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PROPOSALS have been put forward to open two academies that specialise in meditation.

Derek Cassells, head of the private Maharishi School, in Ormskirk, the only specialist transcendental meditation (TM) school in the country, is understood to have had discussions with the Government about sponsoring two academies.

Mr Cassells told the Times Educational Supplement (TES): "At the moment we have just one small school, but I'm certain transcendental meditation can work on a bigger scale."

Pupils attending the proposed academies would take part in two 10-minute meditation sessions a day, which would involve them sitting quietly at their desks with their eyes closed.

The meditation is not linked to any religion, and children of all faiths would be admitted to the schools.

The Government has yet to receive a formal expression of interest from the Maharishi School.

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2009
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