Message from the President of the Canadian Association for Stress-Free Schools

Clarence Cormier
President, Canadian Association for Stress-Free Schools, Former Education Minister of New Brunswick
“When I served as Minister of Education for the province of New Brunswick, I investigated every program available to help our students to gain the most from their education. Today, I can say without hesitation that the Transcendental Meditation program is the only program that I know of that has been proven to be able to help every student irrespective of their level of ability.

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Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation® program

$20 million in federal funds to study benefits to health. Hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program at more than 200 independent universities and research institutions worldwide including Harvard, Stanford, and Yale universities. For example, the US National Institutes of Health has awarded over $20 million to research the preventative health benefits of the TM program. Findings have been published in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals, including The American Journal of Cardiology and the American Heart Association’s Hypertension.

Benefits to education

Published research on the Transcendental Meditation program in educational settings during the past 30 years has shown a wide range of practical benefits for both students and teachers.

Finding Inner Silence

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Adrienne Ascah, 25 Nov 2009

What does a local university student have in common with Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern and David Lynch? The comedian, shock jock radio personality and filmmaker all practise transcendental meditation, which Carleton University student Espoir Manirambona began practising daily in June.

“I just really enjoy the inner silence that it brings,” Manirambona said.

“I've been going through a pretty busy time at school and it feels like I can just handle the stress a lot better.”


Webcast Replay - David Lynch Weekend Nov 13 - 15

Hosted by a truly progressive university with faculty and students working in cutting-edge peace and sustainability practices, the David Lynch Change Begins Within Weekend is not only an opportunity to hear the three-time Oscar nominated filmmaker speak, but for attendees to take part in a greater conversation about the creative process, alternative education and ways to live a better life.

During the Nov. 13 to 15 weekend, Maharishi University will host both the David Lynch Weekend and a special visitors weekend for students interested in attending the University. Some of the sessions of the DLW may overlap with the visitors' weekend.

Oprah Radio host Dr. Laura Berman talks with David Lynch

David Lynch, author of Catching the Big Fish, and Dr. Berman talk about understanding transcendental meditation, a specific type of meditation rooted in ancient Indian tradition that is practiced twice a day. Plus, David talks about how children benefit from practicing meditation.

School of Thought: a documentary film by Tony Perri

A small midwestern school joins forces with a legendary Hollywood director in an ambitious mission to eliminate violence and life-threatening stress in schools across the planet.

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The documentary, School of thought is a mysterious and amazing adventure into the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment with Academy Award-nominee, David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and The Elephant Man).

David brings along a few friends to Fairfield, including Beatles collaborator, Donovan (Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Sunshine Superman) and the world-renowned quantum physicist, John Hagelin (What The Bleep Do We Know!?)

Together, these three peacemakers are touring the world with their mind-blowing solution to creating harmonious schools and world peace. Their answer: Have every student in every school practice Transcendental Meditation twice a day and watch them quickly become happier, healthier and more focused, thereby dissolving the life-threatening stress which typically manifests itself in young people through drug abuse and violence, often in fatal ways.

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