“Meditation Has Changed My Life,” Says Hugh Jackman

by Mario Orsatti July 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

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“The basis of peace is bliss” –Maharishi

by Mario Orsatti July 16, 2013

Many people I meet seem to have the idea that meditation is about ‘stilling the mind’—removing all thoughts so that the mind can relax and achieve the goal of inner peace. Read more

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

by Christine Schrum July 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

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“Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power”

by Linda Mainquist July 2, 2013

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

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New Study Finds Transcendental Meditation Boosts Student Grades, Graduation Rates

by Linda Mainquist June 25, 2013

A new study published in the June 2013 issue of the journal Education (Vol. 133, No. 4)* shows practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique was associated with higher graduation rates, compared to controls. Read more

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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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Are the benefits of TM just due to the ‘placebo effect’?

by Linda Mainquist June 6, 2013

I find that sometimes people wonder whether the various benefits that meditators say they experience after learning TM are due to the “placebo effect.”

Here’s an interesting response to that question from researcher Dr. David Orme-Johnson: Read more

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“Meditation Helps Kids Chill Out, Reduce Impulsivity” –ABC News

by Mario Orsatti May 29, 2013

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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TM Helping Students in the Caribbean with ADHD

by Linda Mainquist May 22, 2013

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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Transcendental Meditation Significantly Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress in African Refugees

by Mario Orsatti May 13, 2013

Soldiers too often return from wars with the life-damaging effects of post-traumatic stress (PTS). But what about the surviving victims of war? Read more

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New American Heart Association Report Informs Doctors TM Lowers Blood Pressure

by Linda Mainquist May 9, 2013

A new report from the American Heart Association published on April 22 concluded that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique lowers blood pressure and recommends that the TM technique may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Read more

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Transcendental Meditation: Rx for Good Health

by Mario Orsatti May 7, 2013

Spending on health care in the United States is projected to reach the totally incomprehensible amount of $4.3 trillion by 2017. But what do we Americans get in return for that enormous sum of money? Read more

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“Doctor’s Orders: 20 Minutes Of Meditation Twice a Day” –WSJ

by Mario Orsatti May 3, 2013

This past week the front page of the Health section of the Wall Street Journal, America’s most read newspaper, featured a story affirming meditation’s move into mainstream American healthcare. Read more

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David Lynch and Russell Brand Join Forces to Bring TM to 1M at-risk Youth

by Mario Orsatti April 25, 2013

David Lynch and Russell Brand joined forces to help bring the Transcendental Meditation technique to one million at-risk youth during the premiere of “Meditation, Creativity and Peace” at the Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 2. Read more

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Maharishi: “Knowledge of the Knower is the Basis of all Knowing”

by Mario Orsatti April 17, 2013

Throughout his more than fifty years of teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi dedicated much of his time and efforts on promoting the understanding that the development of the consciousness of the student is an essential part of achieving the highest ideals of education. Read more

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Iowa TM Community Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

by Christine Schrum April 12, 2013

Fairfield, Iowa, might be surrounded by cornfields, farmhouses, silos, and barns, but it’s definitely not your average Midwestern town. It’s the home of Maharishi University of Management (MUM)—one of the reasons Smithsonian magazine dubbed the town of 10,000 one of “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013” in their April 2013 issue. Read more

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New Research Shows TM Helps Improve Quality of Life in HIV Patients

by Mario Orsatti April 9, 2013

A first-of-its-kind University of Pennsylvania study found that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique can help improve vitality and other quality-of-life factors in patients with the HIV virus. Read more

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“A Symphony of Silence”

by Rolf Erickson April 2, 2013

Shortly after graduating with a degree in philosophy, George Ellis got a phone call from the Dean of Fine Arts at Sacramento City College. “I read your application,” the Dean said, “and we cannot find anyone to go to Folsom Prison and teach Philosophy, and you are our last hope.” 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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