Those teaching a programme of Christian Meditation need to recognise that each child is born as a spiritual being.

You should be prepared to work with the child in their spiritual journey; listen to what the child has to offer; honour each child’s relationship with the divine; always make the experience of meditation positive; and never judge the child’s meditation.

Student Reflections

Students from schools in the Catholic Diocese of Townsville reflect on their experiences of Christian Meditation.

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Preschool Teacher - Kerry Tatnell

Wow! Teaching Christian Meditation to Preschool children. I must be crazy!

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Year 1 Teacher - Amanda Jones

Excited about the initiative of teaching Christian Meditation to children, I was unsure what it was Christian Meditation was all about.

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Year 1/2 Teacher - Trish Bell

In 2005, I had the opportunity to participate in a course, which would prepare me to ‘lead’ my Year 1s into practising Christian Meditation in the classroom.

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Year 3/4 Teacher - Paula Higgins

To teach Christian Meditation to children is to touch a life forever.

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Year 4/5 Teacher - Cheryl Smith

A great moment and proof of the fruits of the Spirit was when one of my most disruptive students was most indignant that we had missed our meditation time.

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Year 5 Teacher - Peter Cook

When I first found out that I had been nominated to join the pilot programme of teaching children how to meditate I was humbled and privileged.

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Year 7 Teacher - Debra Christie

I had been interested in meditation for many years, so was excited when I came across the concept of Christian Meditation.

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Year 8 Teacher - Joyce Pankhurst

Regular worship and prayer are part of my daily life, but any experience or vast knowledge about meditation was minimal.

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Year 9 Teacher - Louise Vella-Cox

The whole experience of deepening my relationship with God through being still has undoubtedly had a positive effect on my life

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Year 10 Teacher - Joan Hanley

Can they be silent? Can they be still? Who knows? Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Sacred space, here we come!

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Year 12 Teacher - Marg Trevethan

To seek to teach someone to meditate is simply to hold open a door and invite them to simply come and see.

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