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President of Nepal to attend International Conference on Vedic Science and Modern Science: 1-3 March, Kathmandu
17 February 2019 - An international conference - 'Vedic Science and Modern Science: Knowledge and Technology for the Practical Benefit of Everyone, Everywhere' - will be held 1-3 March in Kathmandu, Nepal. Vedic scholars and renowned scientists from around the world will examine, based on recent discoveries in modern science, how the Vedic principles of life can be identified and applied in every area of society to benefit the people of Nepal and every country. The conference will be honoured by the presence of The Right Honourable Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal. The Patron of the conference is Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, Head of the International Transcendental Meditation Organizations. Former Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama, PhD will give an address by videoconference. (more)

South Africa: How TM is helping Hannah Robertson, age 14, train for the 2020 Olympics
13 February 2019 - Young champion swimmer Hannah Robertson, in Johannesburg, says Transcendental Meditation 'helps a lot with stress and helps you stay focused and concentrated' for races and her training - and also in school: 'My grades have gone up.' Her coach, Dean Price, High Performance Manager of Swimming South Africa (the country's aquatics governing body), also values the technique. 'The biggest thing in coaching is to be level-headed and clear-thinking, so you make informed decisions and are not clouded by emotions. I think TM puts you in such a positive framework, so you naturally are seeing [athletes'] positive qualities and reminding them of that. . . . You can't believe how powerful TM is in transforming people. . . . It puts you in that space where you can do these incredible performances.' (more)

US: Maharishi University of Management's MS in Computer Science fifth largest in nation
9 February 2019 - The MS in Computer Science at Maharishi University of Management had 348 graduates - the fifth largest total in the US - in the 2016-2017 academic year, the most recent for which data has been compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics. About 1,000 students are currently enrolled in the programme. They spend 8-13 months on campus taking courses, then enrol in a practicum course, working in paid positions in US companies for up to two years while finishing their degree via distance education. Students have worked for companies such as Google, Amazon, Walmart, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Verizon, FedEX, and Apple. The average starting rate for students in the practicum phase is US$80,000 per year. (more)

Namibia: In 2019 recharge your body and mind effortlessly - with Transcendental Meditation
5 February 2019 - In the Namibia Economist (Africa), Roxie de Voss discusses how 'every December we make new resolutions and are determined to become a healthier, a better, more centred, stress-free, and relaxed person' - but often we fall back into old routines and habits. She recommends Transcendental Meditation as 'a different a way of recharging the body and mind in a way that is easy, effortless and has been proven effective through numerous medical studies. . . . TM has been proven to reduce anxiety, stress and even has demonstrative health benefits, including cardiovascular health. This is certainly something that we can and all should embrace in 2019.' (more)

The power of gratitude: A new habit for the New Year
1 February 2019 - Positive thoughts and feelings, including appreciation and gratitude, have a 'nourishing, supportive effect on our minds and bodies' according to research, says health writer Linda Egenes. She goes on to say, 'When we practise Transcendental Meditation, we enjoy a silent inner oasis of peace. . . . Research has shown that during TM the body settles to a state of deep rest, with brain activity becoming more orderly and coherent - a state of ''restful alertness''. The direct result of a serene, stress-free mind as experienced in TM is to experience more appreciation, more gratitude, more joy while going about daily activities,' with higher levels of well-being and life satisfaction. In this way TM practice spontaneously helps cultivate a natural state of gratitude. (more)

Maharishi University of Management inaugurates massive solar array - MEG'Array lights up campus
28 January 2019 - One of the most advanced solar power arrays in the world is now active in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Last month Maharishi University of Management inaugurated a 1.1 million watt state-of-the-art solar power plant. The MEG'Array Solar Power Plant will provide about a third of all the electricity needed for the campus. The amount could be more as technology and expansion take place in years to come. Dr John Hagelin, President of MUM, said the solar array moves the school considerably closer to a commitment it made two years ago to achieve carbon-neutral status within 10 years, the Ottumwa Courier reported. Civic and government leaders at the local, state, and federal level attended the inauguration. (more)

The gift of kindness naturally blossoms with Transcendental Meditation
24 January 2019 - Members of the natural products industry can help make the world a better place by learning Transcendental Meditation, writes Simi Summer, PhD, in WholeFoods Magazine. 'Research on Transcendental Meditation over forty years has clearly shown dramatic changes for physiology, psychology, and development of human potential' - including increased moral maturity, emotional resilience, mental clarity, and heart health; reduced anxiety and stress; and decreased crime, terrorism, and war. 'It's time to take effective steps to improve individual and collective health and well-being to create a kinder, more compassionate and permanently peaceful world in the New Year.' (more)

Is college bad for your brain? 'Changemakers' events at MUM offer solutions to epidemic of student stress
20 January 2019 - Maharishi University of Management and the David Lynch Foundation will host a live 'Changemakers' event next month on the MUM campus in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Is College Bad for Your Brain? How an epidemic of stress is overwhelming students - and what you can do about it will be held 8 February, followed by a global webcast 13 February. The programme will highlight MUM - a university that is reversing this trend by placing stress-busting Transcendental Meditation at the core of its curriculum. It will feature a panel of thought leaders, described as 'disruptors transforming the world for good': neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and students exploring the problem and offering groundbreaking solutions. (more)

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