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Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Inspiring New Book Reveals TM’s Most Profound Value

Supreme awakening
02/04/2014

The Supreme Awakening is a treasure chest full of jewels. If all you are looking for is a superb anthology of peak spiritual experiences gathered from across time and across the world, then this is truly one of the best ever written. Read more

Meditation Turns SF School Around

Meditation Transforms Roughest San Francisco Schools – SF Chronicle

01/24/2014

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.

David Lynch and Italo Zucchelli

“The Transcendentalists” —Style.com

01/09/2014

Thought you’d enjoy this recent Style.com interview with creative forces, filmmaker David Lynch and fashion designer Italo Zucchelli. Matthew Schneier’s interview with them focuses on their shared passions: creativity and the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

Stress, the Brain, and Student Life: 
A Researcher’s Reflections (Part 1)

10/29/2013

Dr. Travis is the author of more than 50 research papers that investigate the relation between brain wave patterns, conscious processes, states of consciousness, and meditation practice. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, gives seminars, and speaks at conferences around the world on brain development. Read more

Transcendental Meditation Protects the Heart from Stress

10/22/2013

Over the past 40 years independent research has increased our understanding of the many health benefits that result from practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

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

06/06/2013

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

Transcendental Meditation Significantly Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress in African Refugees

05/13/2013

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

New American Heart Association Report Informs Doctors TM Lowers Blood Pressure

05/09/2013

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

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

04/09/2013

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Can TM help these children?

03/12/2013

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

Meditation Research Conference Held at NY Academy of Sciences

02/26/2013

Meditation researchers from around the country came together to share findings from new studies on a wide range of different meditation traditions, ranging from mindfulness and Zazen to Qi Gong and the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

“Transcendental Meditation May Help Stressed Vets” –Bloomberg Businessweek

02/12/2013

Every 65 minutes, a U.S. military veteran committed suicide in 2010. That’s according to a comprehensive study released last Friday by the Department of Veteran Affairs, which tracked veteran suicides from 1999 to 2010 (PDF). Read more

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

01/09/2013

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

U.S. Marines Talk About the Effect of TM on PTSD

12/13/2012

The statistics are shocking—18 veterans commit suicide each day with almost a third receiving care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the time of their death. Despite measures to increase support for veterans, suicide rates have continued to rise to record levels. Read more

CNN Discusses TM’s Effect on Veterans with PTSD

11/14/2012

With the rising concern among Americans about the plight of veterans, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien interviewed Russell Simmons and Bob Roth of the David Lynch Foundation about the increasing use of the Transcendental Meditation technique for helping veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more

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

10/16/2012

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

09/18/2012

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

Update of TM bestseller reveals important new benefits of the technique

09/13/2012

“I simply had to write it.” This is how world-renowned psychiatrist and medical researcher, Norman Rosenthal, M.D., described what drove him to write his New York Times bestseller, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation (Tarcher-Penguin, 2011). “TM has done so much good both for my patients and myself,” Dr. Rosenthal said. Read more

New study sheds light on “peak experiences” in world-class performers

08/24/2012

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

Can TM Save Medicare from bankruptcy?

07/19/2012

Medical researcher Robert Herron thinks the answer to the current health care crisis is something as simple and foundational as Transcendental Meditation.
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