Opinion Piece: The Freedom to Pursue Happiness

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies declared their independence from England, stating that the separation would give the people of the colonies the rights to which the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” would entitle them—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In 2018, as we’ve done every year on July 4th, Independence […]

Transcendental Meditation Empowers Vulnerable Women in Uganda—Stories and Research

Uganda is not an easy place to be a mother. Most of the nation’s illiterate and chronically poor are women, and in urban centers such as the capital city of Kampala, 40 percent of the chronically poor households are headed by women. Either widowed or abandoned, these vulnerable and often illiterate mothers are left to […]

TM is Improving Life for Zuni Youth

The Zuni, who are classified as Pueblo people, are one of many Southwest American Indian tribes. Most Zuni people live in an area called the Zuni Pueblo, nestled in a scenic valley, surrounded by enchanting mesas in New Mexico which is on the Zuni River (a tributary of the Little Colorado River). This area encompasses […]

Creating Peace in Lebanon: One Woman’s Story

Inner peace is not just something that Susan Hamza talks about—it’s something she lives on a daily basis. “When I meditate I feel a sense of peace, a total absence of disturbance on the level of emotions, and that carries on throughout the day,” she says. “It’s now a time of my life when very […]

The Power of Love is the Power of Transcendence

Love was in the air recently. Were you one of the billions of people around the world who watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle? The major highlights of the event for me were the songs “Stand by Me” and “Amen—This Little Light of Mine”, which seemed to burst out of the […]

How I Walked 240 Miles of the Camino Trail at the Age of 91

My name is Marjorie (Marj) Sinal and I live in the western part of Canada. I am 92 years old now and this is how I came to walk 240 miles on the Camino Trail and was able to complete my quest when I was only 91. The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. […]

Afraid and Anxious? A Way to Help Deep-Six Fear

My friend was a very easy-going young woman who didn’t project anything into her relationships, only to find that her boyfriend was not being faithful. Because she hadn’t intuited what was happening, she afterward doubted her own grasp of reality. Then, out of fear of more rejection and the insecurity that had resulted from this […]

Can Meditation Prevent School Violence?

Water doesn’t instantly boil over. There’s a long process in which the water heats up, gets warmer and warmer, and eventually reaches the boiling point. That’s true of any transition state. Physicists call it catastrophe theory. The same principles apply when there’s a violent outbreak in our nation, such as a school shooting. There’s a […]


“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” asked twentieth century baseball legend Satchel Paige. I’m just beginning to “feel” that I’m aging though I’m well passed the time most women do. My niece, fifteen years my junior, is already complaining about aging. My nephew, when he turned 30, complained […]

Map and Guideposts to Being More Conscious

“Yay, got the promotion!” “Terrific, passed my boards!” “My weight is back to normal.” There are plenty of markers that highlight growth in different aspects of our lives. We’ve all experienced the joy of a goal being attained. We all know the satisfaction of progress in our lives. But what of spiritual progress—inner growth? It’s […]

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