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9 August 2005

On 9 August 2005 Global Country of World Peace reported: Positive, in-depth world press coverage of Maharishi's Vedic Science and Technology has exploded as never before in the 50 years of Maharishi's movement ever since he began holding Weekly Global News Conferences more than three years ago. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of world peace.

In fact, there is so much interest in all the programmes that when a single individual boldly steps forward with the public announcement of the intention to utilize one of Maharishi's Vedic programmes it can garner enormous press coverage all over the world.

A few weeks ago Washington developer Jeffrey Abramson announced plans to build the world's largest office building according to Maharishi Vedic Architecture. Even though Mr Abramson's building will not be completed for two years, the news of Mr Abramson's plans to utilize Maharishi Vedic Architecture went around the world.

An article on Mr Abramson's Tower II building appeared on the front page of the Business section in Washington Post. A week later a second article was published on the deep principles and practices of Vedic architecture on the front page of the Home section of the Washington Post.

This Washington Post article on Vedic architecture was reprinted in scores of newspapers around the United States, large and small, including in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Ft Wayne Journal Gazette.

Now, this week, news of the establishment of a private foundation in the United States to raise billions of dollars to support all of Maharishi's programmes of Consciousness-Based Education and to create permanent world peace has gone around the world many times over.

Award-winning filmmaker David Lynch, who has practised Transcendental Meditation for 32 years, is a Yogic Flyer, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Maharishi University of Management, announced on 21 July, Guru Purnima Day, the formation of a new foundation, called the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. Its purpose is to raise $7 billion initially, to fund and bring Maharishi's Consciousness-Based, Vedic Education to children throughout America.

The foundation will also establish and permanently endow seven large campuses of Maharishi International University of World Peace, each with 8,000 Yogic Flying students. There will be universities on all seven continents. Mr Lynch says he will raise the money from peace-loving philanthropists within the entertainment industry and throughout the business community.

The announcement of this intention by David Lynch has created a huge wave of global press coverage and received tremendous positive support by the global press. Here are just a few examples:

Newsweek featured a story entitled The Magic of Meditation in which Director David Lynch discusses how to find inner peace and change the world 'to a good one'. This is a completely positive, extensive, in-depth feature article about the profound benefits of Maharishi's Consciousness-Based Education for enlightenment and world peace. This article was read by more than 10 million people all over the world.

Another article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (the premier education newsmagazine read by all university and college presidents and other top administrators) begins: Filmmaker Starts Foundation to Help Students Chill Out with Transcendental Meditation.

The article says: 'Filmmaker David Lynch will announce today the establishment of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, an organization that will promote the mental and physical benefits of Transcendental Meditation.

'Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced Transcendental Meditation for ''diving within'' a half-century ago. Researchers have found that it can reduce high blood pressure and improve brain function, among other health benefits. Meditating also improves students' academic performance and fosters their creativity.

'Lynch's foundation intends to bring Transcendental Meditation to students across the country. Even more ambitious is the foundation's plan to raise $7-billion to help establish seven affiliated Universities of World Peace that would train students to become ''professional peacemakers''.'

An article in the International Herald Tribune was titled: US filmmaker promotes Transcendental Meditation for world peace— Film director David Lynch wants to raise $7 billion to bring about world peace through a massive Transcendental Meditation program. 'This is a way to bring real peace to earth. Real peace isn't just the absence of war. It is the absence of all negativity,' Lynch said.

Agence France Presse featured an article with the headline Director David Lynch seeks 7 billion dollars for Transcendental Meditation, world peace. 'I want to raise seven billion dollars. Some people may laugh about that. But the real joke is that we don't laugh when the US government spends billions of dollars on military projects to kill people and people don't bat an eyelid. That is the pathetic joke,' said Lynch, who has practised Transcendental Meditation for 32 years.

Lynch bases his beliefs on the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who developed Transcendental Meditation 50 years ago to develop the 'full creative potential' of a person and to 'promote a peaceful world'.

With a corps of 8,000 people dedicated to meditating and pumping out positive waves, peace will gradually settle on earth, Lynch explained, citing the discovery by quantum physics of the 'unified field'. 'This is real, it works,' Lynch said of the power of meditation. 'It's abstract, but it's very real.'

Here are a few more of the hundreds, even thousands, of publications worldwide that featured stories on the launch of Mr. Lynch's foundation:

TIME magazine

Washington Post (the 15th article in the Washington Post on Maharishi's programmes in less than two years)

Boston Globe

New York Post

Times (UK)

Liberation (France)

Nouvel Observateur (France)

Sydney Morning Herald

New Zealand Herald

CRI (China)

Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

Turkish Daily News

We thank Mr Lynch for his bold stand in bringing Maharishi's knowledge to the world press and we urge all others to do the same.

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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