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'Love and Transcendence: The Secrets of Lasting Rehabilitation' - Father Gabriel Mejia's talk now available online    Translate This Article
24 March 2014

ConsciousnessTalks is a new website featuring compelling talks from some of the leading thought-leaders and change agents in the world who are shaping our conscious future.

The new talk just released this month is by one of the most truly remarkable men of great heart and depth in our time—humanitarian Father Gabriel Mejia. 

Father Mejia explains that love is the basis of a compassionate society—one that sees homeless children not as problems, but as opportunities full of potential. A lack of coherence in society causes greed, corruption, poverty, addiction, violence, and cruelty, says Fr. Mejia. The solution is to restore balance, coherence, and compassion to the individual and society through self-actualization programs including the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Father Gabriel Mejia is a Catholic priest, humanitarian, and the founder of Fundacion Hogares—a Latin American orphanage that has helped more than 100,000 street children to live productive, healthy, and happy lives. With 47 shelters throughout Fr. Mejia's native Colombia and Latin America, the foundation offers children food, shelter, education, and the experience of their own inner coherence and love through the Transcendental Meditation technique. Fr. Mejia is the subject of Saving the Disposable Ones, a David Lynch Foundation documentary that takes viewers to the inner city streets of Colombia, where this extraordinary priest is transforming the lives of thousands of abandoned children.

In this 20-minute TED-style talk presented last April during the Our Conscious Future conference at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, Fr. Mejia explores how this kind of lasting rehabilitation can come from the complementary forces of love and transcendence.

Watch Father's Mejia's talk

A lively 7-minute question and answer session with the conference audience following Fr. Mejia's talk is also posted on the same web page.

More about the Our Conscious Future conference:

The home page of also features a 3-minute video of conference highlights; and 1-minute video previews of other upcoming talks in the conference series:
∙ Pioneering researcher Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D., and Fred Travis, Ph.D., discussing 'The Physiology of Enlightenment: Scientific Research and Human Potential'
∙ Mind/body researcher Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, on Mind over DNA: Transforming DNA from the Inside Out—how our minds can influence our own patterns of health.
∙ Prudence Farrow Bruns, Ph.D., on The ''Dear Prudence'' Story: One Woman's Journey in Consciousness

See related article: Maharishi University of Management hosts conference on consciousness

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