1 May 2014
Dr Morris, an international authority on Consciousness-Based Education, had visited Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg two years previously.
As is the case in most of the Consciousness-Based Education schools in Africa, the students come from the poorest families and neighbourhoods, Dr Morris pointed out. And as in all Consciousness-Based Education schools around the world, the students begin to flourish both within themselves and as a group and become 'shining stars' at their school.
In Durban, in areas where many people from India live, three primary schools have introduced Consciousness-Based Education into their academic curriculum. In these schools academic performance has improved, and behavioural problems are significantly reduced. Teachers say the students are calmer, more centred, and more focused.
Another three schools in other areas of Durban are planning to implement Consciousness-Based Education. This expansion will support the rise of positive trends in the country, Dr Morris commented, resulting from students' group practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques. Scientific research has shown such groups, representing a small percentage of the population, decrease social stress, crime and violence, and increase social coherence and harmony. (read more)