Mongolia's burgeoning economy, fueled by vast mineral wealth, has inspired the leaders of Maharishi's programmes in the country to consult with Maharishi University of Management (MUM). They discussed with MUM directors methods to implement a system for sustainably managing this national growth, for holistic development of the individual, and ways to retain their traditional cultural values.
In the months since MUM President Dr. Bevan Morris and faculty members Fred Travis and Lonnie Gamble were invited to Mongolia to present at a three-day conference at Mongolian University of Science and Technology in September 2012, there has been steadily increasing interest in Maharishi's programmes.
Dr Morris spoke about Consciousness-Based Education, Dr Travis spoke about how the Transcendental Meditation technique develops the brain, and Mr. Gamble about sustainability. In addition, neuroscientists at the conference asked Dr. Travis to help them create a brain lab similar to the one on MUM campus, and Mr Gamble was invited to help develop a building similar to MUM's Sustainable Living Center.
The former president of Mongolia invited the faculty to help document sustainability practices and to develop a reserve area in collaboration with the United Nations.
At Mongolian University over 400 people attended an introductory lecture on the Transcendental Meditation technique given by the MUM delegation.
Dr Morris and the delegation met with educational leaders and presented the benefits of Consciousness-Based Education in programmes already established at a number of Mongolian schools.
In August 2013 several Mongolian administrators of this uniquely effective system of education graduated from a Consciousness-Based Education training course at Maharishi European Research University in the Netherlands. (read more)