Volume 9 Issue 7 | April 6, 2020
University News for Faculty and Staff
What does the world need now?
Open Positions
Please contact hr@miu.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.

MUM Open Positions:
  1. MUM Online - Student Support Services
  2. Compro - Admissions Counselor
  3. Compro - Career Coach

For job descriptions and application information on any of these positions click here .

Other Open Position: CEO at Maharishi Ayurveda Products International (MAPI). ►  Job Opening: CEO at MAPI

Maharishi International University is an equal opportunity employer.
Health and Wellness
The mind and body are intimately connected, and both influence the immune system. When we experience stress or worry, physically or emotionally, the effectiveness of our immune system can be compromised. Repeated or prolonged negative stress, wear and tear on the nervous system, can lead to mental, physical, or emotional exhaustion — thus increasing susceptibility to imbalance and lowering immunity.

Support your ability to avoid or deal with stress and strengthen immunity with these simple Ayurvedic tips:
  • Exercise regularly. Walk your pet, practice yoga asanas, go for a bike ride. If you enjoy vigorous exercise, use up to half of your energy and conserve the rest. Try not to over-exercise which can physically stress your body.
  • Give yourself a rejuvenating Abhyanga self-massage with warm oil to pacify your nervous system. Take a warm bath or shower afterward.
  • Practice meditation. Transcendental Meditation, 20 minutes twice a day, or the meditation of your choice. Morning mediation relieves stress and prepares you for the day ahead. And in the evening, it can help you release the day's build-up stress and tension.
  • Allow yourself plenty of time in the morning to start your day in a peaceful and balanced way and take time to enjoy some pleasant relaxing activity in the evening. Aim for lights out around 10 p.m. 
  • Positivity is a powerful medicine. The more stress-free your day, the easier it will be to have blissful sleep at night and start the next day with ease. When you can, take some time and focus on pleasant things. There is no shortage of difficult news in the world today, so try putting your time and attention elsewhere, somewhere that brings a smile to your face.
Andrew Lloyd Weber will stream his musicals for free online every week
Lloyd Webber’s series, The Shows Must Go On, will begin with his 2000 adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond, Joan Collins and Richard Attenborough. Available on  YouTube  from Friday April 3 at 7pm for 48 hours. Click here or on photo for more info .
Postponement of CIC 88

Taking into consideration the current national health concerns, everyone’s welfare, and in discussion with Maharishi Foundation Administration, we have decided to postpone Center Invincibility Course (CIC) 88.

We will plan to begin offering CIC 88 in-Center courses in September if it is appropriate to do so at that time.

We anticipate that the flying block for CIC 88 will begin during the last week in December.

We wish you good health and fulfilling experiences during this challenging time.

Jai Guru Dev
Drs. Doug & Linda Birx
TM-Sidhi Program Administrators
The Maharishi Vedic Pandits at the Brahmasthan of India have been thinking what more they can offer for people to listen to at this time.

Whenever Vedic recitations are heard, the fundamental Laws of Nature begin to pulsate in the human body, enlivening all its various parts and aligning the individual mind and physiology with Total Natural Law. This brings balance, peace, harmony and joy in life. Vedic recitations are the eternal sounds of the Unified Field of all the Laws of Nature — the field of Pure Consciousness.

There have been many thousands of people listening to these new eCards from 135 countries. Everyone all over the world — listening, enjoying and appreciating the Maharishi Vedic Pandits.

Following are several recordings that were recently made.
Krimi Jambhana Suktam from Atharva Veda
This recitation traditionally is listened to for health and protection and can be listened to at any time.

Please click here or on the picture to view the eCard and to listen to the recitation.
Devi Kavach
This Devi Kavach recitation that gives the nourishing protection of the Mother Divine aspect of Total Natural Law.
Please click here or on the picture to open this special eCard which has the recitation of Devi Kavach. Also inside the eCard is a very rare picture of Maharishi from India, 1961.
Hanuman Chalisa
Another recitation that has been recommended to listen to at this time is Hanuman Chalisa.

This recitation can be found on the Maharishi Veda App. For those of you who do not have the Veda App please click here or on the picture to view the eCard and to listen to the recitation.
Sama Veda of Swasti Vachan, Durga Suktam, Pavamana Suktam
This eCard with special recitations from Sama Veda of Swasti Vachan, Durga Suktam, Pavamana Suktam is good to listen to at this time.

Click here or on the picture to open the eCard, and to play the recitation.
UPDATED: New U.S. Meditation Schedule (see revised below)
Everyone is invited to join others from around the world, to practice your Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program in the comfort of your own home—every day, twice a day! Please check the updated chart below for our central time zone.

If you can’t find a time that works for your schedule, feel free to join a group in another time zone. No need to sign up or call in. Just choose a time, sit comfortably, close the eyes, and begin.

Together, we can use this time to create a wave of coherence and peace for the whole country, and make even greater use of the transformational knowledge that Maharishi so generously shared with us.

Super-Radiance program schedule for Yogic Flyers
Please note: All times listed are lift-off times.

Morning: 8:15 am  | Evening: 5:45 pm
Alternate times:
Morning: 6:45 am  | Evening: 6:30 pm

Start Times for Meditators
Morning: 8:15 am  | Evening: 5:45 pm
Alternate times:
Morning: 6:00 am  | Evening: 5:00 pm
Remote Learning-A Message from Dr. Beall
Spring Break is over. Students are back to school. Teachers are back to work. REMOTELY.
We are pleased to share with you how— from the comfort and safety of their own home—students are following a regular routine, as teachers deliver lessons, lead daily meditation, and create engaging activities.

Click here  to see what is planned for our Lower School students, and  click here  to see what is planned for our Middle and Upper School students.

Weekly, you will receive a home-made video with a Family Story on how Maharishi School is adapting to this new norm. Let us know how you like them!

Our first video is from Co-Head of our School Family, Dr. Richard Beall.

Donations are being accepted, no matter how large or small. We know it's harder to give in these uncertain times.To keep all of Maharishi School employees on full salary, as well as to offset additional coronavirus expenses, we appreciate your donations more than ever. 
Upcoming Events and Courses
World Peace Assembly 
23 May, 28 May, or 30 May to 6 June 2020
for those practicing the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Program 
including Yogic Flying

Meditator Residence Course 
30 May to 6 June 2020
for those practicing the Transcendental Meditation Technique

• Deep rest and profound rejuvenation 
• Extended practice of the Transcendental Meditation and 
 Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Program 
• Enlivening discussion of experiences 
• Enlightening videos of Maharishi
• Comfortable air-conditioned rooms in newly renovated and furnished Fortune-Creating Maharishi Vastu buildings
• Delicious, freshly prepared vegetarian cuisine
To Apply, please contact your National Office
Important Updates to the Maharishi Yoga Asana Instructor Training, Phase 1

NEW: Additional online  webinars,
shorter in-residence section. 

Apply and start now!

Due to the global situation surrounding COVID-19, the Maharishi Yoga Asana Department has modified Phase 1 of this new instructor training to make it even more digitally accessible for Governors and Sidhas.

Phase 1 has been divided into three modules, with the first two modules taking place in the form of webinars. After completing the webinars, participants will be able to progress on to the residence section of the course, now shortened to 8-10 days (dates to be announced, but will take place much later, once the global situation has settled).

Participants will be able to begin the course as soon as their application is approved and they make their course payment for the online modules. We encourage everyone to apply now and get started on this profound training right away!

2020 Purusha Capital SM
Course Schedule for Men
Top Leaders Coming Again This Year

We invite all male Governors and Sidhas to join us for deep experience and knowledge on one of our courses. During these courses, top leaders of the TM ®  organization will share their knowledge and the latest news and developments in their area of expertise.

For a complete list of all courses, including detailed course descriptions, please visit  PurushaCourses.org .

Upcoming World Peace Assemblies (WPAs)

  • May 22–25: Memorial Day WPA
  • June 13–20: WPA on the Bhagavad-Gita — with Purusha Raja John Bright
  • June 29–July 6: Guru Purnima WPA
Special Articles
Award-Winning Film Presents Faculty Research
On March 31, 2020, Silvia Damiano published and sent out this message:   Learning How to Lead Ourselves in a Pandemic . Given the current health crisis, she wanted to make her award-winning film on leadership available to anyone who wishes to see it. Her film, 'Make Me A Leader', features MIU professors Fred Travis, Robert Schneider and Harold Harung. It is also now available for viewing on Ken Chawkin's website, The Uncarved Blog.  
A very special time of major transformation -
Raja Luis

Raja Luis echoed the words of Maharaja a few days ago, that we are passing through a very special time of transformation, where the creation  of coherence  is so important by all our Movement family, and the Maharishi Jyotishis have said last year that 2020 will be a year of major transformation, and probably the world will not be the same after this.

This means consciousness needs to rise more and grow more in order to bridge the gap that is felt now in the world, in its destiny and its direction. 

Maharishi's knowledge has the power of coherence and world transforming ability to bring the best out of a challenging time like this. At such a time we focus inward to increase the coherence for the whole world to soften up the process. If we use this time well and do our best, we'll remember it in future as the final transition time to a period when all mankind is growing in consciousness, and the boundaries, the concepts, the limitations, were tested to the limit in order to increase our capacity as mankind for the time that has to come, a time that is building up month after month for so many years with our coherence-creating programme, of a new time which is on the horizon.

Click here to read more.
Dr Tony Nader joins Alberto Lidji on The Do One Better! Podcast to discuss Transcendental Meditation and its benefits
Enjoy this simple, clear and effective explanation of Transcendental Meditation. Here is the program description to a delightful discussion that aired 3/22/2020.

CEO of Transcendental Meditation organizations, Dr Tony Nader, joins Alberto Lidji on  The Do One Better! Podcast  to discuss the TM movement, how to start practicing TM, and why it can benefit your mental and physical well-being.
Humor Corner
TM in the News
Slowing down and finding peace in anxious times with Valerie Gangas

Mar 24, 2020
Author and transcendental meditation expert Valerie Gangas returns to the Nick Digilio show to talk through the stress and anxiety many people are currently experiencing. Through meditation and positive thinking, Valerie shows that finding peace is possible no matter the circumstances.
Meditation helps in times of crisis

Firefighters control flames as the main installation of the Fallas Festival depicting a woman in meditation is put on fire in Valencia early on March 17, 2020 after the festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. - Measures have been put in place to try and halt the virus in hard-hit Spain, which has more than 9,100 confirmed cases and 309 deaths -- the second worst-affected country in Europe.
Today we are all living under constant and massive stress. Every day, we have to make decisions in conditions that could not have been predicted even a few short weeks ago. The coronavirus, quarantine, transport lockdown and the financial crisis have turned the world upside down.

And yet, despite daily unpleasant surprises in our news feeds, our decisions must remain balanced and effective.

People in business today can be compared to surfers who catch giant waves and try to keep their balance. When I tried to stand up on a surfboard this year, I realized that surfing, just like business, requires tremendous concentration and effort.

According to international studies, 90 percent of executives suffer from chronic overexertion. This decreases both their effectiveness and the profitability of their companies.

In times of crisis, top managers and other professionals can make poor decisions that in turn stress out their employees.

The effect of this chain reaction has a significant impact on business and the economy as a whole.

Depression and anxiety related to overexertion cost the global economy around $1 trillion annually.

According to an international study by the Lancet Commission sponsored by one of the most reputable medical journals, the Lancet, mental disorders are proliferating worldwide. This could cost the global economy as much as $16 trillion by 2030.