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Consciousness-Based Education: A solution to Europe's economic problems?
by Global Good News staff writer
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12 August 2013
For the international participants of a recent Consciousness-Based Education training programme at Maharishi European Research University in the Netherlands, their goal was not just to bring this ideal system of education back to their countries, but also to help create invincible and peaceful nations.
The two-week course was offered by the International Foundation of Consciousness-Based Education and provided participants with the knowledge, skills, and curriculum training necessary to implement Consciousness-Based Education in schools in their home countries.
A secondary-school teacher from Spain described some of the main principles brought out in the course.
He said, 'Consciousness-Based Education gives importance to the development of the full potential of the brain of the students in order to develop their inner resources.' This results in improvement of behaviour and attitude in a natural way.
Scientific research on Consciousness-Based Education has shown that the practice of Transcendental Meditation develops students' creativity and intelligence, promotes integrated brain functioning, reduces stress, and improves academic performance.
In addition to improvement on an individual level, Consciousness-Based Education also brings benefits which extend beyond the school into the region, the country, and even the world.
One of the course leaders explained that the highest goal of the course was to enable the participants to bring enlightenment to the students of their nations. Through these coherent groups of enlightened students, he said, no negative influence arises from within or outside the country, thus the nation becomes invincible.
Commenting on this laudable goal, the schoolteacher from Spain noted that through Transcendental Meditation it is possible to create a coherent effect in the surroundings, thus reducing social stress.
In Consciousness-Based Education institutions, students practise Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes together twice daily. Research has also found that in countries with large enough such groups, negative trends including crime and violence decrease and coherence and harmony increase in national consciousness.
'That means that we can reduce crime, violence, and conflicts, and at the same time we can enliven creativity and creative intelligence in order to create new projects and also even create new jobs,' the teacher said. In this, he saw a potential solution to the economic crisis in Spain and even Europe.
It is 'an opportunity for all the countries in Europe to be able to enliven the collective consciousness and create a more unified Europe,' the teacher said.
'We only need just a few more centres using this programme in Spain, in Europe, and we will be able to create an ideal society,' he concluded.
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