North American Consciousness-Based
Education Tour Begins September 18th
Renowned Panel of Educators and Scientists to Showcase 30 Years of Scientific Research and Classroom Experience with the Transcendental Meditation� Program
On September 18th, a renowned panel of educators and scientists launched a two-month international tour to promote Consciousness-Based education and the impact of the Transcendental Meditation program on educational outcomes (see schedule below).
This tour will build on the remarkable success of the education conferences held earlier this year in New England and the Southwest, which created a huge demand for the Transcendental Meditation program in schools across the nation (for a full report, click here).
The tour will visit 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada and will focus on children's health and education��including effective ways to improve academic achievements and prevent and treat stress, anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities.
Media director Bob Roth, the coordinator of the tour, said the education conferences held so far have been extremely successful. Since the tour began, we've already spoken to 100 educators in Chicago, 130 in Minneapolis, and over 100 in Cleveland "and we're expecting 150 in Detroit on Friday," he said. The response has been overwhelmingly open and positive. These educational leaders want the TM program in their schools��not just as a pilot project but as a schoolwide program available to all their students.
The conference presentations in each city will provide local educators, government leaders, health professionals, and foundations with a complete introduction to the Transcendental Meditation program including the 30 years of scientific research and classroom experience documenting its practical, wide-ranging benefits for both students and teachers. The speakers will also give step-by-step information about how to start Consciousness-Based educational programs in schools. The conference will showcase the seven-year success of the TM� program at the award-winning Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit.
Dr. Ashley Deans, director of the award-winning Maharishi School in Fairfield, Iowa, will also speak about his new book A Record of Excellence: The Remarkable Success of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment and about the achievements of this flagship school for Consciousness-Based education (see http://www.maharishischooliowa.org).
To register online to attend these conferences, just click on the link in the schedule below for the event you wish to attend. Tour presentations are luncheon conferences scheduled between 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., with an optional Q&A session (see event websites for specific times). The cost, which includes luncheon and conference materials, ranges up to $50 and is specified on each event website; however, this fee is waived for educators and other professionals dedicated to student health and well-being. For a list of conference speakers and their backgrounds, please visit www.midwest.stressfreeschools.org/panelists.html
If you live near any of the cities on these tours, we urge you to attend these powerful presentations��and to encourage your family and friends, especially those involved in education, to attend as well. The tour schedule, phone contacts, and links to online registration are given below.
- Monday, September 18 Chicago (312-255-0640)
- Tuesday, September 19 Minneapolis (952-831-0945)
- Wednesday, September 20 Cleveland (216-921-7727)
- Friday, September 22 Detroit (248-457-4554)
Canada Tour I
- Wednesday, October 4 New Brunswick (506-855-2300)
- Friday, October 6 The Maritimes (902-445-1816)
West Coast Tour
- Tuesday, October 10 Seattle (206-366-4996)
- Wednesday, October 11 Portland (503-721-0518)
- Thursday, October 12 Sacramento (877-554-8200)
- Friday, October 13 San Francisco (877-554-8200)
- Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15 Special weekend event (TBA)
- Monday, October 16 South Bay (877-554-8200)
- Tuesday, October 17 Monterey (831-460-1508)
- Wednesday, October 18 Santa Barbara (888-957-1600)
- Thursday, October 19 Los Angeles (888-957-1600)
- Friday, October 20 San Diego (888-957-1600)
- Saturday, October 21 Salt Lake City (435-615-6703)
Canada Tour II
- Monday, October 23 � Greater Vancouver (604-913-1078)
- Thursday, October 26 Calgary and Area (403-229-0406)
- Friday, October 27 � Edmonton (780-496-9258)
- Monday, October 30 Chapel Hill, NC (919-332-3826)
- Tuesday, October 31 Lexington, KY (859-269-3803 Ext. 1583)
- Thursday, November 2 St. Petersburg, FL (941-954-3935)
Friday, November 3 Atlanta, GE (404-264-1108)
- Monday, November 13 Pittsburgh, PA (412-269-3235)
- Tuesday, November 14 Philadelphia, PA (267-242-6688)
- Wednesday, November 15 Northern New Jersey (973-462-3823)
- Thursday, November 16 Long Island, NY (631-274-5630)
- Friday, November 17 Western New York (716-888-7013)