Business Maharishi in the World Today

How We Present
the News

Top Stories
Top Stories
Top Stories

Positive Trends
10 Short Summaries of Top Stories

Koreas holding military talks to reduce tensions on border
14 June 2018 - The rival Koreas were holding rare high-level military talks Thursday to discuss reducing tensions across their heavily fortified border. Seoul's Defense Ministry said the military talks would focus on carrying out agreements from a summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in which they vowed to take steps to reduce military tensions and eliminate the danger of war. The discussions are the first general-level talks between the militaries since December 2007. (more)

US: Utah inmates cook up a fresh start in kitchen
10 June 2018 - A group of inmates are learning to be chefs inside the Utah County Jail as they try to acquire a skillset that can help them lead a crime-free life once they get out. The inmates used to deal in drugs. Now, in the jail's RISE program which seeks to rehabilitate drug offenders, they deal with food, the Deseret News reported . (more)

US: Chicago officials laud 15th consecutive month of declining gun violence
2 June 2018 - Chicago has had 52 fewer murders and 229 fewer shootings through the end of May -- a 21% drop in both categories -- compared to the first five months of 2017, according to the Chicago Police Department. So far this year, Chicago has had 500 fewer shooting victims than the same period in 2016, police said. (more)

You've got mail: Cuba, U.S. make permanent restored postal services
1 June 2018 - Cuba and the United States are making the re-establishment of postal services permanent after a trial run, the state-run Cuban News Agency reported on Friday (1 June), as cooperation in some areas inches forward ... The former Cold War foes first restored direct mail service as a pilot program in December 2015 as part of the policy of detente pursued by former U.S. President Barack Obama with then Cuban President Raul Castro. (more)

Amid conflict, Jews and Muslims in US seek solidarity
15 May 2018 - As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp contrast to the violence engulfing their homelands this week. Muslims and Jews have dispatched members into mosques and synagogues to learn about each other's faiths, made a joint trip to tour civil rights sites in the South, and formed partnerships involving CEOs of major corporations. Leaders of the groups said the challenging world events have provided impetus for the outreach efforts ... (more)

Muslim scholars: Suicide attacks violate Islamic principles
12 May 2018 - Muslim scholars from three countries issued an edict Friday (11 May) saying that violent extremism and terrorism, including suicide attacks, are against Islamic principles, in an effort to convince the Taliban to end their violence. Seventy prominent scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Indonesia issued the fatwa, or edict, at a conference in Indonesia on ways to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan. In a declaration, the scholars said Islam was a religion of peace and denounced all kinds of violent extremism and terrorism. (more)

Dutch reported crime rate continues to fall, new CBS report shows
7 May 2018 - The crime rate in the Netherlands continues to fall and the number of reported crimes is now back at the same level as 1980, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday (7 May). This picture is reflected across other European countries, where crime rates rose well into the 1990s and then began to fall, the CBS says. (more)

US: Chicago killings and shootings drop for 14th consecutive month
1 May 2018 - Chicago's decline in killings and shootings continued for the 14th consecutive month, according to crime figures released Tuesday (1 May). It's a remarkable drop in a city long plagued by gun violence. Chicago saw a 16% drop in murders from 2016 . . . all categories of major crimes, including robberies and auto thefts, are also down, officials said. (more)

North Korea leader Kim prepared to cede nuclear weapons if U.S. pledges not to invade
29 April 2018 - Keeping diplomatic developments coming at a head-snapping pace, the South Korean government said on Sunday that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, had told President Moon Jae-in that he would abandon his nuclear weapons if the United States agreed to formally end the Korean War and promise not to invade his country. (more)

North Korea offers to give up nukes if US vows not to attack
29 April 2018 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the U.S. commits to a formal end to the Korean War and a pledge not to attack the North, Seoul officials said Sunday (29 April). (more)

Success of Maharishi's Programmes
10 Short Summaries of Top Stories

Attn: President Putin - No Enemies = No Nuclear War
12 June 2018 - In an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dr David Leffler, executive director at the Center for Advanced Military Science, presents Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) as a solution for any head of state 'to achieve unquestioned invincibility for their nation'. Dr Leffler explains that extensive peer-reviewed research and military field-tests worldwide show that IDT brings about measurable decreases in war, terrorism, and crime, and improved quality of life - tangible signs of reduced societal stress. Studies show that large groups practising the non-religious Transcendental Meditation technique and its advanced programmes twice a day generate a proven field effect that profoundly influences all within its vicinity. The approach has been used during wartime, resulting in reduced fighting, war deaths, and casualties - and improved progress toward resolving conflict through peaceful means. 'Recent events worldwide show that IDT is desperately needed. It works quickly, and there is no better solution,' Dr Leffler concludes. 'President Putin would be wise to immediately implement the programme, thereby turning his enemies into allies, and creating lasting peace.' (more)

Teaching Transcendental Meditation: 'I wake up every day excited to give people a precious tool to transform their lives'
1 June 2018 - Jesse Berkowitz, who has been practising Transcendental Meditation since the age of 10, grew up with the desire to help people. After earning an MBA, a stint working at Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa, propelled him to become a certified TM instructor. 'It was amazing to see firsthand how students from extreme poverty and hardship could blossom, with TM playing a big role in that transformation.' Now teaching fulltime in Los Angeles, he says, 'Transcendental Meditation is such a simple, clear technique, and I'm continually surprised by how quickly many people experience positive changes. . . . I wake up every day excited to give people - rich or poor - a precious tool to transform their lives in ways they hadn't even imagined, and to discover a wealth of possibilities within themselves.' (more)

Uganda: Empowering women from within through Transcendental Meditation
23 May 2018 - Leslee Goldstein had a deep desire to do something fully worthy of her PhD in Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management. In a collaboration with Brenda Nakalembe, director of United Women's Platform for Empowerment and Development (UWOPED), and Ugandan teachers of TM through the African Women and Girls Association for Total Knowledge (AWAGO), a group of impoverished mothers in Kampala learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in their native language, and participated in a research project to evaluate the results. 'They have huge resilience, huge endurance,' Dr Goldstein said. 'This is the lot they were given in life and somehow, when given the opportunity to do something, TM helped them to do something for themselves, by themselves. We call it empowerment from within.' (more)

The Power of Transcendence: Growing in Love, Creativity, Health, and Happiness: New book released
14 May 2018 - How can the daily experience of transcendence have such profound benefits in our lives? In over fifty short essays, a new book by award-winning author Ann Purcell - The Power of Transcendence: Growing in Love, Creativity, Health, and Happiness - explores the phenomenon of transcending and its influence in daily life. The articles cover many different topics including love, yoga, silence, enlightenment, women, and health and well-being. The book reveals how all aspects of life can be transformed by experiencing the essence of who we are - the silent level of our Being - the transcendent. Today this experience is available effortlessly to everyone through the Transcendental Meditation technique. (more)

Peaceful mind, peaceful world: Facebook Live talk by Dr Tony Nader explores the power of transcending
10 May 2018 - Why are we here? What is the purpose of it all? How can we do all that we can for ourselves, the people we love, our communities, and society as a whole? These are some of the questions explored by Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, the MIT- and Harvard-trained neuroscientist and head of the international Transcendental Meditation organizations, in a Facebook Live talk in April, now available online. 'We are all motivated by a search for more and more,' he says. 'The reality of consciousness, of the depth of the mind, is our true inner Self.' He explains how transcending, especially with the TM technique, effortlessly allows us to explore the Self, the source of all creativity, intelligence, and peace within. And 'a peaceful mind that creates right decisions creates a more positive collective consciousness. . . . when we improve individually, we also improve collectively.' (more)

Growth of consciousness: The foremost purpose and accomplishment of Transcendental Meditation
30 April 2018 - 'Although we consistently talk about the Transcendental Meditation programme's scientifically verified benefits - ranging from reduced heart disease to increased focus - the purpose of the TM programme is simply the growth of consciousness. All the other benefits derived from TM practice are the side-effects of that growth,' writes Janet Hoffman, national director of TM for Women Professionals in the USA. It is this inner growth, she says, that 'makes external achievements not just more attainable, but also more enjoyable and sustains us as human beings'. Hoffman describes ten 'attributes or symptoms of the growth of consciousness', and includes comments from TM practitioners Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, and other women from many fields of life. (more)

Women waging peace in the Middle East
24 April 2018 - A group of women in the Middle East have learned to contact the source of peace within themselves through the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. Dorit Goldschmidt teaches TM to Arab and Jewish women in Israel. 'There is so much stress here, and TM gives women the resilience we need. If more and more women and mothers start meditating, it will affect their families because they are the center of their homes. . . . the effect on the community can be significant.' Research has found TM highly effective in reducing stress, anxiety, even PTSD in the individual - and that its effects can spread in the environment. A study published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution found that during a two-month period in 1983 during the Lebanon-Israel conflict, when a peace-creating group of advanced TM meditators convened in Jerusalem, conflict, violence and war fatalities decreased significantly. (more)

Watch live today on Facebook: Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR - 'Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World'
15 April 2018 - How creative can you be? How happy? How peaceful? Human potential is infinite, but all too often true happiness eludes us, abiding peace eludes us, our unlimited creative potential eludes us. Now is the time to move past limits and explore the source of all creativity, the source of all intelligence within. Live on Facebook today: Join Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, who has spent the last 40 years probing the deepest truths of life - both as a world-renowned, Harvard- and MIT- trained medical doctor and brain researcher, and as an expert in consciousness. A special opportunity to hear more about Transcendental Meditation, eliminating stress and anxiety - and achieving deep and lasting peace within, and in our world. (more)

Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World: A livestream event with Dr Tony Nader - Sunday, 15 April
12 April 2018 - Join a Facebook Live event with Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR on Sunday, 15 April, and learn about the nature of the mind and how to begin to contact the source of all creativity, the source of all intelligence, and peace. Dr Nader, who oversees the global administration of non-profit TM organizations in over 100 countries, discusses the art and science of the Transcendental Meditation technique. He shares new findings and understandings from modern medicine and quantum physics that will revolutionize your view of the human mind and the world around us. Enjoy this special opportunity to hear more about eliminating stress, anxiety and frustration, and achieving peace and personal growth through TM. (more)

Maharishi University of Management hosts groundbreaking 'Changemakers' conference - Watch replays online
11 April 2018 - Last weekend, global changemakers converged at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, to explore what it takes to make a seismic difference on this planet. 'ChangeMakers: Disruptors Transforming the World for Good' was the first event in a new Changemaking Series, hosted by MUM and the David Lynch Foundation (DLF). Each of the speakers - including filmmaker David Lynch, humanitarian Father Gabriel Mejia, and's Laura Dawn - perceived a clear need for foundational changes in their fields and disrupted the status quo to find solutions. Replays of the conference are now available on YouTube. (more)

10 Short Summaries of Top Stories

'Catastrophic' risk of death for 300,000 Yemeni children trapped by attack
13 June 2018 - Some 300,000 children risk death, injury, and starvation as they are trapped in Yemen's main port city which is under assault from Saudi-led Arab states, aid groups said on Wednesday (13 June). The biggest battle in a three-year war, which has already created the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, centers on Hodeidah, the main route for food and aid to reach most Yemenis, 8.4 million of whom are on the verge of famine. (more)

World less peaceful than a decade ago, global index shows
6 June 2018 - The world is less peaceful than a decade ago, mostly due to conflict in the Middle East and Africa that is costing the global economy trillions of dollars, an international index showed on Wednesday (6 June). (more)

Lack of hope in South Sudan camps drives youth into gang crime
4 June 2018 - Having twice escaped the clutches of South Sudanese rebels who forced him to fight with them, Puok Barar, a grinning 16-year-old in rubber flip-flops decorated with the word 'LOVE', has already confronted many of his worst fears. But in the PoC3 camp for people uprooted by violence and conflict, encircled by a barbed-wire fence on the outskirts of the capital Juba, where Barar now lives, he is still afraid. His kidnappers may be far away, but inside the muddy camp of ramshackle tents, youths his age prowl, attacking others. (more)

Sweden issues leaflet to homes telling people how to prepare for war
22 May 2018 - Sweden will send out instructions to its citizens next week on how to cope with an outbreak of war, as the country faces an assertive Russia across the Baltic Sea. The 20-page pamphlet, released in English and Swedish and titled 'If Crisis or War Comes', gives advice on getting clean water, spotting propaganda, and finding a bomb shelter, in the first public awareness campaign of its kind since the Cold War. (more)

Sweden to send war pamphlet to 4.8 million households
22 May 2018 - The Swedish government is reissuing an instructional war pamphlet to all 4.8 million households in the country, informing them for the first time in more than 30 years on the perils of war. ... The brochure provides information on everything from how to identify fake news and prepare against extreme weather conditions to what to do in the event of terror attacks and military conflicts. In May 2017 Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist told CNN: 'The Russian regime has showed they are ready to use military powers to fulfill political goals.' (more)

58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move
15 May 2018 - In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed 57 Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 during mass protests Monday (14 May) along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (more)

Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll
15 May 2018 - Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza's under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital Tuesday (15 May), with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds in mass protests on the Gaza border. The high casualty toll triggered a diplomatic backlash against Israel and new charges of excessive use of force against unarmed protesters. (more)

Taliban battle into west Afghan city in new crisis for government
15 May 2018 - Taliban fighters with heavy weapons and night-vision equipment fought their way close to the center of the western city of Farah on Tuesday (15 May), as Afghan forces with U.S. air support battled to force them back, officials and residents said. Residents of the city, capital of Farah province on the border with Iran, have warned for months the city was vulnerable and the attack threatened a repeat of the Taliban's capture of the northern city of Kunduz in 2015. (more)

Taliban launch large-scale assault on western Afghan city
15 May 2018 - The Taliban launched attacks from multiple directions on a city in western Afghanistan early Tuesday (15 May) killing and wounding at least six security forces, officials said. Fared Bakhtawer, head of the Farah provincial council, said the insurgents overran several security checkpoints in the provincial capital of the same name and that heavy fighting was underway. He said casualties were high among security forces, but couldn't provide a precise number. 'Security checkpoints around the city have collapsed into the hands of the Taliban, causing high casualties among security forces,' he said. (more)

Militants attack Libyan election commission, 14 Killed
2 May 2018 - Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Libya's election commission in the capital on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people in the worst such attack in years that aimed to disrupt a nation-wide vote planned for later this year. IS and other Islamic extremists in Libya oppose democratic elections, which the United Nations and Libya's foreign backers are urging to take place this year despite security problems in the oil-rich North African country. Militants have often targeted elections in other countries, and IS has called for attacks on voting infrastructure in Libya. (more)

world peace more

World News | Genetic Engineering | Education | Business | Health News

Search | Global News | Agriculture and Environmental News | Business News
Culture News | Education News | Government News | Health News
Science and Technology News | World Peace | Maharishi Programmes
Press Conferences | Transcendental Meditation | Celebration Calendars | Gifts
News by Country | News in Pictures | What's New | Modem/High Speed | RSS/XML