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“Meditation Helps Kids Chill Out, Reduce Impulsivity” –ABC News

05/29/2013

Schools are recognizing that children today are experiencing more anxiety and stress than ever before. Research is highlighting this growing concern: The percentage of children aged 5-17 using antidepressants more than doubled between 1993 and 2003, according to research by Kaiser Permanente. Read more

Transcendental Meditation Significantly Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress in African Refugees

05/13/2013

Soldiers too often return from wars with the life-damaging effects of post-traumatic stress (PTS). But what about the surviving victims of war? Read more

Transcendental Meditation: Rx for Good Health

05/07/2013

Spending on health care in the United States is projected to reach the totally incomprehensible amount of $4.3 trillion by 2017. But what do we Americans get in return for that enormous sum of money? Read more

“Doctor’s Orders: 20 Minutes Of Meditation Twice a Day” –WSJ

05/03/2013

This past week the front page of the Health section of the Wall Street Journal, America’s most read newspaper, featured a story affirming meditation’s move into mainstream American healthcare. Read more

David Lynch and Russell Brand Join Forces to Bring TM to 1M at-risk Youth

04/25/2013

David Lynch and Russell Brand joined forces to help bring the Transcendental Meditation technique to one million at-risk youth during the premiere of “Meditation, Creativity and Peace” at the Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 2. Read more

Maharishi: “Knowledge of the Knower is the Basis of all Knowing”

04/17/2013

Throughout his more than fifty years of teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi dedicated much of his time and efforts on promoting the understanding that the development of the consciousness of the student is an essential part of achieving the highest ideals of education. Read more

New Research Shows TM Helps Improve Quality of Life in HIV Patients

04/09/2013

A first-of-its-kind University of Pennsylvania study found that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique can help improve vitality and other quality-of-life factors in patients with the HIV virus. Read more

Jazz legends Raise Funds to Bring TM to At-risk Children and Adults

03/27/2013

New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center to help the David Lynch Foundation raise funds to help bring the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique to police officers and first-responders suffering from post-traumatic stress, families that have experienced domestic violence, and children on the autistic spectrum disorders. Read more

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Can TM help these children?

03/12/2013

For the first 14 years of his life, Joey Lowenstein couldn’t write or read or speak. He was locked inside himself. Like millions of children who are autistic, Joey struggles to communicate and to fit into the world around him. Read more

Transcendental Meditation Helps Police with Post Traumatic Stress – PTSD

03/04/2013

When Michael Ortiz retired after more than 20 years as a New York State Trooper and undercover DEA agent, his wife Deborah sensed that there was something not right. Michael had trouble sleeping, was hypersensitive to stress… Read more

Human Suffering and Stress: How can Transcendental Meditation Help?

02/16/2013

In this excerpt from a lecture at historic Jones Hall in Houston, Texas in 1972, Maharishi describes the underlying cause of suffering, the mechanics of stress release and the evolution of human consciousness to enlightenment. Read more

“Transcendental Meditation May Help Stressed Vets” –Bloomberg Businessweek

02/12/2013

Every 65 minutes, a U.S. military veteran committed suicide in 2010. That’s according to a comprehensive study released last Friday by the Department of Veteran Affairs, which tracked veteran suicides from 1999 to 2010 (PDF). Read more

Can Transcendental Meditation End School Violence?

01/28/2013

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) youth violence is a public health crisis in the United States. The recent dramatic incidents of school violence is not the only events that are creating fear and trauma for our youth. Read more

“Evidence Suggests Meditation Should Be Included in Government-Sponsored Health Programs”

01/09/2013

More people still die from cardiovascular disease than any other illness. Dubbed the number one killer and the silent killer, modern medicine has been researching and incorporating complementary and alternative approaches to… Read more

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Transcendental Meditation On ABC’s Good Morning America: It’s Like A Cellphone Charger For Your Mind

12/19/2012

Award-winning ABC news anchor and talk show host George Stephanopoulos spoke on the benefits of Transcendental Meditation with comic great Jerry Seinfeld and David Lynch Foundation executive director Bob Roth during the top-rated morning talk show “Good Morning America.” Read more

U.S. Marines Talk About the Effect of TM on PTSD

12/13/2012

The statistics are shocking—18 veterans commit suicide each day with almost a third receiving care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the time of their death. Despite measures to increase support for veterans, suicide rates have continued to rise to record levels. Read more

New Study Finds that TM Reduces Death, Heart Attack and Stroke in Heart Patients

11/19/2012

This week hundreds of articles have appeared in newspapers around the world about the results of a new scientific study published on November 13th in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Read more

CNN Discusses TM’s Effect on Veterans with PTSD

11/14/2012

With the rising concern among Americans about the plight of veterans, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien interviewed Russell Simmons and Bob Roth of the David Lynch Foundation about the increasing use of the Transcendental Meditation technique for helping veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more

Great new book: “Transcendental Meditation: The Essential Teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi”

10/30/2012

Jack Forem, a student at the University of California, first met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1966 when Maharishi lectured on Transcendental Meditation on the Berkeley campus. “I was impressed by Maharishi’s wisdom, practicality, and humor,” Jack recalls. Read more

New Video—TM projects around the world: Saving lives by helping people overcome traumatic stress

10/02/2012

More than 250,000 at-risk children and adults who suffer from the devastating effects of acute stress have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique over the past five years through the work of the David Lynch Foundation. Read more

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