When Father Mejia learned the Transcendental Meditation technique he immediately knew that this could be the key to helping the abandoned children on Colombia’s street. He took the training to become a TM teacher and opened a shelter for the thousands of children who had lost their parents and family in the drug wars, or ended up on the street for other reasons, without hope, without future.
Today Father Gabriel Mejia runs 52 such shelter, taking care of 3500 children. Thanks to his love and care many tens of thousands of street children found a way to deal with their traumas of the past and get a fresh new start. Shelters in all of Latin America are now starting to use his programs, with TM at the heart.
This video is a short summary of a full documentary about Father Mejia.