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New David Lynch Foundation video highlights work of Father Gabriel Mejia, Hogares Claret
by Global Good News staff writer
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7 August 2012
A new video by the team at the David Lynch Foundation honours Father Gabriel Mejia, a priest of the Community of Claretian Missionaries in Colombia. Father Mejia has devoted much of his life to helping others, specifically youth, children, and families affected by drug addiction.
To this end, Father Mejia started Fundacion Hogares Claret, a network of rehabilitation centres with outlets all over Colombia and in many other Latin American and Caribbean countries. The centres provide assistance for thousands of underprivileged children and, in the past ten years, they have begun to provide Transcendental Meditation and the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi programme as treatment.
The success of these alternative treatments caught the attention of people at the David Lynch Foundation, who were inspired to document Father Mejia's unique work and lofty goals.
The video features Father Mejia explaining to the children for the first time about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the great teacher from India who brought Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes to light. Hearing some years ago about Father Mejia's work helping so many young people through these meditation techniques, Maharishi referred to him as the 'saint of Colombia'.
It also follows a day in the life at Hogares Claret, where the children do Yoga asanas and pranayama (a breathing exercise) before their meditation practice.
The video captures candid interviews with the children, where they speak frankly and naturally about their treatment and success with Transcendental Meditation.
Teachers of Transcendental Meditation working with Hogares Claret hope to give the video wide exposure because they feel this unique treatment is something that could be implemented on a broader scale.
One teacher said, 'This provides hope for hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children in Latin America and worldwide. Rehabilitation is possible.'
He added that Transcendental Meditation is helping create 'a new life for these children, when they had been, a few months before, in terrible situations. It's just a miracle what Father Mejia is doing everyday with Maharishi's programmes.'
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