--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Sal Sunshine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sep 23, 2006, at 12:26 PM, Rick Archer wrote:
> > College kids these days aren't spiritual seeks, by and large. They're 
> > on a career track and not many are going to rush off to spend 8 hours 
> > a day meditating.
> That's a silly and unfounded over-generalization, Rick, and New's 
> right...you could easily have said that about us, or about anyone at 
> any time.
> Maybe the reason nobody's rushing to this course is because it sounds 
> boring and not terribly healthy to sit on your ass for 8 hours a day 
> (not to mention it might also be because the TMO has a rep for being 
> manipulative and dishonest.)  If hardly anyone our age wants to 
> participate, it should come as no surprise that people younger and more 
> active would be turned off.
> Sal

I think Rick is correct.  If you go to any of the saints (incuding the Dalia 
Lama) touring the 
USA, the average hair color is gray. I think AMma has more young people than 
most. Back 
in the 60's and 70's, the average attendee was 18-25yrs old.  Yoga classes are 
by and 
large populated by middle aged women.  The current younger generation in 
college now is 
not only career minded- but also service minded, as in volunteering and "doing 
deeds."  Much more so than the Boomers, who wanted to do good by meditating, 
doped up, refusing to go to war. I don't know what it would take to tip the 
balance for the 
younger kids, but so far they are more interested in cation/karma and not 
interested in 
spirituality/meditation- at least not in large numbers.

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