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Sage Advice About How to Enjoy a Happier, Fuller Life

11/08/2012

“It is natural that one receives what he is in a position to give. The mother gives to the child and, in return, receives from the child; the father gives to the son all his love, wealth, strength, and mind, and in return receives his confidence, love, and happiness.
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TM helps cancer treatment center health providers overcome stress

09/18/2012

Early in his medical career oncologist Ravi Patel, M.D. treated his cancer patients by the book. But it wasn’t long before he realized that there had to be a better way. Dr. Patel recognized that cancer patients needed more care and attention—both medical and emotional—than most patients. Read more

“Maharishi, how does TM influence the practice of one’s religion?”

09/05/2012

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi discusses how the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique enhances the practice of an individual’s religion. It’s a message, Maharishi says, that applies to people of all faiths—Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Jainism—every religion. Read more

Seinfeld, Comic Icons Support TM for Vets and At-Risk Youth

07/11/2012

An all-star lineup of comedians honored legendary talent manager and producer George Shapiro with the David Lynch Foundation’s first annual “Lifetime of Bliss Award” during the foundation’s Night of Comedy, which was held in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 30. Read more

“Why is there so much interest in TM?” – an historic NBC interview with Maharishi

06/28/2012

In 1973, the legendary NBC news anchor Edwin Newman interviewed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the critically-acclaimed program, “Speaking Freely.” Here are excerpted transcripts from that 30-minute show. Read more

PBS to Air TM Benefit Concert Headlined by Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr

05/18/2012

The historic, star-studded benefit concert featuring a reunion of former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, which was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in April 2009, has now been edited into a 90-minute video and is airing on PBS affiliate stations nationwide during the next two months. Read more

Maharishi on “The 1% Effect” – How Just a Small Percentage of People Can Change the World

05/11/2012

From the earliest days of his teaching around the world, beginning in 1959 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi spoke often of the positive, peaceful global transformations that would naturally result when as little as 1% of the world’s population practiced the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

Military Leaders, Medical Researchers Promote TM for Resilience and Health

05/09/2012

More than 130 military and governmental leaders and medical researchers gathered on May 3rd at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. for a national summit on “Resilience, the Brain and Meditation.” Read more

Thousands of Buddhist Monks in Asia Learn Transcendental Meditation

10/31/2011

More than 3,000 Buddhist monks in 100 monasteries throughout Southeast Asia have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique, as a result of the work by a revered Japanese Buddhist monk, Reverend Koji Oshima, who is a longtime TM practitioner and certified TM teacher. According to Rev. Oshima, the Buddhist monks appreciate the… Read more

“Speak Well of Others” – Maharishi

10/13/2011

In the early 1970s, Maharishi held several month-long summer courses in the Science of Creative Intelligence on U.S. university campuses, which were attended by thousands of meditating participants. A highlight of the courses was the question-and-answer sessions… Read more

“Maharishi, What is the Settled State of Mind—is it ‘Transcendence’?”

08/30/2011

Can you offer us more understanding of the “settled state” of mind? Why is it so important?

Maharishi: The settled state is where we find the principle of least action, through which natural law operates. It is important because it is the fundamental level of life. Read more

David Lynch Releases ‘Download for Good’ Charity Compilation

07/18/2011

Download for Good: Music That Changes the World, a unique compilation album featuring music spanning across genres and generations, was released this week. The list of participating musicians is staggering, including… Read more

Veterans Show a 50% Reduction in PTSD Symptoms After 8 Weeks of Transcendental Meditation

06/29/2011

Veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars showed a 50 percent reduction in their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after just eight weeks of practicing the stress-reducing…
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Celebrities, recent research fuel interest in Transcendental Meditation: New York Times

04/05/2011

The Sunday New York Times carried a lengthy feature highlighting America’s rising interest in the Transcendental Meditation program. The article noted that this popularity has been spurred, in part, by the outspoken support offered by meditating celebrities, such as award-winning filmmakers David Lynch, Clint Eastwood, and Martin Scorsese. Read more

Launching ‘Operation Warrior Wellness” — VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS Bringing TM to Veterans suffering from PTSD

12/29/2010

Veterans, medical doctors, researchers, and celebrities came together at the Paley Center for Media in midtown Manhattan on December 13 to support the David Lynch Foundation’s launch of Operation Warrior Wellness. The outreach aims at providing funds to teach the Transcendental Meditation technique to 10,000 veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder—PTSD—and their families. See video post

Legendary directors mobilize to bring Transcendental Meditation to veterans – Wall St. Journal

12/02/2010

The Wall Street Journal reported on November 26 that Hollywood directors David Lynch, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, and George Lucas have mobilized together to support “Operation Warrior Wellness”— a new nationwide initiative to help 10,000 veterans overcome PTSD through the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

Orthodox Rabbi speaks on his 9-year TM practice

09/08/2010

Abraham Shainberg is the son of Holocaust survivors. His parents were from Warsaw, Poland, and they immigrated to America through different routes before raising their family the Lower East Side of New York. His father served as Rabbi of the First Warshauer Congregation for 27 years. Read more

FREEDOM BEHIND BARS: Transforming lives of inmates and guards

05/27/2010

Before you read this, take a few minutes to watch the short video in the post about the Transcendental Meditation program in an Oregon prison. Just take the time and watch it. Then read what I have to say. See video post

About Doc Rutherford, my hero

05/25/2010

I have had three heroes in my life: Willie Mays (I was a total baseball fanatic growing up in the San Francisco area), Senator Bobby Kennedy (as an idealistic high school teenager I believed in what he believed in for America and I wanted to do something about it), and, much later, Dr. George “Doc” Rutherford. See video post

Maharishi on the complete meaning of Yoga

05/11/2010

During an international news conference held in 2007 from Maharishi European Research University in Holland, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi answered a question from a reporter on the widespread practice of physical yoga postures, which has become a trend throughout the world. Maharishi was asked his advice for people who practice this physical form of Yoga. Read more

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