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Adjusting Brain Waves, One School At A Time
LA Yoga Magazine
Hope is in the air. It could mean student success and systemic change for a failing education system, and it is coming from an unusual source: the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program introduced to the world more than 40 years ago by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, rebranded and artfully packaged as Stress-Free Schools.
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Medication or Meditation?:
The TM Technique for ADHD

PBS “To the Contrary”, June 7, 2007 Video

Transcending the Times
The Kansas City Star, Feb 3, 2007
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Meditation May Help Brain Handle Pain
CBS News, Aug 9, 2006
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High Blood Pressure?
Meditation May Help

New York Times, June 12, 2006
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Clearing Your Mind
(The monthly publication of the National Education Association)
May 2006
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Meditate Your Way to a Healthy Heart
PREVENTION Magazine, September 12, 2005
TM twice a day improves cardio-vascular health.
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Meditation Helps Students
International Herald Tribune, February 15, 2005
New York—New research appears to be strengthening the case for teaching transcendental meditation in U.S. schools, showing it to be a means to improve the concentration of students and a way to enhance their physical and mental well-being.
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Palace in The Woodlands promises to promote peace
ABC13—Houston, Texas, Aug 19, 2005, ( video replay: 3 min)
News feature about the inauguration of America's newest Maharishi Peace Palace.
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Can Transcendental Meditation really improve your health?
Canadian National Television (CTV), June 2, 2005, ( video replay: 4 min)
Dr. Rhonda Low describes new research on the Transcendental Meditation program, and discusses its potential for preventing illnesses and improving quality of life.
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Transcendental Meditation in Schools
NBC Today Show, June 5, 2003
View this 5-minute NBC Today's feature on Transcendental Meditation and education.

Tapping into TM
The Orange County Register, August 10, 2005
Filmmaker David Lynch wants to share with schools the benefits he says he's reaped from Transcendental Meditation. He credits TM with enhancing his happiness, his health and — most importantly for his art — his creativity. Lynch has launched an organization — the ambitiously titled David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace — to provide the programme to schools and any student who wants it.
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Meditation ‘leads to longer life’
The Guardian, May 2, 2005
A new study shows that transcendental meditation can reduce death rates by nearly a quarter.
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Meditation and Medication
MSNBC/Newsweek, February 3, 2005
Stress-reduction techniques such as meditation may help reduce high blood pressure and the need for treatment, according to a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension last week.
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More Area Firms Paying Employees to Relax
The Washington Post, March 3, 2005
Over at the Tower Cos. in Bethesda, anyone who has been on the job at least three months can walk over to the Maharishi Peace Palace two blocks away for a four-day course on meditation. The classes are gratis, courtesy of Tower. Employees can even go on company time.
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TM Helps Students with ADHD
KFOR-NBC-TV, OKC, June 7, 2004
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD affects as many as 2-million children in this country. The treatments vary but often include medication. Now one Washington area school is studying an alternative treatment and they say it's working.
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Higher Learning - Maharishi Prep
New Yorker Talk of the Town, March 22, 2004
Pollack has been a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation since he was ten years old, and he, along with a handful of other junior meditators, had been drafted by the New York Committee for Stress-Free Schools to demonstrate just how fantastically healthful and helpful a state of what was described as “restful alertness” could be for the city’s teen-agers."
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Iowa Town Booms On Eastern Ways
The Washington Post, August 9, 2004
When Eric Schwartz decided to move his financial services business from Silver Spring here to southeastern Iowa so he could join other practitioners of Transcendental Meditation in 1992, he worried that clients and colleagues might think he was a little crazy.
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Iowa Town Finds Success in Serenity
National Public Radio, August 31, 2004
While other towns in the region struggle, the small community of Fairfield, Iowa, has flourished through serenity. A school for Transcendental Meditation, established 30 years ago by a former guru for the Beatles, has turned the town into a thriving cultural center. Hear NPR's Greg Allen.
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