential Issues underlie all of our work in this country.

Essential Issues

We aim to be realistic and proactive about important issues of our time regarding children and youth:

  1. The World Community for Christian Meditation in the USA endorses and encourages several actions addressing the issue of child safety.
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  2. The World Community for Christian Meditation in the USA expects its participants to demonstrate respect for duties and rights of parents and other conservators of minor children and youth with regard to written consent, privacy, and safety before making or using any images, recordings, or identifiers of those children and youth.
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  3. The World Community for Christian Meditation in the USA intends to abide by the law of the land with regard to First Amendment rights of all persons to freedom from religion (separation of church and state) in certain public places including public schools.
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You may contact us at mwc@wccm-usa.org.