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Kenya: Nandi Hills a bright spot with hundreds practising Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer
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19 June 2013
In the greater Nandi Hills area of Kenya, about 250 km west of Nairobi, a community hall has been under construction this year and is nearly completed. Recent visitors reported that the roof was going up on the single storey, 300 square metre building.
The new centre was designed and is being built in accord with the principles of Maharishi Vastu architecture, and will serve as a hub for the activities of people in the Nandi Hills area who practise Transcendental Meditation.
Consciousness-Based Education programmes in Nandi Hills schools have resulted in about 700 students, teachers, and parents learning Transcendental Meditation in the last two years. Following the lead of the schoolchildren, members of the public are also starting to learn Transcendental Meditation. Kenya has a number of Transcendental Meditation teachers in Nairobi and other areas, including three teachers from the Nandi Hills area.
Many of the Nandi Hills meditators will also be learning the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi programme this summer.
Students and other community members will use the new hall to practise these peace-creating technologies of consciousness together. Such groups have been found through scientific research studies in different countries to reduce crime, violence, and other negative trends, and generate coherence and harmony in society.
In addition to the community meditation hall, a bridge has been constructed across a nearby river to facilitate people from other communities being able to attend group meditation practice there.
The beautiful Nandi Hills area is ideally situated near the equator at 2,000 metres above sea level, boasting perfect weather year round. An organic farming project on land adjacent to the community building is in the planning stages.
Visitors often remark on the wonderful warmth expressed by the people of Kenya. Dr Robert Wynne, Mayor of Maharishi Vedic City in Iowa, USA, and Dr Maureen Wynne were greeted with great enthusiasm and garlands when they attended the inauguration of the new bridge and visited with local meditators.
See related articles:
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∙ Kenya: Women and girls in Nandi Hills thriving on Transcendental Meditation
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