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UK's peace-creating communities of meditators inspire formation of similar groups in Nepal

Transcendental Meditation News - UK    Translate This Article
3 January 2013

Dr Deepak Baskota, national director of Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation, continued his recent presentation in the UK on the progress of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes in Nepal.

Please see Part I of this series.

Dr Baskota's presentation included pictures of the group of Maharishi Vedic Pandits resident in Kathmandu, all of whom are of Nepalese nationality. As well as practising Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes together, they are also regularly performing Yagyas—special Vedic performances to enliven Natural Law—thereby creating a nourishing influence of peace for the whole country.

Many other projects are getting underway in Nepal, including Consciousness-Based Education programmes in several schools, supported by the David Lynch Foundation. Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation also enjoys close links with Maharishi University of Management in Iowa, USA. This year 55 students from Nepal graduated from the American university.

An inspiring story of success

Dr Baskota's visit to the UK was partly motivated by his wish to see first-hand two coherence-creating communities of advanced meditators in England, Maharishi Garden Village in Suffolk and Maharishi European Sidhaland in Skelmersdale, since he is keen to establish such groups in Nepal, particularly among those working for the Kanchanjangha Tea Estate (KTE).

In addition to his distinguished career in government as a Member of Parliament and Minister for Home Affairs, Dr Baskota is the founder of Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Centre (KTE), the first cooperative organic tea plantation in the country.

He explained that Kanchanjangha is the Nepalese spelling of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, in the foothills of which, at an altitude of 1300-1800 metres, KTE is located. This remote area of eastern Nepal borders the famous tea growing area of Darjeeling. The north-facing slopes constantly receive fresh air from the snow-capped Himalayas, and the unique blend of climatic and other natural geographical factors give the tea its special aroma and flavour.

Global Good News will continue to feature Dr Baskota's recent presentations in the UK, in which he went on to relate the story of how KTE came into being—an inspiring testimony to the dedication of one individual to the welfare of his nation.

Source: Adapted from Transcendental Meditation News - UK

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