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Transcendental Meditation and the wellness revolution
1 April 2015 - Amy Ruff, US national director of the Transcendental Meditation Program for Nurses, comments on a recent report by Brenda Dalton, Director of Student Health Services at Spelman College in Atlanta. She praises the school's introduction of healthier food and sports, fitness, and health awareness initiatives in response to a 'precipitous increase' in blood pressure and chronic health conditions such as obesity and diabetes among new students. Ms Ruff also emphasizes the effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation in addressing 'a nationwide epidemic of bad health', particularly among women, often due to poor lifestyle choices. She cites numerous scientific research studies documenting beneficial effects of TM in reducing high blood pressure and other serious cardiovascular disease risk factors. (more)

'Transcendental Meditation reduces medication reliance in soldiers with PTSD': American Psychosomatic Society highlights new research
31 March 2015 - New research conducted at Fort Gordon's Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Georgia, USA has found that regular Transcendental Meditation practice reduces reliance on psychotropic medication, along with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, in American service members. The study was funded by a grant from the David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness. The results of this research were deemed 'especially newsworthy' by the American Psychosomatic Society. 'It is anticipated that these results will provide valuable insights into the benefits of TM as a viable treatment modality in military treatment facilities,' said lead investigator Vernon Barnes, PhD. (more)

Six major benefits since recently learning Transcendental Meditation
30 March 2015 - Since he learned the Transcendental Meditation technique four months ago, Matthew Poulton's life has changed in many ways. TM recharges his body and mind, he says: 'There is no comparable resource; no amount of money could buy you this kind of rest.' He is more compassionate towards others and more able to be in the present. During Transcendental Meditation practice one will experience 'who you really are. Call it what you will, the more you experience and tap into it during meditation, the more profound it becomes during everyday activity. By tapping into the source of thought during meditation, you gain access to unlimited creative potential.' (more)

Japan: National Transcendental Meditation facility features Maharishi Vastu design
28 March 2015 - The national headquarters of the Transcendental Meditation organization in Japan, the Maharishi Institute of Total Education, is located in Nasu, approximately one and a half hours north of Tokyo. It is not only an organizational headquarters but offers many residential courses to those already practising Transcendental Meditation, as well as the opportunity to learn TM in this serene setting. The largest wood structure in all of Japan, 4,800 sm (51,500 sf), with a striking copper roof, it is a wonderful example of the use of natural materials--a key element in Maharishi Vastu construction, according to a recent newsletter featuring Maharishi Vastu architecture and design in Japan. (more)

President Obama, PM Netanyahu, military leaders urged to adopt Invincible Defence Technology: The Daily Mail International (Pakistan)
27 March 2015 - 'According to US President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress did not offer any ''viable alternatives'' regarding the ongoing negotiations with Iran concerning their alleged quest to obtain nuclear weapons,' writes Dr David Leffler in The Daily Mail International (Pakistan). Actually, he explains, 'neither leader's current strategies offer a scientifically-validated, field-tested means to solve this immediate crisis. Nor do they offer such an approach to rapidly dissipate the rapidly growing perilous instability in the Middle East.' Dr Leffler urges government and military leaders to quickly implement a proven, practicable, non-violent alternative, verified by extensive peer-reviewed research and military field tests: Invincible Defence Technology (IDT), which includes daily practice by specially trained military units of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes to dramatically reduce social stress throughout the region. 'If the US military and/or Israeli military or any other organization intervened with this proven advanced military solution, rising tensions in the Middle East could be rapidly reduced.' (more)

US: Maharishi University of Management ranked #4 on list of top environmental colleges
26 March 2015 - The website EnvironmentalScience.org recently released their first annual Top Environmental Science Schools rankings, placing Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, #4 in their list of the 50 top colleges in the United States. (more)

Historic Vedic India conference talks available for online viewing
25 March 2015 - Videos of the main talks from the historic three-day International Conference to Re-Establish Ideal Vedic India, which was held 20-22 February in New Delhi and featured many leading Indian and international scientists and Vedic scholars, are now being made available online. Now 'people everywhere can learn of the scientific foundations and reality of Veda and the practical programmes to create an ideal India and a peaceful, prosperous world,' said Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management in the USA. Dr Morris led a delegation of distinguished MUM faculty and trustees who participated in the conference. (more)

Japan: Maharishi Vastu homes designed to connect individual and cosmic life
24 March 2015 - The second of three Vastu buildings in Japan featured in the current Maharishi Vastu newsletter was completed in the autumn of 2014. It is the most recent of several private homes in Ryugasaki, northeast of Tokyo, that have been designed and built according to Maharishi Vastu architecture. Like another Vastu home in the area, it features lovely wood interiors, traditional Japanese features, and an abundance of natural light on both levels. (more)

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