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Wonderful report this week in the San Francisco Chronicle about the success of the David Lynch Foundation’s initiative to help troubled public schools in San Francisco offer the Transcendental Meditation technique to their students and faculty. Read more

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THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION The key to what education can be is embedded in the word itself, which comes from the Latin root educere, “to bring or lead out.” It implies a bringing out and developing of an individual’s full capacity for living. Read more

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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

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Many doctors and researchers think that this problem is directly related to the sharp increase of sensory stimulus created by increasing TV watching and computer use. Other researchers are correlating the alarming growth rate of stress and anxiety among children with the alarming increase in the incidence of this debilitating disorder. Read more

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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

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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

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Many poor families in Thailand are not able to send their daughters to school. As a result, young girls are too often employed in degrading occupations putting them at risk of abuse, AIDS, exploitation, and addiction. Read more

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A prominent Norwegian researcher has published a new study on peak experiences among world-class performers in management, sports, classical music, and a variety of professions, which found that during optimal performance they spontaneously experience “higher states of consciousness.” Read more

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Leading Art College Offers TM to Develop Creativity

by Mario Orsatti August 14, 2012

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Michigan, a recognized leader in art and design education, is also now a leader in ensuring its students have the tools to fuel their own creativity and overcome stress. Read more

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Russell Simmons Talks About the Importance of TM for Young People

by Mario Orsatti March 7, 2012

Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, and creator of the clothing fashion line Phat Farm. His groundbreaking vision has influenced music, fashion, finance, television and film, as well as the face of modern philanthropy. Mr. Simmons has been named by USA Today one of the Read more

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Edutopia: SF School Uses TM to Overcome Problems

by Mario Orsatti February 28, 2012

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

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Breaking the “predictive power of demographics”: SF principal talks about how TM helps his students

by Mario Orsatti February 15, 2012

James Dierke, Principal of Visitacion Valley Middle School in San Francisco, like so many thousands of principals and teachers who are working in inner-city schools throughout the US, knows how frustrating it can be trying to provide an education in America’s low income, high stress… Read more

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Combating poverty and exceeding expectations: LA school students benefit from TM

by Mario Orsatti February 2, 2012
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According to a recent report by America’s Promise Alliance, only about half of the students served by public school systems in the nation’s largest cities receive diplomas. Seventeen of the nation’s 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates lower than 50 percent. Read more

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Meditating Entrepreneurs Take Over iPhone Life Magazine

by Livia Cole January 4, 2012
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Three twentysomething entrepreneurs in Fairfield, Iowa, home of Maharishi University of Management, have recently purchased iPhone Life magazine Read more

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TM helping people in Ireland cope with the global financial crisis?

by admin December 16, 2011
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A Sunday feature story in The Independent, one of Ireland’s leading newspapers ran with the title, “The answer to happiness lies within us.” Irish newspaper suggests it might. Columnist Barry Egan writes that as times gets tougher, “many people are searching for a more meaningful existence Read more

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New Research Finds TM Helps Ease School Stress

by Ken Chawkin December 5, 2011
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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

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New Study Finds TM Boosts Brain Functioning and Helps Students with ADHD

by Mario Orsatti August 27, 2011

A random-assignment controlled study published this month in Mind & Brain, The Journal of Psychiatry found improved brain functioning and decreased symptoms of ADHD. Read more

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Can meditation ease ‘back-to-school blues’?

by Linda Mainquist August 23, 2011
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Fall can be a stressful time for students, according to clinical psychologist and author Robert Puff, Ph.D., who writes for Psychology Today. He points out that with young people returning to school, parents need to be mindful of their children’s mental and physical health—and for that, a growing body of scientific… Read more

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New research finds that college students reduce stress, anxiety, and “perfectionistic thinking” through TM

by Mario Orsatti July 5, 2011
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The simple, easily-learned Transcendental Meditation technique reduced stress levels, trait anxiety, depression, and “perfectionistic thinking” among 43 college students participating in a two-semester study at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, which was published in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. Read more

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Arizona art school finds TM helps students be more creative

by Puki Freeberg February 2, 2011
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More than 350 schools all over the world have begun to incorporate the Quiet Time / Transcendental Meditation program as part of their curriculum during the past five years—thanks to the work of the David Lynch Foundation. See video post

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