Aiglon College is an international boarding school in the Swiss Alps. Its unique morning assembly, Meditation, has been an integral part of the school since 1949. This podcast will include recordings of contemporary meditations and archived content. Some live meditations also use additional media resources. Audio is included where possible.
Patrick (Delaware, 2019) takes a break from the regular and offers his more than amusing perspectives on life at Aiglon as a Kenyan, his plans next year and a trip back home. Perhaps a budding career in standup?
Mr Chapman questions the cultural narratives surrounding introverts and extroverts. In a passionate plea, he calls recognition to the world's many introverts and the benefits of not always being the loud one at the party.
Nico (Alpina, 2019) continues along the week's theme of mental health to relate a love of music and health. He discusses specifically the story of Pink Floyd's album, "The Wall" and plays his favourite song on guitar.
Santiago (Delaware, 2019) overcomes his nerves to deliver a meditation. He uses the opportunity to reflect on other areas of life where the opinion of others or your own insecurities shouldn't stop you from achieving goals. Additional media included.
Mr Black discusses the nature of certainty and significance in our lives through the story of famous actor Sylvester Stallone. This meditation uses themes inspired by Tony Robbins' TED Talk, available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwFOwyoH-3g
Mrs Lopez-Sancho looks at old housewife magazines and modern reggaeton to ask important questions about the evolution of culture and the role harmful gender stereotypes still play in today's society. Additional media included.