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UK: BBC News reports spark increased interest in Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer

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1 December 2009

A recent study, showing that the practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme could benefit people with heart disease, was featured in the centre of the 'News Front Page' of BBC News online, and also highlighted as a top global story on the evening BBC World News television. The reports have sparked increased interest in Transcendental Meditation in Great Britain.

The television report features a ticker, which runs across the bottom of the screen, with the three or four most important stories of the day, explained Raja Peter Warburton, Raja of Invincible Great Britain for the Global Country of World Peace.*

The same day that BBC News published the article Meditation 'eases heart disease', the report was also featured as one of these most significant stories.

'It was a world splash,' Raja Peter said. 'It was reckoned by the editors to be one of the three or four top stories of the day in the whole world.'

This was the first study of its kind to show that meditation—or anything other than a drug approach—eases heart disease, Raja Peter said. So it was major news in the world.**

Raja Peter presented highlights of the article, including comments about the study from experts in Great Britain.

BBC News reported that 'Ingrid Collins, a consultant educational psychologist at the London Medical Centre, said: ''I'm not at all surprised that a change of behaviour like this can have enormous benefits both emotionally and physically. Physical and emotional energy is on a continuum and whatever happens to us physically can affect our emotions and vice versa.''

'British Heart Foundation Cardiac Nurse Ellen Mason said: ''This is a fascinating area and the results were impressive,'' ' the BBC article continued. Mason also suggested, as reported in the article, that further research be conducted on an even larger scale, 'in order to fully assess the difference Transcendental Meditation could have on heart patients' lives'.

BBC News presented related information, including links to Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA and to Great Britain's national Transcendental Meditation website, Raja Peter said. Since the article came out, the national call centre for Transcendental Meditation has been receiving a steady stream of inquiries, he added.

The BBC News article was picked up and featured by many other news media around the world.

* Raja Peter's report was featured on the 20 November 2009 Maharishi Global Family Chat, broadcast daily via Internet webcast on the Maharishi Channel, Channel 3. Podcasts of the daily Global Family Chat (audio track) are also now available for automatic download, via an RSS feed.

** For more information about the study and to see a selection of world media that have reported on it, please see Global Good News article Worldwide news media report: Transcendental Meditation helped heart disease patients reduce risk of heart attack, stroke, and death by nearly 50%.

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