Transcendental Meditation reduces teacher stress and burnout, new research shows

Easy to be a bit cynical about this stuff and I don’t get his films, but well done David.

Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools
At first glance, Quiet Time – a stress reduction strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, as well as in scattered schools around the Bay Area – looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s. Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally ca…

Guests were surprised when another lifelong meditator took the stage—a comic some of you may have heard of named Jerry Seinfeld—who apparently maintained his sanity during his hit show “Seinfeld” by meditating during his lunch hour.

“I was doing the TV series in which I was the star of the show, the executive producer of the show, the head writer, in charge of casting and editing, for 24 episodes on network television—not cable—for nine years!” he said. “And I’m just a normal guy. And that was not a normal situation to be in. So I meditated every day. And that’s how I survived the nine years.”

Being sort of funny probably helped, too.

Mr. Jackman revealed that he began meditating in drama school because a friend told him it would help him “be in the moment.  “I was like, ‘This is great! It will help me be a better actor!'” said Mr. Jackman. “And it did help my acting, but it wasn’t too long before I realized it was a lot deeper than just serving me as an actor. It was important for my life, and my anxieties, and how I felt about myself. Slowly, bit by bit, it just chipped away at the bulls—.”

Another in our “All kinds of people meditate series.” Worth a listen.
Ray Dalio, CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, is a long time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.

“Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had”, Ray Dalio, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater…


Liv Tyler on the benefits of
Transcendental Meditation

“I grew up around a lot of people – friends, family – who were meditating. Meditation is an incredible way of centering myself, of calming myself, and really getting perspective on where I am. The best thing about Transcendental Meditation is that it’s such a personal thing. (…) I felt like reaching out and searching for ways to soothe myself and to help myself.

After I did the first week of Transcendental Meditation where I did it twice a day, from that moment on I’ve never been that frazzled or that tired ever again. It was like it sort of restored my body on such a deep level. There was like a week’s worth of sleep. From that moment forward it was like I knew day and way. My whole nervous system reacted differently. I feel much less panicked and anxious and more calm about things. But I also feel deeply centered and rested.”

Meditation generation | The Sunday Times…
The model and actress Daisy Lowe started practising transcendental meditation earlier this year. “I do it morning and evening, for 20 minutes, wherever I am. On the bed or the sofa; in the garden with my little maltese, Monty; in cars, on trains or planes; and once in my friend Joseph Reuben’s dress…

Excellent programme on relationship between sleep, darkness, circadian rhythms – indirectly helps explain beneficial effects of meditation :

Monday 04 November 2013
We might want to drown it out in light, but, as Aleks Krotoski discovers, darkness can be good for us.

“David Lynch’s article provides an excellent overview of practising Transcendental Meditation ( TM ). NS readers who followed this up by viewing Mr. Lynch’s website at will have noticed links to the website which suggests that the only means of learning TM in the UK is through the Maharishi Foundation.
Anyone considering learning TM should do as I did and look at Transcendental Meditation Independent UK on the following websites :
There is an alternative avenue open to would be TMers : look at the websites and make your own mind up – I did, like many others, and we didn’t regret it.”
Tony ~ Wakefield, Yorkshire