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Conference promotes meditation in school
by Cristina Silva
The Boston Globe Translate This Article
8 May 2006
On 8 May 2006 The Boston Globe reported:
Recently, the New England Committee for Stress-Free Schools held a three-hour conference in the Boston area, which was attended by over 100 local educators.
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.
The Boston Globe reported that the key message of the conference was that the Transcendental Meditation Programme 'can help boost students' grades, improve their social skills, and ignite their creativity'.
The Boston Globe quoted the director of the Massachusetts Committee for Stress-Free Schools, and assistant superintendent of the Hampshire Regional School District in Western Massachusetts, G. Anthony Ryan: 'There's an exorbitant amount of pressure on kids today. Bullying, academic problems, drug use, this is a mechanism to combat all that.'
The message received a warm reception. The Boston Globe reported: 'The concept excited many attendees, who took notes intently and walked out chatting animatedly about how they might introduce the program to parents and students.'
The Boston Globe included remarks of local educators, including Jose A. Solis, a counsellor at Madison Park Technical-Vocational High School in Boston, who said: 'It sounds very powerful. I think it could work.'
The article also reported that the principal of Roxbury Charter High Public School, Donald Brown, said that he was 'already considering creating a pilot meditation program for ninth-graders'. Brown said: 'I had never heard of it before this. We all talk about how we want to create an environment conducive to learning. This sounds like this is it.'
The New England Committee for Stress-Free Schools has organized a series of conferences throughout the New England area to promote the Transcendental Meditation Programme in local schools.
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