The content in this virtual retreat was originally recorded in Feb 2015 at the first youth retreat conducted by Om Swami in Rishikesh, India. 15% discount is available to lifetime members of os.me and 5% to annual members. Please scroll down for details.
Teen years are probably the most important and most fragile in anyone’s life. This is when our patterns are set and our habits are formed. While many people go through great transformation later on in their lives, the truth is, it is in teenage that we develop (or demolish) a sense of confidence and self-worth. Those who can find their feet while still in adolescence, find it a lot easier to deal with the daunting challenges of life later on.
One thing I find incredible in my interactions with young people is their undying desire to succeed and do something great in their lives. The mindset is there, what’s missing then? What makes someone successful? In this retreat, my primary focus will be to help them understand the parameters of success in any endeavor. In particular, I’ll walk them through the key elements of success.
1. How to manage emotions
Young or old, everyone’s life revolves around their emotions. Our emotions can make us feel good at times and terrible other times. It’s when we don’t feel together that most of us do things we regret later on. The one who is aware of his/her emotions and learns the art of managing their emotions, can gracefully tackle any situation in life, no matter how adverse or challenging. The students will be exposed to two simple methods of managing emotions.
2. How to handle distractions
We have more distractions today than we ever did in the history of mankind. Facebook, Whatsapp, instant messaging, phones, social conversations, video games and all, there’s just too much going on. These are not bad and it’s even okay to indulge sometimes but not when you want to study, for example. Overcoming distractions, in my view, is the greatest challenge for any young adult. Sometimes, aligning your external environment helps you handle distractions more effectively than battling with yourself or feeling guilty for procrastinating.
3. How to work under pressure
One thing that never really goes away in life is pressure. Whether that’s pressure from parents, peers, bosses, siblings, society or whoever, if you can learn to handle stress and work effectively under pressure, you can pretty much accomplish anything you so wish. It is possible to systematically expose ourselves to greater pressure in an organized manner so we are better prepared to handle even greater and unexpected pressure in real life. It’s one of my personal techniques I’ve used for years. I’ll be sharing it with the children.
4. How to meditate
Finally, and perhaps the most important one in many regards is learning how to meditate so you harness stray thoughts and better channelize your energies. Devoting only 10 minutes everyday to quality meditation can work wonders for anyone. It helps you remain calm, more aware and alert. It’s never too early to start meditation. In this retreat, young adults will learn how to meditate and build the routine of meditation in their everyday lives.
This retreat covers a number of Q&A sessions where the participants, teens and young children, ask a range of questions and Om Swami answers them clearing many doubts. You can click on any lesson below to see broadly what’s covered in that lesson.
Total video content in this course: 9+ hours.
Original Recording: Rishikesh, India
Month and Year: Feb 2015
Course Fee: $99.Details below.
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