NBC Nightly News: San Francisco Schools Transformed By The Power Of The Quiet Time Program

Can Transcendental Meditation help at-risk students reduce stress and learn better? NBC Nightly News reports on several schools in San Francisco where over 1,800 students, faculty, and administrators practice the stress-reducing, evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique—with remarkable results.

The Video: Originally aired on NBC Nightly News on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014. The students, teachers, and administrators of these schools learned the TM technique as part of the David Lynch Foundation’s Quiet Time Program.

The Technique: Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions — and over 380 published, peer-reviewed research studies have found that the TM technique markedly reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue, improves learning ability, and promotes balanced functioning of mind and body.

Students Meditating