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New Nepalese teachers of Transcendental Meditation bring Consciousness-Based Education to local schools
by Global Good News staff writer
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25 July 2014
Twenty-one Nepalese educators recently graduated from a teacher training course (TTC) in Chanthaburi, Thailand, becoming qualified as teachers of Transcendental Meditation (TM). En route home to Nepal, they visited Rajapark College in Bangkok, a Consciousness-Based institution, to get a first hand look at many aspects of Consciousness-Based Education teaching. The new TM teachers include faculty members plus a group of schoolteachers, who will teach Transcendental Meditation in the three schools that are adopting the Consciousness-Based Education curriculum.
At the Tilingatar Government School, with an enrolment of 1200, most students have learned Transcendental Meditation. The president of the school sent three faculty members to Thailand to attend the Transcendental Meditation TTC. This particular government school has a stellar reputation for implementing new programmes. Education leaders in the national government will be observing the success of Consciousness-Based Education there, for consideration as to adopting it in more schools.
The most important project for establishing lasting peace and harmony for Nepal, said Dr Kingsley Brooks, international administrator in Nepal and several other countries, is the programme to teach Transcendental Meditation at the Military High School. The principal and vice-principal are graduates of the Consciousness-Based Education Training course. Faculty and staff have all learned Transcendental Meditation, and of the 3,000 students enrolled about 1,000 have learned and practise twice daily as part of the curriculum. Military High School has branches throughout Nepal, and keen interest in adopting the Consciousness-Based Education has been expressed at many branches.
Dr James Meade and his wife, Nina, both experienced educators from Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in the USA, were instrumental in helping with the project at Military High School, working for four months with school administrators and students.
Dang School in the western part of Nepal is the first school in the country built according to the principles of Maharishi Vastu architecture. The inspiration for Vastu came after the head of the Dang School attended a Consciousness-Based Education training course in India. Now he strongly promotes the programme.
In other news from Nepal over 300 guests joined Nepal's national director, Dr Deepak Baskota, at the Kathmandu Centre for Transcendental Meditation for a celebration earlier this year, as part of the annual 12 January worldwide festivities of the Global Country of World Peace. The many special guests in attendance included former Prime Minister Chan, who has practised Transcendental Meditation longer than anyone else in Nepal, having learned the technique around 1967 from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Dr John and Dr Susel Fagan met with Nepal's Ministry of Ayurveda regarding a project called 'Healing Herbs Nepal'. Dr Fagan launched the project in Nepal by starting to cultivate prized healing herbs that are used in Ayurvedic preparations.
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