MVRI’s Second Regional Conference held at the Cambodian Mine Action Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2017
MVRI’s Second Regional Conference on Maharishi Vedic Science: Education, Business, and Society was co-hosted by the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and Peace Museum in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with the University of Management and Economics (UME), Kampong Cham, Cambodia. The conference commenced with a welcome by the Director of CMAC, His Excellency Heng Ratana, who spoke on maintaining peace, the devastating impact of mines, and CMAC’s expertise as a world leader in de-mining.
Convenor, His Excellency Muon Veasna conveyed an introduction from MVRI’s Patron, Dr Tony Nader, opening the proceedings, and a welcome address was given by Rajrajeshvari Candace Badgett. To the international delegation, Her Excellency Ms Phon Pheuy introduced the presenters.
Dr Bevan Morris spoke on Maharishi Vedant and Consciousness-Based Education; Nuon Borin presented on The MVU Alumni Association Strategic Plan; Dr Ashley Deans addressed the assembly speaking on Consciousness-Based Education: Unfolding the Full Potential of Every Student; and Dr Lee Fergusson presented new research on MVU Cambodia: Published Economic and Social Indicators. Dr Alex Hankey spoke on Maharishi Jyotish: The Scientific Evidence, followed by Hun Monivann’s presentation on the MVU Alumni Investment Fund; The Impact of TM on the Life of a Bipolar by Maria Pau; Understanding the Stock Market as an Interplay of Consciousness by Dr John Price; Education in Cambodia by His Excellency Chia Savien; Creating Coherence through Maharishi Ayurveda by Ram Shrivastava; The Three Cultural Lines of Buddhist, Christian and Islamic Communities in Phrapradaeng District, Samut Prawn Province: The Peaceful Model of Mutual Living Toward ASEAN by Dr Yannakorn Toprayoon; Activities of the Maharishi Foundation for World Peace in Cambodia by Dr Stuart Vernon and Mok Samen; and Maharishi Vedic Architecture: Design for Educational Buildings by Dr Anna Bonshek
The conference was recorded and broadcast on Cambodian TV.
In his inspiring closing remarks, His Excellency Pitt Chamnan, Secretary of State of the Department of Education, spoke of the importance of regular meditation practice to create and maintain peace and to secure the future for Cambodia.
A delegation travelled to Kamchaymear to conduct workshops at Chia Sim University (CSUK)—formerly Maharishi Vedic University (MVU)—and on to Kampong Cham for further workshops at University of Management and Economics (UME).