Volume 9 Issue 21 | October 19, 2020
University News for Faculty and Staff
Dear Faculty and Staff,

In preparation for the very important November 3rd National Election we want to make it easy for everyone qualified to register to vote in Iowa.

You must be a US Citizen to register to vote. We will have volunteers with the necessary forms in the Argiro Student Center Lobby during the lunch period 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM on the dates listed below.

You must be a US Citizen and have either an Iowa driver's license or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number or an Iowa non-operator ID#. 
Last chances to register
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21
  • Thursday, Oct. 22

The deadline for Iowa voter registration for this election is October 24.
Open Positions
Departmental Assistant in Human Resources
Financial Aid Officer
Departmental Administrator in Student Life

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

Maharishi International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Health and Wellness
What Your Elimination Says About Your Health

Digestion is the body’s main line of defense; it supports immune function, emotional balance, and overall vitality. It can also be the root cause of many health issues. And what is the best way to know the overall state of your digestive tract? Your poop.
We had the opportunity to ask Integrative Neurologist and author of The Prime, Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, our many questions about elimination and wellness.

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary: What I actually love about this topic is that we are taking part of the taboo out of talking about poop. I suggested the title “What Your Poop Says About You.” I really want people to be more comfortable discussing and thinking about their bowel movements. Because even people that are married will talk about their finances and religion together, but they don’t have any inclination to talk about their partner’s elimination.

I’m not saying it is the first topic to discuss in a relationship, but it is something that should be on your health radar enough that you are aware of the by-products that your body is releasing, and we’ll explain why that is so important in this article.

vpk: Could you explain to us how and why elimination is a good measure for the overall digestive function?

Millions Qualify for Free Monthly Cell Phone Service. Are You One of Them?
Rich DeMuro and Nexstar Media Wire Oct 5, 2020 

Lifeline started out as a way to offer low-income Americans a wired phone line at a steep discount, but in recent years, the focus has shifted to wireless service with phones and monthly service free.
TruConnect is the fourth largest Lifeline provider in the United States. It signs up customers and, in exchange, the government pays the company a stipend for managing the service.

Lifeline’s basic offering is an inexpensive Android phone along with talk and text minutes, plus 3 gigabytes of data each month. California is most generous with unlimited talk and text, while other states mostly give participants 1,000 talk and texts.

One stipulation is that customers have to use the phone at least once a month to keep the service active.

There are other companies doing this, too. They include Assurance WirelessQ Link Wireless, and SafeLink Wireless. TruConnect says it differentiates itself by including extras and even manufacturing its own smartphones so it can better control the quality, performance and minimize bloatware.

“All of our products, including the hotspot, are 4G LTE network-compatible,” said Johnson, who said they run on T-Mobile’s network.

New: Very Special Maharishi eBook
Maharishi offered so many blessings to the world. Among those is his epic translation and commentary of the Bhagavad-Gita,
Maharishi’s work on the Gita provides a clear understanding of the timeless, supreme and practical Vedic wisdom of life. We wanted to offer to you a new eBook that would capture some flavor of the enormity of Maharishi’s work on the Gita.

This eBook has four sections. The first section is an audio excerpt from a lecture that Maharishi gave on the Bhagavad-Gita in 1964. The second section is a selection of verses from the Gita, along with beautiful pictures of Maharishi. The third section, near the end of the book, is a second audio excerpt from a 1965 lecture by Maharishi on the Gita. The final section, on the last page of the eBook, is an audio of the Maharishi Vedic Pandits reciting the second chapter, which Maharishi called "the soul of the Bhagavad-Gita".

To open the eBook, click here or on the picture above. We highly recommend viewing it on a computer with Google Chrome as this gives a very full and enjoyable experience. Please turn the pages slowly and wait for the audio bar to appear and begin on the selected pages that have audio on them. To view more eBooks please click here.

New eCard for Navaratri - Nine Days of Mother Divine
Tantroktam Devi Suktam ("Ya Devi") recitation enlivens the connection between us and the all-nourishing Cosmic Intelligence; bringing peace, spiritual progress and fullness to our lives. This recitation can be listened to at any time and as often as you like. It can also be found on the Maharishi Veda App.

Please click here or on the picture to view the eCard and to listen to the recitation.
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.

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

Khichari Now Available!
$4.50 Whole and $2.50 Half

MENU This Week

Monday, October 19th
Tofu w/ Orange Ginger Dressing
Lasagna (dairy)
Fresh Green Beans
Butternut Squash
Tuesday, October 20th
Turmeric Rice
Sagg Paneer (dairy)
Aloo Gobi - Potatoes & Veggies
Butternut Squash
Wednesday, October 21st
Nuts and Noodles
Schezwan Tofu
Vegetable Quesadillas (wheat, dairy)
Summer Squash w/Corn
Thursday, October 22nd
Coconut Rice
Tandori Paneer (dairy)
Spinach Pie (wheat, dairy)
Vegetable Curry w/Garbanzo Beans
Friday, October 23rd
Sesame Tofu
Walnut Burgers (wheat, dairy)
Carrots w/ Thyme
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy (dairy)

Café Phone Number
Order Here: 641-470-1375

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 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.
Café Phone Number
Order Here: 641-470-1375

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 HEREPlease bookmark and continue using it.

Student Life
Upcoming Events and Courses
Meet MIU students LIVE next Saturday!
Have you ever wished you could attend a school like Hogwarts? Are you looking for a unique college experience?

MIU might be the right place for you!

Join us for a fun, lively, and informative discussion with current MIU students: James, Gabie, and Zaria. Explore life at MIU and be a part of the conversation in this "ask me anything" LIVE event.

Ask your questions during the webinar using Zoom Q&A or email them in advance to webinars@miu.edu.

Admissions counselors will also be available online to answer questions about admissions, MIU degree programs, and financial aid.
Is MIU the real-life Hogwarts?
Saturday, October 31 1pm Central
Zoom access provided upon registration
Please register in advance as capacity is limited.

Nine Days of Mother Divine and Victory Day
Over the next few weeks, America will be making important decisions about its future.

We all deeply desire the most life-supporting, evolutionary, and peaceful direction for our nation. Ultimately, our nation’s fortune depends on the collective consciousness of its people, which determines the quality of governance we deserve.

It is essential, during this critical time, to do everything we can to increase coherence in national consciousness.

A Yagya for the Future of America
The next 11-day National Yagya for the U.S. will be performed during Navaratri, the Nine Days of Mother Divine. The Yagya will also include Vijaya Dashami, Victory Day.

Mother Divine represents the unbounded creativity and supreme nourishing quality of Nature—the fundamental aspects of Nature that bring support and success to every endeavor and every field of life. Victory Day is the culmination of the Nine Days and signifies the ultimate triumph of good in the world.

Our Maharishi Jyotish Pandits emphasize that this is the most powerful period in the Vedic calendar to sponsor Yagyas—when the Laws of Nature are liveliest for fulfillment of desires in all areas.

Victory Day, October 25, is an exceptionally auspicious day to launch new endeavors and make resolutions for success—particularly when supported by participation in a Yagya.

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

Please CLICK NOW to offer your support at this particularly auspicious and crucial time.

And—if at all possible—commit to regular monthly sponsorship to participate in every National Yagya throughout the year. CLICK HERE

If 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.

Jai Guru Dev
John Hagelin
National Director
Transcendental Meditation® Program
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

No reservations needed. Just call in.

Meditate with thousands around the country! Bob Roth will host the call, offer a few important reminders on correct practice, and lead a Group Meditation.

Special Articles
Dr. John Hagelin presents a proven technology of peace

Renowned quantum physicist, leading proponent of peace, and President of Maharishi International University, John Hagelin, Ph.D., discusses “a proven technology of peace,” and how “our human nervous system is the instrument.” Enjoy Dr. Hagelin’s inaugural talk for the National Coherence Campaign, and find out how to join the world’s largest group meditations to help create a powerful wave of harmony and coherence in our nation. 

Episode Info
Peter Lamoureux is the lead Transcendental Meditation instructor at David Lynch Foundation. Peter has taught TM to thousands of people over 40 years. He has been working with David Lynch Foundation teaching veterans with PTS and is the Director of Programs for Operation Warrior Wellness.

Evans discusses how the TM technique helps people step into their strongest selves in any given situation by enhancing emotional intelligence and personal leadership.
Heathere Evans, award-winning certified coach, consultant, and “Washington PR Woman of the Year,” has a revolutionary approach to leadership development to help clients be more empowered, successful, and inspired. She discusses how the TM technique helps us step into our strongest selves in any situation.

Evans has won multiple communications industry awards and was named “Washington PR Woman of the Year.” Her philosophy of continuous growth and personal development has expanded to include a revolutionary approach to coaching and leadership development that leaves clients more empowered, successful, and inspired in their lives, both at work and at home.

Evans discusses how the TM technique helps people step into their strongest selves in any given situation by enhancing emotional intelligence and personal leadership, and how each of us takes an active role in shifting from the weakest to the strongest part of who we are.

Mario Orsatti, the host of TM Talks and Executive Director of the Center for Health and Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation, interviewed Heathere Evans on August 30, 2020.

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
Stephen Colbert asks Jerry Seinfeld how does he stay relaxed and look happy during the pandemic
Higher States of Consciousness 

An indicator of Cosmic Consciousness is a decrease in attachment to objects without feeling detached or uninterested in life.
October 14, 2020 by Sunny Lane
The journey inward holds a distinguishable path to directly experience the unique, specific expression of pure awareness that is available inside every person. By exploring and experiencing the subtle state of awareness through Transcendental Meditation, we unlock access to higher states of consciousness and the associated physiological improvements. This essay will explain growth into higher states of consciousness and define characteristics that mark the fifth state, Cosmic Consciousness.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was a scholar and teacher devoted to learning the wisdom of integrated life advanced by the Vedic Ṛishis of ancient India. Maharishi introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world and described seven stages of consciousness. The first three are experienced routinely and automatically: waking, dreaming, and sleeping. The subsequent stages are Transcendental Consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness, God Consciousness, and Unity Consciousness.