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“The Space Between” –TED Conference Explores the Value of Meditation


The December, 2012 TEDxWomen conference in Washington, DC included a fascinating talk by Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, science and public policy expert, speaking about the value of meditation as a powerful tool for health… Read more

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


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

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


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

How the TM Technique Can Help Stop Food Addiction — An Interview with Dr. Pam Peeke


Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, is the New York Times bestselling author of Body-for-Life for Women, Fight Fat after Forty, and Fit to Live. Dr. Peeke is a Pew Scholar in nutrition and metabolism, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a nationally recognized expert in nutrition, fitness, and public health. Read more

TM helps cancer treatment center health providers overcome stress


Early in his medical career oncologist Ravi Patel, M.D. treated his cancer patients by the book. But it wasn’t long before he realized that there had to be a better way. Dr. Patel recognized that cancer patients needed more care and attention—both medical and emotional—than most patients. Read more

Norwich University Studies the Benefits of TM on Cadets


Pioneering research now underway at the nation’s oldest, private military college, Norwich University in Northfield, VT, has found that the Transcendental Meditation technique provides an effective tool to assist students enrolled a rigorous program of academics and military training. Read more

Can Transcendental Meditation help rehabilitate prison inmates?


The number of Americans behind bars is staggering—and a horrendous waste of both human and financial resources. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) more than 2 million adults are incarcerated in U.S. Read more

New research: TM Decreases Risk of Heart Disease in Teens


In the midst of growing concerns about teens and obesity, a group of researchers from Georgia Health Sciences University have been focusing on a related issue of importance — teen hypertension. Their research diverged from the typical focus on the role of diet and exercise in curbing high rates of heart disease which is especially prevalent among African American teens… Read more

TM in San Francisco Schools Improves Learning and Behavior


This video is inspiring. The superintendent of San Francisco’s schools, along with school principals, teachers and students talk about the remarkable changes being experienced in the schools that have instituted the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation program. Read more

“Meditating Moms: A Silent Revolution” – Huffington Post


Who has to have more patience, energy and multitasking talents than your average modern mom? A recent Huffington Post article discusses the challenges mom’s face and why more and more mothers are learning the TM technique. Read more

TM Studied for Promoting Resilience Among Military Leaders


The military allocates untold monies and resources to treating post-combat stress. Now, for the first time, research is being conducted at the nation’s oldest, private military college, Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, to determine whether the Transcendental Meditation… Read more

Women, Violence and Meditation: Transcending Traumatic Stress


Jeanne Ball reports in the Huffington Post about a recent national conference, entitled “Women, Violence and Meditation,” hosted by the David Lynch Foundation’s “Operation Warrior Wellness.” Read more

“Only Higher Consciousness Can Transform Our World” – Dr. John Hagelin


In a recent national broadcast, Terry Patten, faculty at the Integral Executive Leadership programs at Notre Dame University, interviews John Hagelin, world renowned quantum physicist, educator and author, about a variety of topics including… Read More

Conference on Yoga and Naturopathy Focuses on TM and Science


The largest international congress on yoga in contemporary society held in February in Bangalore, India, featured a plenary presentation by Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, Director, Institute for Natural Medicine & Prevention at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa. Dr. Schneider… Read more

Native Americans combating diabetes with Transcendental Meditation


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

Five Things You Should Know About Stress


William Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of William Stixrud & Associates in Silver Spring, Maryland, a group practice specializing in learning, attention, and emotional disorders. Dr. Stixrud is an adjunct faculty member at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, Read more

Edutopia: SF School Uses TM to Overcome Problems


Edutopia has become a force for innovation in American education. Founded and funded by the The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), Edutopia is a free, non-profit website that uses blogs, articles and videos to highlights evidence-based strategies that prepare students Read more

A cardiologist’s experience with Transcendental Meditation


Dr. César Molina learned the Transcendental Meditation technique during his senior year in high school in Puerto Rico in 1972. He says that his 39 years of TM experience has been “enlightening.” “As a high school student I had done some reading on self-actualization. Although I didn’t exactly know what self-actualization really meant… Read more

New Research Finds TM Helps Ease School Stress


Student stress continues to rise in high schools and on college campuses. A recent UCLA survey of entering college freshman reported a decline in good or above-average high school emotional health levels due to stress, the lowest level within the past 25 years. Read More

Helping Veterans and Their Families Overcome Post-Traumatic Stress


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have a crushing impact on the lives of veterans. But worse, it is often contagious. The negative psychological and emotional traumas of a vet’s past can spread to his or her family members and other caregivers—with nightmarish consequences… Read more

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