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At a school in Peru, staff, students, teachers, parents learn Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer

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19 June 2012

A school in Peru has recently started a programme in which hundreds of its students learn Transcendental Meditation. The first 500 students have learned, and because they are such a large group, they often use a nearby church in which to meditate all together.

But it is not just the students who meditate. The staff, teachers, and even parents have also learned the Transcendental Meditation technique.

A Transcendental Meditation teacher involved in the project explained why it is beneficial for the parents to learn as well.

He explained there are three parts of a school: the parents, teachers, and students. Even if you teach the students, teachers, and staff, it is not enough, he said. You need to also teach the parents. This is because the children are going to meditate at home on the weekends and the parents, seeing that, will want to know what their children are doing.

The teacher remarked, 'Now the system is the parents come to the courses and they learn [Transcendental Meditation] with the teachers. . . . It makes the family a part of the school.'

Some parents have even begun sending progress reports on their children's meditation practice.

The same Transcendental Meditation teacher added that the school project is strongest when it is integrated into the community. The children see their parents and their teachers meditating, and along with the good feeling they gain from the practice, this adds encouragement for them to continue with their Transcendental Meditation.

'It's a family thing.'

Transcendental Meditation teachers involved in the school project said that when 500 or 1,000 students are meditating, it changes the whole air in the school. At that point, they don't feel the need to persuade the other students to join the programme. Instead, those students witness the silence and want to experience it for themselves.

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