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Jim Carrey to be 2014 Commencement speaker at Maharishi University of Management - 24 May
17 April 2014 - Jim Carrey, award-winning actor, author, and philanthropist, will be the commencement speaker at the 2014 graduation ceremony on 24 May at Maharishi University of Management in the USA. For more than three decades, Mr Carrey has brought laughter and happiness to hundreds of millions of people all over the globe. In recognition of his significant lifetime achievement and the joyful gifts he has given to the world, the University Board of Trustees will present Mr. Carrey with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa. (more)

US: Glowing consciousness on stage at Maharishi School
16 April 2014 - The brilliant performances by students at Maharishi School in Iowa, USA, have won 17 state championships in the annual State Speech Competition, sponsored by the Iowa High School Speech Association. Competing with thousands of students from over 360 secondary schools, only the best are chosen to perform at the All-State Festival. After Maharishi School was again selected to perform in a recent competition, students, their coach, and others described the profoundly uplifting effect of the programme and the contribution of their daily Transcendental Meditation practice to their success. 'This reminded me of glowing consciousness on the stage' --film director David Lynch, on seeing a performance by Maharishi School students for the first time. (more)

Transcendental Meditation becoming widely popular in Pakistan
15 April 2014 - Since becoming certified as teachers of Transcendental Meditation, over the last few years Dr Ashok Kumar and his wife have have travelled to all of Pakistan's provinces, teaching the technique to hundreds of people. This includes, Dr Kumar said recently, people from every religion, race, and lifestyle, including retired and active duty senior military personnel and their families. Doctors and well-known consultants from a medical university hospital in Karachi have learned. They have taught engineers, government officials, mind science experts, yoga teachers, and experts in communication and personal development--as well as students, schoolteachers, school principals, and deans of universities, businessmen, entertainers, farmers, and villagers. (more)

Transcendental Meditation: Evidence-based solution for post-traumatic stress dilemma
14 April 2014 - Over half a million U.S. troops suffer from stress-induced problems like Post-traumatic Stress (PTS). Less than 20 percent receive proper care due to ineffective treatments, insufficient government resources, or fear of stigma, putting military personnel and veterans at greater risk for self-destructive and violent behaviour, write U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. (Ret.) and David Leffler in The Hill, a top US political website, widely read by Washington policymakers. Experts acknowledge that PTS has generally been highly resistant to many conventional approaches. The authors, however, cite 'a highly effective alternative approach. . . . We suggest that more attention be given to the large body of evidence supporting the Transcendental Meditation programme.' (more)

Students from 26 countries studying Computer Science at MUM
13 April 2014 - Coming from 26 different countries, 100 students arrived on the campus of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, earlier this year to pursue an M.S. in Computer Science--the largest number since the spring of 2008. The group includes 23 students from Ethiopia, 13 from Nepal, 8 from Bangladesh, 7 from Egypt, 7 from the Philippines, 6 from China, and 6 from Mongolia. Other countries represented include Cambodia, Colombia, Eritrea, Gambia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Moldova, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the UK, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam. (more)

Superior performance, bliss, invincibility: Experience of soccer star Pele featured in The Supreme Awakening
12 April 2014 - Continuing a recent interview, Dr Craig Pearson read several experiences from his new book, The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Through Time--and How You Can Cultivate Them. One experience in the book is told by Pele, the great football/soccer star and one of the most celebrated athletes of all time. In his autobiography, Pele describes an experience he had during his first World Cup, of great calmness and euphoria, and the feeling that 'I could run all day without tiring.' (more)

Maharishi University of Management: Online master's degree in health set to begin 1 September
11 April 2014 - The curriculum is in place for a new Master of Science in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine that will be offered online to health professionals by Maharishi University of Management in the USA. The three-year, part-time curriculum will begin with an introduction to the principles of Maharishi Ayurveda health care, followed by eight courses based on the eight organ systems classically described by Maharishi Ayurveda, with correlations to modern medical understanding of health and disease. A final phase of the programme will provide practical clinical practice. (more)

Does meditation increase intelligence?
10 April 2014 - It was once thought that a person's level of intelligence remained static throughout his or her life. However, there is now strong evidence that people can raise their intellectual capacity. Does scientific research support the hypothesis that regular meditation--looking at the well-defined technique of Transcendental Meditation--helps to increase intelligence? The article highlights findings of recent studies showing increased intelligence in children as well as in high school and university students. (more)

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