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Helping inner-city children through Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer

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13 April 2009

The idea of using the Transcendental Meditation Programme—which reduces stress for the individual and enlivens peace and harmony in the environment—to help inner city children cope with a stressful world* was supported by renowned soul singer Bettye LaVette recently.

Ms LaVette spoke at a major press conference** held just prior to the 'Change Begins Within' benefit concert on 4 April at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.

'I'm from inner city Detroit [Michigan, USA], and I have a daughter who is a teacher there in inner city Detroit. I have two grandchildren who are students in inner city Detroit,' Ms LaVette said. 'It's a very stressful place.'

'I think that anything that can make a significant positive impact on that world is worthy of support,' she stated.

'That's why I'm here to do this benefit tomorrow. And why I'm so glad that my fellow artists are joining in.'

'Transcendental Meditation may very well be the thing that is able to help these children—these unfortunate children—better cope with the stressful world we live in today,' Ms LaVette concluded.

*Please also see Global Good News article Students and teachers say Transcendental Meditation transforms schools, communities

**Celebrities, doctors, and educators spoke at a 3 April press conference preceding the historic Paul McCartney benefit concert on 4 April at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA. The extraordinary achievements and goals of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace were presented at the press conference.

The 'Change Begins Within' benefit concert contributed funds to teach one million at-risk children Transcendental Meditation—giving them life-long tools to overcome stress and violence, and promote peace and success in their lives.

The concert was headlined by Paul McCartney, with special guests including Ringo Starr, Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Moby, Paul Horn, Bettye LaVette, Donovan, and Jim James.

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