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Mayan community in Guatemala embraces Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer

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15 November 2011

In the past few years, hundreds of people from the Mayan indigenous community of Guatemala have learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme and one of its advanced techniques, Yogic Flying.

This represents a big step forward, not only for the Mayan community, but also for the country. Guatemala has a history of war, of conflict and violence, but with the peaceful, coherent influence created by hundreds of practitioners of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying, many feel this violence will soon come to an end.

Those who are teaching Transcendental Meditation in the country have noted the rise of positive, evolutionary trends.

The Mayan community is an example of this. For years, no Mayan in Guatemala had learned any of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's technologies of consciousness, but now a few hundred are learning and practising.

Pedro Ojeda, an administrator of the Transcendental Meditation Programme in Paraguay, spoke about his experience teaching Yogic Flying to the indigenous Mayan population.

He said, 'It is such a fortune to be teaching [Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying] for the last thirty years, but to teach Yogic Flying to this community has been absolutely unbelievable [because of] their purity. It's completely outstanding.'

Mr Ojeda told of the obstacles many in the community had to overcome to be a part of the Yogic Flying course. 'To come to the course, the children had to walk hours every day. But they were coming whether it was a holiday or not. They were all committed to practise their programme together,'* and have been deeply enjoying the programme.

* Practice of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying by large enough groups has been shown by scientific research to produce a powerful influence of coherence and harmony in the whole society.

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