Posts Tagged ‘Students’

What’s Making Students Happier, More Self-Confident, And Less Anxious?

Ollin Aspire Students Quiet Time

“What we’re doing here is setting the conditions for learning, and that’s not rocket science, that’s thoughtful, and intentional deliberate work. All schools should be like this. This shouldn’t be an exception.” Read more

School In Thailand Blog

School In Thailand Brings Peace, Happiness, And Opportunity To Orphaned And Abused Girls


“These girls come from poor families or broken homes; some are orphans, violently abused or at-risk of being sexually abused.” A Buddhist boarding school in Thailand is filling in the gaps left by society – providing a safe-haven for abused, orphaned girls and giving them the education they deserve. Watch the video

Meditation Turns SF School Around

Meditation Transforms Roughest San Francisco Schools – SF Chronicle


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” —


Thought you’d enjoy this recent 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

River not a rock BLOG

Stress, the Brain, and Student Life:
 A Researcher’s Reflections (Part 2)


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

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


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

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


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

TM Helping Students in the Caribbean with ADHD


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

TM Becomes Integral Part of Buddhist School in Thailand


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

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


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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