Volume 10 Issue 3| February 8, 2021
University News for Faculty and Staff
Recreation Center Reopens

Masks and Social Distancing Required

Limited Activity

Monday - Saturday Hours: 3-9pm

Sunday Hours: 9am - 7pm
Open Positions
Administrative Assistant for Career Services - Compro Department
Duties include front desk, communications, administration, customer service, database maintenance. Send resume and cover letter to jgarrett@miu.edu

Dishwasher for Golden Dome Market - maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, maintain utensils in clean and orderly condition 

Please contact cpassos@miu.edu if you know of anyone who is interested and qualified to fill any of this open positions.

Maharishi School is looking to fill three positions:
Facilities Care: help clean the school and assist with lunch service. Full-time, weekdays, 5:30am-1:30pm.
Lower School Lunch and Recess Supervisor: 11:50 - 12:50 on school days.
Children’s House Assistant Preschool Teacher: weekdays 8:30 – 1:00
Contact Terry Weiss at tweiss@maharishischool.org

Maharishi Foundation's Communication Depart is seeking an Internet Consultant and Legal Liaison to monitor the internet, review websites and social media platforms, and identify compliance issues.

Contact slamothe@tm.org

Maharishi International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Health and Wellness
Sleep, Blessed Sleep: How to Get It, and Why It Matters 1:10:49 
Secrets from Maharishi AyurVeda® and modern science with Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D.

“Sleep is the nurse of all living beings.”

This wise precept is from Maharishi AyurVeda, one of the oldest traditions of natural medicine. “Today, over 5,000 years later, we are discovering just how true this is, as well as fascinating details about how sleep applies its magical healing balm to our brains, minds, and bodies each night,” says nationally recognized Ayurveda expert and best-selling author, Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D.

Dr. Lonsdorf, an Integrative Medicine Specialist and frequent speaker on national media, has incorporated Maharishi AyurVeda with her medical practice for over three decades. Her popular books include A Woman’s Best Medicine, Ageless Woman, and The Healthy Brain Solution for Women Over Forty: 7 Keys to Staying Sharp—On or Off Hormones, addressing the prevention and reversal of memory issues and cognitive decline. She received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and did her psychiatry residency at Stanford University. 

In this engaging and informative presentation, Dr. Lonsdorf shares the most effective secrets from Maharishi AyurVeda and modern medicine for blissful, rejuvenating sleep; how to sleep to boost your memory; how sleep erases emotional stress; and much more. She gave this webinar, hosted by Maharishi International University (MIU), on November 14, 2020, as part of the National Coherence Campaign.

Did you know that February is Heart Health month?

Ayurveda recognizes two facets to heart health: physical and emotional. While a diet rich in fresh produce and fiber fuels the muscle of your heart, it’s equally important to stay rested, get plenty of exercise, manage your stress levels, and listen to your heart—literally! And when times get stressful, Ayurvedic botanicals like turmeric, ashwagandha, and arjuna can lend a helping hand.

Highly Auspicious Day Coming Up for Special Yagyas

Special day coming soon for those thinking of having a Well-Being/Special Yagya. Performed on February 16th.
February 16th is Vasant Panchami, the day of Maha Saraswati, and is considered a highly auspicious time to access the impulses of Creative Intelligence that nurture enlightenment, purity, wisdom, and creativity.

Through the performance of a Well-Being/Special Yagya at this time, those qualities are further enlivened in one’s consciousness, and enhance the flow of progress in the direction of enlightenment. You may also have a birthday or planned a special starting point around this date — making a Special Yagya ideal at this time.

Applying for these Yagyas is very easy and can be done herePlease request your Yagya at least seven days in advance. To read more about the Special Yagyas please click here.

All proceeds from the Yagyas go towards supporting the Maharishi Vedic Pandits in India and are deeply appreciated.

Thank you so much for your very kind support and wishing you all the blessings of this upcoming Vedic Celebration.
Curbside Service for Box Lunches Now Available to Everyone!

Available to anyone and everyone in the greater Fairfield area, including Maharishi Vedic City!
Order Here: 641-470-1375

IMPORTANT: The pick-up location will be in the Ladies' Dome Parking Lot-- not in front of the store.

IMPORTANT: The pick-up location will be in the Ladies' Dome Parking Lot-- not in front of the store.

Due to the extreme weather this week, please watch for announcements as to whether or not the Café will be open for takeout/carryout meals. Monday we will be open.

$10 for 1 Boxed Lunch
Dahl $3.50 for a bowl or $2.00 for a half

$4.50 Whole and $2.50 Half

MENU This Week

Monday, February 8th
Noodles & Nuts
Mustard Tofu w/ Kale
Vegetable Pot Pie
Broccoli w/ Carrots
Butternut Squash

Tuesday, February 9th
Lemon Rice
Paneer W/ Green Beans in Coconut Sauce w/ Toasted Coconut
Spinach Pie
Zucchini, Corn & Tomatoes
Roasted Yams

Wednesday, February 10th
Sweet and Sticky Tofu w/ Celery & Bok choy
Creamy Cheesy Polenta w/ Pesto & Vegetables
Cauliflower & Broccoli
Sliced Roasted Beets

Thursday, February 11th
Pasta Pesto
Chana Masala
Spinach Enchiladas
Green Beans w/ Walnuts and Tarragon
Acorn Squash

Friday, February 12 - Valentine Lunch
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Rice with Toasted Almonds
Kadia Paneer
Brussel Sprouts with Dried Cranberries
Special Valentine Desserts - Priced Separately
GF Berry Pie - $4.50
Berry Pie - $4.00
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Filling - Chocolate Gauche Frosting - $3.00
Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Filling - White Chocolate Gauche Frosting - $3.00

How it Works - Please Read Carefully

  • You must 1) Call in your order, 2) Pay on the phone 641-470-1375, and 3) Make an appointment time for your curbside pick-up box lunch.
  • Payment is made over the phone using your Dome Market Account, or by using a credit card over the phone (takes longer).
  • TIP: If you plan on using this service on a regular basis, then it is best to open an account with us. It is quick and easy!
  • Make your appointment for pick-up between Noon - 1 PM. Monday - Friday
  • Call to place an order after 9 AM along with pick-up time
  • The pick-up location will be in the Ladies' Dome Parking Lot-- not in front of the store.
  • Please call the Café when you arrive: 641-470-1375
  • In order to identify you in the parking lot, please put your name in big letters up in the window on a piece of paper.
  • Please have your mask on to receive your order
  • The menu for the box lunches is set and the same for everyone.
  • Substitutions are available for people with food sensitivities or a restrictive diet.
  • Menu items with tofu, wheat, and dairy may be replaced with the grains and vegetables available that day.
  • But you must let us know about your substitution when you call-in your order-- we need to know in advance.

Café Phone Number
Order Here: 641-470-1375

(Menu subject to change based on the availability of vegetables from our suppliers).
Upcoming Events and Courses
Advanced Techniques
Feb. 11-13
Learn More about Our Upcoming Advanced Technique Course
February 12th and 13th at the Peace Palace

“The purpose of Advanced Techniques is to take the experience to another, higher level. Advanced Techniques are like fertilizers; fertilizers bring better fruit to every tree. To enjoy greater achievement and fulfillment in life, take advantage of this beautiful program of Advanced Techniques to enrich the development of higher states of consciousness.” —Maharishi

Final reminder of the dates for the required orientation meeting for Advanced Techniques. We look forward to seeing you there. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Reminder: An orientation meeting is an opportunity to learn more about Advanced Techniques. It is free, and there is no obligation to take the course. But if you want to learn an Advanced Technique at this time, you must attend the orientation meeting and then fill out an application form.

Application /  Orientation Meeting
Thursday, February 11th at 2 PM
Personal Instruction: Friday Feb. 12th • 4 PM to 10 PM
Checking Meeting: Saturday Feb. 13th  9:30 AM Night Technique
11:30 AM 2nd-4th Technique
Upcoming talk on Zoom discussing the "coherence effect" with the Authors

Learn how the TM technique is a master key for becoming the best version of yourself AND about other health strategies for living well, moment to moment, day to day.
Saturday, February 13, 5:00 PM Eastern
with Robert Keith Wallace, PhD, and Jay Marcus
(See authors' bios below.)
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 844 9874 8143
Passcode: 133874

More Information on the book here.
Replay: Dr. Tony Nader Speaks to Healthcare Pros
In case you missed Dr. Tony Nader's two Zoom presentations at Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine, they're now posted on his YouTube channel.

January 20 and 27, 2021, Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD, made presentations at LOYOLA University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine via Zoom:

1) Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Loyola University, for medical doctors and health care professionals: Effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation Technique for Dissolving Stress and Improving Health and

You can also find information about the founding of this program at Ken Chawkin's blog post: The first Transcendental Meditation elective course offered at a major US medical school, with links to interviews and articles.
Free webinar on TM Teacher Training Course, 17 February 2021
Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course Webinar
A presentation and live online Q&A session

Open to all practitioners of the
Transcendental Meditation technique

17 February 2021

20:00-21:30 CET

Free of charge

MERU is delighted to present the first-of-its-kind webinar in Europe on everything related to becoming a Teacher of Transcendental Meditation.

Have you ever wondered what the requirements might be for the Teacher Training Course (TTC)? Are you curious where the course is held? How long it is? And are you eager to know what opportunities might lie ahead upon completion of the course as you become certified to bring the gift of Transcendental Meditation to the world?

All these questions, along with any other questions you might have about TTC will be answered by the speakers on our special panel, including Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation; Graeme Lodge, Raja of the TTC; Leander Flemming, TM Teacher and TTC Leader; Chelsea Cox, TTC Office Administrator; Percilla Herrera, TM Teacher; and Lea Cho, TM Teacher and a Director of Programs at the David Lynch Foundation.

These speakers are expert Transcendental Meditation Teachers familiar with the process of becoming a TM Teacher and are currently working on many projects around the world, bringing TM to thousands of people.

Register by noon, 17 February to join this free, interactive webinar and have all your questions answered about the process of becoming a TM Teacher!

Take control of your health in the New Year with online Good Health course
Good Health through Prevention

Eliminating the basis of disease by bringing life
in accord with natural law

Live online with recordings available for three months

Open to everyone

13 February – 6 March 2020

10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00 CET

198 euros*

*There is a reduced price for lower-income countries;
please see the application form. The 198 euros price listed is excluding VAT.

Have you been enjoying the wonderful, new videos from Dr. Tony Nader and other TM speakers. Where can you find the replays ?

Please note: Replays will usually be posted within 2-3 days after the live event.
Maharishi YogaSM Asanas and Pranayama Online Group Instruction and Practice

Followed by a 20-minute Online Group Meditation.
Offered two times per week!

Led by Maharishi International University Faculty
TM Connect: Daily Morn­ing & After­noon Large Group Meditation More

No re­serv­ations needed. Just call in.

Meditate with thousands around the country! Bob Roth will host the call, lead a Group Meditation, and share insights about TM and brain functioning, with tips for balance in life.

► Connect by phone: dial (929) 205-6099 or (253) 215-8782, then enter Meeting ID 177 174 913#
Special Articles
Estelle with Bob Roth on Transcendental Meditation, Consciousness & Finding Calm

I loved chatting with Bob, getting the low down on the mechanics of Meditation direct from his kitchen in California! Bob is the worlds most famous Transcendental Meditation teacher. He has taught everyone from top athletes to Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry and Russell Brand and he is also CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, that has taken TM to more than 1 million students in 35 different countries around the globe.

Bob gets to the core of this subject, takes it out of hippy-dippy land and breaks down the Science of Meditation - What does meditation actually do to the brain waves? and how when we meditate regularly not only do we get access to our very own GENIUS LAB (and everyone has one of those by the way), but we also get to connect to a level of profound calm within ourselves that lies beneath all the anxiety, fear and mind chatter. And yes that profound calm is also within Each and Every One of Us - RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!
MERU Progress and Update for 2020
Even though 2020 was a challenging year for everyone in the world, there were many achievements of our Movement around the world. Click here for a list of just some of the highlights this year.

These achievements and many more were the result of the efforts of our local Movement leaders and Teachers of Transcendental Meditation, under the guidance of the Rajas, Ministers, and senior administrators here at the International Capital of the Global Country of World Peace in MERU, Holland.

Maharishi wanted MERU to be the international centre of his knowledge and administrative headquarters for his Movement for generations to come. He created a masterplan of how he wanted the campus constructed and began to realize that by having the first 20 homes built for Rajas and other leaders at MERU.
New, Searchable TM Research Database
New, searchable website containing the first 8 Volumes of Collected Papers: https://researchtm.net

Special appreciation goes to the lead editors, Dr. Michael Dillbeck, Dr. Rogers Chalmers, Dr. David Orme‑Johnson, Dr. Keith Wallace, and all of the other great scientists whose work has been instrumental in presenting Maharishi’s knowledge to the world through the window of science.

This online database will allow searches by area of interest, author, journal title, and year of research. You will also find a brief description of the study, its findings, and design.

Sheree Stomberg, Global Head of CitiBank’s Shared Services and Citi Service Center Network serving 100,000+ employees in 90 countries, has been a strong voice for diversity and the advancement of women in banking. As a board member in The Hunger Project, she discusses solutions to world hunger and the role of the TM technique in helping individuals and the world.
Humor Corner
Americans have been seen sneaking into Canada. The Prime Minister has  decided that it is time to build a wall!
Cartoon wisdom from Karl Stevens appears in this week’s print edition of The New Yorker
Karl Stevens, the artist for these two cartoons has this to say about TM. "I’ve been doing TM for the past 7 years. Completely changed my life for the better!"

You can read more about Karl in Ken Chawkin's blog post here.
TM in the News
How I went from a meditation skeptic to a true believer after 30 days

Until recently, I had decided that meditation just wasn't for me. Here's what ultimately changed my mind.

Jan. 22, 2021, By Josh Harmon
The difference between this practice and other forms of mindfulness or meditation is that TM is an independent, passive process. It is not guided by someone else who gives you suggestions about what to think; it’s entirely internal.

Transcendental Meditation is not about learning to do something that will your help your mind relax. It’s about learning to do nothing. In fact, teachers of TM often stress that the process should be absolutely effortless. Once you get into the right zone, it happens by itself.

I was intrigued enough to sign up, but also highly skeptical of something so simple.

Group tries to help health care workers find peace during COVID-19 chaos

by Caitlyn Penter January 18th, 2021

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Medical experts say health care workers are experiencing higher rates of burnout, exhaustion and even PTSD as they continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
One group is trying to change that.

“We found before the pandemic a year ago, found that half of physicians anyway were reporting significant levels of burnout," said Dr. Stuart Rothenberg, medical director of the Center for Health and Wellness. "Now, we have 75 to 80% reporting significant burnout,” said Stuart Rothenberg, MD, Medical Director of the Center for Health and Wellness.

Tom Ball said health care workers need a way to do destress.

“Our health care workers that are so overly stressed and overly taxed right now,” Tom Ball said.

He said the transcendental mediation technique is a way for them to find peace during the chaos.