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Cambodia: Intelligence increased in students who learned Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer
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24 July 2013
In a study of Cambodian students who took a year of remedial study in preparation for college, after three months those students who had learned Transcendental Meditation showed a significant increase in intelligence test scores, in contrast to other students.
In the early 1990s, after years of turmoil and civil war in Cambodia, a senior political leader supported the establishment of a Maharishi Vedic University (MVU) in his province so that young people who had been away from education for years could come back and become properly educated.
The research conducted on the students at Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia was published in the journal Higher Education Research and Development in 1995. This group of students became part of a special group of advanced Transcendental Meditation practitioners, creating an influence of coherence, harmony, and peace in the collective consciousness of Cambodia.
The lead author on the research was the first PhD graduate in the Science of Creative Intelligence from Maharishi University of Management (known as Maharishi International University at that time), Dr Lee Fergusson. Dr Fergusson and his wife Dr Anna Bonshek, also an MUM graduate, were the founding Rectors of MVU in Cambodia.
Dr Fergusson recently published a book, Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia, Educational Reconstruction and Social Renewal, that gives a fascinating account of how this educational initiative restored harmony and dignity and brought enlightened education to the people of that nation. Excellent scientific research results document the changes in the quality of life, said Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management, commenting recently on the achievement of Dr Fergusson, Dr Bonshek and the other founding faculty.
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