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Transcendental Meditation Capable of Reducing Violence Rates Worldwide: Reports Study


Transcendental Meditation Capable of Reducing Violence Rates Worldwide: Reports Study


In a groundbreaking study published in Frontiers in Public Health, researchers have uncovered a fascinating link between meditation and societal well-being, shedding light on the transformative power of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the TM-Sidhi Program. Research demonstrates a significant correlation between group meditation practices and a decrease in societal stress and violence. This offers a compelling new approach to public health strategies for fostering peace.

Dr. Robert H. Schneider, MD, FACC, Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine at Maharishi International University explains, “Our review indicates that when a relatively small group (square root of 1% of the population) participates in these meditation programs, there’s a correlated drop in societal stress and violence indicators. This highlights a collective consciousness effect that can be scientifically measured. Recognizing the profound effects of meditation on public health and peace represents a paradigm shift.”

Dr. Tony Nader, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, globally recognized Vedic scholar, successor to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, President, Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP), suggests, “Population neuroscience provides a powerful framework. And this framework allows us to understand how the practice of collective meditation can not only stabilize societal stress on a large scale, but also potentially influence what we may call collective consciousness. By fostering a calmer and more connected collective mind, this practice has the potential to serve as a powerful preventative measure, averting outbreaks of collective violence and wars.”

The research, led by Maharishi International University, analyses data demonstrating a remarkable decrease in violence rates when a specific percentage of the population practices TM and TM-Sidhi together. The study highlights the crucial role meditation can play in public health initiatives, particularly in conflict zones.

Dr. Gunvant Yeola, Principal, DY Patil College of Ayurveda, Pune, Maharashtra, India brings to light meditation’s role in public health and peacebuilding, and in a recent article exploring the science behind meditation’s societal benefits, Dr Yeola, emphasised the profound impact of group meditation on brain synchronisation and societal coherence. The article, viewed through the lens of population neuroscience, suggests that group meditation can reduce stress-related behaviours by synchronising brain activity across individuals.

Dr. Yeola remarked, “Ayurveda and Yoga have long recognised the interconnection between individual wellness and societal health. These findings provide a modern scientific validation of ancient wisdom, highlighting meditation’s pivotal role in public health and peacebuilding.”

This research highlights the growing recognition of traditional practices like meditation in promoting public health and fostering social harmony.

The introduction of group meditation was associated with a noticeable decrease in violent incidents and improved quality of life metrics in conflict zones,” note the authors. This aligns with the perspective of public health experts who emphasize the need for innovative approaches to prevent violence and build peace.

This groundbreaking research paves the way for a new paradigm in public health. Integrating traditional meditation practices into public health strategies offers a powerful tool to cultivate peace from within individuals, radiating outwards to transform societies. As the world grapples with complex global conflicts, TM and TM-Sidhi offer a scientifically grounded approach to achieving peace through collective well-being.


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