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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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TM Becomes Integral Part of Buddhist School in Thailand

Kru Muay, a teacher:
“Our school is the first school in Thailand that incorporates the TM technique to culture the students’ ethical values. The students in this school learn TM at the beginning of the semester when the new students arrive. Coming from different places their behavior was quite aggressive and they didn’t pay attention to their studies that much, but after we introduced TM and after they started practicing, I feel that now some students are more settled and some pay more attention to their studies.”

Students’ experiences:

“Before meditating I felt so stressed by everything,” says one student. “I was stressed with my friends, with my studies and with the teachers who disciplined me. But when I meditate, I feel some relief. It reduces my stress level. It makes me forget and feel relief and this gives me self-confidence.”
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“Since I have been meditating regularly, morning and evening, I’ve been paying more attention to the teachers and I understand the knowledge better.”
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“Before I learned TM I was a good-for-nothing, pretty much! Meditation has broadened my thinking, increased my self-confidence and now I’m more diligent.”

See full text at tm.org/blog