Transcendental Meditation Teaching Project
They have experienced many positive changes including:
- physical and psychological health
- improved memory
- more harmonious social interactions
Many women suffered heartache and heart palpitations, trauma, as well as headache, uncontrollable anger, a sense of anxiety and stress which affected their relationships, and so on. After learning Transcendental Meditation these symptoms started to dissolve and they experienced their health returning.
Everyone was pleased to hear the reports of improved memory by some of the women. One senior woman in particular said she used to forget to do her work, or even know what to do next. She reported that over this past year, she has regained her memory of what she needs to do next, step-by-step, in her work, as scheduled. Also she can now recall her dreams from the night before perfectly, which is a source of comfort.
Social and family interactions
Some of the most moving testimonials from this group were about living in greater harmony with others and with close family in particular. They were saying that practicing TM has relieved the high tension they lived in before, even when there wasn’t danger around. Now their appreciation for others outweighs their criticisms, and their affections are flowing. This has strengthened the bonds of love on both sides, not only with their husbands but with their many children.
The women are noticing that they are able to respond more cordially to their neighbors, too, rather than just reacting uncontrollably and emotionally. This overall improvement in social behavior makes people like to be with them more. Everyone feels noticeably more comfortable and relaxed, especially the babies and children.
The Umutuzo women are now able to clearly differentiate between the life they lived before and the life they live now, after learning Transcendental Meditation. There is hope for a brighter future, based on personal experience of freedom from tension and other problems; a future with some good measure of internal peace. The Umutuzo women enjoyed pointing out that their improved health on every level is evident to anyone who meets them: if you look at their face, you can see that they are happy.
Consciousness Based Education (CBE) at Children’s Garden Home and School
Ms. Kwatra, with a team of governors, is currently introducing Consciousness Based Education (CBE) at Children’s Garden Home and School. This is a childrens home, with both Primary and Secondary School, situated in Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya.
Children’s Garden Home is a Community based, Non-governmental, Non-profit, Charitable Organization for orphans, abandoned or neglected children. The school currently has about 480 students and around 30 staff/teachers.
Through our programs of consciousness based education combined with the school programs of spiritual care, rehabilitation, and formal education, the children develop more confidence, more self-reliance, and more inner peace and harmony in their daily lives.
The project is being sponsored by PWP (Partners for World Peace).
The Organic Farming Project, Nandi Hills
Elizabeth Chepkorir, a TM teacher from Nandi Hills is making great progress in her organic farm. She developed interest in farming very early in life, and when she finished secondary school she found employment as a gardener at Baraton University (situated between Eldoret and Kapsabet). At Baraton they were using compost as a fertilizer. She felt inspired when she saw how well the crops were doing without using chemical fertilizers. After getting married she continued exploring organic farming methods using manure in her vegetable garden at home. In 2014 she attended a course (GBIACK – GROW Bio Intensive) in organic farming at Thika Agricultural College. In addition to what she already knew she learned new effective techniques like “double digging” and the “zig zag system” of planting. Elizabeths’ shamba is located right next to a river and depending on the weather she will water the garden using a pump and a hosepipe whenever there is a need.
Elizabeth hopes to bring greater self-sufficiency to the Nandi Hills meditating community through the farm. In addition she is teaching the meditating students at Liberty School how to farm organically.