Mandara Academy in Bali, Indonesia, has students who “are eager for more and more learning. They don’t feel exhausted anymore. Stress dissolved, creativity increased, and there was real academic progress,” says the principal, Dr. I Nyoman Darta, M. Pd. Why? The Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique is now an integral part of their rigorous curriculum.
The state school provides “a strict, challenging three-year curriculum” to prepare its select 190 underprivileged but talented students to be “global visionaries, responsible citizens, and competent decision makers,” writes the Bali Advertiser.
Their rigorous education, which starts at 4:45 a.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m., includes classroom learning that prepares them for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exam; sports and recreational pastimes; and cultural immersion. Leadership training experiences help to build character as these young people prepare to undertake the challenges of running their country.
At Mandara Academy in Bali, Indonesia, students “are eager for more and more learning. They don’t feel exhausted anymore. Stress dissolved, creativity increased, and there was real academic progress,” says the principal.
In this short video, students, teachers, and administrators explain why the TM technique is now an integral part of their school day and how it is helping them to achieve their laudable, but very demanding, goals. “After TM, I didn’t feel sleepy [in class] anymore,” says one student. “Meditation really helped me to rest from the busy schedule,” says another, and “I became more enthusiastic about doing the activities,” says a third.