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Tanzania: Six thousand Maasai women learn Transcendental Meditation
8 January 2021 - The Maasai are the indigenous people of Kenya and Tanzania, where the population is estimated at 430,000. Maasai culture is renowned for its music and dance; however among women in Tanzania, Maasai historically have had the highest rates of child marriage, illiteracy and poverty. In the last decade, organizations have offered women training in land rights and entrepreneurship, educational and employment support. Women strive to improve their families' quality of life, while their subsistence lifestyle carries many stresses. Since 2014, when two Tanzanian women (one Maasai) were trained and certified as Transcendental Meditation teachers, about 8,000 Maasai in Tanzania - mostly women - have learned TM. It is widely accepted and women feel it helps them sleep better and have less worry and anxiety, with fewer health problems. (more)

Science of Being and Art of Living by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - New edition just released
1 January 2021 - The Vedic knowledge of India has been the source of insight, inspiration, and enlightenment for countless generations. MIU Press has just released a new edition of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Science of Being and Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation - the modern expression of this timeless wisdom, presented with exceptional clarity, precision, and depth. Maharishi introduces the simple, natural, and effortless Transcendental Meditation technique, which is the 'technology of consciousness' for directly experiencing the field of Being, the transcendental field of existence, the inner Self of everyone. Through the TM technique anyone can easily harness the unlimited treasures of this field of Being - infinite happiness, energy, creativity, intelligence, and organizing power - bringing maximum success and fulfilment to daily life. (more)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's comments to the press - Christmas, 2002
25 December 2020 - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi replies to a question from the world press on the Vedic nature of Christ's words, 'Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and all else will be added unto you.' - 25 December 2002, MERU, Netherlands. (more)

Enjoy a free hol­i­day gift: 'Meet­ing The Beatles in India' film - free streaming 24 December-1 January
21 December 2020 - In 1968, The Beatles traveled to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Founder of the worldwide Transcendental Meditation organization. In his film, 'Meet­ing The Beatles in India', Paul Saltzman retraces his life-changing journey of 50 years ago when he learned to meditate and spent time with John, Paul, George, and Ringo. The film had its virtual world premiere in September. As a holiday gift, Gathr Films is offering free streaming of the film from 24 December to 1 January 2021 on its Gathr at Home platform. (more)

Isolation can cause hypertension, especially in women: TM averts and reduces hypertension
14 December 2020 - 'Statistics, observation and research during the pandemic indicate that social isolation puts women - especially younger women - at risk (more than men) for increases in high blood pressure,' writes Maribeth Flood, M.S. RN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, a Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Washington state, USA. High blood pressure (hypertension) is among the most serious of risks for cardiovascular disease, she says. 'So, what's a girl to do? I recommend that you learn Transcendental Meditation.... Research, including several randomized controlled trials on at-risk populations, concluded TM reduces risk factors and hypertension.' (more)

New Book: The Coherence Effect: Tapping into the Laws of Nature that Govern Health, Happiness, and Higher Brain Functioning
7 December 2020 - A new book, The Coherence Effect: Tapping into the Laws of Nature that Govern Health, Happiness, and Higher Brain Functioning, is now available, written by Robert Keith Wallace, Chair of Maharishi International University's Department of Physiology and Health; attorney Jay Marcus; and Chris Clark, MD. Published by Armin Lear Press, the book serves as a practical guide to coherence-generating programmes that have been shown in more than 600 scientific studies to result in health, happiness, and higher brain functioning. Based on scientific studies, the book compares the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique and other forms of meditation on various psychological variables such as anxiety, negative emotions, and self-realization. (more)

MEDITATE AMERICA: Bringing Transcendental Meditation to healthcare workers, veterans, families under trauma and stress - Free Virtual Benefit Concert with Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Sting and more, 3 Dec.
30 November 2020 - On 3 December, the David Lynch Foundation hosts a national celebration and benefit concert to launch MEDITATE AMERICA - featuring as co-hosts Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, and Katy Perry, as well as ABC's Good Morning America co-anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, and ABC chief medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton, MD. Performing at the concert are Sting, Angelique Kidjo, Graham Nash, Elvis Costello, Kesha, Jim James, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. They are all coming together to raise awareness and support so that people under trauma and stress, including health care workers, first responders, veterans, and families in under-resourced neighborhoods can all learn Transcendental Meditation. (more)

5 Tips For Your Mental Survival: Join Dr Tony Nader Live today on Facebook and Instagram
25 November 2020 - Having trouble keeping your balance? Feel like you want to hide? Anxiety and fear are issues for many right now. Join Tony Nader MD, PhD, MARR today on Facebook and Instagram LIVE and he will walk you through the steps to take in order to find balance in these times of change and uncertainty. Wednesday, 25 November - 1PM New York / 7PM Amsterdam. Dr Nader is a neuroscientist trained at MIT and Harvard University, and a globally recognized expert in the fields of meditation, yoga, and consciousness. As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's successor, he is head of the international Transcendental Meditation organizations in more than 100 countries. (more)

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