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A Journey from Brain Injury to Brain Health How TM supported this author’s health and inspired his work

BY PROF. WILLIAM T. HATHAWAY

“At birth I suffered a brain injury. An EEG test showed chaotic, abnormal brain waves, and in school I had Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). I couldn’t concentrate, and my thoughts were clouded. My grades were mediocre, and I flunked out of my first university. I wanted to become a writer, but my writing was disorganized and unclear. In despair, I took drugs, but they made my thoughts even foggier.

Then I started the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique. In a few weeks my thoughts became clearer, and I didn’t want drugs anymore. I could concentrate. And I could write. One of my essays gained me entrance to a much better university, Columbia, and this time my grades were so good I received a scholarship. My first novel won a Rinehart Foundation Award, and I became a professor of creative writing and won a Fulbright grant to teach at universities in Germany. I’ve now published eight books.” …

Read full article here: http://enjoytmnews.org/story/journey-from-brain-injury-to-brain-health-through-tm


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International Ayurveda Congress

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Visit the YouTube Channel tinyurl.com/gqttoyq of the International Ayurveda Congress. You’ll find the videos of all speeches from the last congress; new video interviews will be uploaded the coming days and weeks. Its a real treasure for anybody interested in Ayurveda!

Here is the facebook page for the coming Second International Ayurveda Congress, London, 1-2 April 2017:

www.facebook.com/events/1075316515885908

In addition, we created an overview page of all the speeches from the last congress: internationalayurvedacongress.com/schedule-2


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INTERNATIONAL AYURVEDA CONGRESS LONDON – 1-2 APRIL 2017

The Second International Ayurveda Congress will be held in the Novotel in Hammersmith, London on the weekend of 1-2 April 2017.

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This follows the success of the first Congress in Roermond last year which was one of the largest events presenting Ayurveda outside India. It was attended by 500 health practitioners, researchers, policy makers and administrators from 52 countries around the world, including 100 Vaidyas from India, of whom nearly half stayed on after the Congress to take a one week training course in Maharishi AyurVeda.

The first Congress marked the close collaboration of three prominent organisations: the All India Ayurveda Congress based in New Delhi and headed by Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna; the International Academy of Ayurveda based in Pune, India, chaired by Professor Dr Subhash Ranade; and the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation led by Dr Rainer Picha.

The London Congress will build on that collaboration to bring together leading Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers from around to the world to showcase scientifically verified solutions to current problems in individual and public health. It will offer a forum for researchers to present their latest innovative work in the various fields of Ayurveda.

More at: http://internationalayurvedacongress.com

Source: Newsletter by Richard Johnson, National Director for England,
Maharishi Foundation


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Meditation training available to Kingston employees of NYC environmental department

Article by Patricia Doxsey, Daily Freeman

… ““We knew that transcendental meditation was being used in workplace wellness programs all over the country and we seemed to think it would fit, not only in the aftermath of the shooting but to improve the general outcomes of our employees,” Bosch said, adding that several other New York City departments also have provided transcendental meditation training for employees.

The Department of Environmental Protection entered into a contract not to exceed $99,600 to provide transcendental meditation training to employees at the Kingston’s office at a cost of $600 per employee. Bosch said the David Lynch Foundation generally charges $1,200 per person but has a program under which it subsidizes programs offered to public employees and public servants.

To date, Bosch said, the department has spent about $37,200 on training for 62 of the agency’s 200 Kingston employees. He said interest in the program has been so high that a session is being planned for other employees.

Bosch said as a result of the success of the program in Kingston, the Department of Environmental Protection is considering offering it at other sites as part of the department’s general wellness program.

“It was absolutely so popular. The people who took it found they liked it more than they expected,” he said. “I certainly felt like I got a lot out of it.”

Bosch said that since taking the course, he is able to concentrate better and isn’t as prone to distraction as he once was and doesn’t have the “edginess” he used to feel.”

Read full article: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20160623/meditation-training-available-to-kingston-employees-of-nyc-environmental-department


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Russell Brand and Elizabeth Vargas Talk Addiction at Meditation Summit

Article by Victoria Kim 05/03/16 in thefix.com

A growing number of people are finding that Transcendental Meditation is an essential tool in their recovery.

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Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Out of 47,055 fatal drug overdoses in 2014, prescription painkillers and heroin were attributed to 29,467 of them. The federal government has pumped billions of dollars into funding treatment and prevention strategies, but the epidemic has yet to show any sign of waning.

A part of the solution may lie in Transcendental Meditation. This was the theme of a national summit held in New York last Friday, where medical experts and recovering addicts, including comedian Russell Brand and 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas, gathered to discuss the role of TM in addressing America’s opioid crisis. …

Read more: https://www.thefix.com/russell-brand-elizabeth-vargas-discuss-transcendental-meditation-opioid-epidemic