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Discovering Transcendental Meditation at DY Patil University, Pune

Managing stress and maintaining mental well-being is crucial for success in business management and Ayurveda's fast-paced and demanding world. In recognition of this, DY Patil University in Pune has taken an innovative step by introducing a Transcendental Meditation (TM) course specifically designed for Business Management and BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) students. This initiative, spearheaded by Dr. Girish Momaya of MERU and Mr. Lothar Pirc from Maharishi Ayurveda-Germany, has gained significant momentum with the support of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation of India.


Mr. Lothar Pirc with faculty at DY Patil University, Pune
Mr. Lothar Pirc with faculty at DY Patil University, Pune

The TM course, held over two batches in March 2023 and December 2023, has witnessed the participation of approximately 200 students. The significance of this program lies not just in the numbers but in the potential impact it could have on the lives and careers of these students.

Transcendental Meditation is a technique that has been highly praised for its effectiveness in reducing stress, enhancing focus, and promoting overall well-being. With the rigorous demands of business management and the holistic approach of Ayurveda, the inclusion of TM in the curriculum aligns with the university's commitment to nurturing both the professional and personal growth of its students.

Dr. Girish Momaya and Mr. Lothar Pirc, the driving forces behind this initiative, bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their respective fields. Dr. Momaya, associated with Maharishi European Research University (MERU), adds a spiritual dimension to the program, emphasizing the importance of inner peace and mindfulness in pursuing success. Mr. Pirc, hailing from Maharishi Ayurveda-Germany, contributes a unique perspective, integrating the principles of Ayurveda with the calming practice of Transcendental Meditation.


Dr. Girish Momaya and Mr. Lothar Pirc with students
Dr. Girish Momaya and Mr. Lothar Pirc lead the lectures

The Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation of India, which supports this initiative, highlights the collaborative efforts to create a harmonious balance between modern education and ancient wisdom. This collaboration underscores the belief that a well-rounded education should equip students with academic knowledge and empower them with tools for managing stress and navigating the complexities of life.

In addition to the TM course, DY Patil University has extended its commitment to the well-being of its students by organizing online lectures tailored for business management and PhD students at the College of Ayurveda.


Ajaya Shrivastava and Kamlakar Tehre with students
Ajaya Shrivastava and Kamlakar Tehre with students

The distinguished panel of teachers leading these lectures includes Dr Girish Momaya, Mr Lothar Pirc, Kamlakar Tehre, Ajaya Shrivastava, and Dr Mudita Agarwal. The expertise of these educators spans diverse fields, creating a comprehensive learning experience for aspiring scholars.

The TM course and lectures not only cater to the academic needs of the students but also address the growing concern about mental health in the academic and professional spheres. By integrating practices that enhance mental resilience and mindfulness, DY Patil University is proactively preparing its students for the challenges they may encounter in their chosen fields.

The success of this initiative is evident not just in the number of participants but in the transformative experiences shared by the students. Many have reported significantly reduced stress levels, improved concentration, and heightened well-being. These outcomes bode well for the future as these students enter the competitive arenas of business management and Ayurveda, armed with academic knowledge and mental fortitude.

As we navigate the complexities of the modern world, educational institutions play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of leaders. DY Patil University's forward-thinking approach to incorporating Transcendental Meditation into its curriculum reflects a commitment to holistic education. By recognizing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, the university prepares students for successful careers and a fulfilling and balanced life.

In conclusion, the introduction of the Transcendental Meditation course for Business Management and BAMS students at DY Patil University, Pune, is a commendable step towards fostering the holistic development of its students. The collaboration with experienced mentors, the support from the Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation of India, and the positive feedback from participants highlight the success of this initiative. As these students embark on their professional journeys, they carry academic knowledge and invaluable tools for managing stress and achieving mental well-being.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the role of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation of India in this initiative?

The Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation of India supports the TM initiative at DY Patil University. Their involvement highlights the collaborative efforts to integrate spiritual practices into modern education.

Is the TM course only for Business Management students?

How many students have participated in the TM course, and in which batches?


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