Dhammajarinee Witthaya School (DWS), Thailand


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young students with teacher newThe Dhammajarinee Witthaya School is a free Buddhist boarding school, serving orphaned, impoverished, and other disadvantaged girls who would otherwise have no opportunity for a quality education.

Since the school's founding by Buddhist nuns in 1993, enrollment has expanded to about 800 students. Kindergarten through secondary school levels are now offered.

Poverty, human trafficking, and child prostitution are serious problems in Thailand. This wonderful school provides a safe haven, along with an extraordinarily effective approach to holistic education, for these at-risk girls.

Holistic, Consciousness-Based Education at DWS

All aspects of the students' growth and development are taken into account:

  • Development of consciousness--the basis for all of the other aspects of life--through the practice of the DWS girls meditat together400xTranscendental Meditation (TM) technique and the more advanced TM-Sidhi program. TM has been well documented to improve academic performance, reduce stress, enhance creativity, and improve health in many, many ways.
  • Standard academic disciplines in preparation for university studies. Job skills training and apprenticeship opportunities are arranged for students who do not plan to attend university.
  • Teaching of Buddhist precepts, an integral part of Thai culture, by the dedicated nuns.
  • Caring for the school environment. Students develop discipline and practical skills working alongside the nuns.
  • Participation in the arts, music, dance, and traditional celebrations.
  • Free medical and dental care, complementing the health benefits of TM.Classroomnew
  • Fresh, organic food, much of which is grown on school property by the nuns and the students.
  • An atmosphere of warmth and love. The nuns appreciate the need to nurture and protect the tender hearts of these children who are either without family or living away from home.



Great News from this Year

600 students meditate 1 of 6 1On 14 November, the Dhammajarinee  Witthaya School inaugurated the world's largest Maharishi Vastu Meditation Hall for the purpose of promoting peace in Southeast Asia. This two-story 5500 square meter Vastu Meditation Hall can accommodate one thousand practicing of the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Program on each floor.

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The Meditation Hall, proudly named Invincibility, bears the tree of knowledge above its entrance. Invincibility translates in Thai as Anandajai, which means “eternal victory”, a term also used to describe the state of enlightenment.

Current expansion project

Efforts are now underway to achieve the last step in the expansion of Dhammajarinee School-- the completion of a four-story Dormitory to house an additional 950 students.


The Special Impact of Expanding this School

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When large groups of people practice the TM and TM-Sidhi program together, they create a powerful influence of coherence in the surroundings. The bigger the group, the more far-reaching the influence. The expansion of DWS to 1000 students practicing the TM-Sidhi program will be enough to uplift and protect the entire country of Thailand.

Girls' education is widely regarded as a very powerful leverage point for breaking the cycle of poverty and solving socio-economic problems.Your donation to Dhammajarinee Witthaya School not only changes the destiny of girls fortunate enough to attend, it also changes the destiny of the entire country of Thailand.


Donate to DWS

Your tax-deductible gift will support the completion of the new meditation hall, so that the school can achieve the goal of 1000 practicing the advanced TM-Sidhi program together and become a stable Peace-Creating community for Thailand.

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Sponsor a Student For only $60/ month (tax deductible), you can both fund a girl's education--thereby changing her destiny--AND support a member of a Peace-Creating community for Thailand. You can arrange this through a PayPal account. If you do not already have one, it is easy to set up and manage as needed. Just enter the amount per month you wish to donate, click on the Donate button, and follow the prompts!

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