Volume 10 Issue 4| February 22, 2021
University News for Faculty and Staff
Identity Theft

MIU has implemented a program to identify and detect warning signs of identity theft. You can find more information on the program and policies in this link:

Scammers Using MIU's Caller ID

It’s long been known that scammers have illegally spoofed local numbers to get you to pick up the phone. They are now spoofing MIU’s caller ID to get your attention. They have gone even a step further by somehow finding your personal phone number and presenting as if it were a call from MIU. The dilemma is that you can unfortunately no longer go by caller ID. (Our PBX does not support caller ID name and number).

If someone is calling you spoofing MIU’s caller ID, just hang up. Also, you can screen your calls with most answering machines. In addition, make sure your personal landline has been registered with the “Do Not Call” list.
For information on the Do Not Call list go to the following link sponsored by the FTC:
Open Positions
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

Server for Golden Dome Market - serving meals to customers. 

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

Maharishi International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Health and Wellness
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.
February is Heart Health month?

During this month we have been sharing tips to help you promote heart health naturally through diet, lifestyle, and herbs.

This week’s focus is stress.
Is stress getting the best of you?

Stress: it’s a normal part of everyday life. And in small doses, it can actually help your body adjust to new challenges (like when you have a promising job interview coming up). Over time, though, high levels of ongoing stress can take their toll on your mind, body, and heart—both its physical and emotional facets. In Ayurveda, a good daily routine (dinacharya) complete with a healthy diet and plenty of time for exercise, rest, and downtime goes a long way toward managing stress naturally. During especially difficult times, the synergy of time-tested Ayurvedic herbs can ease the heart and emotions, helping you adapt to stress better.

Feeling tired and sluggish?
Need a natural immunity boost?

The days are getting longer and brighter, but it’s still winter! Which means it’s more important than ever to tend to your natural immunity—your best defense. According to Ayurveda, if your body has a buildup of ama (toxins), it can become fertile ground for infections to take hold. Our authentic immunity-boosting formulas help strengthen your digestion and combat stress, too.

New eBook - Maharishi speaks on Fulfillment
In this profound lecture from 1965 in London, England, Maharishi speaks on a topic we are all deeply interested in – the nature of fulfillment.
This eBook was created with audio and text from Maharishi’s lecture, along with pictures of Maharishi, some of them are very rare.

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 page.

To view more eBooks, please click here.

We kindly request not to repost this Maharishi eBook on any social media platforms.

Special Recitations for Vasant Pancham
Best wishes for the auspicious Vasant Panchami, the day of Maha Saraswati, which is on 16 February.
This day is traditionally associated with the impulses of Creative Intelligence that nurture enlightenment, purity, wisdom, and creativity.

In the Maharishi Veda App section 'Recitations for Today’, you will find a number of tracks especially suited to enliven these qualities in our own consciousness and physiology, including the powerful Saraswati Sahasranam.

If you have not yet subscribed to the Maharishi Veda App, please click here for Apple, here for Google Play, here for the desktop version, and here to send someone a Gift Card.

For App questions and support, please write
support@maharishivedaapp.com; we review these emails daily.

Maha Shivaratri - Auspicious Time for a Well-Being Special Yagya
The highly auspicious Maha Shivaratri, 11 March this year, is that one day when the infinite peace and silence of Pure Consciousness is most accessible to bestow spiritual and material progress and fulfillment in life.

Through the performance of a Well Being Yagya/Special Yagya at this time, those qualities are further enlivened in one’s consciousness, and enhance the flow of progress in the direction of enlightenment.

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.
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

$4.50 Whole and $2.50 Half

MENU This Week

Monday, February 22nd
Noodles & Nuts
Mustard Tofu w/ Kale
Vegetable Pot Pie (G, D)
Broccoli w/ Carrots
Butternut Squash

Tuesday, February 23rd
Lemon Rice
Paneer W/ Green Beans in Coconut Sauce w/ Toasted Coconut (D)
Spinach Pie (G, D)
Zucchini, Corn & Tomatoes
Roasted Yams

Wednesday, February 24th
Saag Paneer
Creamy Cheesy Polenta w/ Pesto & Vegetables (D)
Cauliflower & Broccoli
Sliced Roasted Beets

Thursday, February 25th
Pasta Pesto
Chana Masala
Spinach Enchiladas (D)
Green Beans w/ Walnuts and Tarragon
Roasted Potatoes

Friday, February 26th
Chinese Sweet & Sour Tofu Balls
Lasagna (D)
Zucchini Tian
Acorn Squash

G= Gluten  D= Dairy  GF= Gluten Free
Upcoming Events and Courses
Maha Shivaratri National Yagya
MARCH 1 – 11

“It is collective consciousness that administers a nation.
“We have, with the grace of Guru Dev, established a principle of improving collective consciousness of every nation. It is with these Vedic performances, through the Yagyas and through the Yogic Flyers. That is our task before us.”
—Maharishi, January 23, 2007

The next 11-day Maharishi National Yagya performance will start on March 1 and culminate on March 11, the night of Maha Shivaratri.

Shiva represents the infinitely dynamic silence at the foundation of all creation—the almighty impulse of Creative Intelligence that clears the path to spiritual and material progress and fulfillment in life. This profoundly transformational aspect of Nature is most accessible and lively on this day.

Yagyas performed at this time are especially effective for bringing about positive transformation, and fulfilling desires that are most difficult to achieve—whether for individuals, families, companies, or entire nations.

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 secure your participation.
Maharishi Vedic Science in Agriculture and Gardening Phase I - Part I
Open to everyone
Live online with recordings available for three months

13 – 14 March 2021

Saturday and Sunday 
10:30-12:30 and 14:30-16:00 CET

64 euros

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

In a special live online course, Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture expert Dr Peter Swan will introduce the principles and methods of agriculture and gardening in light of Maharishi Vedic Science. 

Open to everyone, this interactive course will take place over the weekend, bringing out the relationship between soil fertility, consciousness, and health. By the end of the immersive weekend, you will have new inspiration and practical tips for growing your own highly nutritious food (and flowers!) with much less work. 

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
TM Connect: Daily Morn­ing & After­noon Large Group Meditation More

No re­serv­ations needed. Just call in.

Meditate with thousands around the country! Bob Roth will host the call, lead a Group Meditation, and share insights about TM and brain functioning, with tips for balance in life.

► Connect by phone: dial (929) 205-6099 or (253) 215-8782, then enter Meeting ID 177 174 913#
Special Articles
Words of Inspiration

During these extraordinary and uncertain times, Bob Roth wanted to share a few quotes that he finds provide insight, inspiration, and comfort. Hope you enjoy!
If you meditate, Bob encourages you to be regular in your practice so you can access that transcendent field of energy, power, and happiness that lies deep within you—and all of us—the true basis for health and success in life.
TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains that by experiencing pure consciousness, the home of all knowledge, we feel at home with everything. WATCH VIDEO (PARTS 1 & 2) 

Sheree Stomberg, Global Head of CitiBank’s Shared Services and Citi Service Center Network serving 100,000+ employees in 90 countries, has been a strong voice for diversity and the advancement of women in banking. As a board member in The Hunger Project, she discusses solutions to world hunger and the role of the TM technique in helping individuals and the world.
Humor Corner
Americans have been seen sneaking into Canada. The Prime Minister has  decided that it is time to build a wall!
Cartoon wisdom from Karl Stevens appears in this week’s print edition of The New Yorker
Karl Stevens, the artist for these two cartoons has this to say about TM. "I’ve been doing TM for the past 7 years. Completely changed my life for the better!"

You can read more about Karl in Ken Chawkin's blog post here.
TM in the News
David Lynch, the iconic filmmaker for mindbending creations such as Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and more, has been an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation for decades.

Lynch’s commitment to meditation has only grown stronger over the years and, in 2005, he created the charitable organization of ‘The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace’, a foundation that looks to teach aspects of Transcendental Meditation in schools and other at-risk populations such as the homeless, veterans and refugees.

Like many creatives, Transcendental Meditation has grown into a way of life. Paul McCartney, a founding member of The Beatles and meditation advocate, has been an avid meditator for the better part of 50 years. “In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity — and I would like to think that it would help provide young people a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world,” McCartney says.

During the Beatles’ famed spell in India, McCartney revealed that he had been first introduced to meditation by Indian sage Maharishi Mahesh Yogi back in 1968. “It was actually George Harrison’s wife, Patti, who had heard Maharishi was coming to town,” Paul McCartney said. “And she said we should all go… [I was] just overdoing it in the ‘60s. I was just not very centred and I was looking for something. I think we all were.”

In a meeting of exceptional minds on both a creative and spiritual level, Lynch sat down to interview McCartney on all things meditation: “It was very interesting,” he recalled about his first introduction to skill. “It was very calming and it seemed like something that was worth trying. [Maharishi] put it very well.

McCartney added: “He made it seem simple; he made it seem very attractive. It was a great gift that Maharishi has given us. It came during a period at the end of the ’60s when we were looking for something that could bring us more stability, and it was a lifelong gift. It’s something you can call on at any time.”

When discussing Lynch’s foundation, the former Beatle added: “The kids love it, kids in Brazil love it, kids in the West Bank love it… I think this is what people need, they don’t need high minded talk, as much as results.”

A Life-Changing Practice
By Emma Hanson, English Literature MA

The Croft Magazine // In the final webinar of Transcendental Meditation Society’s 360 Degree Wellbeing series, Emma learned about the benefits of transcendental meditation from Gaetano Arena and James Miles.
‘I learnt transcendental meditation (TM) a couple of years ago when, at the end of my PhD in Aerospace Engineering, I was really struggling with my own mental health. It was very hard to concentrate and write my dissertation, and my mood and energy levels were always incredibly low. I thought that it was only stress and some personal issues that were causing this sudden drop in my motivation and enjoyment of life.

I felt some of the benefits of TM just days after I had tried my first meditation. I was feeling more and more energetic and happy each day, but the main benefit I noticed was that I became much more aware of my physiology and its connection to my mind. I could notice almost immediately the effect food and sleep had on my mood and energy level.

Likewise, I could feel how introducing yoga and a more regular workout routine had a massive impact on my mental health. Basically, the meditation practice removed deep layers of stress that prevented me from realizing what was causing the issues with my own physiology and mental health.’

Today in history India 5 February – Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 5 February

2008- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, known for developing the Transcendental Meditation technique and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization.

Today in History
In 2008, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced the West to transcendental meditation, died at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop; he was believed to be about 90.