Here is an interesting article in Psychology Today by Steve Taylor about “The amazing story of the ‘meditating president” – President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique. The author first mentions the spiritual philosopher Ken Wilber and his challenging remark “The best way to stop famine in the world is to meditate.” Then he continues with the story of Joachim Chissano. …
“… What was it that made Chissano so rational and compassionate as a leader?
In 1992, he learned transcendental meditation. Quickly becoming aware of the benefits of the practice himself, he taught it to his family, then his cabinet ministers and his wider government. In 1994,it became a requirement for all military and police recruits to meditate twice a day, for 20 minutes.
Chissano himself is in no doubt that this collective meditation was responsible for the peace and increasing prosperity of the country. As he said, ‘The result has been political peace and balance in nature in my country…The culture of war has to be replaced by the culture of peace. For that purpose, something deeper has to be changed in our mind and in our consciousness to prevent the recurrence of war.’”
Read full article.
Mangalorean.com published this article by Dr. David Leffler about the gathering of Yogic Flyers on Monte Alban, Mexico, on 21 December 2012. He mentions 8.000 of them, but during a report on the Maharishi Channel the same day, photos of a just few hundred were shown. Most of 8.000 did not go the mountain, they stayed in smaller units in their schools and communities, but were doing their Yogic Flying program at the same time.
See article with more photos:
Thanks to Paul Moreau.
And this link:
Today, Friday 21st December 2012, in South Mexico, thousands of Maya and Inca descendants will have a big celebration on a famous mountain where they will perform Yogic Flying together in a group at 12 noon local Mexican – which is 6 pm GMT. Their performance will create a powerful influence of coherence and harmony in world consciousness. And the good thing is, they will continue even afterwards – in their schools and communities nearby. This will be done in several groups, but still by a large number regularly every day at the same time – synchronized. 9.000 Students, teachers and parents have learned Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi program including Yogic Flying in the past months in that region.
More about Yogic Flying and the Maharishi Effect you find here: http://maharishi-programmes.globalgoodnews.com/maharishi-effect/
13 min video clip: amazing interviews with Dr Lois Lee (Children of the Night), Ray Dalio and his wife, David Lynch (announcing a group of 7.000 to 8.000 peace creating meditators in Mexico for the 21 December 2012), Dr Oz and his wife, Jerry Seinfield, Herbie Hancock, and Liv Tyler. Source: GoodNewsBroadcast
See also Daily Mail with lots of photos.
Jerry Seinfeld and Bob Roth on Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos – on Transcendental Meditation. Comedian Jerry Seinfield reveals how meditation influences his life and benefits veterans.
The David Lynch Foundation Presents: AN HISTORIC NIGHT OF JAZZ, Gala December 13th with Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding and Corinne Bailey Rae Gala Event at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Theatre Hosted by ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos and Filmmaker David Lynch, Honorees Include Dr. Mehmet Oz and Philanthropist Ray Dalio New York, NY – December 6, 2012: The David Lynch Foundation will host an “An Historic Night of Jazz” benefit to raise money for free meditation instruction to inner city kids, veterans suffering from PTSD, low-income communities and women and girls who have been victims of violence and abuse. The event will be on Thursday, December 13th starting at 6:00PM at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Theatre, featuring performances by jazz legends Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding and Corinne Bailey Rae. This unprecedented gala event will be hosted ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos and filmmaker David Lynch. Confirmed red carpet arrivals include Russell Simmons, Jerry Seinfeld, Esperanza Spalding, Corinne Bailey Rae, George Stephanopoulos, David Lynch, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Ray Dalio. Highlights of the event include a conversation on the benefits for health of Transcendental Meditation among high-profile thought leaders, including cardiac surgeon and TV medical talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and financier and philanthropist Ray Dalio. During the festivities, Mr. Dalio and his wife, Barbara, will be honored with the David Lynch Foundation’s “Unbounded Generosity Award” for 2012, and Dr. Oz and his wife, Lisa, will be honored with the Foundation’s “Perfect Health Award” for 2012. Proceeds from the event will go towards teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique to thousands of inner-city youth, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and women and girls who have been victims of violence and abuse. Over the past seven years, the David Lynch Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 250,000 at-risk adults and children to meditate.