“We trust in our creativity, in our potential, and in our togetherness to do something that is absolutely great out of even the most challenging situations and circumstances.” —Dr. Tony Nader
As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s successor, Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., heads the international Transcendental Meditation organizations and oversees Consciousness-BasedSM programs in education, health, business, and other areas for more than 100 countries. Now he brings his wisdom and expertise to our global health crisis.
A medical doctor, M.I.T. and Harvard-trained neuroscientist, and scholar of meditation, yoga, and consciousness, Dr. Nader is inspiring millions with ways to take action and implement solutions from the transcendent level of inner peace and clarity.
In daily, open Facebook meetings and Group Meditations, Dr. Nader offers a holistic perspective on the current pandemic and practical techniques on how to relieve stress during these uncertain times.
In addition, Dr. Nader has been holding weekly Zoom webinars specifically for TM practitioners, to discuss questions and answers on TM practice. The next call is on April 23. Click to register ►
In his livestream talks about current concerns, he shares how we can use this challenging time as an opportunity for growth.
“It’s a situation that is serious, but there is no point to panic. We can overcome it. Human intelligence, human mind, human consciousness can do what is necessary to overcome any such threats and challenges,” says Dr. Nader to begin his Facebook Live talk, What’s the Best Way to Beat the Challenge of This Pandemic? His talk has 4 million views thus far, plus 2.6 million for the Spanish version.
“We trust in our creativity, our potential, and in our togetherness to do something that is absolutely great out of even the most challenging situations and circumstances,” he says.
“Human intelligence, human mind, human consciousness can do what is necessary to overcome any such threats and challenges.” —Dr. Tony Nader
Submit Questions and Join the Call with Dr. Nader on April 23
Dr. Nader’s fourth webinar for TM practitioners is slated for Thursday, April 23, 3:00 pm Eastern. His previous live calls brought together over 10,000 meditators from 105 countries.
This is a special opportunity to join the discussion and ask questions of the leader of the worldwide TM organizations and hear his answers directly. Register in advance and submit your questions for Dr. Nader’s third Zoom webinar with Meditators, Sidhas, and TM teachers.
You will automatically receive an email with a private link allowing you to join Dr. Nader’s webinar with one click at the scheduled time. If you’ve never used Zoom, go to zoom.us/test to install the app and join a test meeting. If you are unable to attend the Zoom webinar live, you can listen to the replay at a later date by registering above.
Submit your questions by April 22 at the above link.
This is a special opportunity to join the discussion and ask questions of the leader of the worldwide TM organizations and hear his answers directly.
Practical Wisdom for Meeting This Challenge
In Dr. Nader’s March 28 Facebook Live Replay ► about the pandemic, he offers insight and guidance on how to turn this challenging time into an opportunity for greater personal growth.
Take Care of Body and Mind
Dr. Nader emphasizes the importance of maintaining the health of the body and a strong immune system that can defend itself. He encourages keeping a regular routine, resting well and eating properly, and avoiding overeating and too much alcohol.
“Exercise is very important,” he adds. “Keep moving. Don’t sit too long at home—go outside safely, if you can. This is very important. The immune system needs the blood to keep circulating throughout the body, to stimulate our hormones.”
Dr. Nader also highlights the importance of the mind “in modulating the way our physiology works.” He reminds us to be regular in our TM practice, which research has shown strengthens the immune system. (See Dr. David Orme-Johnson’s article in this issue of Enjoy TM News, “Does TM Practice Strength Our Immunity?”)
“Be inward for certain periods of the day, and take part in the meditation times in your area,” Dr. Nader says.
Here are the TM schedules by time zone in the United States: for TM practitioners, and for those who also practice the advanced TM-Sidhi® program. For schedules in other countries, see the International Meditation Times at DrTonyNader.com.
In the United States, TM Connect also provides twice-daily Group Meditations and TM reminders with Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, on Zoom.
Dr. Nader emphasizes the importance of maintaining the health of the body and a strong immune system that can defend itself.
Think of Solutions, and Think of Others
“Of course it is natural to think of problems in such circumstances, but when you think of problems, think also of solutions,” Dr. Nader says. “Imagine the most ideal, positive solutions to whatever situations you’re facing at home and at work.”
What about the news? “Be well-informed, from reliable and reputable news sources, but just check the news two or three times a day,” recommends Dr. Nader.
Should we try to be positive? “Be positive, yes, this is good. But think of others as well,” he adds. “This is very nourishing to the mind, and it’s very positive. Instead of being too attached to one’s own situation, which is natural, try to be also giving time to others. This is very unifying, and very strengthening.”
And don’t forget how valuable a comedy can be! “Watch happy movies that bring good feelings,” he says.
“Instead of being too attached to one’s own situation, which is natural, try to be also giving time to others. This is very unifying, and very strengthening.” —Dr. Tony Nader
Raise Collective Consciousness
“We will overcome this pandemic, there will be no question about it,” Dr. Nader says. “Humans will come out very strong, and powerful, and they will overcome it, because we have consciousness, we have awareness. We can make the right decisions when the awareness is clear.
“Let’s create the atmosphere of clarity and strength and allow all the steps of evolution to go in the right direction for maximum fulfillment of life—not only to overcome this pandemic but all issues,” he concludes.
“Let’s create the atmosphere of clarity and strength and allow all the steps of evolution to go in the right direction for maximum fulfillment of life—not only to overcome this pandemic but all issues.” —Dr. Tony Nader
Calm Stress, Be Inspired, and Meditate with Dr. Nader
Dr. Nader offers daily sessions on his Facebook and Instagram pages, which include instruction in techniques for reducing stress and creating calm. He gives beautiful expositions from both modern science and Vedic science and ends with a five-minute Group Meditation.
These sessions are open to everyone—people who practice the TM technique and those who don’t or who practice other meditation techniques. Invite your friends to participate online with Dr. Nader, too.
12:00 pm Eastern
11:00 am Central
10:00 am Mountain
9:00 am Pacific
6:00 pm Holland
The daily sessions are free and open to the public, no registration required. Dr. Nader will continue these meetings at least through April 18.
Dr. Nader’s Facebook page is available for public viewing, so anyone around the world, including visitors without a Facebook account, can see his content and watch his livestreams.
If you are new to the series, you may want to begin with the first one and continue sequentially.