Morning meditation is part of the founding vision of John Corlette, and remains a special moment in the day for the Aiglon community.
What do we mean by meditation? For us, it is an invitation to think differently about the world around us. Led by a teacher, student or visitor, we come together to consider a provoking idea or concept, framed around a short time of reflection. As well as preparing us for the day ahead, meditation is a central part of our teaching programme, encouraging students to broaden their horizons and think ‘outside the box’. Indeed, meditation is part of our school’s focus on ‘spirit’: students learn to understand themselves and the importance of service, and to explore their individual sense of life purpose. It helps students understand on a deep level the need for resilience, flexibility and the strong core values required to navigate our fast-changing world.
Taking place early morning, from 7h55 to 08h15, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, meditation topics can cover everything from gap year experiences, to Warren Buffett, as well as such perennial themes as forgiveness and journeys. Students are sent back out into the bustle of the school day inwardly enriched.
Meditation is non-denominational, and is not intended to replace religious observance. Twice each month, students of specific faith groups meet together for their own meditation.