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Transcendental Meditation (TM) is taught in 2,000 schools in Latin America, here in Peru, through the David Lynch Foundation, the program is called "A Consciousness-Based Education". | image credit: Jdontfight/wikicommons

by Ann Purcell In my upbringing, there was never any discussion about enlightenment, period. I had never heard of enlightenment as a possibility in any church service, or any educational program. Even in India the concept of enlightenment is reserved for the rare few recluse who wish to live in a cave and give up [...]

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just-breathe-mindfulness

Kids say the darndest things, and most of the time, they're brutally honest. This short film called "Just Breathe" features a bunch of kindergarteners sharing their thoughts on what it feels like to be angry and mad and why it kind of stinks to feel that way sometimes. "You sometimes punch stuff and people when [...]

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Yoga teacher Dui Mora teaches veterans and active duty men and women at the Pentagon. | image credit: Mindful Yoga Therapy

There's a new group of yogis and they're already veterans. Actually, they're quite literally veterans, of the armed forces. Members of the military, both veterans and active duty men and women, are embracing yoga and meditation as a way to cope with physical wounds and the wounds that maybe aren't so easy to see. To [...]

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jillian-pransky-dvd

Baby, it's cold outside. But we think we have something that will warm you up. How about an awesome 75 minutes of yoga, meditation and relaxation wherever and whenever you like? You may want to put your Valentine's plans on hold. This is heart restoration at its finest. Jillian Pransky's Calm Body, Clear Mind DVD is one [...]

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brain-scan-MRI

Grey or gray matter. However you spell it, if you meditate, oh, it's a-changin'. And that's what a team of Harvard researchers is telling us. The most astounding part? Our brain's gray matter can change in shape and size (for the better, mind you) in just eight weeks of practicing meditation. Signs of improvement showed [...]

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meditation-brain-science-brain-workout

This is just about the coolest, yogadorkiest meditation video we've had the pleasure of discovering on the interwebs. Sure, meditation helps us relax, focus, and feel good, but did you know about all the fascinating science stuff? In just 3 minutes there are more juicy science-y tidbits in this cute video than you could possibly remember [...]

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LSO St Luke's - London Symphony Orchestra where Lost in Thought will be performed | via www.sophiemutevelian.com

Silent music to your ears? The Gods of yoga and opera have joined together for a match made in “an inner journey of mindfulness, with periods of meditation, rest, communal eating and a gentle yoga session” heaven. As part of the four-hour long performance (note: that's really long, even for an opera) audience members will be [...]

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the-path-meditation

Secret swanky meditation sessions are sweeping New York. Just when you thought Brooklyn's early morning sober yoga rave dance party was the next big thing, secret underground meditation classes have come in to silently (and consciously!) yank the rug right out from under their prancing feet. The first rule of Secret Meditation Club? You do [...]

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willow-jaden-smith-yoga

In their first-ever joint interview, Jaden and Willow, the adorable spawn of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, take us down the rabbit hole of human consciousness maybe only a handful of us earthlings will ever have the pleasure of fully understanding. Meditation, prana and duality are just a few of the subjects tackled by these Hollywood [...]

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