Meditation to make path clearer for students

Seetha Herath is planning to share the benefits of Vipassana meditation techniques.
Seetha Herath is planning to share the benefits of Vipassana meditation techniques. Contributed

THE Education Centre and personal development educator Seetha Herath have teamed up to provide a new course for high school students.

The Discovering Awesomeness course aims to support students so they can enjoy school more and achieve their personal and academic goals.

Ms Herath is a qualified Vipassana practitioner and she said the meditation technique helps people examine the habits that are holding them back in life and assists them in developing new ways to reach personal fulfilment.

Born in Sri Lanka and with a degree in chemistry, Ms Herath settled in Coffs Harbour last October, attracted by the beautiful scenery and more relaxed lifestyle.

She also discovered a passion for working with children and young adults to communicate her ideas of nurturing and love.

“I want to recruit a small group of 12 to 18 year olds to come on the course,” she said.

“Whatever journey they are taking, the course will expand their personal development and be a passage of personal discovery.”

Liz Stevens from The Education Centre said she is excited by the venture.

“Our aim is to offer students a first-class all-round education,” she said.

“Not just in the sciences, but in their personal lives too.”

Jaidyn was among the student who attended a recent pilot session and he said it had been an eye-opener.

“I was able to see more of a future ahead of me and know more of what kind of person I want to be,” the 17-year-old said.

“Now I know what I need to do.”

The first course will commence on July 4 but Ms Herath will be hosting two-hour information sessions for parents today and on Thursday at Cavanbah Hall, Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour. The parent introductory sessions are priced at $5 per person.

For enquiries, contact Seetha on 0468597062 or email

Topics:  coffs harbour meditation

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