A new book on the Transcendental Meditation® technique by Bob Roth was launched at an event in New York City last week, with actor Hugh Jackman and comedian Jerry Seinfeld on hand to endorse the book and talk about their experience with Transcendental Meditation. See a replay at www.tm.org/strength-in-stillness.

Mr. Roth will be on campus on Sunday, February 18, for a book signing at 1:30 pm in Dalby Hall.

Mr. Roth has taught the Transcendental Meditation technique to thousands, including well-known people such as Oprah Winfrey, Mr. Jackman, Tom Hanks, Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman, and Martin Scorsese. And now many of them are lining up to endorse his book, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation.

Testimonials on Amazon include Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post, actor Michael J. Fox, and actor/comedian Russell Brand.

Mr. Roth has been invited to talk about the book on the TV shows Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, all of whose hosts have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique from Mr. Roth.

His book, published by Simon & Schuster, begins by explaining three reasons why meditation has become so popular: an epidemic of stress, the fact that modern medicine hasn’t been successful in addressing this epidemic, and the increasing amount of scientific research that validates the benefits of meditation.

The chapters are short, and each ends with a “Meditative Moment,” a personal story narrated by someone who appreciates the benefits of Transcendental Meditation, including Mr. Jackman, Mr. Seinfeld, Lena Dunham, Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, and others.

The first part of the book explains what the Transcendental Meditation technique is and how it works, and includes an easy-to-understand discussion of the research that shows how Transcendental Meditation differs from other types of meditation.

Mr. Roth explains the steps to learning, describes the benefits, including research studies, and tells about the personal transformation of schoolchildren and others who have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique thanks to sponsorship from the David Lynch Foundation.

Later in the book Mr. Roth tells his own story about growing up and how he came to learn Transcendental Meditation as a teenager at the University of California – Berkeley.

The book concludes with a Meditative Moment from Tony Nader, MD, PhD. He tells his experience of being a medical student in Lebanon during that country’s civil war in the 1970s and how Transcendental Meditation helped him.

The book is available on Amazon for $16 and in the MUM Store.

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