25 November 2013
Thirty-three participants from 21 countries recently graduated from a two-week training programme in Consciousness-Based Education at Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in Holland. This was the second year the course, developed by the International Foundation of Consciousness-Based Education, was offered at MERU.
At the graduation, Dr Susan Dillbeck, President of the International Foundation of Consciousness-Based Education, described to graduates and guests Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's initiative to create schools in every nation, so that students might receive 'a complete education, founded on the full blossoming of the Self'.
Dr Dillbeck presented Maharishi's principle that nothing could be more practical than this, because when the Self is fully awake it is spontaneously aligned with total natural law. That means every thought is progressive for the individual, as well as for others, and the thought is transformed into successful action, she said.
On the basis of this holistic system of education students can accomplish what they wish at every age.
Dr Dillbeck summarized the course syllabus, saying that it provided participants with knowledge of Consciousness-Based Education—its principles, programmes, practices, and scientific research applications. As well, through workshops, participants developed skills to present the programme of Consciousness-Based Education to educators and school administrators.
Dr Ashley Deans, Global Ambassador for Consciousness-Based Education, led the course. Dr Deans was Executive Director of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment in Iowa, USA, for 17 years as it expanded to over 700 students. Speaking at the graduation, he gave an example of how easy it is to create peace and harmony in a country with as little as one Consciousness-Based Education school. (read more)