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

and UNITED KINGDOM - The News Tribe




USASouth Asia Mail

Highlighted in:

LIBERIA – Liberia News

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Sun

NIGERIA - Monrovia Post

AUSTRALIA - Big News Network and The Australia Post





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



The Uncarved Blog



News Trust

Ghana Daily Eye


Witty Sparks


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:


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