Why Meditation?

Stress is the most significant factor that affects wellbeing, particularly in densely populated urban settlements. Through meditation, stress is reduced greatly. As individuals change, members of the community are also affected.  Since 2014, our meditation (Mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation) programs have trained over 1,500 children in Kibera. 

  • Post-traumatic-Stress Disorder and Traumatic stress has been estimated to be at 27-35% in Kibera. Election violence, the threat of rape, the continual psychological distress as secondary effects of poverty are constant.  

With support from our partners the David Lynch Foundation and Africa PTSD Relief Now, every child and teacher in the Global One School System receives in-depth stress-reduction training by certified Transcendental Meditation (TM) Teachers (Regional Directors in East Africa).

Significant Reductions in Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Congolese Refugees Within 10 days of Transcendental Meditation Practice (Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 2014, pp. 112-115) reconfirmed the 30-day results of the earlier study and also showed a 30 point drop in symptoms even within 10 days of TM practice for this same group of Congolese refugees.

Increase in moral development, prosocial attitudes, compassion

Increase in creativity, positive self-identity, motivation

Increase in academic performance and learning

Increase in attention regulation, concentration, memory

Increase in stress reduction, cardiovascular health, Pain management, 

Improved immune system

Decrease in anxiety, depression, etc.

Decrease in crime, increased ability to heal from trauma


OUR Meditation Research

2014-2015 Mindfulness Study of Kibera. This is the first Controlled Study of mindfulness mediation in an world slum. Click here for the Mindfulness Meditation Study Summary.

New Transcendental Meditation (TM) program to Kibera in 2015.

All Global One staff, teachers, and students receive training and checkups. 

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