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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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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

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The following is the second part of an interview with Fred Travis, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management. Read more

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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

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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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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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New research: TM Decreases Risk of Heart Disease in Teens

by Mario Orsatti June 12, 2012

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

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TM in San Francisco Schools Improves Learning and Behavior

by Arielle Feldman June 5, 2012

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

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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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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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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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“Maharishi, what is ‘enlightenment’?”

by Mario Orsatti May 25, 2011
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In this interview, UCLA student reporter Rachel Kelley asks Maharishi about the role of students in changing the world, how the Transcendental Meditation technique can improve effectiveness, and the best question of all—What is enlightenment? Read more

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Struggling students find TM improves academic achievement: New research

by Linda Mainquist April 17, 2011
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The Transcendental Meditation technique may be an effective approach for improving math and academic English achievement in low-performing students, according to a new study published in the prestigious journal Education. Read more

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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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