Dr. Leffler, Mr. Geer, and Col. Bakshi Published in Defence and Security Alert Magazine

Posted on June 13th, 2013

Defense Personnel Worldwide Find Transcendental Meditation To be an Effective Tool in Combating Stress

Published in Defence and Security Alert Magazine

A Scientifically Verified Solution to Reduce Stress, Increase Resilience and Performance


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Dr. David Leffler, Gerald Geer, and Col. (Retd) S. P. Bakshi published an article about how the Transcendental Meditation program is helping bring a new peak level of performance to individual military personnel and their units by improving physical, psychological and team productivity. This article appeared in the May special issue of Defence and Security Alert, Vol. 4, Issue No. 8, page 34-39. For more information about this publication visit: http://www.dsalert.org. Their article’s teaser reads as follows:
Stress is a very major degrade factor on combat performance. Troops of the Army, CPOs and Police deployed in CI / CT operations must cope with high levels of stress. The article presents a solution in terms of TM. The TM technique is the most thoroughly researched and successful meditation practice in the world. Over 350 research studies published in leading, peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals have confirmed that TM practice produces wide-ranging, measurable benefits, including increased intelligence, creativity and mental clarity; reduced stress and improved health; and more fulfilling and harmonious interpersonal relationships. These studies have been conducted at more than 200 independent universities and research institutions in 30 countries. This stress-busting approach has been taught worldwide for the past 44 years and today over 6 million people in 180 countries have learned the practice.

Dr. Carla Linton Brown’s Harvard University doctoral dissertation on attitudes about Invincible Defense Technology

Posted on April 26th, 2013

Observing the Assessment of Research Information by Peer Reviewers, Newspaper Reporters, and Potential Governmental and Non-Governmental Users: International Peace Project in the Middle East

Carla Linton Brown

A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Education of Harvard University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education


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For her doctoral dissertation, Observing the Assessment of Research Information by Peer Reviewers, Newspaper Reporters, and Potential Governmental and Non-Governmental Users: International Peace Project in the Middle East, Carla Linton Brown at Harvard University interviewed elite policy makers who worked in diplomacy and related fields. She studied how policy makers examined the research into the sociological effects of IDT on quality of life and on reduction of violence and war deaths. She found that when policy makers explored this research, they needed:
  • Context in order to evaluate this innovation
  • Time away from the daily pressures of responsibility to explore the research and innovation
  • Perspective and support from others who may have implemented the program and whocould answer practical questions, and
  • Cultural acclimation-a way to look beyond stereotypes they may have associated with this innovation.
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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