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Donovan aims to put students on higher plane
by Thair Shaikh
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27 October 2007
On 27 October 2007 The Guardian reported:
Scottish folk singer Donovan and film director David Lynch have joined together to create the Invincible Donovan University where students can learn Transcendental Meditation along with traditional university subjects.
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Donovan and Lynch, who were joined by quantum physicist John Hagelin and Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management located in the United States, were on a British tour promoting Transcendental Meditation as a way to reduce stress, crime, and violence in colleges and schools.
Lynch, a 34-year practitioner of TM, has set up a foundation for children to learn Transcendental Meditation.
The Guardian reported, 'He said through his foundation he had found children undertaking meditation achieve better qualifications at school, boost their creativity, particularly in relation to the arts, and are more productive.'
Donovan explained that his university would offer the usual subjects with the addition of Transcendental Meditation, and that he would be involved in teaching and administrative aspects of the project.
He was quoted as saying, 'It will be a normal university but will also be very, very different because of its potential that will be unfolding because of an extraordinary technique which I learnt when I was in India . . . . It's called transcendental meditation and it has been applied for many years in different educational programmes with astounding results.'
Donovan has met with Scottish culture minister Linda Fabiani to discuss the project.
The Guardian quoted Donovan as saying, ' ... the world is ready for this now, it is clear this is the time'.
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