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Comments by Teachers & Parents

“For many years I taught in the public schools in California. I watched some of the students struggle with problems of various kinds, such as lack of focus, low academic skills, behavioral and emotional problems, low self-esteem, and poor health, to name a few. I found that because of my daily practice of Transcendental Meditation, I brought a calming effect to the classroom environment, but I found that was not enough.

“To teach in a classroom where all of the students are practicing a technique to unfold their full mental potential, who are experiencing better health and ease in their lives, who are enjoying more harmonious social interactions, who have a way to release stress and tension in a more graceful manner is a dream come true. What we have is systematic knowledge that will take life in an evolutionary direction. I can now say that being a classroom teacher is a very fulfilling and rewarding experience.”—Rena Boone, sixth grade teacher, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Fairfield, Iowa

“Transcendental Meditation has helped me become aware that there is far more to teaching than just conveying knowledge of mathematics. It has helped me to guide students towards a greater appreciation of wisdom, of beauty, of the people around them, and of ourselves; to understand the possibilities that exist, and the amount of control they can have over their own lives.”—Richard A. Bolster, mathematics teacher (31 years of teaching experience)

“Transcendental Meditation is so vital for teachers in the classroom now. I am using a lot of creativity in class, and it all comes from my background with Transcendental Meditation. Because of my own integrated awareness, I am able to draw on examples from other content areas and make my math instruction more concrete and practical. The students understand it and enjoy it! Inside me there is a great deal of natural happiness that I can find no matter what circumstances I am in. I am enthusiastic in the classroom because that is the way I feel.”—Terry Maiers, Dubuque Public Schools, Dubuque, Iowa

Parents of Maharishi School Students

“We could not be more pleased with our daughter’s progress since she has been attending Maharishi School. The kindness and support she receives every day from her teachers and schoolmates carries over into her activities at home.”—Fred Therrien, Commander, U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C.

“One of the many things that strikes a parent is the fine, nourishing liveliness at Maharishi School that enables the children to reach the higher, better parts of themselves. I feel delighted every time I go into the building. Some uplifting, sparkling joy permeates every part of the school. All three of our children are in Maharishi School, and my husband and I have seen wonderful feats of creativity, confidence, and academic advancement.”—Joanne Kennedy,

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