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Mexico: Thousands of indigenous students to meditate together at traditional celebration
by Global Good News staff writer
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18 December 2012
This Friday, 21 December, a large number of young students from local schools in rural areas of Mexico will take part in a celebration of indigenous people in the southern part of the country.
The students—along with many of their parents, teachers, and community leaders—are coming together to practise Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques in a large group, expected to number in the thousands. The celebration is being held in a location that has special significance to indigenous peoples of the region.
In many schools in Mexico and Central America indigenous students have learned these meditation techniques as part of Consciousness-Based Education, which is being used in schools throughout Latin America and around the world.
Scientific research has documented many benefits of students' daily Transcendental Meditation practice, including reduced stress and improved brain functioning, resulting in increased intelligence, learning ability, and academic achievement.
In addition to benefits for individual students, group practice of these technologies of consciousness creates a powerful influence of coherence, harmony, and peace for the school as a whole, extending to the surrounding community.
Research has found that when the group is large enough, crime and violent conflict decrease and a positive, peaceful influence is created within the nation—and even continent-wide.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Transcendental Meditation programme and Consciousness-Based Education, explained that this technology offers the possibility for any nation to achieve invincibility—an unshakable, permanent state of peace, harmony, security, and economic stability.
Groups of students practising the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi programme have formed at schools in a number of Latin American countries, including Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador, who practise together every day. There are also groups in the military and security forces training programmes in several countries—all contributing to peace and rising invincibility for their nations and the whole continent.
In Mexico, the indigenous peoples honour their traditions and place great value on education. Transcendental Meditation teachers said that the impetus to bring together a large group of advanced meditators at this Friday's celebration came from the students' parents and their communities.
The parents have arranged this project, which they consider a very fitting way to celebrate and uphold the highest values of their cultural traditions, at what is felt to be the beginning of a new time, with a more uplifting and profound educational system to raise the quality of life of society.
Efforts are underway this week to help bring together the largest possible number of students practising Transcendental Meditation—to create the most powerful, uplifting wave of coherence for the nation, all of Latin America, and extending to the world.
When the students return from the celebration they will continue their group practice in their home areas during the holidays and in the new school year, so the momentum of rising invincibility for Latin America will continue.
Global Good News will continue to report on the celebration in Mexico in the coming days.
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