Latest transcendental meditation Stories

2005-07-20 18:20:00

LOS ANGELES -- Film director David Lynch wants to raise $7 billion to bring about world peace through a massive transcendental meditation program. Lynch, 59, known for the quirky, avant-garde works like "Mulholland Drive" and the "Twin Peaks" TV series, is launching a foundation dedicated to bringing the benefits of the stress-reducing technique to school students across America, and ultimately the world. "I want to raise $7 billion dollars. People laugh at $7 billion but it would stay in a...

2005-02-10 09:25:02

Transcendental method can reduce need for medication, study finds HealthDay News -- Transcendental meditation (TM) reduces hypertension and cuts down on the need for blood pressure-lowering medications, according to a study in black Americans. For many patients with high blood pressure, "it may be practical and feasible to lower blood pressure using the TM technique and thereby reduce or eliminate the use of antihypertensive drugs and their side effects," study co-author Dr. Frank Staggers...

2004-11-27 03:00:00

Anne Haynes, Guest Columnist Meditation is clearly moving into the mainstream. Evidence of this is the August 4, 2003, cover story in Time magazine, which explored the research on the physiological and psychological aspects of meditation. Since then, numerous stories have been published on the scientific findings relating to the benefits of meditation. Recent research conducted by scientists at the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin at Madison demonstrated...

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