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College freshmen at 25-year low in emotional health, study says

by Linda Mainquist January 18, 2011
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Students rating their emotional health revealed the lowest levels since the question was first asked 25 years ago according to a UCLA annual survey of more than 200,000 American college freshman. See video post

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Getting in the “zone”- Can Transcendental Meditation help?

by Mario Orsatti January 6, 2011
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Whether you just love the game of football and look forward to a game of pick-up with friends on a Saturday afternoon or you are an elite athlete on a pro- or college-level team, you want fast reflexes and an even quicker mind. You want the incredible, almost magical satisfaction of playing in the “zone.” Read more

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Maharishi University of Management MBAs—bringing higher consciousness to business

by Guest Author January 4, 2011
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As a businessman retired from the corporate world into my own small businesses, I sometimes reflect back on my corporate career and think about what went right and what went wrong. Fortunately, I believe more of it went right. See video post

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Award-winning jazz student talks about the role of Transcendental Meditation in music

by Dennis Raimondi November 21, 2010
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When Keelan Dimick was 13 years old, he took first place in the junior division of the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival competition. The odd thing was that Keelan hadn’t had any formal training in piano until four months before the competition. See video post

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Agence France-Presse report: TM program helps de-stress schools in Brazil

by Puki Freeberg November 14, 2010
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Improved grades and better test scores, reduced stress and less anxiety, greater happiness and more inner peace. That is the forecast for more than one million students attending 1,000 public schools in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro, who will soon get the chance to meditate twice daily during class. Read more

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Pioneering school principal brings peace to inner city children

by Puki Freeberg July 27, 2010
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Dr. George Rutherford was one of the first educators to establish the Quiet Time program—a period at the beginning and end of the school day that allows school children to practice the Transcendental Meditation technique. See video post

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College Students & ADHD: medication or meditation

by Gina Orange July 12, 2010
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Last week, a friend emailed me a link to a video of a recent “60 Minutes” television show reporting on a dangerous new trend on campuses: The pressure to do better in school that is driving many college students to abuse ADHD medications to attain mental alertness. See video post

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Is sleep deprivation depriving our students?

by Gina Orange June 22, 2010
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I began my professional career with the David Lynch Foundation teaching Transcendental Meditation in an inner-city public middle school in a troubled neighborhood. I knew I would encounter new and unexpected experiences in this stressful environment, but one of the things that shocked me the most was how sleep-deprived students are these days. See video post

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National Institutes of Health spotlights TM research

by Linda Mainquist June 17, 2010
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A recent study found daily Transcendental Meditation practice helps young adults decrease psychological stress and increase coping ability. For a group of students at high risk for developing hypertension, these changes also were associated with decreases in blood pressure. See video post

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David Lynch Foundation: Teaching meditation to at-risk girls

by Puki Freeberg April 8, 2010
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At 6:00 am on February 18 I walked out of my home in the midst of a tough winter in the Midwest. It was dark and frigid, three degrees to be exact. I pushed a few last belongings into every spare inch of my little green Corolla, blasted the Read more

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