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Maharishi School Director enlightens Scottish educators - Part II
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16 June 2007
Dr Ashley Deans, Director of the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Fairfield, USA, recently completed a highly successful visit to Scotland to promote the introduction of Maharishi's Consciousness-Based Education there.
The article continues (see Part I): The first two days of the tour were devoted to visiting three secondary schools and a university department in Dundee. The first headmaster, who had warmly invited Dr Deans and his hosts to visit, had forewarned them that his Christian beliefs would not allow him to consider Transcendental Meditation.* He was nevertheless very interested in Dr Deans's presentation, extended it by half an hour, and lent his recommendation to other head teachers to receive Dr Deans.
Moira Scorgie, a Governor [a Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Programme] who teaches in Dundee, introduced the team to their next school, a state-funded Roman Catholic one. The head teacher had instructed all staff with free time to attend, and 13 came. They gave a very open and positive reception to the team, who report that the expressions on the teachers' faces clearly showed they were receiving a message of hope, both for themselves and for their school. All the discussion at the end of this presentation revolved around how good the programme would be, and how they could best implement it.
At their next appointment, another state Catholic school, the headmaster welcomed the team at the entrance and insisted on taking the team on a tour of his newly-built school. He was very generous with his time, listened very attentively for an hour, and then spoke in practical terms of how to introduce the programme, and repeatedly expressed his regret at not having his staff at the talk too.
At the Education Department of Dundee University, Dr Deans was well received by two faculty members, and these contacts will be developed.
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*The Transcendental Meditation Technique is practised by millions of people of all religions. It is not a religion, a philosophy, or a lifestyle. Practising the Transcendental Meditation Technique does not require or involve faith or any particular set of beliefs. (For more information, see www.tm.org)
Please see also www.maharishischool.com and www.maharishischooliowa.org.
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