Updated: Jul 2, 2022
Dear Friends, As the war in Ukraine continues with tragic loss of life for both countries, our prayers are with the people of Ukraine and Russia for an end to war and a peaceful resolution. There are now two World Peace Assemblies for those who practice the advanced TM-Sidhi® program, with 45 in the mountains of Western Ukraine and 80 in Russia. Travel restrictions and dangerous conditions make it difficult for more volunteers to join in Ukraine, but the numbers in Russia are increasing. All participants are safe and practicing the TM-Sidhi program comfortably, awakening the deep silence and coherence of the field of Transcendental Consciousness for themselves and their countries. I thank everyone whose generous donations to our GoFundMe campaign have made this possible. With over 1,300 donors from around the world, we have raised $250,000, in addition to $150,000 donated by our U.S. and international Transcendental Meditation organizations. To learn more about this effort, please visit our GoFundMe page. To supplement the peaceful influence these two groups are creating for the region, on March 12 we began a World Peace Assembly in Romania, which shares a 382-mile border with Ukraine. Practitioners of the TM-Sidhi program are coming from around the world, with 30 participants so far and 100 more applications. Your donations will help to provide scholarships through the end of April for those in need. We hope this Assembly will attract hundreds of volunteers to deliver a powerful effect of harmony and coherence. To have the maximum calming impact, research shows that peace-creating groups should be the square root of 1% of a population. We believe that building toward this number—700 in Ukraine and 1,200 in Russia—will help to reduce tensions and enable a peaceful resolution. I offer my deepest gratitude for your support during this dangerous time in our history.
John Hagelin, Ph.D. National Director, U.S. TM Organization President, Maharishi International University International President, Global Union of Scientists for Peace