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LAUSD Students and CEO Learn to Meditate

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L.A. Unified is piloting an effort to teach self-care techniques to students, helping them identify and de-escalate tension so they can focus on academic success. Through a grant from the California Endowment, funded by the David Lynch Foundation, students and staff at Gage Middle School are practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) for 10 minutes every morning and afternoon. Gage Principal Cesar Quezada built support within his school community to bring TM to students.

Read the full story here:  https://lausddaily.net/2017/12/gage-middle-school-pilots-transcendental-meditation-as-model-of-self-care/

“This is part of a wellness effort to support schools in communities impacted by social and economic issues,” said Escudero, adding that TM is not a religion or philosophy. “We know that trauma is prevalent in these communities that affects families and children. By teaching students how to become calm and well-regulated and resilient in the face of adversity, they can be ready to learn.”

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Sarah Hiner, President and CEO of Bottom Line Inc., is passionate about giving people the tools and knowledge they need to control their lives in areas such as women’s health, the challenges of the healthcare system, commonsense financial advise, and family life. Read about Sarah’s journey in learning and practicing the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique to help feel more refreshed and energized.

“I am fascinated watching the thoughts and images float through my mind. It’s like dreaming, but I am awake.”

Read the full article HERE: https://bottomlineinc.com/blogs/common-threads/my-journey-into-meditation

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TM/Quiet Time at Holy Trinity High School, Jamaica

“We took all of the lowest performing students and put them into one special class… that class is now above the highest performing class that we have… The data’s there.”— Margaret Brissett-Bolt, Principal Holy Trinity High School Jamaica, Former Official of the Ministry of Education, Leading Jamaican Educator

Improving Student and School Performance, Reducing Violence, Giving Hope, Creating a New Model for Jamaican Education

The David Lynch Foundation and the Jamaica Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education are working with schools, educational leaders, parents, and community organizations to:

• Improve school climate and academic outcomes
• Bring the healing effects of the TM technique to highly challenged students from broken homes and stress-ridden, violent neighborhoods
• Empower students to become the best that they can be
• Implement a student and school development program which can effectively solve Jamaica’s educational crisis
• Create the first, permanent, Consciousness-Based Education program in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and establish a permanent peace-creating group for the Caribbean Nations


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How an idiot became an actuary


Taddy Blecher, Director of Maharishi Institute, Johannesburg:

“The future of education is around this concept of mass personalisation, which is about education getting down to the level of every individual (their wants, needs, skills, abilities, talent, etc)…and education does not do that today.” …

One thing Blecher picked up from this was the art of meditation, which he says transformed how his mind worked.

“I went from not being able to concentrate at all, to being able to study for 14 hours on end,” he explains. “My mind was alive.”

He went on to take the rest of his actuarial exams (taking six in one year, which was unheard of), passed them all, and even got the top Honours mark in the country.

“My professor came to me and said: how did an idiot like you become an actuary?” …

Read full article: http://www.moneyweb.co.za/in-depth/watch-how-an-idiot-became-an-actuary/