Transcendental Meditation: Changing the World One School at a Time.

Via Saraswati J.
on Jan 10, 2009
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by Sarah Janelle Miller

What I look for in these crazy and uncertain times, are signs of upliftment, positivity and hope. Because of my own hellish experiences with various educational institutions growing up, I have a special place in my heart for creating big change in the school systems.

Thanks to the Transcendental Meditation Movement and David Lynch, this kind of change is becoming a reality. Paired with the David Lynch Foundation (an organization founded by David Lynch himself), the TM Movement is single-handedly turning disadvantaged and struggling schools into functioning, positive and beneficial educational institutions. Simply by teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique to students, teachers and faculty, transformation is occurring in schools around the world on a grass roots level.

This has had such a profound impact on improving test scores, increasing attendance, creating less violence and developing overall harmony, that hundreds of other schools and principals have suddenly taken notice.

So far, the TM Movement and the David Lynch Foundation have taught thousands of students, teachers and parents to meditate and the Foundation has given millions of dollars to make this possible.

For more information on how your school can be involved, you can contact the Foundation directly:

David Lynch


About Saraswati J.

Saraswati J. is a Jyotish Coach and Consultant, bridging ancient Jyotish wisdom with Embodiment and Expressive Art Therapy resources. Her Jyotish work is especially well suited to the extra sensitive artists, mystics and healers—and those who need insights for their dharmic path and personal transformation process. Check out her website and find her on Facebook. You can join her newsletter for special astrological insights or register for her weekly Jyotish Basics classes for an extra dose of healing wisdom. Additionally, she creates unique adornments with the urban goddess in mind. Check out her jewelry at Swati Jr* Jewelry and also on Facebook.


8 Responses to “Transcendental Meditation: Changing the World One School at a Time.”

  1. Lara says:

    Is this the same David Lynch who’s a film director?
    I think this concept in schools is interesting. I used to work as an assistant teacher at an after-school program for mostly under-privileged kids. I am sure this would do so much good for their school system.

  2. Ann says:

    Thank you for sharing this important information. I hope it reaches the people who can implement it. TM will bring a fresh approach to the difficult problems facing our broken school system. Our children deserve TM. The science behind it is undeniable.

  3. Keith DeBoer says:

    TM in schools what a great idea. I worked in a school where most of the students at the school practiced TM during a daily ‘quiet time’ at the beginning and end of each day. It was an inner city school filled with the children who were rejected by other nearby schools. The results were amazing. Better behavior, no more fights and the kids got a profound stress busting experience that they really needed. They were so grateful. The whole project was funded by the David Lynch Foundation. The teachers learned TM too. The students got better grades too. I can’t say enough about it. Great program, I wish I was still there but got transferred to another state. Oh well…

  4. Caterina says:

    I have the greatest respect for Transcendental Meditation, which I learned many years ago and continue to practice with excellent results, and for David Lynch. His foundation has helped millions of kids learn Transcendental Meditation worldwide, changing their lives and giving them opportunities they may never have had. One of these children is my own, who learned TM recently. Every day he spends a few minutes diving into deep Silence, and he emerges stronger, brighter, and happier. Thanks to the David Lynch Foundation I was able to give my child one of the greatest gifts a parent could ever offer: Self-reliance, reliance on his own inexhaustible inner resources. For this, I will always be grateful to Mr. Lynch and to the TM program.

  5. Anton Gorodetsky says:

    David Lynch is to be congratulated for finding a scientifically proven improvement to education and doing his level best to implement it nationwide. For over 25 years I’ve read articles testifying to the decline of the American educational system. Factors included escalating school violence, obesity in kids, and the kicker: steadily lowering standardized test scores in US children when compared to other nations. What to do? Every few years we would read of a sure-fire remedy to solve these problems. Metal detectors and armed guards, sensitivity training, chartered schools, positive feedback, new math, and most recently No Child Left Behind. If each of these remedies was so good, why was it that a few years after implementation the nation was still wondering how to solve the problem? And why was it that these modalities pushed by their high powered backers were not tested and shown to be of benefit? So it is now welcome to read that David Lynch is promoting TM. It is a tried and tested methodology of education that has been shown to provide results from making students more harmonious to raising their test scores to improving their ability to concentrate. Well done, David!

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