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Ethiopia: Government, business leaders learn about Maharishi's programmes
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14 April 2012
On his arrival in Ethiopia recently, Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management, was welcomed by Kibre Dawit, a 'venerable' teacher of Transcendental Meditation who had been instructing people in the technique since 1972. This vast experience in Ethiopia made Ms Dawit well suited to showing Dr Morris around and arranging meetings and lectures for him across the country, he said.
Dr Morris visited Ethiopia as one of the last stops on his 14-country Africa tour. The tour, honouring 50 years of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes and technologies of consciousness on the continent, aims to awaken new interest among government leaders in applying them to rapidly reduce problems and strengthen social coherence in each country and the continent as a whole.
Maharishi first came to Ethiopia in 1973 with the goal of creating a peaceful and invincible Africa. He arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of the country, to instruct a large course of people learning to become teachers of Transcendental Meditation.
Dr Morris also started his tour of the country in Addis Ababa. While there, he met with three government ministers in the fields of health, agriculture, and science and technology, giving in-depth presentations on the practical benefits of introducing Maharishi's programmes in each area.
He also met with the head of the human relations department of the African Union, the headquarters of which is located in Addis Ababa. The African Union exists to accelerate the political and socio-economic integration of the continent; to promote and defend African common positions on issues of interest to the continent and its peoples; to achieve peace and security in Africa; and to promote democratic institutions, good governance and human rights.
In addition, Dr Morris met with a woman who is responsible for the promotion of women's rights in Africa.
He said that in each of these meetings, he could feel the level of interest and appreciation deepening among those he spoke with, as he continued to describe the wide range of valuable outcomes, supported by decades of experience and scientific research, when these programmes are implemented.
Lastly, Dr Morris spoke to a large group of businesspeople. One audience member, a prominent businesswoman, asked Ms Dawit to come and give an introduction on Transcendental Meditation to an organization of women management professionals. About 100 came to the lecture, of whom about 50-60 signed up to learn Transcendental Meditation.
For more information about the Invincible Africa tour, as well as Maharishi's programmes on the continent, please contact: Africa@TM.org.
See related articles:
∙ Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee Tour: Celebrating 50 years of Maharishi's programmes in Africa
∙ Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee tour: Dr Bevan Morris reports from West Africa
∙ Invincible Africa tour comes to South Africa
∙ Mauritius, Mozambique host Invincible Africa tour
∙ Maharishi Secondary School for Girls in Uganda welcomes distinguished educator
∙ Kenyan educator on Transcendental Meditation: 'This is something universal'
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