Volume 10 Issue 7| April 5, 2021
University News for Faculty and Staff
Scam Alerts

We have been informed by our partners at Midwest One Bank that there is a scam targeting educational institutions where employees receive an email “from IRS” requesting personal information in order to grant employees their due tax refund, please read the attachment for more information. Please be alert not to click on links in emails form an unverified source, as it might contain spyware/malware that can be harmful.


New Social Security Phone Scams
In the past few days I have received calls allegedly from the Social Security office asking me to press 1 to get connected to the SS office because my account has been blocked. These calls came from a phone number with a 641 area code. Bottom line, don't entertain or take any action on such a call. Social Security Administration does not make these types of calls and will never ask you to confirm your Social Security number over the phone. Here is a link to a number of different social security scams.

Library Update
We are happy to announce that the MIU Library will be open again for MIU students, faculty, and staff only starting on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The opening hours will be Mo-Fr from 3 PM to 10 PM. Masks and social distancing is required at all times. The previous online book and print services will be discontinued because patrons can now check out books and print documents themselves during our opening hours. Also group and individual study are now again encouraged during our opening hours. If you have any questions, please call us at 472-1154 or email us at library@miu.edu.
Rouzanna and Martin
Open Positions
Housing Coordinator and Mailroom Assistant - customer service, database maintenance, office administration.

Alumni Coordinator - Assist the Alumni Director in providing communications and services to MIU Alumni. Use Google Docs, Office 360, 4th Dimension and other web-mediated communications tools to provide services, events and communications for alumni.

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

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

Maharishi School Dorm Supervisor - Female Resident Supervisor for Maharishi School grade 9-12 students in Hildenbrand Hall: 30 hours per week in the evenings and weekends, ten months per year. Compensation includes salary, room and daily meal.

An on-call weekday supervision position is also available. This can be any gender. It can also be combined with the residential position. 

Contact Terry Weiss (tweiss@maharishischool.org)

Maharishi International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Health and Wellness
Your Spring Detox Tips from Dr. Nancy!
Amidst unusual uncertainty, one thing's for sure, the season is changing!
If you’re north of the equator, embrace the blossoming of spring, which Ayurveda tells us brings health benefits—especially if we act now!
Discover 6 easy ways to support your body’s natural springtime “detox” cycle and shed toxins while you boost your immunity:

Golden Jubilee Capital Projects Brochure
Please take a few moments to enjoy these inspiring projects that are designed to lift our University and our Campus to an entirely new level:

Great News! Our Campaign is off to a wonderful start. As you can see highlighted in red in the brochure, some of these highly impactful projects have already received full funding, and others are very close to full funding.
If you feel moved to support a specific capital project outlined in this brochure, we ask for a minimum gift of $10,000 towards your favorite option. For those wishing to contribute a smaller amount, we still very much appreciate your support.

However, we would ask that donations less than $10,000 go towards our general Capital Campaign fund. Towards the end of our campaign, we will apply these donations to those important projects that are nearest to completion. 
Your support on every level is deeply appreciated. MIU is booming as never before, with enrollments growing at nearly 100% per year!  
As we prepare to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in September with a Grand Golden Jubilee Celebration, now is the time—in these next six months—to achieve a huge uplift of our MIU Campus and to all our academic programs. 
Enjoy Dr. Tony Nader's New Book for Free
In President Hagelin’s recent email to us about Dr. Tony Nader’s new ebook, he said several MIU Trustees wanted to support the cost of all of us receiving a copy and that we'd receive reimbursement instructions soon.

The reimbursement system will go live on April 1, and we’ll send you that information at that time.

Several other donors, who wish to see this book reach as many people as possible, have just offered to reimburse us for any books we might buy as gifts for others, up to 10 books. 

Reimbursements will be in the form of an Amazon gift card in the amount we have spent. We’ll use the same system for that.
Exclusive Excerpts from Dr. Nader's New Book!

Exclusive excerpts from One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness

When Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., was becoming a doctor, with the goal of alleviating suffering, he also began TM® and his life’s work of exploring and understanding consciousness and the secrets of the human mind: “I experienced my mind settling down to a place I had never imagined possible. No thoughts, no images, no fear, no boundaries, no concerns—just pure being, pure deep inner silence, inner peace, but with unrestricted wakefulness, a settled, unbounded awakening.” READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO 
Curbside Service for Box Lunches Now Available to 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.

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

$4.50 Whole and $2.50 Half

New Spring Menu

Grilled Marinated Tofu
Spinach Pie (G, D)
Lemony Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts
Briam Greek Roasted Vegetables

Indian Turmeric Rice
Chana Masala with Paneer (D)
Cauliflower Nut Loaf (G, D)
Bombay Potatoes

Crispy Orange Ginger Tofu w/ Broccoli
Lo Mein
General Tso's Cauliflower
Kung Pao Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Rice
Broccoli Paneer
Spinach Enchiladas (D)
Grilled Zucchini
Butternut Squash

Almond Crusted Baked Tofu
Lasagna (D)
Mixed Vegetables

G= Gluten  D= Dairy  GF= Gluten Free

Menu subject to change based on the availability of produce.

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.
Upcoming Events and Courses
Nine Days of Mother Divine and the Birth of Raam

The next 11-day National Yagya for the USA will be performed during the Spring Nine Days of Mother Divine, Navaratri. The Yagya will continue through Raam Navami, celebrating the birth of Raam on April 21.

Mother Divine represents the unbounded creativity and supreme nourishing quality of Nature, while Raam represents infinite organizing power. Together, these fundamental aspects of Nature bring support and success to every endeavor and every field of life.

Our Maharishi Jyotish Pandits emphasize that this is one of the most powerful periods in the Vedic calendar to sponsor a Yagya—when the Laws of Nature are liveliest for fulfillment of desires in all areas of life: success and prosperity, health and longevity, intelligence and enlightenment, and relief from fear.

The Sankalpa (intention) of the Yagya will be:
Coherence, peace, health, and prosperity
for the United States―and all of its people.

We deeply appreciate the generosity of all our dear donors to the National Yagya program and the Maharishi Vedic Pandits. We hope that you will join us in this Yagya, at this most auspicious time.

Please CLICK NOW to join in.

Better still, commit to regular monthly sponsorship and be in every National Yagya throughout the year. CLICK HERE

When you make a gift of $1,250 or more, you, your family, someone you designate, or your company will be acknowledged by name on each day of the Vedic performance.

May the full power of Nature’s Creative Intelligence guide and uplift America, and may Maharishi’s legacy of peace and enlightenment permanently bless the human race.

John Hagelin
9 Days of Mother Divine - Auspicious Days Coming Up for Special Yagyas
The 9 Days of Mother Divine, Navaratri, among the most auspicious days in the Vedic calendar, are from 13-21 April. During this time, Laws of Nature associated with enhanced well-being, spiritual progress, and good fortune are especially lively and accessible.

This is an ideal opportunity to have a Special Yagya performed—whether for Well-Being, a Birthday or an Anniversary. The Nine Days culminate on Ram Navami, 21 April which, along with the previous days, is a highly fortunate time for a Well-Being Yagya.

Applying for these Yagyas is very easy and can be done here. Please 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 for your very kind support and wishing you all the blessings of this upcoming period.
Brighten up Spring with our daily meditation calls
Spring is here and it's a wonderful time of renewal and enlivening healthy habits. Continue enjoying the benefits of your meditation practice by joining our community of thousands of meditators, for one or more of our twice-daily meditation calls. Connect using the schedule and updated phone numbers or URL below—and please don’t post this information on social media. The phone system would not be able to handle that number of calls. Thank you!

For more information you can also visit our daily meditation website, tm-meditate.org, which provides a complete online resource with replays talks, featured quotes, email registration, group meditation times, and more. 
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
DLF Thanks You - Impact Report
We are pleased to send you our Impact Report of the work of the David Lynch Foundation.
The David Lynch Foundation continues to lead in this unparalleled moment, helping people and communities remain healthy and resilient in the face of the global pandemic, economic uncertainty, social transformation, and so many other challenges. We are sharpening our focus to meet increased needs, particularly among vulnerable populations and those on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

This report outlines each of our key initiatives that are bringing the Transcendental Meditation® technique to populations in need, and paving the way for this effective, evidence-based technique to become a universally-available, normative treatment modality in America’s healthcare system.

We appreciate all of your support, because without you none of this work would be possible. We welcome your feedback and comments.

In this entertaining and enlightening talk, quantum physicist John Hagelin, Ph.D., President of Maharishi International University, shows that pure consciousness, the underlying core of human experience, has the same qualities as the Unified Field described by quantum physics, and proposes that the two are one and the same.

In recent decades, modern science has probed into deeper and deeper levels of nature's functioning from molecular to atomic, to nuclear, to subnuclear culminating in the discovery of completely unified field theories based on the superstring. These new discoveries, supported by rigorous mathematics, tell us that at the basis of all the surface diversity and change we experience in daily life is one unchanging, universal field of concentrated intelligence and energy.

This unified field, interacting purely with itself, dynamically gives rise to the entire cosmos, including ourselves. Since it resides at infinitesimal distance scales that are not directly accessible by experiments, it cannot be measured directly, but its existence can be inferred mathematically and verified by the way nature functions on more expressed levels.
Sheree Stomberg is the Global Head of CitiBank’s Shared Services and the Citi Service Center Network, which serves more than 100,000 of Citi’s employees in 90 countries. She is also a member of Citi’s Operations and Technology Operating Committee. Throughout her career, Stomberg has been a strong voice for diversity and inclusion. She co-founded, sponsored, or chaired three of Citi’s Women’s Councils, which have facilitated the advancement of women to management positions in banking.

Since 2003, Stomberg has been an investor in The Hunger Project, an organization committed to a sustainable solution to the problem of world hunger. She has served on the Global Board of Directors since 2008 and has chaired the Board since October 2019. During a Hunger Project trip to Africa, Stomberg learned about the Transcendental Meditation technique and its potential for society from Joaquim Chissano, a fellow board member and former President of Mozambique.

Stomberg discusses what she has learned over the past 20 years about solutions to world hunger and about the role of the TM technique in helping individuals and the world.
Humor Corner
It's Not My Job!”
This a story about four people named ANYBODY, EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, and NOBODY. There was an important job to be done & EVERYBODY was sure that SOMEBODY would do it. ANYBODY could have done it, but NOBODY did it. SOMEBODY got angry about that, because it was EVERYBODY's job. EVERYBODY thought ANYBODY could do it, but NOBODY realized that EVERYBODY wouldn't do it. It ended up that EVERYBODY blamed SOMEBODY when NOBODY did what ANYBODY could have done!!!
TM in the News
Can Big Data Solve Human Fitness? A Conversation With WHOOP Founder Will Ahmed.
With millions of athletes bound to their homes, fitness-tracking tools like WHOOP are more impactful than ever

The man behind a billion-dollar biometrics brand talks sleep, Big Tech and how the pandemic's changed the health industry

How have you gotten through the last 12 months? How has your own wellness routine changed?
It’s certainly a time I committed very heavily to working. A lot of my life is built around WHOOP. But over the last year, I realized this is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime moment. You’re going to remember how you respond to it. By the way, it wasn’t inevitable that WHOOP was going to have a successful year. We were nervous as a business. What does it take to manage a company remotely? How do I keep my investors updated? How do I make sure my employees are feeling safe and not worrying about their mental health? That they’re able to keep track of their families while also delivering value? How does your business strategy change during a global pandemic? How does the supply chain change when you manufacture things with China and all around the world?

I felt a spotlight had gotten turned really bright. I wanted to rise to that moment. For those reasons, I got very focused. I simplified my life. I don’t have a lot going on. I’m married, I don’t have kids, I live pretty close to my office. I realized that I’d remember 2020 as a year for my entire life, and would be one I wanted to look back on knowing that I competed. That I was in the moment. I tried to stay very present, I worked my ass off, I spent a lot of time communicating with members of my team, making sure they felt taken care of.

On the flip side of charging hard, I wanted to make sure I got a lot of sleep, I wanted to make sure I was still exercising and treating my body right. I tried not to get caught in a trap of drinking every night or something. I used to travel an enormous amount. Not traveling has simplified my life a lot. I’ve spent a lot of time with my wife. The theme I keep coming back to is try to be present. Even in meetings. The problem with not being in front of people is you’re staying at a screen which could have all these things happening on it. Notifications, whatever. It’s so easy to drift off and do email. I try to stay here. Meditating is huge, too. That’s something I’ve been doing for seven years. I tried to stay committed to that practice.

What brought you to meditation?
I got to a point of crisis. I was strung-out. I was an ineffective entrepreneur, I felt. This was around 2014. The company was 20 or 25 people. I raised millions of dollars but I didn’t feel like I was doing a good job. I felt anxious and stressed. I needed to find something to be more in control. This led me down this rabbit hole to Transcendental Meditation. I took a four-day course, and I’ve been doing it every single day since. It changed my life.

First published: 18 March 2021
A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Transcendental Meditation as Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans
Veterans with PTSD who practiced the Transcendental Meditation technique showed significant reductions in PTSD symptom severity, according to a new study published today in Journal of Traumatic Stress. Fifty percent of the meditating veterans no longer met criteria for PTSD after three months compared to only 10 percent of controls. The randomized controlled study also showed significant reductions in veterans’ symptoms of depression and anxiety, and sleep difficulties.
“Transcendental Meditation is a non-trauma-focused, easy-to-learn technique that was found in this study to improve PTSD symptoms, likely through the experience of physical rest,” said Mayer Bellehsen, Ph.D., director of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families, Northwell Health, and study principal investigator. “In contrast to commonly administered therapies for PTSD that are trauma-focused and based on a patient’s recall of past traumatic experiences, this intervention does not require extensive review of traumatic history, which some individuals find difficult to engage in. This intervention may therefore be more tolerable for some individuals struggling with PTSD.”

Read More Here from Ken Chawkin's blog post

Could transcendental meditation treat PTSD?

By Robby Berman on March 25, 2021