Dr. Travis also the inaugurated the Peaceful Brain Project, which will use an EEG lab to follow the progress of students at the 14 schools and universities in Bali where Transcendental Meditation has already been introduced and the many additional schools that will be starting the program.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, Achievements
6 July 2018
Some 81,000 students in Bali may be learning the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs as a result of a presentation there by Maharishi University of Management Professor Fred Travis in March this year.
Dr. Travis was the main speaker at the Second Annual International Conference on Education for Peace attended by 185 high school principals and teachers.
He spoke about the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs and the value of introducing them into education.
The event was also the inauguration of the Peaceful Brain Project. Dr. Travis gave an EEG demonstration showing the greater brain integration present when one practices the Transcendental Meditation technique.
"After my presentation they all wanted to introduce a program in their schools, which would entail 81,000 students learning Transcendental Meditation," Dr. Travis said.
The event was held in the auditorium of the governor of Bali, and was hosted by Bali's minister of education.
During his two weeks in Bali, Dr. Travis also set up an EEG brain center at Warmadewa University and trained 15 personnel how to use it. The dean of the medical school at Warmadewa is eager to expand the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique and to track the progress of his students using EEG.
The EEG lab will also be used for the newly inaugurated Peaceful Brain Project to follow the progress of students at the 14 schools and universities in Bali where Transcendental Meditation has already been introduced and the many additional schools that will be starting the program.
"Bali has great respect for the Vedic tradition," Dr. Travis said. "Even the ornamentation on the houses uses all the details from Sthapatya Veda. They embrace the transcendent and are very open to the knowledge that Maharishi brought out."
Adam Delfiner, who received a PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science from University of Management (MUM), is closely involved with the World Peace Bali Schools Project, which is led by I Wayan Sutrisna, a Balinese Transcendental Meditation teacher and managing director of the project.
In addition to the 14 schools where thousands of students are already practicing Transcendental Meditation, there are 37 schools in which faculty have learned, with plans to teach the students in the coming months. Dr. Delfiner will also be instrumental in bringing the practice to over 100 additional schools that have expressed interest. For information, see www.wpbsp.org.
In addition to Bali, Dr. Travis spent a week in Malaysia where he gave presentations to doctors, educators, and those involved in teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique.
He also spoke and gave an EEG demonstration at the school in Alor Star, Malaysia, that enrolls high-risk students. Over 300 have learned the practice. Dr. Travis helped the faculty understand the value of Transcendental Meditation and answered questions from the students.
"It's very fulfilling personally, and also professionally, to bring this knowledge to the world," Dr. Travis said. "I almost feel like it's my responsibility."
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