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New Transcendental Meditation websites launched in UK and Holland
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6 April 2013
Two new Transcendental Meditation websites have been launched in the last month, one in the United Kingdom and one in the Netherlands. Initial results have shown increased interest and traffic on the new sites.
Both uk.tm.org and nl.tm.org/ are test runs featuring a new design and template that can be applied to Transcendental Meditation websites in every country. Transcendental Meditation teachers can easily adopt the template without having to enlist web programmers or software engineers.
Dr Paul Gelderloos, director of the Transcendental Meditation programme in the Netherlands, was key in the design and increased functionality of the new website.
Dr Gelderloos emphasized the importance of keeping up with the latest technology, adding that the Internet is where most people turn for news, advice, and research.
'Everyone is aware that the Internet has become the communication medium,' he said. 'There are more and more people who never read any newspaper or hardly watch television anymore. Everything is really going via the Internet.'
He added that the Founder of the Transcendental Meditation programme, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, saw the promise of the Internet in 1995 when it was first becoming mainstream.
'Maharishi was already aware and he was very keen on it. . . . He was already aware that this was going to be a very big thing,' Dr Gelderloos said.
Since that time, many countries around the world have developed their own Transcendental Meditation websites to reach an increasingly large population of Internet users.
With the aim of unification and increased functionality, Dr Gelderloos suggested one template website be designed that could be used by the Transcendental Meditation organization in each country.
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