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George Harrison: Remembering “The Quiet Beatle”

05/16/2011

As we approach the 10th anniversary of his passing, it’s sweet to remember George, his music and his humanity. Of course he is best known for the role he played as the lead guitarist of one of the most popular, influential musical groups in modern history. And his own beautiful compositions keep him as a beloved part of our modern music tradition. Read more

Paul Horn: The Music of Meditation

05/13/2011

Known world-wide for his musical innovations in jazz, Paul Horn is considered a founding father of world music. His musical career spans five decades, 50 albums, five Grammy nominations, and… Read more

Caribbean country begins using the TM technique to help rehabilitate its prison inmates

12/14/2010

With its lush, picture-perfect vegetation and beautiful water, the island nation of Dominica has many attributes of a perfect island paradise. Unfortunately, its pristine qualities are marred by a much less desirable record: together with Russia and the United States, Dominica is among the top ten countries with the highest per capita incarceration rates. See video post

Actor Ben Foster uses TM technique as a resource for energy & creativity

12/12/2010

Ben Foster is recognized as one of America’s most intelligent, sensitive, and versatile young actors—and he is one of a growing number of performing artists who credits his daily Transcendental Meditation practice with helping him be creative. Read more

Dear Prudence: Won’t You Come Out to Play?

12/04/2010

Most people sitting in their room practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique don’t motivate John Lennon and Paul McCartney to write a song. But that’s exactly what happened to Prudence Farrow Bruns when she sat to meditate in Rishikesh, India. Read more

Can TM help fix our prison system?

11/12/2010

“The system is broken,” says Kevin Roper, who has been incarcerated for twenty-one years. “You can’t change the system, but you can change the people inside it.” A growing number of prison inmates and staff are finding that the Transcendental Meditation program is the way to do it. See video post

A meditating inmate is a more compassionate human being

09/25/2010

Developing a healthy emotional life is important to us all. But for those who are incarcerated for antisocial behavior, it is a critical need. As the medical director at the Oregon State Correctional Institution for 14 years, Dr. Michael Puerini has cared for the health of thousands of men whose lives have been seriously derailed by their lack of… Read more

Inmates Dive Inward

09/01/2010

Incarceration can be a wake-up call for people who commit crime. It can be a time for introspection and evaluation of one’s life—a time to reflect on the past, present, and future. As a result, prison rehabilitation programs… See video post

Why is Stephen Collins in the 7th heaven?

04/16/2010

Jewish tradition divides heaven into seven realms, of which the highest is the “seventh heaven.” From what I can surmise, this is a fitting locale for the life of actor, director, musician, author, philanthropist Stephen Collins. Read more