Spiritual Empowerment and Transcendental Meditation
Bloom. Educating for wholeness. Imagine the Possibilities.
As part of the holistic approach to the child's development which characterises Montessori education, we encourage the spiritual development of each child. Rather than preaching or rote-learning a series of dogmas, we expose children to a wide range of religious expression, always paying careful attention to what unites us all rather than what could divide.
Children, junior youth and youth are encouraged to gradually take charge of their own spiritual development and to think by themselves. Our goal is that they become principled individuals who play a positive role in bringing about the social change that will lead to increased peace in this world.
A few years ago, we introduced the practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) at Bloom, as part of our quiet-time program to our staff, some children and their parents. We selected the Transcendental Meditation technique due to it being taught in a systematic way, its wide application in all fields of society around the globe, including public and private schools and universities, and the scientific research demonstrating its benefits.
Today many of our teachers, parents and students practice TM and it is a mandatory practice for our high school students.
Transcendental Meditation refers to a specific form of meditation that neither involves concentration nor contemplation. The TM technique and TM movement were introduced in India in the mid-1950s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008).
The TM technique enjoys great popularity around the world because of the incredible benefits that result from its practice. Over 600 research studies conducted at more than 200 universities and research centres (including Harvard, UCLA, and Stanford) conclude that TM greatly contributes to developing an individual's full potential, namely by improving brain performance, promoting health and unleashing our natural creative intelligence.
The David Lynch Foundation is very active in implementing TM as a way of improving academic performance and reducing stress and violence in schools. A lot of interesting information can be found on this subject on their official website.
The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle. This is very important. Over six million people have learned it – people of all ages, cultures, and religions.
We now have an active teacher of TM in BiH. Please contact her directly on:
should you require more information on this programme.