Volume 9 Issue 17 | August 24, 2020
University News for Faculty and Staff
Dear Faculty and Staff,

This is a reminder to continue to log complaints you receive from students. All complaints, including complaints about faculty, grades, university services, housing, or food, should be logged. If you receive a complaint but aren't the person to resolve the issue, you're still the person responsible to record the complaint. After you record it, email the person who will help resolve the issue, including details about the complaint and letting him or her know that you submitted the complaint on the log. 

This procedure for addressing complaints is important: it helps keep our attention on improving student satisfaction and retention. We're also required by both the Higher Learning Commission and the US Federal Government to maintain institutional records of student complaints.

The Complaints Log is HERE. Please bookmark and continue using it.

Student Life
Open Positions at Maharishi School
Maharishi School is currently interviewing for the following positions for the 2020-21 school year:

1. Middle School CCLS, Social Studies Teacher – A TM Teacher is preferred for this position. Teaching grades 6-8 Consciousness, Connections and Life Skills, grade 6 World Geography and grade 7 World History. See Job Profile
2. Enrollment Management Director - Responsible for leading enrollment, admissions, marketing, recruiting, onboarding, and summer camp efforts within Maharishi School. See job profile.
3. Alumni Relations – 10 hours per week. A school alum is preferred for this position.
4. Central Office Manager - 8:00–4:30 during the school year

Contact Terry Weiss, Human Resources: tweiss@maharishischool.org

Please submit your resume, specifying the position in which you are interested.

It is the policy of Maharishi School not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices.
Health and Wellness
Team Up for 10 on October 7!

Join us on October 7 for the Healthiest State 10th Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa. Registration is now open!

The Annual Walk is an opportunity for your household, school, workplace, community or organization to join thousands of other Iowans statewide in walking for 30 minutes on the first Wednesday of October.  We are walking because it is good for our physical, mental and emotional health. 

In 2020, we invite all Iowans to Team Up for 10 – to help us celebrate 10 years of the annual event. The Healthiest State Annual Walk was born in October 2011, when Gov. Terry Branstad invited all Iowans to take part in a "Start Somewhere Walk." The rest, as they say, is history!

We know that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your walk event may look different this year. We still invite you to "team up" – whether that means with members of your household, in a smaller group, in a socially-distant fashion or even as a virtual team – and walk with us on October 7!
Named “one of the nation’s most prominent Ayurvedic doctors” by the Chicago Tribune, Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, is an award-winning integrative physician, author, and speaker specializing in Ayurveda and the prevention and reversal of cognitive decline.

Over the past thirty years, she has treated over 25,000 patients using Maharishi Ayurveda along with functional medicine and conventional approaches for the relief of chronic health problems and for the reversal of cognitive decline.

In her engaging and highly personal style, Dr. Lonsdorf will inform and inspire you in regard to taking lifestyle and self-care actions that can help you balance your well-being and stay mentally sharp. Topics include: memory, gut health, inflammation, carbs and sugar, hormones, and detoxing.
New eCard - Celebrating the Day of Krishna Janmashtami

Click here or on the photo to view the eCard and listen to this special and blissful Maharishi Vedic Pandit recitation of Govinda Ashtakam. In 1983 Maharishi had described this auspicious day as "celebrating that process which unifies the diversified streams of creation into one wholeness, bliss, eternity, immortality, infinity."

Krishna Yajur Veda - Shanti Mantra

Enjoy this new eCard featuring Maharishi Vedic Pandit recitation of Krishna Yajur Veda - Shanti Mantra. This recitation brings the enlivenment of eternal silence and peace. It can be listened to at any time and as often as you like.

Please click here or on the picture to view the eCard and listen to the recitation.
New eBook - Maharishi - Thirty Years Around the World - Selected Quotes
Thirty Years Around the World - the Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment chronicles Maharishi’s early travels around the world, bringing the possibility for all of us, individually and for our nations, to experience the eternal promise of Vedic knowledge - life in peace, harmony, and fulfillment. Inside the eBook are many pictures of Maharishi, from 1955 to 1964.

To view the eBook, click here or on the picture. It is best viewed on Google Chrome. Please turn the pages slowly and click on any page to enlarge.

New eCard - Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi, is a highly auspicious day that celebrates and enlivens the supreme quality of Ganesh - balancing eternal silence with eternal dynamism, and thus powerfully helping to overcome all obstacles and bring wisdom, success, peace and fulfillment. Click here or on the picture above to view the eCard and listen to the recitation. After listening, please turn the pages to view the beautiful photos that appear in the following pages.
Coordinating meditation and Program Times
The Domes won't be opened for group program until it is safe to do so. However, we can still have a coherence-creating effect by coordinating our program times.

Group meditation schedule for Central Time Zone (for those not practicing the TM-Sidhi program)
Please note: Times listed are TM start times 

To support your daily practice, and so that we are meditating in as large a group as possible, we are offering options for your morning and afternoon meditations. Explore what works for you—on a regular basis or on any given day—then mix and match for your schedule and preferences. 
Morning 6:00 am or 8:15 am 
Evening 5:00 pm or 5:45 pm 
Group program schedule for Sidhas in Central Time Zone
Please note: Times listed are for the start of yogic flying: 
Morning 6:45 am or 8:15 am 
Evening 5:45 pm or 6:30 pm
Box Lunches at the Golden Dome Market Now Available
Only available to MIU/Maharishi School Faculty and Staff, MIU Students. Also, IA Grant participants who live on campus.

  • $10 for 1 Boxed Lunch (a little over 1 pound of food).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 due to health concerns.
  • 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. The weight of the box lunch is the same for everyone.

Dahl $3.50 for a bowl or $2.00 for a half (available on Tuesday's and Thursday's only)

Desserts are available in our dessert case in the Market.
Desserts often include Chickpea Burfi and Gluten-Free Cookies.
Fresh bread is also usually available.

  • How it Works (please read carefully.) You have to call in your order before picking up inside the market.
  • Café: 641-472-7000 Ext. 5310
  • We open at 9 AM and can take your order starting then.
  • Choose a pick-up time when you call.
  • Pick-up your order between 12 noon - 1 PM downstairs in the Market.
  • No customers are allowed upstairs.
  • We cannot take orders after 1:00 PM.
  • This box lunch service is available Monday through Friday.
  • No curbside service for box lunches at this time.
Upcoming Events and Courses
Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD Facebook broadcast Thursday, August 27, 1PM

Life can be challenging when everything has been turned upside down. Learn helpful tips to finding happiness in uncertain times.
Join Dr Tony Nader LIVE on Facebook and Instagram

Now Online: Courses for Self-Knowledge and Personal Growth

Maharishi International University offers a wide range of online noncredit courses for personal development. These courses have no exams and no required homework assignments—just deep learning about fascinating topics. Here are some exciting ongoing and upcoming courses.
Create a healthier, more balanced physiology by learning and practicing Maharishi YogaSM Asanas and Pranayama (breathing exercises) in a group.
Sessions are led by Maharishi International University faculty and followed by a 20-minute online Group Meditation.

Now offered two times per week
Fridays at 5:00 pm ET (60 min.)
4:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm PT
Followed by a 20-minute Online Group Meditation

Sundays at 11:00 am ET (60 min.)
10:00 am CT | 9:00 am MT | 8:00 am PT
Followed by a 20-minute Online Group Meditation

Course Fee: FREE
Prerequisite: Suitable for all Meditators, Sidhas, and TM Teachers

TM Connect: Join the Daily Group Meditation

Call in & enjoy your morning/evening meditation with a large group—from the comfort of your home
No reservations needed. Just call in.

Support your regular practice with this new option for daily morning and afternoon group meditations—connect by phone or Zoom (audio only).

Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, will host the call, offer a few important reminders on proper practice, and take you in and out of meditation.

Join the large group meditation by calling in, and catch the wonderful wave of silence generated by thousands meditating together.

How to connect
FOR BEST RESULTS, connect by Zoom. Download the Zoom app on your device, and click this link: https://zoom.us/j/177174913.
SECOND CHOICE: To phone in, use 929‑205‑6099 or 253‑215‑8782, then enter the Meeting ID 177‑174‑913#.

Weekday morning schedule: 6:00 am or 8:15 am

Daily afternoon schedule: 5:00 pm

Weekend morning schedule: 7:30 am or 8:15 am
Special Articles
Dr. John Hagelin: Group Dynamics of Consciousness
Dr. John Hagelin, President of Maharishi International University, speaks to the participants of the First Nationwide TM Group Meditation, May 7, 2017. Dr. Hagelin explains, in terms of quantum mechanics, how group practice of the TM® and TM-Sidhi® programs can answer the need of the times by creating harmony in the individual and the environment.
Each weekday, Bob Roth, best-selling author of Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, releases a new episode of his Stay Calm with Bob Roth series on iHeartRadio. He shares bite-sized personal stories about the power of the TM technique, with simple, practical tips about living well.

In these turbulent, uncertain times, find a moment of calm by tuning in to Bob’s daily podcast. While we may not always have control over outside forces, there are things we can do to find that calm within.

Stay Calm with Bob Roth is a daily reminder of the inner strength we already possess—and how our TM practice helps us tap into and expand that core of silence.

Subscribe for free to this popular new series—already over 70,000 subscribers in the first three weeks! Download and listen to the Stay Calm podcast on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Humor Corner
TM in the News
A new documentary about The Beatles' historic 1968 trip to Rishikesh, India, to study Transcendental Meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram retreat will get its virtual world premiere online on September 9, via Gathr Films' Gathr at Home platform.

In the movie, Meeting The Beatles in India, award-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman tells the story of how, at age 23, he met the world's most famous band and their entourage at the ashram. He'd traveled there on his own spiritual quest following a painful romantic breakup.

While at the ashram, Saltzman took many now-famous photos of The Beatles, interacted with the band members, and watched them write some of the now-classic songs they composed during the trip. Saltzman is responsible for the iconic group photo taken in Rishikesh that featured the band, their wives and girlfriends, The Beach Boys' Mike Love, Donovan, Mia Farrow and others.

The film, which is narrated by Morgan Freeman, features more than 40 previously unseen photos from The Beatles' stay in India. There are also interviews with several people who were at the retreat with the band, including the late George Harrison's ex-wife Pattie Boyd, her sister Jenny Boyd, and the man about whom John Lennon wrote the song "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill."

The movie also includes Saltzman discussing Transcendental Meditation with Twin Peaks director David Lynch, a huge proponent of TM.

Meeting The Beatles in India also will feature footage of Saltzman paying a present-day visit to the ashram, accompanied by acclaimed Fab Four author Mark Lewisohn.

As part of the virtual premiere, a live Q&A with the filmmaker will take place immediately after the screening.
Click here or on the photo to watch the trailer
Gathr Films Sets Worldwide Event Cinema Premiere of Emmy-Winning Director Paul Saltzman’s Feature Documentary Meeting the Beatles in India for September 9th
August 11, 2020 
Filmmaker Shared Spiritual Journey Exploring Transcendental Meditation with The Beatles at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram in 1968; Highlighted by his Personal, Many Never-Before-Seen Photos, Intimate and Uplifting Cinematic Portrait Adds New Insights into Most Prolific Period of Beatles Songwriting

David Lynch Among Executive Producers; Morgan Freeman Narrates

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With new and vivid first-hand details and over 40 personal photos never-before-seen in any other movie about The Beatles, Emmy Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman shares an extraordinary life experience in a new feature documentary, Meeting the Beatles in India. Gathr Films has set Wednesday, September 9th for the virtual World Premiere with a Live Filmmaker Q&A directly following on its Gathr At Home™ platform. The film will then be available virtually through art house film platforms around the world. Trailer Launch HERE.

Saltzman learned transcendental meditation while spending a week in 1968 at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh on the banks of the Ganges River along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Photos and recollections not revisited for 50 years are brought to life. Narrated by Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman with executive producers including Pen Densham and David Lynch, Meeting the Beatles in India adds vital details and context to one of the seminal cultural events of the 20th Century.