Volume 9 Issue 24| November 30, 2020
University News for Faculty and Staff
After rash of COVID cases, Maharishi International University virus-free

FAIRFIELD — Maharishi International University in Fairfield had a spat of COVID-19 cases earlier this month, but now appears to be free of the virus based on the latest test results all coming back negative.

Rod Eason, vice president of enrollment and student affairs at the university, said there were 21 positive cases in the student body a couple of weeks ago. All of them were students living in the high-rise dormitories on the north end of campus.

Because all of the positive cases were confined to a handful of buildings, everyone in those buildings was put in quarantine. Eason said two students were treated in the hospital for their symptoms but were released the same day.

“Most students had only mild or no symptoms,” Eason said. “And all of those students are now recovered.”

Those students did not eat in the cafeteria during their isolation. In fact, they used a separate entrance from the other students to enter the Argiro Student Center to get their food so they couldn’t mingle with other students. They also had to switch to taking their courses online.

The other students had the option of taking courses either online or in-person, provided the classroom was large enough to accommodate social distancing.

"The purpose of life is to enjoy bliss-consciousness and evolve to the eternal state of liberation while accomplishing and enjoying the maximum in life achieving the greatest good for oneself and others."

"The art of speaking pleasingly lies in making the mind and heart full of happiness. This we have seen is effectively possible only by infusing the bliss of Being into the nature of the mind, which is easily accomplished by the regular practice of Transcendental Meditation."
—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Science of Being and Art of Living
"Every individual is like a shining star, a sun. He has the ability to nourish his world just through the territory of his thoughts."
-- Maharishi, Press Conference, July 14, 2004

Religious leaders share their experience with the TM technique
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 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 International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Health and Wellness
Six Ways to Keep Your Respiratory System Healthy

Take a deep breath. Did you breathe through your nose? Did your chest or belly move as you inhaled or exhaled? Did you hear the sound of your breath?
Chances are you barely notice your body going about its quiet work of inhaling and exhaling, yet your life depends upon it. The 25,000 breaths you take each day supply life-giving oxygen to your brain, your heart, and every cell in your body. And to perform at their best your respiratory system’s airways—comprised of your nose, mouth, throat, bronchial tubes, diaphragm, lungs, and capillaries —need to be supple, flexible, and free of obstruction and irritation.

It’s during spring and autumn that respiratory immunity can trend lower, because your digestive strength fluctuates with the changing weather and may create more ama, the waste product of incomplete digestion. Ama can clog the fine channels and capillaries of the lungs with mucus. The key to burning away ama, according to Maharishi Ayurveda, is to strengthen your digestion and engage in daily routines that reduce ama. This in turn will improve immunity.

Here are seven ways to fine-tune your gut health, boost immunity, and keep your respiratory system in balance. Of course, if you have already developed a respiratory issue, consult your doctor immediately.

1. Eat foods that nourish the lungs and sinuses.

New Book: The Coherence Effect

A new book, The Coherence Effect: Tapping into the Laws of Nature that Govern Health, Happiness, and Higher Brain Functioning, is now available, written by Robert Keith Wallace, Chair of MIU’s Department of Physiology and Health; attorney Jay Marcus; and Chris Clark, MD.

The book’s website is www.CoherenceEffect.com. It can be purchased from MIU Press or Amazon.
Index now provided for easy referencing
Updated Appendices
Updated and Expanded Afterword:
“Sequential Unfoldment of Maharishi’s Teaching”

“In this volume Maharishi presents the Science of Being as the systematic investigation into the ultimate reality of the universe. Like other sciences, it begins its investigation from the gross, obvious level of life, and delves more deeply into the subtle levels of the experience of Nature. The Science of Being, however, eventually transcends these subtle regions, and reaches the transcendental field of eternal Being.”
—Dr. Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the
Global Country of World Peace
Dr. Larry Domash Passes
Physicist, Dr. Larry Domash just passed away from pancreatic cancer. He taught at Maharishi International University circa 1973-75 and was president of MIU in 1979-80. He was appreciated for his sense of humor, keen intellect, deep thinker, brilliance, and free spirit and had a profound impact on how Maharishi spoke about the quantum field and consciousness. One story is that he sat outside for days and nights at Maharishi’s door at the first Amherst course, waiting to tell him about Superfluid and superconductor science analogies to transcending and Cosmic Consciousness.
New Website about Raja Wynne's Life
Created by Jane Aikens and Craig Ridgley, stories and pictures that will bring back memories spanning over 40 years: Executive Governor Teams and CIC courses in the late 1970s; accreditation and expansion of MIU in the early 1980s; Armenia and the opening of the Soviet Union to Maharishi’s programs, 1989–91; Maharishi Center for Perfect Health and World Peace with its Ten Mandala design 1990s; Maharishi Global Development Fund and the Vedic America boat in New York in 1997–2000; the founding of Maharishi Vedic City, 2001; the Capital of the Global Country of World Peace and Maharaja’s first visit in 2002; proclamation of Mayor Wynne’s Day for the Constitution of the Universe being adopted as the City’s constitution November 2002; the first Raja Training course and coronation 2004–05; Maharishi Vedic Organic greenhouses 1993–2018; Raja tours, 2006, including acquiring the Brahmasthan of the US in Kansas; Maharishi Vedic Pandits creating an Invincible America, 2006–2018; visits to Armenia, Kenya, New Zealand, and Cook Islands; celebrating Raja Wynne’s 71st birthday at Maharaja’s Bhagavad-Gita course in Florida in December 2019; and visiting Vanuatu and the Dominican Republic in spring 2020.

Raja Wynne was always full of bliss and joy during these historic times as Maharishi transformed the future of the world to Heaven on Earth.

New Audio eBook - Maharishi speaks about Guru Dev
Maharishi gave a very moving lecture about Guru Dev to a course on Santa Catalina Island, California, on 10 October, 1961. This eBook with audio and text is from Maharishi’s lecture. Also included are very rare pictures of Guru Dev.

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. The first audio bar appears on page 4 after the title page.

To view more eBooks, please click here.
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, November 30th
Tofu /Orange Ginger Dressing
Acorn Squash
Tuesday, December 1st
Turmeric Rice
Saag Paneer
Aloo Gobi - Potatoes and Cauliflower
Sesame Green Beans
Butternut Squash
Wednesday, December 2nd
Noodles and Nuts
Schezwan Tofu w/Vegetables
Red Enchiladas
Mexican Potatoes

Thursday, December 3rd
Coconut Rice
Tandoori Paneer
Spinach Pie
Vegetable Curry w/Garbanzo
Roasted Beets
Friday, December 4th
Sesame Tofu
Black Bean Burgers
Carrots w/ Thyme
Baked Potatoes

Café Phone Number
Order Here: 641-470-1375

(Menu subject to change based on availability of vegetables from our suppliers).

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
12/3: Free Celebration/Concert: Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Sting, and more!
Join Us for This Free Virtual Holiday Celebration for Your Family and Friends!

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 • 7 pm (ET)

Grand Opening December 13th
The new Wege Center for the Arts—an exquisite, top-to-bottom renovation of our venerable ‘old Student Union’ building—is on schedule for its Grand Opening on December 13th.
This building will be the most striking visual transformation of our campus* since the Argiro Student Center was completed 12 years ago. It will become the buzzing hub of our esteemed arts programs, including Fine Arts, Cinematic Arts, and Creative Writing. These departments have forged a dynamic collaboration, and thereby achieved a critical mass for the arts at MIU. Don’t miss this Grand Opening! If you are out-of-town, please join us virtually—we will send a Zoom link closer to the event.
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.

The U.S. elections finally came, and the nationwide concerns about major disruptions at the polling places, and possible mass protests afterward, did not materialize. Whether we can take credit for this or not, it was certainly our intention and the intention of our big National Yagyas.

Now, we must continue to do everything we can to foster national harmony and coherence while the final results of the election are being settled.

Whatever the outcome, our divided nation needs our help:
  • Support the largest National Yagyas possible to help our nation find the quickest, most efficient path to the bright future we have all worked so hard to ensure, and
  • Make National Super-Radiance a top priority, especially during the coming weeks. CLICK HERE for Dr. John Haglin’s message with the details.

The intention (Sankalpa) of the next U.S. National Yagya will be:

Coherence, harmony, health, and prosperity
for the United States―and all of its people.
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
Aerial Video of Fairfield, Iowa

Finding a Greater Purpose | 51:34

Chandrika Tandon, global business leader, humanitarian, and Grammy-nominated musician, is the founder of Tandon Capital Associates and the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation, and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of New York University and other boards in education and the arts. She talks about her extraordinary life and the keys to her success.
Wonderful new website from Raja Michael Dillbeck

The online database will let anyone search the
8 Volumes of Collected Papers by 
             • Area of Interest
             • Author
             • Journal 
             • Year of research.
You will also find 
(1) a brief description of the study;
(2) its findings, and
(3) a note on the design of the study.
The website address is:  https://researchtm.net
You can search papers for very specific areas, such as by a particular author, published in a specific journal and year. Or you can do broad searches on a topic, authors, or journals, or years.

For example, to find all papers on Health-Aging, select that area of interest and leave Author, Journal, and Year blank, and presto, 23 records of all the papers on that topic.

How many papers are there on “During the Practice-Brain Activity?” 78, all references and summaries right at your fingertips.

Similarly, you can find all papers by a particular author by putting in the name, and leaving Journal, Year, and Area of Interest blank, and you will find all their papers.

How many TM research papers were published in 1979? Answer: 39.

How many TM papers were published in Psychosomatic Medicine? 32

You get the idea. It is a very powerful tool to access the full potential of the research.

Five young TM teachers share their journeys
In this webinar, five teachers of the Transcendental Meditation technique talk about their careers. All younger than 40, Lea Cho, Donielle Freeberg, Karen Aoki Kouider, Amine Kouider, and Ty Brodale share their personal journeys of becoming Certified TM Teachers.

What motivated them to make this career choice? How have their students’ lives been transformed? How has teaching impacted their own evolution of consciousness? Watch this lively discussion to find out.

This presentation was hosted by Maharishi International University (MIU) for the National Coherence Campaign (more below) on November 8, 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
Chuck Mead - "I Ain't Been Nowhere" The Official Song of Quarantine

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys take us through the isolated woes of the 2020 Quarantine to the tune of Hank Snow's 1962 classic, "'I've Been Everywhere". Trust us, you will relate to this new zeitgeist masterpiece but in a way that will make you smile!
TM in the News
Entrepreneur @SigurdVedal and #TM teacher Lakos Antal discuss how to build a better life
Sigurd Verdal is an American-Norwegian tech entrepreneur, successful multi-business owner, investor, and CEO of Vedal Media Group. Sigurd invited his TM teacher, Lakos Antal, on his show for a lively discussion on how to build a better life with Transcendental Meditation.
Ann Purcell Releases New Poetry Inspired by Nature and Transcendence

November 25, 2020 - A longtime teacher and practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, Ann Purcell has just released her latest collection of poetry, “Droplets of Heaven”. The work comprises 50 short poems, written straight from the heart, with each verse unfolding a poignant truth for further reflection and learning.

Ann has dedicated “Droplets of Heaven” to all the teachers of her life, and the work itself makes for a great learning guide. The verses, written in a simple and direct style, were inspired by the practice of Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi technique, and incorporate the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Going beyond, they also beautifully capture the serenity, peace and stillness of nature.