According to a report from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Americans who belong to the so-called "Millenial" generation – 18- to 29-year-olds who were born between 1980 and 2000 – are significantly less religious than older generations. Pew found that fewer Millenials belong to a particular faith and that they are less likely to be affiliated with their parents' or grandparents' religions. Is this trend happening in your own church, mosque, or synagogue? Does this worry you, and what you do to draw more young people to your congregation?
People of all ages seek answers to questions about the meaning and purpose of life and seek to develop their own values. What is important is whether an organization, community and teachers can truly be a resource in exploring the answers. Meditation provides an excellent path or process for doing this. We have college age and young adults at our Center. However, motivation to meditate usually comes a bit later in life when it has become clearer that so many things are beyond our control, for example, sickness and death.