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South Africa: Students 'calmer, more focused' with Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer
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17 February 2012
At a primary school near Durban, South Africa, where many children have learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique this year, an administrator described good results she has noticed in the grade 5 class she teaches.
'I've seen a tremendous effect,' she said. 'The students are calmer, they're more centered, more focused. They're ready to do the work, and they respond well to instruction.'
The children are enjoying the programme and 'wanted to know why they didn't start it earlier'.
The administrator described other good developments at the school that she attributes to the Transcendental Meditation Programme: 'We are having a very harmonious relationship with the school authorities office. We always did, but the level of our relationship is so much deeper and more meaningful.
'We have lost the sense of me or you, it's a sense of togetherness—which we also had previously, but now with greater and deeper human relationships,' she said.
'We're working beautifully in this school, in terms of the educators and the principal.'
'This is very encouraging,' commented Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management, who visited the school recently. Despite various challenges, including overcrowded classrooms, the school was seeing a lot of benefits from the programme.
'Every school should offer this to their children,' Dr Morris said. 'It's such a gift, the children just love it so much.'
Global Good News will continue to report on Dr Morris's tour in South Africa, and its next phases in Mauritius, Mozambique, and other African countries. He visited another primary school outside Capetown where students have begun practising the Transcendental Meditation Technique.
For more information about Dr Morris's 14-country tour of Africa, and the Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee celebrations of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes on the continent, please contact: Africa@TM.org.
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∙ South African students who learned Transcendental Meditation: 'How did I become so nice and kind and helpful?'
∙ Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee tour: Dr Bevan Morris reports from West Africa
∙ Ghana: Dr Bevan Morris presents Consciousness-Based Education to distinguished educators
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