Volume 10 Issue 9| May 3, 2021
University News for Faculty and Staff
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Special thanks to Paul Stokstad for the new design and artwork.

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If you get the following email from a fellow staff member, please ignore and delete. THERE IS NO NEED TO MARK IT AS SPAM. IT Dept. will take care of this. The one I received was from a department head and complete with their name, title, email address and MIU logo.

Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 5:16 AM
Subject: Advertise while driving your car
Company’s Name:
Havas Group
Company’s Description:
We create thoughtful, insight-led strategies that fuel authentic partnerships, amplified by imaginative experiences and engaging content.
Job Title :
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Job Description:
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Must have a Car, Truck, Van, or Motorcycle.
$300 weekly including $50 for gas
Interested candidates should contact: michael.havas.safehands@gmail.com
for more details
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
Special offer: Maharishi AyurVeda consultation and 4 followups for $50
Consultation and followup appointments for those participating in a research study

If you would like to participate in a study on the uses of Maharishi AyurVeda to treat anxiety and depression (more common during these times of Covid), you can receive a consultation for $50 and and four free followup appointments over a 6-month period.
The meetings will be online consultations via zoom or skype. (The initial and a follow-up Ayurveda consultation is free for full-time MIU students, faculty, and staff and will be held in person at the Integrative Wellness Center on campus.)

The free follow-up meetings will support the implementation of Ayurveda recommendations. (Since this study is not funded, the cost of individual herbal therapies will need to be covered by each participant.)
Our hope is that we will be able to publish the results of this study in peer-reviewed medical literature so that Ayurveda becomes better known in the mental health field. Participation in the study is voluntary and will be kept strictly confidential. 
If you would like to participate in the study please contact us through the following e-mail: researchteam108@gmail.com
Maharishi International University Research Team  
Incorporate the Nitric Oxide Dump

January 05, 2018
By Dr. Mercola
  • The Nitric Oxide Dump workout stimulates your body’s release of nitric oxide (NO), improving your mitochondrial health, slowing down age-related muscle decline and boosting heart health
  • It involves just four movements — squats, alternating arm raises, non-jumping jacks and shoulder presses — which are done in repetitions of 10, with four sets each
  • The workout takes just three or four minutes and should be repeated three times a day, with a minimum of two hours between sessions

Do you have three or four minutes, one to three times a day, to devote to your health? By using that time to engage in one of the best high-intensity exercises out there — the Nitric Oxide Dump — you can improve your mitochondrial health, slowing down age-related muscle decline. The fact is, if you live in the U.S. and work full time, you sit an average of 13 hours a day, then sleep for an average of eight.1 This means you're sedentary 21 hours of the day!

Your body wasn't designed for that. It functions best when you're active more so than not, and by breaking up your day with bursts of activity, you can reap great rewards. Take nitric oxide (NO), a soluble gas stored in the lining of your blood vessels, called the endothelium. NO is produced inside your endothelial cells from the amino acid L-arginine, where it acts as an important signaling molecule throughout your body.

Special thanks to Liis Mattick in Physiology and Health for bringing this article to our attention.

An Electromagnetic Health Crisis

Jayshree Pandyra, Founder of Risk Group & Host of Risk Roundup

September 9, 2019
If living beings have always been exposed to natural electromagnetic fields, and their bodies produce electric currents as well, why is there a growing concern about the human-made electromagnetic fields?

Exposure to the electromagnetic field is not a new phenomenon for living beings. While living beings have always been exposed to natural electromagnetic fields, the growing sources, applications, and impact of human-made electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) on humans and the environment are creating more questions than answers.

This is extraordinarily complex to evaluate when all living beings are technically electromagnetic, and every thought and emotion is a measurable frequency as well. Moreover, even in the absence of external electric fields, there is a presence of tiny electrical currents in living beings due to the numerous chemical reactions that occur as part of the healthy living bodily functions. According to a WHO report, the heart is electrically active and nerves relay signals by transmitting electrical impulses. Furthermore, since all human body systems are regulated by EMF signals, it is essential to evaluate not only how the biologically active human-made electric and magnetic fields impact humans, but also how it impacts all living beings at the cellular level.

Akshaya Tritiya - Special Yagya Opportunity - 14 May- Day of Lasting Achievements
May 14th is Akshaya Tritiya, the Day of Lasting Achievements. On this auspicious day in the Vedic calendar, traditionally Yagyas are performed for long-lasting accomplishments and well-being on every level of life. This day is considered a highly fortunate time to begin and support important endeavors.

This is an ideal opportunity to have a Well-Being Special Yagya – on a day that supports the qualities of happiness, spiritual progress, good fortune and peace of mind. You may even have a birthday or planned a special starting point in your life on or near that time.

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 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 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

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
Sesame Cauliflower
Kung Pao Sweet Potatoes

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

Almond Crusted Baked Tofu
Lasagna (GF, 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
A Con­ver­sa­tion with Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R. on “The Neu­ro­science of Per­so­nal and Or­gan­i­za­tion­al
Wed. May 5, 6:00 pm CDT

Join us for Dr. Nader’s deep insights on the connection between our brain and organizational effectiveness, beautifully integrating cutting-edge science with ancient wisdom.
Vir­tual Book Sign­ing: “POE­TRY RX — How Poe­try Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life” More ►

Thur. May 6, 6:00 pm CDT

The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) cordially invites you to join world-renowned psychiatrist, Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., and moderator Bob Roth for this online event.

SPECIAL OFFER: 100% of the author’s sale proceeds go to the DLF Resilient Warrior Program to help reduce the epidemic of suicides among U.S. military veterans. Enjoy a 10% discount from the Politics & Prose bookstore.

International Conference on Consciousness-based Leadership and Management

Virtually / online from May 21–23, 2021, at the Maharishi International University (MIU), Fairfield, Iowa, USA.

This conference will be fully online / virtual, and registration will be FREE. Please register at the conference website at https://www.miu.edu/consciousness-conference

Co-sponsored by the Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) interest group of the Academy of Management (AOM), this conference aims to discuss broad-based approaches and proven techniques for promoting a consciousness-based view of leadership and management for a more peaceful and blissful world. The conference will have an emergent quality, with just enough structure for bliss and creativity to flourish.

Themes for this conference include:
Consciousness-Based approaches to leadership and management
Paradigms, Theories and Dynamics of a Peaceful and Flourishing world
Consciousness-Based approaches to leadership and management education

For any questions and suggestions, please respond to conference21@miu.edu.
Through Yagya everything is possible. Underline the words: Everything is possible. —Maharishi

The next USA National Yagya performance will incorporate—and gain strength from—Akshaya Tritiya, the Day of Auspicious Beginnings for Lasting Achievements, on May 14.

According to the Vedic texts, this was the day when the ancient Rishis performed the first Yagya in the history of humankind. This event also marks the beginning of a time when people lived happily in tune with Natural Law.

The special quality of this day is expressed in the word Akshaya, which means nondecaying or everlasting. Launching new endeavors and resolutions on this most auspicious day is said to bring long and lasting success, particularly when supported by a Yagya.

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

Please CLICK NOW to join in.
Part Two Starts May 14
If you, too, believe a better world is within reach, then we have an invitation for you: Join Us for Global Super‑Radiance on May 15 & 16

This May, you have the chance to be part of something bigger than all of us—something truly meaningful, as we invite over 7,000 Sidhas and Governors around the globe to help create waves of coherence from time zone to time zone. Internationally this weekend is being called a “Taste of Utopia 2.0—A Vision Becomes Reality” in honor of the original “Taste of Utopia” gathering in Fairfield, Iowa, nearly four decades ago.

May 15 & 16: A global online event packed with extended practice of the TM® and TM-Sidhi® programs and inspiring talks

You don’t need to go anywhere—it will all take place online—and you will have the option to do an extra round (session) of your TM and TM-Sidhi program that Saturday and Sunday morning. Inspiring talks will be available in the afternoon to round out your weekend of knowledge and experience.

How to join

Click here for the Zoom links and National Super‑Radiance times for your time zone. We’ll bring thousands, if not tens of thousands, of Meditators, Sidhas, and Governors together, creating waves of coherence around the globe. (Meditators will receive a separate invitation to participate in an Online TM Retreat over the same weekend.)

We all know that a better world is within reach. Together, let’s make it a reality.
You're Invited

Daily meditation calls
Twice a day people all over the world join us on a 20-minute virtual mediation zoom call and you’re invited! These calls are a wonderful way to support yourself during these times of change and transformation.

You can connect to these calls via phone or by clicking the links below. 

Please do not post this information on social media. The phone system would not be able to handle that number of calls. Thank you!


  • Live: Monday through Friday 6:00 AM
  • Replays: 5:00 AM (from previous morning), 7:30 AM, 8:15 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM
  • Live: Saturday and Sunday 7:30 AM
  • Replays: 5:00 AM (from previous morning), 6:00 AM (from previous morning), 8:15 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM

  • Live: All 7 Days of the Week 5:00 PM
  • Replays: 4:00 PM (from previous evening), 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM, 11:00 PM

  • ONE-CLICK MEETING ACCESS (mobile phone)
  • +16699006833,,177174913#
Introduction to
Maharishi Gandharva Veda

With Reshma Srivastava 
Live online, with recordings available for three months 

Open to everyone

22 - 23 May 2021

Saturday and Sunday

 10:30-12:30 and 15:00-17:00 CEST

Course fee: 64€

There is a reduced price for lower-income countries, please see the application form. The price listed is excluding VAT (for EU countries only).

You are invited to join this weekend course that dives deep into the basic principles and experience of the music of Maharishi Gandharva Veda, with classically trained sitarist Reshma Srivastava.
Offered online for the first time, this introductory weekend course familiarizes you with the art and science of Maharishi Gandharva Veda, with elements of theory and musical performance. 
This course on Gandharva Veda was developed for everyone to understand the profound benefits of Gandharva Veda through direct experience — what Maharishi called ‘the eternal melody of nature’.
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
Where We Meditate!
A few weeks ago we asked you to share photos of the places you meditate. Well, the response has been overwhelming! We love seeing your photos and reading about the benefits you gain from your daily practice.  

We set up this Community of Meditators Gallery Wall with the first photos and descriptions that have come in – and we are continuing to add photos as we received them. But we really wanted you to see it now!

We hope you find it as inspiring as we do! 

If you have not yet sent in your photo, please do! We would love to include you. And remember, the photo of your meditation place doesn’t have to be fancy. In fact, we aren’t looking for a picture of you personally meditating, we just want a picture of the spot where you sit. And along with a photo of your meditation place, please send a photo of yourself (selfie!) and a description of your experience with the meditation in simple and authentic words.

Please email your photos and write-up to mktadmin@davidlynchfoundation.org.

With best regards,
Bob Roth
CEO, David Lynch Foundation
Special Articles
New eBook - Maharishi on Transforming Now into Eternity
During a course in Olympic Valley, California in 1968 a Course Participant asks Maharishi: "...your philosophy tells us what time is. But can you tell us what the 'moment' is, what 'now' is, and how we can find this in our own minds and perceptions?"
Maharishi gives such a beautiful answer to this question. When we created this audio eBook, we highlighted each of Maharishi’s expressions on a separate page to best appreciate the poetic profundity of his answer. We hope you will enjoy this different format, along with beautiful pictures of Maharishi.

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 begin playing on the selected pages with audio. The first audio bar appears on page 4 after the title pages.

To view more eBooks, please click here. We kindly request not to repost this eBook or any of the pictures in the eBook on any social media platforms.
Dr. Norman Rosenthal: 5 Things You Need To Heal After a Dramatic Loss Or Life Change

As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Norman Rosenthal . Dr. Rosenthal is best known as the psychiatrist who first described seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and pioneered the use of light therapy in its treatment while at the National Institute of Mental Health. He is the author of hundreds of professional articles and ten books for the general public including the New York Times bestseller Transcendence and most recently Poetry Rx: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life. He is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and maintains a clinical and coaching practice.
Hon. Susan Molinari, a five-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1990–1997), talks about her decades in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, and the importance of daily TM practice for government and business leaders. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO 
Humor Corner
One Minute HR Laugh Break

I'm a HR Manager and I'll always have a job as long as the employees keep messing up.

You can never run out of HR approved reasons to tell co-workers they're wrong.

Now if anyone else has an HR question, quietly raise your hand and place it over your mouth!

You can't fix crazy. All you can do is document it!
TM in the News
The Calm Ocean of Your Mind w/ Bob Roth 

Also available on iHeartRadio and Spotify

Ali is pretty cynical when it comes to meditation. She’s convinced there is nothing that can possibly calm her busy mind. Then there’s Bob. Bob Roth is the transcendental meditation teacher to the stars having taught, among many others, Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hanks and, yes, George Stephanopoulos. He breaks down with Ali the approach, value, and neuroscience of transcendental meditation, which he says is different from all the other kinds we’ve heard about.

Bob Roth is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation.” You may also know him from his SiriusXM radio show, “Success Without Stress” or his bite-sized talks on the podcast “Stay Calm with Bob Roth.”

Bob also serves as the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, a nonprofit that provides Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations.
New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces teacher burnout and improves resilience

Teachers who participated in a meditation-based teacher development program utilizing the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for four months, had significant improvements in emotional exhaustion (the leading factor in burnout), resilience, perceived stress, fatigue, and depression according to a new randomized controlled trial published today in Frontiers in Education.

"Teachers are under high levels of stress as they are asked every day to support their students' learning amidst numerous challenges," said Laurent Valosek, lead author of the study and executive director of the Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education. "This study demonstrates the benefits of meditation for strengthening teachers' mental and physical health. There is a growing body of research on the harmful effects of burnout and the need for resilience. School districts are looking to give their teachers tools for reducing fatigue and emotional exhaustion to support a more effective, sustainable teaching experience and better student outcomes."


Maharishi's nephew, Anand Srivastava, passes
We are deeply saddened on the untimely demise of Sh Anand ji popularly called as Bare Bhaiya. He single handedly built the Maharishi Ayurveda which rose to great peaks at National and International level. He was a great visionary and a passionate leader down to earth. There were thousands of employees under him he would remember the first name of all workers even of workers on shop floor. He was highly respected by all. We will miss him forever. Heartfelt condolences to the family.

Here is an article that was published in 2019 about him and how he launched Maharishi Ayurveda Products in 1986.
How a shishya of Maharishi of Rishikesh built a Rs 270 Cr Turnover Ayurveda Company from Scratch

Sofia Danish Khan  11-February-2019