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From Shanghai to Maharishi School
by Christine Albers
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27 April 2015
The Excellence In Action page of Global Good News is featuring an interview with Queena Zhou, a Chinese boarding student at Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Her American host mother, Christine Albers, is also director of the Expansion Program at MSAE.
Enjoy the full interview on the Excellence in Action page.
When asked why she chose Maharishi School, Queena said, ''I started studying English when I was five years old and always dreamed of going to school in the United States. I chose this school for several reasons. My dad wanted me to learn to meditate. We researched Transcendental Meditation online, and my dad liked that it could help me get rid of stress and be more settled and focused in school. This meditation seemed natural and effortless—anyone can practice it—and scientific research proved it is beneficial. We also liked that Fairfield is safe, and the school has a very supportive environment.''
About the MSAE curriculum she explained, ''In every class we are asked to connect the class material to basic principles of creativity, intelligence, and wholeness that are present in nature and in our daily lives.''
Her parents are ''very pleased'' with her experience at Maharishi School. ''They noticed that I gained knowledge about myself, and I know what I want to do and what I'm capable of doing. Now they are confident to let me make my own decisions because they trust that I will naturally make right decisions.''
The interviewer asked if Queena's TM practice helped with the stress of being a teenager. ''TM helps me feel better inside because I am more rested,'' she said. ''It opened up my heart. It's like TM cleans the dust off the window and then I see the world as beautiful and I see people as friendly and nice.''
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