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'If I had been doing TM all along, I would have been more calm and grounded'
20 August 2017 - 'Success is a journey, not a destination. I wish I had realized that sooner,' writes Michelle Henghold. 'More success usually equals more responsibility and when you don't have the tools to hit the reset button, toxic stress can take over your life.' As CEO of her husband's rapidly expanding surgical reconstruction practice, she watched as it 'sucked the life out of us. . . . I knew I needed to go inward more.' From her very first time practising Transcendental Meditation, she says, 'I went to a place that I had not been in many years. And there it was, waiting for me: peace.' She added, 'It's as natural and necessary as breathing and eating, and I will never not do it. . . . I believe that if I had been doing TM all along, I would have been more calm and grounded. I would have been able to fit in my family life and accomplish everything I wanted to do in a much more balanced way.' (more)

Invincible Defense Technology: Preventive defence to eliminate the ground for war and terrorism - Eurasia Review
18 August 2017 - To maintain its leadership in the world, the U.S. needs a new kind of 'disruptive technology' that not only challenges enemies, but completely disables them. By applying 'Invincible Defense Technology' - a human resource-based, non-lethal, non-destructive technology - militaries can prevent enemies from arising. IDT is inexpensive, scalable, and has proven effectiveness, as described in 18 peer-reviewed studies. The authors, led by Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. (U.S. Army, Ret.), suggest organizing Prevention wings - large groups of military personnel practising the Transcendental Meditation technique and its advanced programmes. IDT groups have been shown to reduce social stress and promote positive changes indicated by reduced terrorism, crime rate, infant mortality, accidents, hospital admissions, etc. After such profound societal changes occur, the ground for war and terrorism is eliminated. (more)

Music DVD Review: Change Begins Within: A Benefit Concert for the David Lynch Foundation highlights Paul McCartney - Ringo Starr Beatles reunion
17 August 2017 - Yes! Finally, the 2009 Change Begins Within: A Benefit Concert for the David Lynch Foundation arrives on DVD via Eagle Rock Entertainment on 1 September 2017. The show was a benefit to provide Transcendental Meditation as an all-natural way to help at-risk kids. This 86-minute programme of highlights from the full concert features Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Cheryl Crow, Donovan, Eddie Vedder, Moby, Bettye LaVette, Jerry Seinfeld, and others. Paul and Ringo make up the lion's share of the running time. And they even perform together, the concert's highlight! (more)

Veteran plants the seeds of a dream in the new MUM Regenerative Organic Agriculture Program
15 August 2017 - US military veteran Kyle Amsberry was introduced to Transcendental Meditation (TM) and its beneficial effects on combat veterans while serving his country. He soon learned about Maharishi University of Management (MUM) and was drawn to the idea of studying Sustainable Living while also working toward becoming a TM Teacher. Enrolling in the new MUM Regenerative Organic Agriculture programme, Kyle worked for weeks on a business plan to open a TM Retreat and Education Center for Veterans that included a working organic farm in southern California. 'Right now it's just an idea and a dream', he said, 'but through the Regenerative Organic Agriculture programme, I know I can make it a reality. The networking opportunities and possibilities are endless in this programme and at this university.' (more)

Seven amazing benefits of Transcendental Meditation: Self Thrive reports
14 August 2017 - Transcendental Meditation, often referred to as simply TM, or the TM technique, is practised by millions of people throughout the world, reports the publication Self Thrive. Derived from the ancient Indian Vedic tradition, the technique was brought to the USA in the 1960s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Noting that over 380 peer-reviewed studies on the technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals, the article outlines some of the many benefits practising TM can bring to the individual, including stress relief, improved cardiovascular health, increased work productivity, and better quality of life. 'It seems that there's little doubt that Transcendental Meditation really can have a positive impact on our lives.' (more)

US: First annual conference, Enlightened Buildings and Communities - 8-10 September, Florida
12 August 2017 - Maharishi Vastu Architecture announces the first annual conference, 'Enlightened Buildings and Communities' - in Orlando, Florida, in September - for builders, developers, real estate professionals and anyone who would like to be involved in creating built environments that foster healthy lifestyles and enlightened living. Leading experts on Maharishi Vastu architecture and communities will address how the timeless knowledge of design/build maintained in the Vedic tradition is the key element to establishing a truly sustainable and life-enriching environment for communities and those who live in them. Highly experienced real estate developers and builders will discuss their experiences with Maharishi Vastu construction, and experts in the areas of healthy building certification will present recent technological advances and how they contribute to a holistic design system for the 21st century. (more)

Uganda: African girls find school can bring happiness - not just passing grades
10 August 2017 - The Ideal Girls High School in eastern Uganda provides girls from poor, rural families with a quality secondary education that includes Transcendental Meditation, an effective programme to improve their learning ability and reduce stress. The school embraces the ideal that the foremost and ultimate goal of education should be to develop the student's full potential: to learn, to create, to think, to analyze, and to live a full and happy, healthy life. One girl says: 'When I meditate I feel my body having enough energy, my mind settles. I can do, I can achieve the desire to do important things.' Ninety-two per cent of the students pass the important O-level national exams in tenth grade - a remarkable accomplishment for an open-admissions school. The UN reports, 'Educating a girl changes her destiny, as well as those of her future children, and ensures that she can contribute to the economic life of her community.' (more)

David Lynch Foundation offering summer TM courses through 31 August - the Hamptons, New York
9 August 2017 - This summer the David Lynch Foundation (DLF) in the USA is offering a special series of courses to learn Transcendental Meditation in the Hamptons, New York, through 31 August. The Hamptons are a group of villages and towns that form a popular seaside resort near the eastern end of Long Island. In addition to its philanthropic work bringing the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique to thousands of underserved children and adults around the world, DLF also teaches TM to leaders of society in many fields including business, healthcare, media, and the arts, and has offered summer courses in the Hamptons for several years. (more)

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