I want to live passionately. And you?
A weekend to freely reflect on life, spirituality, love, friendship, family, and the future. Young people need a space of freedom where they can talk amongst themselves about practical spirituality, the problems that exist between them and adults, how they feel about the world, their professional futures, the use of drugs, what it means to live in harmony, and other topics that often come to mind.
WHAT IS YOUTH ENCOUNTER?
Youth Encounter is a unique space for young people between 16 and 25 years of age. Each year the number of participants grows, adding more and more youths who desire the freedom to be themselves and figure out what life is all about.
During adolescence and young adulthood, it is common to feel disoriented while at the same time feeling a strong need to get moving in life. Youth Encounter provides tools and a social network to help attendees resolve personal crises and restlessness.
A weekend of open dialogues that the participants organise themselves. There are also concerts, talks, meditations and a holorenic breathwork session for those that desire to participate.
Youth Encounter is a special time of joy, companionship and serenity. It is time within time.
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
Arrival by 19:00. Settle, distribution of work groups, official opening of the Encounter. Dinner and talk by Josep Ma Fericgla.
Morning meditation and breakfast. Congregate at various sites within Can Benet to participate in workshops and talks. Each participant can freely register to gatherings of interest, and can even propose additional topics. The dialogues are managed by youth leaders chosen by the group. The workshops are run by experts. In the evening, there is an amazing live concert.
Morning meditation, breakfast, workshops and dialogues. Lunch and songs. The Encounter wraps up Sunday mid-afternoon.
your personal crises and restlessness.
Networks and the role of new technologies in our lives
The experience of eternity amongst young people
Sexuality amongst adolescents and young adults
Loneliness: Increasingly connected, yet increasingly alone
What about drugs and youth?
Social values and how we live as adolescents and young adults
The image I want to transmit to others
Working world in crisis: our future and professional vocation
Music and Percussion
The Image I Want to Give Others
WHERE IS YOUTH ENCOUNTER?
Youth Encounter is held at Can Benet Vives, a center for human growth and the headquarters for the Simultaneity School of Life. There is capacity to welcome more than 100 participants.
HOW TO ARRIVE?
Take the train to Calella (leaves from Barcelona every 25 minutes). From Calella, Can Benet Vives is a 12 kilometre journey. The road that leads to Can Benet is next to the hospital and is well indicated. Ready for an excursion?
We will organise a network of shared cars to facilitate arrival
Anyone between 16 and 25 years of age, and who is not satisfied with where they are in life.
The first 50 registrants will be entitled to a bed. The rest will sleep on mattresses in the activity halls. The campus offers a menu for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Participants will be responsible for clearing their dishes, and cleaning their rooms.
Every participant must bring a sleeping bag, blindfold, personal hygiene products, towel, a notebook and pen.
2019Can Benet Vives Campus
- APRIL 5th TO 7th
Entire weekend on a full board basis.