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Iceland: Transcendental Meditation program for women contributes coherence in national life

Global Women's Organization for Total Knowledge    Translate This Article
3 July 2012

In the past three years, nearly 850 women in Iceland have learned Transcendental Meditation, among a total of 1,400 Icelanders who have begun practising the technique.

All were able to learn due to the generosity of the David Lynch Foundation, which established scholarships for a three-year period, with the aim of reducing problems and contributing to social coherence and prosperity in the nation.

In three Icelandic towns, groups of meditators practise Transcendental Meditation together on a regular basis.

In addition to giving courses, teachers of the Transcendental Meditation programme for women have made presentations to women's groups and to educators interested in Consciousness-Based Education; and contacted leading women in the country about the range of programmes available for women and girls.

Three articles about Transcendental Meditation have been published in the news media in Iceland.

Large numbers of people practising Transcendental Meditation are contributing to the rise of coherence in society, say Transcendental Meditation teachers, reflected in growing positive trends in national life. This has been seen especially in news of an improving economic outlook:

In the past year the economy of Iceland has made a remarkable recovery. There are signs of Iceland's surprisingly rapid rise from the ashes of banking ruin. While much of Europe is experiencing a recession, the economy of this volcanic island in the mid-Atlantic is growing at a pace that has surprised many people. Iceland's GDP growth is estimated at some 2.6 per cent this year, which outshines many of the most affluent countries in Europe.

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