Dr. Leffler Publishes Op-Ed Piece About 8,000 Mayan, Zapotec, Mixtec Yogic Flying Students

Posted on December 23rd, 2012
Dr. David Leffler published an Op-Ed Piece titled “Restructuring the Apocalypse: 8,000 Mayan, Zapotec, and Mixtec Students Meditate for World Peace to Create the End of the [War-torn] World” To date it has been published or highlighted in these locations:


INDIA – Mangalorean LIBERIA – The Liberian Dialogue USA – Yoga-Holics ITALY- Il Benny 24 Ore


AUSTRALIA – The International News Magazine U.S. Edition PAKISTAN, SOUTH ASIA, MIDDLE EAST and UNITED KINGDOM – The News Tribe




USA – South Asia Mail Highlighted in: LIBERIA – Liberia News NIGERIA – The Nigerian Sun NIGERIA – Monrovia Post AUSTRALIA – Big News Network and The Australia Post UNITED KINGDOM – One News Page UNITED KINGDOM – All Voices TOP NEWS AFRICA GLOBAL GOOD NEWS VE-IN (Viva Earth International Network)

Op-Ed Piece “Reducing Tension in the Middle East” by Drs. Orme-Johnson and Leffler is Available Worldwide in over 50 Locations

Posted on December 10th, 2012


Ghana – Modern Ghana Liberia – The Liberian Dialogue Liberia – The Monrovia Post USA – Liberian Mandingo Association of NY: Headline News from Liberia USA and Canada  The Times of Earth


Afghanistan and United Kingdom (Based in Pakistan)  United News Service Australia and Tonga – International News Magazine  Croatia, Slovenia, and Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, continental Greece (including the Peloponnesus), Bulgaria, European Turkey, and SE Romania The Balkan Chronicle [According to this publication’s “About Us” page “The Balkan Chronicle was founded…by a group of people…from the various countries of the Balkan region.” For this reason, all of the locations mentioned above are included in this listing.] Cyprus  The Famagusta Gazette Greece – Geopolitics & Daily News Greece – News Now Pakistan – Kashmir Watch Pakistan – The Lahore Times Pakistan  Pakistan World Tribune USA – News Blaze Romania  Aspecte Diplomatice/Diplomatic Aspects


India – The Morung Express Israel – Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture Ivory Coast – Ivoire Diaspo Nepal Nepal Review Pakistan – The World Tribune Pakistan – The Statesman (original link has expired: www.statesman.com.pk/opinion/col-4.htm) Pakistan, South Asia, Middle East and United Kingdom – The News Tribe United Kingdom  Middle East Online USA – Maharishi University of Management


Canada  Canada Standard China  China National News Denmark  Denmark News Egypt – Egypt News France – France News Germany  Germany News India  Calcutta News India  Kashmir Observer Israel  Israel Herald Israel  Israel News Ireland  Irish Sun Jordan – Alsiasi New Zealand – Auckland News Pakistan – United News Service South Africa – South Africa News South Korea – AsiaN Spain  Spain News Thailand  Thailand News


South Korea  The Seoul Times


Pakistan – PkArticlesHub


USA – OpEdNews


Israel – MEPEACE (Middle East Peace)

The Op-Ed also appeared in these Regional and other Non-National Publications

Arab Herald Big News Network Middle East Star Middle East News Net News Publisher News Time Africa The Moderate Voice Nastranis: A Forum for Culture of Peace and Empowerment Palestinian News

The Op-Ed article was highlighted at:

Global Good News News BCC QWT News The Regator: Only the Best Blogs Roadrunner Sportballa The Uncarved Blog Celebrityballa Silobreaker News Trust Ghana Daily Eye Niuzer Witty Sparks Palo Humanitarian News Sky News HD Penn Ave Post On Top List      

Dr. Leffler and Dr. Schneider Published in Air Force Times

Posted on October 8th, 2012
Air Force Times banner       Letter to the Editor published in the “Opening Shots” section of the 15 October 2012 issue of the Air Force Times, page 4: TM CAN SLOW AGING EFFECT Neurophysiologist Regina McGlinchey was quoted saying that because of the stress of long and repeated deployments by our military, “We’re looking at people who are going to be having cognitive problems much earlier than they should be having them” [“War might be making young bodies old,” Sept. 24]. Is it possible to help these warriors and to prevent the many stress-related problems that appear to be accelerating the aging process in our highly stressed personnel? Modern medicine has discovered that the declines commonly seen in cognitive functioning, mental functioning and physical health as people age are not inevitable. Indeed, it is possible to age successfully and to maintain better-than-average functioning. Yet, very few interventions have been shown to slow biological aging and increase the likelihood of successful aging. The most prominent intervention is a mind-body technique, the Transcendental Meditation program, which has been shown to reverse many of the physiological and neurophysiological changes associated with aging. In a 1982 study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, older TM practitioners were compared to controls. The findings revealed that older TM practitioners who had practiced the TM technique for more than five years had biological ages 12 years younger than controls. Research conducted at Harvard University and published in 1989 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showed that elderly individuals who practiced TM lived significantly longer than controls who participated in other interventions. This finding is quite remarkable: It signifies that TM practice profoundly affects the neurophysiological and physiological basis of the aging process, resulting in a slowing and even reversal of the aging process, as well as enhanced longevity. A study published in Military Medicine shows that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans experienced a 50 percent drop in PTSD symptoms in just four weeks. Research has also shown that regular TM practice decreases most of the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke, including hypertension, anxiety and depression. Due to the positive results of the extensive scientific research conducted on the TM program, retired Rear Adm. Richard W. Schneider, president of Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military college, implemented the TM technique at Norwich as a preventive measure and to increase the performance of his cadets. He concludes that “we owe it to them to give them the very best tools to win, and I think this is one of those tools.” David Leffler, Ph.D. Center for Advanced Military Science Dr. Robert Schneider, FACC Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention Fairfield, Iowa  

Op-Ed about Invincible Defense Technology Published in Iran

Posted on September 29th, 2012
During this dangerous time, hopefully the leaders of Iran will seriously consider deploying Invincible Defense Technology. Salutes to the Iranian for having the courage to print an Op-Ed about Invincible Defense Technology titled: Weapons Do Not Make Iran Invincible: A surprising method to reduce conflict  

News Coverage: Healing the Hidden Wounds of War

Posted on August 2nd, 2012

News Coverage: Healing the Hidden Wounds of War

Saturday, July 28, 2012, 2 pm, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center 

Post-Event Coverage

Ottumwa Courier: Iowa soldier seeks peace of mind through meditation and medication by Mark Newman, Courier staff writer, July 30, 2012 The Fairfield LedgerMilitary veterans speak on need to increase resiliency By Diane Vance, Ledger staff writer, Jul 30, 2012 Full story available on this blog: http://wp.me/pD0BA-5Xt Military veterans speak on need to increase resiliency: by Diane Vance, Fairfield Ledger KTVO TV 3: How one soldier regained his life, by Tess Hedrick, posted: July 28, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Pre-event coverage

WHO TV 13: WARRIOR WELLNESS: Healing Hidden Wounds. See complete WHO YouTube version with concluding anchors comments: Veteran Meditation. Posted on: 4:10 pm, July 27, 2012, by Megan Reuther, Tweeted by Megan: One Iowa Veteran shares his story of healing the hidden wounds of war. Des Moines Register: Meditation, fellow veteran help Colo reservist heal from PTSD by Daniel P. Finney, 12:31 AM, Jul 26, 2012. Also posted on DefenseTracker.com: Meditation Helps Reservist Heal and Wounded Times Blogspot, July 26th, 2012 Fairfield Ledger cover article by Diane Vance: Combat stress subject of public forum Saturday By DIANE VANCE, Ledger staff writer | Jul 25, 2012. The entire article is available on this blog: http://wp.me/pD0BA-5Ub. Ames Patch: Story County Veteran Once Suicidal Finds Relief from PTSD with Transcendental Meditationby Jessica Miller, July 25, 2012 Connie Boyer of Opening Fairfield Doors interviews Jerry Yellin at Fairfield Media Center http://wp.me/pD0BA-5UK, July 23, 2012 by FFMediaCenter. KTVO TV 3: Veterans speak out on post-traumatic stress, by Kate Allt Posted: July 18, 2012 at 4:44 PM


Quad Cities Online: PTSD forum for veterans planned in Fairfield, Iowa FACC: Healing the Hidden Wounds of War