Volume 9 Issue 13 | June 29, 2020
University News for Faculty and Staff
Dear Faculty and Staff,

Raja Wynne Memorial video available online

The video recording of the Raja Wynne memorial on Monday afternoon has not been posted to the University's Vimeo account. Here is the link for those of you who may have missed it due to work.

New Phishing tactic
If you receive an email similar to the picture attached with an attachment labeled"Wireless6_25_2020_2084112_20p.m.hTm" be cautious. It is a Phishing attempt to obtain your 0365 credentials. 

Please delete and mark as phishing email."Do Not click on it" or Open and most definitely Do Not put passwords in an attempt to login and retrieve what ever the email is tricking you to access. 
Open Positions at Maharishi School
1. Enrollment Management Director - Responsible for leading enrollment, admissions, marketing, recruiting, onboarding, and summer camp efforts within Maharishi School.  See job profile .
2. Middle School Math Teacher - Full-time, grades 6–8
3. Lower School Classroom Teacher
4. Physical Education Teacher - Full-time, grades 1–12
5. IT Tech Support / Computer Science Teacher - Can be combined or separate positions
6. 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
Advanced Ayurveda: Listening to Your Body’s Signals
by Linda Egenes on May 22, 2020
When it comes to health, we each have our own unique story to tell. My personal health journey started at a young age when my parents taught me to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and whole wheat bread, a truly revolutionary idea in the 1960s, when Wonder Bread was king. I was rarely sick and only remember going to a doctor twice—once for a bad bout of poison ivy and another time when I stepped on barbed wire and needed a tetanus shot.

So it was a big surprise that as I entered my mid-twenties, I no longer felt so healthy. I suffered from congestion and blocked sinuses every spring, sometimes with a productive cough that would keep me at home for an entire month. For the first time in my life, I took antibiotics, but eventually the antibiotics didn’t work. Something was clearly out of balance, and I didn’t have a clue how to feel better. And there’s nothing worse than feeling bad and not knowing what’s wrong.

Fortunately, I was soon introduced to the practical science of Maharishi Ayurveda. I learned that spring is the Kapha time of year, when the heavy, cold, sticky qualities of Kapha dosha predominate. I found that if I cut back on dairy foods—and especially ice cream—I could avoid the build-up of ama, the sticky byproduct of undigested food that is the cause of most imbalances. It was incredibly helpful to learn how to adjust my diet with the seasons, and I was amazed at how one simple change solved such a big problem in my life.

Want to Sleep Better? Sync Your Circadian Rhythms with Nature
A short podcast from Bob Roth offers tips for healthier rest
In this  iHeartRadio episode of Stay Calm , Bob Roth offers simple tips from Dr. Norman Rosenthal, the world-renowned psychiatrist, medical researcher, and best-selling author. Dr. Rosenthal is professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and was the first researcher to describe Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and develop an effective treatment for it.

In these turbulent 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.

The most happy I can recall...
Maharishi Yagyas are powerful technologies to nourish all of creation
and enliven peace in the individual and our world family. Every Yagya
performed – whether large or small – helps reduce negativity and increase coherence in collective consciousness.
Question: What are the transforming dynamics of Yagya?
Maharishi restored the crucial understanding and proper practice that the Vedic sounds should be projected from awareness grounded in the Para (Transcendental) level of speech, where the link between sound and form – between desire and fulfilment of desire – is intimately connected and enormously powerful.

This skill, of necessity, incorporates the practice of Yoga – the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, including long Yogic Flying – and the resulting enlivenment of the Transcendent source of speech prior to the recitation and performance of Yagya. Only Maharishi Vedic Pandits have this crucial training and skill.

For a more complete explanation, listen to John Hagelin, Ph.D., a world-renowned quantum physicist, and National Director of the Transcendental Meditation Program.
Update on Opening the Golden Domes, and What We Can Do Right Now to Amplify Our Coherence
Some of you have asked me about reopening the Golden Domes, which I am very eager to do. I have been watching and waiting for that opportunity.

Iowa, with over 23,000 COVID-19 cases, is still hovering at a peak plateau. Jefferson County has seen enough new cases in the last 1-2 weeks that many have called for me to close the dining hall or even shutter the campus—which, of course, I cannot do. (I should add that, through an abundance of caution and vigilance,  no one who resides on the MIU Campus has contracted the coronavirus .)

While this is far from panic time, it calls for continuing caution. Many states and areas that are relaxing their rules are experiencing record spikes, which is all over the news this morning.

We have always had strong rules in place to ensure the safety of the Domes. Today, the unusually contagious nature of the virus and the high-risk age demographic of our cherished Super-Radiance heroes force me to adhere to Maharishi’s principle of Safety First.  For right now!

Then, what can we do to help relieve the national unease and disharmony?

Synchronizing our meditations , even  at a distance , will amplify the effect we are having—both on ourselves and on the larger society.

Maharishi said our effect goes out through “all levels of Natural Law.” When we meditate at the same time, though not in close visual and auditory proximity to each other, we are synchronized on the deepest level of pure consciousness. At the level of the unified field, distance is non-existent. Our collective effect will permeate the country, even the world.  So let us please stay synchronized on that deepest level when we meditate, and let us all lift off at the same time.

Long ago, Maharishi set up synchronized meditations by time zones around the world—because it amplified our effect. What we are trying to accomplish now with synchronized meditation is exactly that.

I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for us to synchronize our meditations to create coherence for our country, which is in the throes of an acute phase transition. Let us all do our best to create a ground of coherence, to ensure the most positive possible outcome.

Our lift-off times are 8:15 AM and 5:45 PM.

Please join us at this crucial time.
President Hagelin
A Vision Whose Time has Come
In 1989 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founded MAHEDCO, Heaven on Earth Development Corporation, to popularize the restoration of Vedic architecture and assist developers who wanted to build communities using this knowledge.
A booklet from the corporation’s inauguration contained a comprehensive vision by Maharishi of cities of the future, which he called “Cities of the Immortals”.

Not surprisingly, in many areas, his vision closely matches what is being envisioned and desired now by city and town planners, alert, concerned citizens, and forward thinking leaders in all areas of life.

Here are a few of the elements Maharishi attributed to this ideal community:
  1. These developments will feature beautiful homes set in parks and gardens in a noise-free, pollution-free, stress-free, and secure environment.
  2. Built on the outskirts of existing cities, they will inspire people living in the congested cities to move there and enjoy an ideal quality of life.

Thanks to your tremendous generosity, we have almost reached our goal of matching the $100,000 donation, gifted to Maharishi School by a few generous supporters.

Help us end the school year on a high note! FOR THE NEXT SIX DAYS, from now until June 30, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar. We are adapting to the many needs of the COVID situation and need your support. Our plan is to start the 2020-21 school year in-person with many precautions to provide a safe, healthy learning environment, while also prepared for online learning if necessary.
With your donation, we can reach our goal!

Upcoming Events and Courses
MIU BFA/MA online thesis exhibition Spring 2020
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Brylle Ariaga
Nick Ross

Masters in Studio Art
Mildred King
Johamy Narvaez
Katia Stewart
Taylor Ross

Maharishi Vedic Leadership Forum

West Virginia:
July 10–20, 2020 (Core Course)
July 23–August 2, 2020 (Advanced Course)

Europe (location to be announced):
September 18–29, 2020 (Core Course)
October 1–12, 2020 (Advanced Course)

Although we recognize that most states are still under restricted traveling orders due to the COVID-19 situation, we are hopeful that in the coming months everyone will be able to travel to these wonderful courses safely and comfortably. As we get closer to the scheduled dates we will stay in touch to let you know whether the courses dates will be changed.

If cancellation proves unavoidable, all course fees will be refunded in full or, if desired, applied to a future course. Several airlines have also announced a similar full refund for cancellations.

This is a unique course from Maharishi—a training program to cultivate the next generation of Sidhas and Governors who feel drawn to master the Vedic approach to leadership based on the growing value of Unity Consciousness in their lives.

Detailed info & how to apply
You can find info about both course options at the  Maharishi Vedic Leadership Forum website , or by clicking the links below.

U.S. Core Course — apply soon!
July 10–20, 2020
  • Maharishi Purusha Program campus, West Virginia
  • Open to male Sidhas & Governors (all ages)

U.S. Advanced Course — apply soon!
July 23–August 2, 2020
  • Maharishi Purusha Program campus, West Virginia
  • Open to male Sidhas & Governors (all ages)
  • Prerequisite for Advanced Course attendance:
  • Completion of the Core Course.

European Core Course
September 18–29, 2020
  • Location to be announced
  • Open to Sidhas & Governors (both men and women)
► To apply, please contact:

European Advanced Course
October 1–12, 2020
  • Location to be announced
  • Open to Sidhas & Governors (both men and women)
  • Prerequisite for Advanced Course attendance:
  • Completion of the Core Course.
► To apply, please contact:

*Please note: The Maharishi Vedic Leadership Forum is designed to cultivate leadership skills in all of the younger members of our world family. However, the U.S. course is open to male Sidhas and Governors, given that it is on the Purusha campus in West Virginia.
This special online course, offered by MIU for the first time, includes deep insights into the development of higher states of consciousness and features a selection of Maharishi’s talks, as well as discussion, exercises, and engaging personal stories of life with Maharishi to illustrate the knowledge for everyone.
It will be taught by Dr. Peter Warburon who worked closely with Maharishi for 36 years. Maharishi personally trained Dr. Warburton to offer these unique Total Knowledge courses, which present the full range of Maharishi’s knowledge in a delightful manner that requires no special prerequisite other than practicing Transcendental Meditation.
Course schedule:  Tuesday, July 14 – Saturday, August 22 (Tuesday and Saturday Afternoons – 12 Sessions) 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm US Central Time Online via Zoom. These Zoom sessions are live and will be recorded and posted for anyone who is unable to view them live.
Course Fee:  $75 is the discounted price for everyone during this difficult time of the coronavirus.
Prerequisite:  Suitable for all Meditators, Sidhas, and TM Teachers/Governors

For more information, please visit:  https://miu.edu/total-knowledge-and-higher-states

Check out more courses at  https://miu.edu/ce  and  MIU Online Enrichment Courses
This upcoming Guru Purnima on 5th July, 2020, is a highly auspicious opportunity for a Well-Being Special Yagya.

Guru Purnima is a day of fullness and gratitude to the Vedic Tradition. Special Yagyas performed on this day promote our spiritual development, fullness in life and connection with the Vedic Tradition.

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.

The Sankalpa (intention) of the national Yagya will be:

A smooth transition to a safe, healthy, and prosperous nation―for all of its people.

At this most auspicious and critical time, we hope that you will be more inspired than ever to give, and to give generously.

May abundant good fortune smile on America, and may Maharishi’s great legacy of peace and enlightenment permanently bless the human race.
Maharishi AyurVeda

Interactive Online Courses—
Short Courses for Everyone

Over Two Weekends
‘Ayurveda is Science of Life—
Science of Perfect Health—Science of Wholeness.’ — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
International Conference on Natural Medicine, March 1985, Brazil
Courses Description
Introduction to
Maharishi AyurVeda
Learning Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda, the Science of Wholeness of Life
Two Weekends:
18-19 and 25-26 July
Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition
Promoting Optimal Nourishment and Health Through Balanced Diet,
Digestion and Nutrition
Two Weekends:
1-2 and 8-9 August
Self-Pulse Reading for Good Health
Learning to Detect Balance and Imbalance in the Body
by Feeling One’s Own Pulse
Two Weekends:
15-16 and 22-23 August
Yoga Asana and Pranayama
Creating Physiological Balance and Mind-Body Coordination for Ideal Health and Well-Being
Two Weekends:
29-30 August and 5-6 September
Good Health through Prevention
Eliminating the Basis of Disease by Bringing Life into Accord with Natural Law
Two Weekends:
12-13 and 19-20 September
Schedule of the courses:
Duration: 16 hours during two weekends
Times: Morning session: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Afternoon session: 3:00 PM– 5:00 PM

The recording of the course will remain online for one month for those who could not attend the live sessions.

Course fee for every course: EUR 108.00
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
“Fulfilling Your Purpose”: Wisdom from Dr. Hassan Tettah, Heart Surgeon 12:28  
U.S. Dept. of Defense Health Mission Chief shares his story BY MICHAEL STERNFELD

This article is dedicated to the medical professionals on the front lines dealing with COVID-19 and all its ramifications for us personally and collectively.

When I first met Hassan Tetteh, M.D., M.B.A., we were preparing for his participation in the Maharishi International University (MIU) ChangeMakers event,  Is College Bad for Your Brain?  As the Command Surgeon and chief medical advisor for the National Defense University, we asked him to speak on the effects of stress in the college environment. On June 2, 2020, he also spoke with  TM Talks: “What Lies Ahead? Dealing with a Drastically Changing World.”

I was struck by the professional depth of this man who is a renowned heart and lung transplant surgeon, Health Mission Chief at the U.S. Department of Defense for a new division integrating artificial intelligence into the medical field, U.S. Navy Captain, Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and thoracic (heart and lung) surgeon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Dr. Hassan Tetteh is the Health Mission Chief at the U.S. Department of Defense, among other positions of teaching and service.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Tetteh is the best-selling author of four books—Gifts of the Heart, The Art of Human Care, Star Patrol, and Success Strategies—among many other achievements.

Learn more about Maharishi School in Fairfield, Iowa, where PK–12 students are encouraged to think deeply and become creative, compassionate, contributing citizens of the world.  
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
#1 - It's okay to talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice
#2 - “In Style” are the clothes that still fit.
#3 - You don't need anger management. You need people to stop making you angry.
#4 - Your people skills are just fine. It's your tolerance for idiots that needs work.
#5 - The biggest lie you tell yourself is, “I don't need to write that down. I'll remember it.”
#6 - “On time” is when you get there.
#7 - Even duct tape can't fix stupid - but it sure does muffle the sound.
#8 - It would be wonderful if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes, then come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller?
#9 - Lately, You've noticed people your age are so much older than you.
#10 - Growing old should have taken longer.
#11 - Aging has slowed you down, but it hasn't shut you up.
#12 - You still haven't learned to act your age, and hope you never will. 
TM in the News
What is Transcendental Meditation and how can it help you?

Meditation has an amazing history of transforming lives. In today’s world when everyone is chasing the best, several types of meditation help people stay in the moment. One such type of meditation is Transcendental Meditation.
What is Transcendental Meditation?
Introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Transcendental Meditation, or TM was brought to the U.S. in the 1960s. It is an effortless way of promoting a state of calmness and relaxed awareness accompanied by a list of long-term benefits – coming back to it in a bit.

Derived from the Indian Vedic tradition, TM is practiced in a comfortable position with eyes closed. The star feature that separates TM from other forms of meditation is the chanting of a mantra. A mantra is a holy sound that directs your concentration.

Studies around the world advocates for innumerable positive benefits of Transcendental Meditation. Let’s find out what they are.

5 Benefits of Transcendental Meditation

Pandemic Paradox: The Crisis Is A Blessing

The coronavirus may seem like a collective catastrophe, but it is actually a wakeup call to humanity to change our destructive ways
A crisis, like a global pandemic, arises because Nature is trying to teach us a lesson.

A crisis is a situation created through an inability to live in accordance with natural law — the laws of Nature governing the Universe. The crisis is the signal, the red light, alerting us to change direction in order to avert a perilous danger lying ahead. Nature always knows best how to organize. Nature also always gives us whatever is best for our growth and evolution. 

Nature is like a mother. When a child errs, the mother always acts to correct her offspring.

The coronavirus is the voice of Mother Nature leading humanity to a higher level of understanding and functioning. It is Mother Nature’s way of clearing the obstacles which have accumulated on the path of human evolution. If our collective mistakes are not corrected now, global extinction could be the result. 

So, what is the message of this current crisis? This is the time to go inward. Stay inside. Staying in doesn’t just mean stay in one’s house. It means: Go Within. Reflect on what we as human beings are doing to our planet. 

What are we prioritizing in our life? Is it the mad pursuit of wealth for ourselves or is it shared human values? Are we allowing the exploitation of the masses by a few billionaires or are we dedicated to sharing our natural resources to alleviate poverty in the world? Is material progress more important to us than spiritual development? Is a health-oriented lifestyle or chronic disease becoming widespread? What is the reason for the present scenario? How have we as individuals contributed to it?