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Thailand: Rajapark Institute offers SCI degree programmes, Consciousness-Based Education schools flourish
by Global Good News staff writer
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17 July 2013
With the support of Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Iowa, USA, Rajapark Institute in Thailand now offers a BA degree for women in the Science of Creative Intelligence (SCI).
Students live in Maharishi Vastu* housing at the Institute, and the combination of Vastu, a daily programme of extended practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced technologies, together with their study of Vedic Science allows students to develop the full potential of their consciousness while at the same time earning a BA degree in SCI.
A class of students graduated earlier this year.
A Master of Arts degree in the Science of Creative Intelligence is also offered now by the Institute. A dual degree will be awarded from both Rajapark Institute in Thailand, and Maharishi University of Management, USA.
Education officials have been very impressed with the quality of the educational programmes, said Dr Rajavikram Aditya Charoen-rajapark, Rector of the Institute.
Developing one's full potential through an ideal educational programme that includes the twice-daily practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques is also a very practical means for achieving success in the world, he said. Business and industry want to recruit people with great intelligence and creativity. The programme at Rajapark Institute develops both values in its students, and to a degree that gives them an advantage over graduates of other institutions.
Rajapark Institute has expanded to include 10 branch campuses in different parts of Thailand. The student body has increased from 700 to 3,000. Construction of a new Rajapark Institute campus, according to principles of Maharishi Vedic architecture, is underway on land in the capital of Yala province in southern Thailand, where they have over 1,000 students. The new campus will have over 2,000 square metres of classroom space.
In other education news, Dhammajarinee Witthaya School, a boarding school for girls in Thailand, provides education and in many cases a home for disadvantaged and at-risk girls. It is the first and only Buddhist boarding school in the country. In addition to following the standard curriculum to provide life skills, along with Buddhist teachings, the school teaches all students Transcendental Meditation to develop their consciousness.
In Thai schools offering Consciousness-Based Education, a total of about 200 students have learned the advanced technology of consciousness called the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi programme. Students practise together every day, reducing stress and creating coherence and harmony in national consciousness.
Earlier this year an international course to train teachers of Transcendental Meditation was held in Chanthaburi, Thailand, in the Vastu facility there. Over 20 people participated, representing many countries in Asia and other parts of the world.
In June more than 15 press and television reporters attended a press conference at Rajapark Institute in Bangkok. Renowned quantum physicist Dr John Hagelin, President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, presented Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes to reduce crime, violence, and terrorism and create world peace. A number of press articles and TV programmes resulted from this event.
* Vastu refers to Vedic architecture—the complete knowledge of design and building in accord with natural law—brought to light from the Vedic literature by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and known as Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.
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