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Rising Invincibility for South Africa - Part II
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2 April 2008
Continuing his presentation on Maharishi's Global Family Chat recently, (in Part I of this article), Raja Bob LoPinto reported on the different activities of the Global Country of World Peace in South Africa.
In the Maharishi Invincibility Centre in Johannesburg, 70 people have recently learnt Transcendental Meditation. When the local Teachers of Transcendental Meditation returned from recent visits to special global events of the Global Country of World Peace in the Netherlands and India, they were met by an upsurge of interest among people who wanted to learn the technique. Fifty people began immediately and many would like to learn very soon.
This centre has also held a Maharishi Ayur-Veda course for three weeks with 25 participants; and a World Peace Assembly over Easter Weekend had 20 participants in the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme.
In a city on the Indian Ocean, a magnificent new residence for Teachers of Transcendental Meditation is being built. This will also be a Maharishi Invincibility Centre, and all Maharishi's programmes, including daily group practice of Yogic Flying.
A new primary school in Cape Town, at the southern tip of the continent, is offering Transcendental Meditation for its teachers, and six teachers have started the practice with a further 15 wanting to learn.
In Durban, a Hindu primary school has decided to introduce the Transcendental Meditation Programme. The principal is a well-known Sanskrit scholar, and Durban has one of the world's largest Indian communities outside India. In April six teachers will learn. Thereafter all the students over the age of 10, about 30 students, will learn, and as the school adds additional grades in the curriculum, more and more students will learn Transcendental Meditation over time.
Raja LoPinto then reported that a number of articles about Dr Robert Schneider's latest research on high blood pressure have appeared, especially in the three most significant newspapers in South Africa—one of which is the Sunday newspaper for South Africa's very large Indian community based in Durban.
Dr Schneider also did a radio interview with 'Voice of the Cape', which reaches the largest Islamic community in Cape Town. 'A weighty package of a research was delivered to the South African Medical Association and to the South African Heart and Stroke Foundation on that research,' said Raja LoPinto.
The National Director of Agriculture for the Global Country of World Peace did a radio interview at the beginning of February, for a station that broadcasts throughout the centres of population in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town. The topic was Maharishi and his worldwide achievements.
One woman who listened is now interested in involving Transcendental Meditation in a research study on HIV AIDS patients, which has been an epidemic in the country. So this possibility is being pursued with Dr Schneider.
Rala LoPinto also reported that halfway between Durban and Johannesburg, there is a beautiful 17-room mansion and 20 acres where various in-residence programmes are held. Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training courses have been held there, one in 2007, serving the entire continent of Africa and Middle Eastern countries. Another such course for African countries will be held in May at this venue. 'It's absolutely beautiful, with beautiful views of the mountains from there,' Raja LoPinto said.
The Global Country of World Peace in South Africa owns a 27,000 hectare farm, about three hours north of Cape Town, and will have a 99-year lease on five hectares of land at the Brahmasthan [auspicious central area of a country]. 'The flag of the Global Country of World Peace flies there permanently now,' he said.
Finally Raja LoPinto said that 'they are receiving other significant donations of land and property', which he will report about on future Global Family Chats as they are finalized.
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