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Is Meditation Reducing Violence at This Chicago School?

Can meditation curb violence in disadvantaged schools? According to students and teachers at Chicago’s Gage Park High School, the answer is yes.

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Zoey Jiang: From Accountant to TM Teacher

Zoey Jiang came to MUM in August 2014 to study in the Accounting Professionals MBA program. However, she felt so captivated by Maharishi’s knowledge that she transferred to the Maharishi Vedic Science master’s program within a week. In September, she is planning to attend the Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course in Bali.

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Cheryl Zavala, Accounting Forensics, and the Value of Relaxation

Cheryl Zavala discovered MIU through the love of her aunt and uncle, two Fairfield locals and university associates. While visiting her aunt, Marilyn Ungaro of the MIU Donations Department, Cheryl had the opportunity to listen to Doctor Fred Travis speak about the value of Transcendental Meditation to the human mind.

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MUM Pre-med Student Pursues Career As Integrative MD

I recently spoke with one of our star students, David Wright. In our discussion we talked about his experience at MIU and future goal of becoming a Doctor of Integrative Medicine:

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New Study: Role of Transcending in Cognitive Development

A new paper by Professor Fred Travis in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences discusses how specific experiences help promote cognitive development at various stages as one grows, culminating in the experience of transcendence as a driver of further development once an individual reaches the adult stage of rational thought.

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Andrew Rushing: Connecting with TM Practitioners Around the World

Andrew Rushing hails from Kansas City, Missouri, and he came to MIU because he was interested in Indian philosophy. While searching the Internet he came across a Unified Field Chart, which intrigued him so much that he decided to study Maharishi Vedic Science.

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Maharishi AyurVeda Students Appear on Local Radio Station

Students from faculty member Dinesh Gyawali’s Maharishi AyurVedaSM Wellness Consultant Practicum course recently appeared on KRUU-FM, Fairfield’s local radio station, to talk about their experiences as developing AyurVedic consultants.

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Empowerment through Transcendental Meditation: Naomi Roochnik & Stephanie Guerrero

In this talk, Roochnik delves into the power of TM and the effect it has on the students she works with at the New Village Girls Academy. For example, fights used to break out on campus everyday. However, since the implementation of TM at the school, fights are scarce. Guerrero punctuates these thoughts with a personal spoken word piece, in which she discusses TM and the human body.

Naomi Roochnik graduated from Barnard College in 2012 with a degree in English. From 2012-2014, she coached students in Transcendental Meditation (TM) at...

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New Study: Invincible America Assembly Reduced Homicides and Violent Crime

A new study has found that the community Invincible America Assembly reduced the rate of homicides by a total of 21.2% over the four-year period when attendance was at its peak, and reduced the rate of violent crime by a total of 18.5% over the same period.

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Dustin Matthews: Football, Rapping, and Meditation

Dustin Matthews grew up in Eliot, a small town in Maine, and attended Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where he was captain of the football team. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in physical education, Dustin got a master’s in education and went on to assist in coaching the college football team. After he left the university, he worked as a personal trainer.

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