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Could meditation have something to do with plummeting crime rates?
by Jeanne Ball
Writer, David Lynch Foundation
Meditation Teacher for 25 years

Huffington Post    Translate This Article
25 November 2010

On 25 November 2010 Huffington Post reported: Even during this time of economic downturn, the US is seeing positive trends such as increased community volunteering and a significant decrease in crime and violence. The article suggests that the large coherence-creating group of practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation Programme in Fairfield, Iowa, USA is supporting the rise of positive trends in the nation. 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.

'According to FBI reports, violent crime has fallen for three straight years, with the murder rate now the lowest in four decades,' the article reports.

'Historically, economic recession and crime go together,' the article continues, 'yet we seem to be handling it better than in the past. Is there a shift occurring in collective consciousness, toward greater harmony, calmness and resilience?'

All over the nation 'increasing numbers of Americans [are] turning to yoga, meditation and natural health spas,' the article reports. In Fairfield, Iowa, '2,000 volunteers from 50 countries and all races and religions come together to practice group Transcendental Meditation.'

Scientists studying the effects of group practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme are 'tracking possible correlations' between the large coherence-creating Invincible America Assembly in Fairfield, Iowa, and the dramatic decrease in crime and violence, the article states.

This unexpected reduction in crime is seen by some 'as evidence that the group meditations are working', and that this dedicated group of volunteers is giving a 'silent gift of peace for the nation'.

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