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Maharishi School grows a kitchen: Healthy eating develops consciousness
22 September 2014 - Two faculty from Maharishi School in Fairfield, Iowa, USA--an award-winning K-12 school specializing in innovative Consciousness-Based programmes--attended a workshop for teachers in Berkeley, California, given by Alice Waters, renowned as the mother of the Slow Food movement, who started The Edible Schoolyard Academy in Berkeley to help reintroduce kids to fresh, whole foods. Karen DeAngelis, Director of the Maharishi School Greenhouse and Garden Program, and Laurie Baumann, Director of the Girls School, spent five days learning about programmes that help children become better connected to organic food production and healthy eating habits. They returned with new plans to strengthen Maharishi School's already strong commitment to educating children in sustainable living and healthy diet. (more)

International Vedic association holds conference at Maharishi University of Management
20 September 2014 - More than 100 Vedic scholars and thought leaders assembled at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA this summer for an international conference on 'Vedic Living in a Modern World' cosponsored by the World Association for Vedic Studies. The conference brought together 'a diverse group of people who share a profound respect for and love of the holistic knowledge and life-supporting culture of ancient India', said co-chair Dr Peter Scharf. Among those presenting were 75 scholars from out of town, including India and Canada, and another 20 from India via Skype. (more)

African refugee describes healing power of Transcendental Meditation: 'I'm free - I'm a free woman'
18 September 2014 - Sudanese refugee Esperance Ndozi, who suffered greatly from posttraumatic stress (PTS), describes the dramatic positive changes she experienced soon after learning Transcendental Meditation. Her comments appear in a recent article in New Age Journal. (more)

US: David Lynch Foundation director Bob Roth addresses Google Zeitgeist conference
17 September 2014 - Earlier this week in Phoenix, Arizona, Bob Roth, executive director of the David Lynch Foundation, spoke to 400 top international business and tech leaders at Google Zeitgeist. The title of Mr Roth's talk was: 'Relieving the world's stress with Transcendental Meditation': 'Trauma and toxic stress are the number one health epidemic confronting at-risk populations because they fuel disease, violent behavior and poverty. The David Lynch Foundation is committed to empowering all those in need with the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique to live healthier, more productive lives.' (more)

The healing power of Transcendental Meditation
14 September 2014 - The life of Esperance Ndozi, a Sudanese refugee who fled with her children to Uganda, improved dramatically after the African PTSD Relief organization offered her the opportunity to learn Transcendental Meditation. Esperance suffered terribly from posttraumatic stress (PTS), with flashbacks, persistent fear, depression, and insomnia. 'Ndozi was not alone in the challenges that she faced,' writes Krista Noble in New Age Journal. 'It is estimated that 100 million Africans suffer from PTS.' (more)

US: MUM celebrates 40 years on Fairfield, Iowa campus
11 September 2014 - Founded in 1971, Maharishi International University first offered courses in Fiuggi, Italy and Santa Barbara, California, in the USA. But it wasn't until August 1974 that the University found its permanent home on the 250-acre (101-hectare) campus of the former Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa. Since that time, the University--renamed Maharishi University of Management in 1995--has awarded degrees to 6,610 graduates from 128 countries. (more)

US: More Maharishi Vastu homes using modular construction
9 September 2014 - Maharishi Vastu Architecture reports that another Vastu home built using modular construction has just been delivered and set on its foundation in Iowa. This latest Vastu modular is modern in style, with verandahs and screened porches on front and rear. The open, central living area has clerestory windows just below its high ceilings to allow light to flood in from above--a feature recommended for all Vastu buildings. (more)

MUM student is a sustainable entrepreneur
8 September 2014 - Jason Nelson, a native of Long Island, New York, studied business and philosophy in his home state for a few years but found his education uninspiring. While researching meditation on the Internet, he discovered a university that taught meditation and served organic vegetarian meals. Feeling drawn to Maharishi University of Management's (MUM) more enlightened approach to education, Jason moved to Fairfield, Iowa, USA. (more)

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