Volume 9 Issue 10 | May 18, 2020
University News for Faculty and Staff
Dear Faculty and Staff,

Thank you for all you are doing to keep the University running smoothly in these challenging times. We want to remind you that it is still important to maintain social distancing, hand sanitation regimes and masks in social situations. There is an increase in cases in Ottumwa and Wapello county, our neighbors. We want to maintain our vigilance and keep Fairfield and the campus safe.  
This is a link to a video on the importance of social distancing put together by Haley Spitzfaden. Managers please talk to your teams about the video and social distancing in general, as well as checking in to be sure they are healthy and happy and thanking them for their cooperation!

Carol Passos |  HR Director 
Open Positions
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Maharishi International University is an equal opportunity employer.
Health and Wellness
Digestive fire, called agni, is one of the pillars of good health. When in balance, agni is considered Sama Agni. If digestion is out of balance and sluggish it may be the sign of a dull digestive fire or Manda Agni. This condition is associated with Kapha dosha. When out of balance, Kapha’s heavy and sticky, earth and water-like qualities can lead to incomplete digestion and metabolism of food and nutrients, leading to ama, or toxins in the body. The symptoms of a Manda Agni imbalance may be a lack of appetite, heaviness, lethargy, and ama (toxins).
Join Vaidya Dinesh Gyawali to learn more about the signs of Manda Agni and Ayurvedic tips and dietary recommendations to enliven Sama Agni.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 3:00 - 3:30 P.M.
or register and receive the replay link
Six Ways to Keep Your Respiratory System Healthy this Spring
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 six 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 eCard - Surya Ashtakam
This eCard offers nourishment and strength and can be listened to at any time and as often as you like.

Please click here or on the picture to view the eCard and listen to the recitation.
After the recitation concludes, please click on the arrow to the right of the cover to see the beautiful pictures of Maharishi that are inside each of the eCards.
Create something extraordinary that speaks to people on a deep level.

In this online program, you’ll learn to:
  • Imagine and realize a creative vision through design, visual aesthetics, sound, and use of still and moving images.
  • Master techniques related to camera, software, storytelling, troubleshooting, and the creative process.
  • Harness the potential of the web and social media to share your message.
  • Create a professional portfolio that will prepare you for a career in film, television, and new media.

Global Super-Radiance Groups
Over 500,000 individuals practicing Transcendental Meditation and the advanced TM-Sidhi Program twice daily at coordinated starting times in all time zones of the world,
creating the  Maharishi Effect : coherence, peace and enlightenment around the globe.

Remote Learning-A Message from Dr. Beall
Spring Break is over. Students are back to school. Teachers are back to work. REMOTELY.
Part 4: Families at Home
Remote Learning and Family Meetings

We are pleased to share with you how— from the comfort and safety of their own home—students are following a regular routine, as teachers deliver lessons, lead daily meditation, and create engaging activities.

Click here  to see what is planned for our Lower School students, and  click here  to see what is planned for our Middle and Upper School students.

Weekly, you will receive a home-made video with a Family Story on how Maharishi School is adapting to this new norm. Let us know how you like them!

Our first video is from Co-Head of our School Family, Dr. Richard Beall.

Donations are being accepted, no matter how large or small. We know it's harder to give in these uncertain times.To keep all of Maharishi School employees on full salary, as well as to offset additional coronavirus expenses, we appreciate your donations more than ever. 
Upcoming Events and Courses
Join Us for our Next Live Webinar
Exploring Natural and Non-toxic Building Materials, Part 1
Tuesday May 19, 7:30 pm and
Friday May 22, 1:30 pm

Jon Lipman, our National director for North America will discuss insulation, interior and exterior wall systems, flooring, paint, and more. This will be the first in a two-part series.

Jon will be joined by Aaron Hirshberg, the owner of Green Building Supply, a family-run, 100% solar powered business specializing in non-toxic building materials. Aaron will share his expertise in the area of choices in paint.

There will be ample time to answer your questions during the webinar.

Click on the links below to access the appropriate registration page for either event. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO SHARE THIS LINK WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

An email confirmation will be sent with your personal link to the online event. A reminder email will also be sent to you one day before the event.

Tuesday, May 19  at 7:30 PM
(click on THIS link to register for the Tuesday webinar)

Friday, May 22  at 1:30 PM
(click on THIS link to register for the Friday webinar)

You may submit questions in advance to:  info@maharishivastu.org , OR submit your questions thru the Q & A icon during the webinar.

We look forward to sharing with you the timely and extraordinary knowledge of Maharishi Vastu architecture.


We look forward to having you join us!
If ever we needed the focused, nourishing influence of the Maharishi National Yagya SM  performances, it is now. Participation in these massive Vedic performances benefits not only the nation, but the donors and their honorees, as well.

Whereas large coherence-creating groups serve to smooth a transition such as we are currently experiencing—Maharishi pointed out that it is big Yagyas which activate the life-supporting dynamics required for the most positive outcome.

At this time, when we need our dear Maharishi Vedic Pandits more than ever, we are happy to report that they are safe, healthy, and able to respond to our world’s increased needs:
  • Our Pandits have always lived in their own campuses and communities, well removed from the cities. The Government lock-downs in India and Nepal have not disrupted their daily routines and Yagya performances.
  • The big National Yagyas for the United States, and more than 50 other countries, are continuing properly.
  • Additionally, our Pandits are now performing special, major Yagyas for the health and balance of the world.

The next 11-day U.S. National Yagya will start on May 22.
The Sankalpa (intention) of the Yagya will be:

Promoting right action and Support of Nature
for the health, safety, and prosperity of the United States and its people.
Online MIU course with experts Karin Pirc, M.D., Ph.D., and Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D.
Create a healthier, more balanced physiology for yourself and your family by taking a deep dive into the world’s oldest and most complete system of natural healthcare.  Introduction to Maharishi AyurVeda ®  is a free online enrichment course from Maharishi International University (MIU), which offers the most comprehensive accredited program for the study of Ayurveda in the United States.

More than 8,000 people have signed up for this course in the past six weeks. Join them, and enjoy the eight one-hour lessons at your own pace.

Online Group Instruction and Practice of Maharishi Yoga SM  Asanas and Pranayama for Men and Women

Every Friday at 4:00 pm Central Time (60 min.), followed by a 20-minute Online Group Meditation

►  Register here  (no charge)

Led by Maharishi International University Faculty
Benefits of Maharishi Yoga Asanas and Pranayama
  • Maharishi Yoga Asanas remove physical stresses, create greater integration of mind and body, strengthen flexibility, and improve health.
  • Pranayama helps to settle the body and mind, which, along with asanas, deepens your TM® experience.

  • Prior instruction in the TM technique
  • Comfortable sports or yoga wear
  • A yoga mat or thick blanket
  • A settled environment

No charge At this time, this class is being offered as a free service.
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
LIVE Every Day 11 AM: Join Dr. Tony Nader M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R.

Meditation & knowledge
for creating calm in mind & body
Every day at 11:00 AM
Please join Dr. Tony Nader for a continuation of his series of live 30‑minute sessions on meditation, insight, and practical techniques for reducing stress and creating calm in mind and body.

WHEN: Every day at 11 AM CDT.

WHERE:  Click this link  or visit Dr. Nader’s Facebook Videos page, and look for the video labeled LIVE. (It will be in the upper left corner under ALL VIDEOS.) Registration is not required. The sessions are free and open to the public.

Each session ends with a brief meditation, with thousands around the globe meditating at the same time. Connect to your inner Self through the Transcendental Meditation technique and help create inner and outer coherence. Friends and family are invited.

Dr Peter Warburton, Maharishi Foundation UK


Twelve live 75-minute interactive sessions
in the comfort of your own home
on Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday evenings
at 8.00 - 9.15pm UK TIME (GMT+1)
(catch-up and review options also available)    

Course fee: £95
Dr Warburton worked closely with Maharishi, Founder of Transcendental Meditation, for 36 years. Maharishi personally trained Dr Warburton to offer Total Knowledge courses, encompassing the full range of Maharishi’s knowledge in a delightful manner that requires no special pre-requisite other than practising Transcendental Meditation.

Dr Warburton is Chief Executive of Maharishi Foundation in the UK as well as the leader of numerous sister organizations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Dr Warburton spends much of his time traveling to teach Maharishi’s Total Knowledge in many parts of the globe, from Australasia to North America.
"That is the unified field, and Raja Peter has expressed that – is going to express more and more of the delicate union between the two values, silence and dynamism." – Maharishi

2020 Purusha Capital SM
Course Schedule for Men
Top Leaders Coming Again This Year

We invite all male Governors and Sidhas to join us for deep experience and knowledge on one of our courses. During these courses, top leaders of the TM ®  organization will share their knowledge and the latest news and developments in their area of expertise.

For a complete list of all courses, including detailed course descriptions, please visit  PurushaCourses.org .

Upcoming World Peace Assemblies (WPAs)

  • May 22–25: Memorial Day WPA
  • June 13–20: WPA on the Bhagavad-Gita — with Purusha Raja John Bright
  • June 29–July 6: Guru Purnima WPA
Special Articles
Ecological and Spiritual Regeneration with Ann Mortifee

Order of Canada recipient, singer, composer, librettist, author, storyteller, and keynote speaker,  Ann Mortifee shares some pretty amazing stories from her magical, creative life, including the time when she and her husband  Paul Horn  were in their boat and suddenly surrounded by whales. Paul played his flute for them and they showed their appreciation! Frances and Ann also enthusiastically talk about  their TM practice and what it's done for them .
“This is the calmest I’ve felt in 20 years,” said beloved actor Michael J. Fox, who has lived with Parkinson’s for more than 20 years.

The day he met Bob Roth to learn the TM ®  technique, he told him, “I’m on no medications right now. I want to see how potent Transcendental Meditation could be.”

In the May 5th episode of Stay Calm with Bob Roth, titled “ Meditation to Ease Anxiety ,” the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation and decades-long teacher of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique, relates how Michael’s life was changed upon learning TM.

Stay Calm is already one of the fastest-growing podcasts  on iHeartRadio , with over 60,000 subscribers in three weeks.

Subscribe for free, 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
Beach Boys’ Mike Love says he wanted to ‘give a little glimmer of hope’ with ‘This Too Shall Pass’

Fox news recently interviewed Mike Love on a hopeful song he recently wrote for the Beach Boys. They recorded it from different locations across the country during the quarantine. The proceeds from the song will go to the national Food Bank organization. This question gave Mike the opportunity to talk about the benefits of TM.

Click here or below to enjoy the song
Fox News:  What has been keeping you so positive and hopeful?
Love:  Well, first of all, I learned meditation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in December of 1967. I've been meditating every day since then. I've even gone through a six-month-long meditation course back in the '70s. So that's my technique for transcending-- Transcendental Meditation -- going beyond all the stuff that life can throw at you. It allows you to cope with it better, I think. And I certainly feel more energy and clarity having meditated. And so whatever life throws at you, for me it's been a hugely positive thing.

But in terms of reaching out to people who are really in serious pain and worrying about things -- if somebody were to buy [this song] from Spotify or Amazon or iTunes, any of that kind of thing, we are going to donate the entire proceeds to Feed America, which is a nationwide organization that helps support food banks all over the place. They are under a huge amount of stress and need a lot of help now. So we are hoping that we can help out in that way by directly benefiting some of the people who are really suffering.

Fox News:  What was it about Transcendental Meditation that captivated you?
Love:  Well, during that time there were a lot of drugs going on. Not so great things happened to a lot of artists and regular people alike. Some of the effects of those drugs weren’t so great. In fact, some of them were fatal.

The key to Transcendental Meditation? Maharishi said this was a simple and natural mental technique that allows the mind to become more expanded and more creative… On a practical level, it gives you energy and clarity and allows you to deal with issues. We all get problems thrown at us in life, but it just helps you ... The problem diminishes the more the mind is expanded. TM helps you to do that.

Fox News:  Has there ever been a moment where you haven't meditated since discovering it?
Love:  Yeah, I didn't meditate the day we did the  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame  induction and I got carried away. I wasn't in my best shape. I learned I better meditate because otherwise, I may not put my best foot forward. In fact, I’ll be putting my foot in my mouth (laughs). If I don't meditate in the morning, I don't feel as good as if I do. So it's like, "Hey dummy, sit down and meditate for a few minutes and you'll feel better.”

Mike Love on New Quarantine Song ‘This Too Shall Pass,’ Beach Boys’ Future
Singer also discusses his long history with John Stamos and how meditation has helped him during the pandemic
What are you doing with this unexpected time?
Not a lot. We’ll take a walk along the lake, I’ll walk the dog. I do my meditation, which I learned in December of ’67 from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He taught us meditation and I still do it to this day. It’s been a big part of my life in that it’s a technique which you can do and it can lower your metabolism to a level of rest twice as deep as deep sleep. So it’s profoundly restful and relaxing and therefore helpful. It’s really good for you. A lot of people get heart disease and high blood pressure and all these kinds of things, but with this regular practice of transcendental meditation, you can avoid a lot of that stuff.

Meditation helped this vet get his life back together

I am a proud Ohio Army National Guard veteran and I want readers to join me in celebrating National Military Appreciation Month in May.
Although I suffer from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury from service in Iraq, I count myself as a very lucky veteran. For 10 years I tried unsuccessfully to outrun the effects of my unseen war injuries — injuries that gave me debilitating headaches, outbursts of aggression and depression so deep I couldn’t rise from my bed.

Then, three years ago, I met Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, founder of the Resurrecting Lives Foundation. The foundation helps veterans with PTSD and brain injuries and it connected me to the David Lynch Foundation. The two organizations paid for me to learn transcendental meditation, which turned out to be the cure that gave me back my life.

I encourage other veterans to find peace through meditation and to encourage everyone else to support these efforts for those of us who have served. This works. I am a living example.

Corey O’Brien, Dublin