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Transcendental Meditation helps businesses improve communication, productivity

by Mario Orsatti June 19, 2013

Businesses are increasingly aware of the need to reduce employee stress, and improve job satisfaction. Here’s some information that has put business leaders on the alert: Read more

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Connecting with the “deep soul” –
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

by Craig Pearson, Ph.D. June 13, 2013

Abraham Isaac Kook was one of the greatest figures in 20th century Judaism. Considered a prodigy as a child, Kook (pronounced cook) became a rabbi at the age of 23, serving first in small communities in Latvia and Lithuania. In 1904, when he was 39, he moved to Palestine (prior to the formation of Israel) and established a Jewish academy (yeshiva) in the seaport town of Jaffa. Read more

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

by Mario Orsatti March 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

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Transcendental Meditation Helps Police with Post Traumatic Stress – PTSD

by Mario Orsatti March 4, 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

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“Rapturous Joy Transcending Any Other”

by Craig Pearson, Ph.D. February 21, 2013

We know about the Buddha’s life chiefly through legends, written down several centuries after he lived. Born Siddhartha Gautama in present-day Nepal, he was a prince who lived an opulent life, shielded by his father, King Suddhodana, from the world’s travails. Read more

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It’s the Season of Giving, and the Season of Receiving

by Stephanie Finamore December 25, 2012

It’s wonderful to have a season dedicated to giving. But of course the whole of our lives needs to have the spirit of giving as a permanent feature. Read more

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“It is in the purest thing that the soul is capable of”

by Craig Pearson, Ph.D. December 1, 2012

Meister Eckhart was considered the most knowledgeable scholar of his time and was one of the most popular and beloved preachers — people flocked to hear his bold, fresh sermons. Read more

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How I Learned TM—by Rabbi Alan Green

by Rabbi Alan Green November 23, 2012

I began my practice of the Transcendental Meditation program on June 12, 1971. It was the last week of the last year of high school for most of my senior class, but not for me. I was bound for summer school, having failed the second semester of U.S. History for the second time. Actually, that was the least of my problems. Read more

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A Very Happy Birthday to Ms. Katy Perry

by Linda Mainquist October 25, 2012

Katy Perry says that the Transcendental Meditation program changed her life and, for her October 25 birthday, she is asking her fans to donate to the David Lynch Foundation, a US-based charity that provides full funding for TM instruction for inner-city school kids and veterans suffering from the traumatic stress of combat. Read more

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An interview with the “father of stress” about TM

by Mario Orsatti September 24, 2012

I came across this mid-1970’s interview with Dr. Hans Selye, the scientist who is considered the founder of the concept of stress in modern medicine. He was recognized as the 20th century’s leading authority on the subject of stress and its impact on human health. Read more

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An interview with Sharon Isbin, Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist and TM meditator

by Linda Egenes August 29, 2012

Sharon Isbin is considered by many music critics to be the leading classical guitarist of our time. Among her many honors, she was named “Best Classical Guitarist” by Guitar Player magazine and is the first guitarist in over 40 years to receive two classical Grammy Awards (2001 and 2010), and the only solo guitarist to win a Grammy in the last 30 years. Read more

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Why “TM” is Making a Comeback – Healthy Woman

by Linda Mainquist July 31, 2012

Healthy Woman editor Tamara Eberlein provides some wonderful insights about why American has reawakened to the profound and practical value of the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

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

by Bob Roth July 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

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Talks About TM’s Influence on Music

by Mario Orsatti April 19, 2012

This past weekend legendary singer, songwriter and folk-rocker Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, and The Miracles. Read more

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Paralympic Medalist Daniel Westley Relies on TM to Ease Training Pressures

by Mario Orsatti April 17, 2012
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Daniel Westley is a Canadian athlete who won 12 medals while competing in five Paralympic Games—four of which were gold. Westley says he relied on his daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique to help him compete in the Paralympics… Read more

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“We are laid asleep in body, and become a living soul” – William Wordsworth

by Craig Pearson, Ph.D. April 13, 2012

ON A FRESH MORNING IN EARLY JULY, a 28-year-old man sets out on foot from his home on the southwest coast of England. A writer, he loves walking, traversing the countryside for days at a time. On this excursion, he and his sister are heading up the scenic Wye River Valley, just across the border in Wales, with its many low, forest-blanketed hills. Read more

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TM’s Popularity Surges After Oprah’s TV Show

by Mario Orsatti April 4, 2012

The main TM website—TM.org—was flooded with visitors this past week following Oprah Winfrey’s “Next Chapter” show featuring her visit to the national TM Center… Read more

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Oprah’s Next Chapter: Meditation — In ‘America’s Most Unusual Town’

by admin March 26, 2012

Jeanne Ball reports in the Huffington Post on Oprah Winfrey’s recent television special about her visit to the national center for Transcendental Meditation program in Fairfield, Iowa. Read more

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TM Helps Women Vets Overcome the Stress of Military Life

by Linda Mainquist March 13, 2012

According to the National Center for PTSD trauma exposure is quite common for many women, and that women are more likely to develop chronic PTSD than men. While women are less likely to be exposed to circumstances of combat, women are more likely to experience military sexual trauma… Read more

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Native Americans combating diabetes with Transcendental Meditation

by admin March 9, 2012

Transcendental Meditation is now being used to combat the high rates of type 2 diabetes among Native peoples. Ahmed Mohammed, medical director at the Winnebago Indian Hospital in Nebraska, estimates that up to 66 percent of the Winnebago served by the facility are either type 2 diabetic or pre-diabetic. Read more

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