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Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Understanding Silence as a Basis for Making Music—Rick Rubin

10/19/2013

RICK RUBIN is perhaps the most important record producer of the past 25 years. His stamp on contemporary music is considered immense. While still a student at NYU, Rubin borrowed $5,000 from his parents to start the Def Jam label with Russell Simmons. Read more

WOMEN. MEDITATION. STRESS. – NYC Conference Highlights

10/15/2013

On Tuesday, October 8, at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, a standing-room-only crowd of 350 professionals gathered to hear ten women leaders in business, media, education and social services discuss the impact of their Transcendental Meditation practice for reducing stress and stress-related disorders while improving health, creativity and performance. Read more

Experiencing “the Great Silence” within us —
Howard Thurman

10/07/2013

Minister, author, philosopher, theologian, educator, civil rights leader, and one of the most important figures in African American history, Howard Thurman was born in Florida and grew up in a world of segregation. Read more

Barbara Walters On Meditation: ‘I Feel Very Centered’

09/18/2013

The Huffington Post reported this week that Ms. Walters spoke about her experience with Transcendental Meditation during a recent appearance on ABC’s The View. Read more

Coming Back “Home”—How I overcame PTSD after serving in Iraq

09/11/2013

For those of us who live in the Washington, D.C., area, 9/11 wasn’t just on the TV. When the Pentagon was attacked, the conflict that would be known as the War on Terror began for me. Within a year I signed up for the Army Infantry and was sent to serve my country with the 101st Airborne “AASLT.” Read more

Executives Who Swear By Meditation – Business Insider

08/27/2013

Growing numbers of executives have been turning to meditation to increase alertness, eliminate stress and fatigue, and enhance their creativity. Read more

TM reduces PTSD among active duty US Army, says new research

08/08/2013

I know from my experience in Iraq just how stressful deployments can be. Last week a new survey conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) found that 1 in 3 post-9/11 veterans has considered suicide. Read more

“The Beatles may have been on to something after all” –The Telegraph (UK)

07/27/2013

The Beatles visit to India in 1968 to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought the world’s attention to the Transcendental Meditation technique. This recent article in The Telegraph is a look at how the Fab Four were indeed ahead of their time. Read more

Hugh Jackman

“Meditation Has Changed My Life,” Says Hugh Jackman

07/19/2013

Hugh Jackman lives, by his admission, a very fortunate and very demanding life—physically, mentally and emotionally. Beyond the intensity of celebrity, and the daily challenges of playing a starring role in blockbuster Hollywood films, he’s a devoted husband and father of two children who cherishes quality time with his family. Read more

Grammy Award-Winner Omar Akram Says TM Practice Fuels His Creativity

07/10/2013

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

“Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power”

07/02/2013

During her recent commencement address at Smith College, syndicated columnist and author, Arianna Huffington emphasized the need to redefine success: Read more

Transcendental Meditation Helps Businesses Improve Communication And Productivity

06/19/2013

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

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

06/13/2013

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

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

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

“Rapturous Joy Transcending Any Other”

02/21/2013

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

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

12/25/2012

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

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

12/01/2012

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

How I Learned TM—by Rabbi Alan Green

11/23/2012

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

A Very Happy Birthday to Ms. Katy Perry

10/25/2012

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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