28 February 2012
Describing a recent day spent visiting primary and secondary schools in suburbs of Durban, South Africa, where many students have learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique, Dr Bevan Morris said he would 'never forget the delight of being in the classroom with those children'.
Dr Morris is President of Maharishi University of Management, USA, and an international authority on Consciousness-Based Education and all of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes to benefit the individual and society. Having concluded several days of fruitful meetings in Johannesburg, the 'Invincible Africa' tour of Dr Morris was continuing in Durban before moving on to Cape Town.
Accompanying Dr Morris on the tour were Dr Richard Peycke, director of the Transcendental Meditation Programme in South Africa, and Dr Taddy Blecher, director of Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg and of Consciousness-Based Education programmes in the country.
In Durban the delegation met a primary school principal, Mr Govender, who is also head of the council of Consciousness-Based Education of many principals and leading educators in that area of South Africa.
Commenting on the good changes that have happened in his school since the programme began, Mr Govender highlighted two main themes, Dr Morris said: 'The academic performance has gone up, and the behavioural problems have gone down.' (read more)