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A meditation on brain drain
by Mary Jane Smetanka

Minneapolis Star Tribune    Translate This Article
19 March 2005

On 19 March 2005 Minneapolis Star Tribune reported: Maharishi University of Management sponsored an educational conference focused on reversing the damaging effects of college life on the brain through the practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme. Conference speaker and director of the University's Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition, Dr Fred Travis, was quoted as saying that 'lack of sleep, drug use, partying, stress, and other student behaviours hamper the brain's frontal lobe, which controls decision-making, thought, and planning'. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of education.

Travis went on to tell writer Mary Jane Smetanka of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the usual college experience leaves a student with 'lots of fragmented facts, and a brain wired for emergency situations. Their sense of self is small, and their awareness is tied into surface stuf'f. Not the ideal leaders for business or politics.

The article noted that Maharishi University of Management provides students with organic foods, emphasizes world peace on its web site, and includes the Transcendental Meditation Technique as part of its curriculum.

The article also interviewed Ed Ehlinger, director of Boynton Health Service at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus, who agreed that students need to find a way of keeping life in balance and noted that his university also offers stress reduction classes. . .'

The article said that about 100 people were expected to attend the M.U.M. conference.

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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