Christine Schrum

Can music transcend cultural barriers and bring about world peace? Omar Akram is living proof that it just might be possible. The Grammy Award-winning Afghan-American recording artist is often referred to as a “cultural diplomat” for his evocative, elegant compositions, which are slowly helping to heal ancient wounds between war-torn nations. Read more

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Fairfield, Iowa, might be surrounded by cornfields, farmhouses, silos, and barns, but it’s definitely not your average Midwestern town. It’s the home of Maharishi University of Management (MUM)—one of the reasons Smithsonian magazine dubbed the town of 10,000 one of “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013” in their April 2013 issue. Read more

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Meditation researchers from around the country came together to share findings from new studies on a wide range of different meditation traditions, ranging from mindfulness and Zazen to Qi Gong and the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

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On January 19, healthcare professionals around the country tuned in online to watch Transcendental Meditation, Stress, and Heart Health—a webinar featuring two leading experts on the TM technique’s benefits in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. Read more

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CNN news anchor Candy Crowley is one of America’s busiest—and most influential—women. She’s CNN’s chief political correspondent, the host of the Sunday morning talk show State of the Union with Candy Crowley… Read more

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