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Transcendental Meditation in Russia
by Charles W. Borden

Passport Magazine - Moscow, Russia    Translate This Article
4 April 2010

On 4 April 2010 Passport Magazine - Moscow, Russia reported: Enthusiasm for the Transcendental Meditation Programme, which has been enjoyed by thousands in Russia over the past 20 years, was re-enlivened by the visit of renowned filmmaker David Lynch. 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.

'Last year's Moscow visit by filmmaker artist David Lynch, which followed the publication in Russian of his Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity sparked a renewed interest in Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the country,' Passport Magazine reported.

'Lynch was enthusiastically welcomed at events related to his book and the work of his David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, which were held at the All-Russia State Cinematography Institute and the Moscow Book Store on Tverskaya, where the line stretched toward the Kremlin,' the article stated.

Passport Magazine reported that the 'reaction to Lynch's Moscow visit was reminiscent of the reception when the first teachers of Transcendental Meditation arrived in the USSR after being invited as part of humanitarian aid in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988'.

The people of Russia warmly welcomed a technique that not only helps relieve stress in individuals, but also increases peace, harmony, and progress in society as a whole. At that time scientific research—published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Conflict Resolution and Social Sciences Perspectives Journal—was beginning to show that 'even a small percentage of a population practicing Transcendental Meditation (one percent) could significantly reduce negative factors in the larger population,' the article continued.

'Thousands, if not tens of thousands, learned the simple, natural TM technique' over the next two years, the article stated.

Millions of people around the world have now learned Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation Programme, the wide-ranging benefits of which have been validated by 'over 600 studies from more than 120 research institutions', the article reported.

'Maharishi organized [initiatives] in the region, most recently with organic agriculture initiatives in Ukraine,' the article continued. Other initiatives include a Maharishi Ayur-Veda health care training programme, and two spas planned for areas in and near Moscow. Maharishi Ayur-Veda 'is now arguably the most extensive, widely developed preventive health care program in the world'.

Currently the Transcendental Meditation organization in Russia is also focussed on establishing peace-creating groups. Practising Transcendental Meditation and the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme together, a group equal to just the square root of one per cent of Russia's population could have a powerful influence of coherence, harmony, and peace—invincibility—for the whole nation.

They hope to 'duplicate the efforts of the David Lynch Foundation, which has now taught tens of thousands of students, including groups from inner city schools and American Indian reservations in the United States to Catholic schools in Latin America', the article concludes.

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