Volume 8 Issue 18 | September 23 , 2019
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
6 emails to send every week to make yourself more successful Scott Mautz,  Inc  Sep. 18, 2019

  • Email can seem like a time suck to be managed, or even a career drain.
  • But try flipping this email mindset on its head and use email to proactively fuel success. You don't have to send memoir-length thank you notes, or even send a whole fleet of emails every day.
  • Just taking the time to summarize an important meeting, sending a quick and specific thank you, and reaching out to a friend can benefit both you and the recipient.

Open Positions
Please contact hr@mum.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.

Evening Assistant Manager at the Golden Dome Market
Department Administrator for Physiology and Health Department
Undergraduate Academic Adviser for MUM Online

For job descriptions and application information on any of these positions click here.

Maharishi University of Management is an equal opportunity employer.
Health and Wellness
Walk with us on October 2!

Let's gather at noon in front of Argiro Student Center, and start walking at 12:05. The 1 kilometer walk will head east down the hill on the sidewalk, turn left (north) and cross the old footbridge, proceed to the front of the men's dome, then turn around and walk back to Argiro.

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time:12:00 PM
Location: Starts from the front of Argiro Student Cente
Contact:Melinda Arndt email

Jim Davis, D.O., Medical Director, and his distinguished medical team will be offering Maharishi Panchakarma programs starting on October 14, 2019. These luxurious, rejuvenating treatments will be offered in a state-of-the-art teaching and research environment, where graduate students receive advanced training and degrees in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine (MAVIM). Dr. Davis’ team includes world-renowned Ayurvedic vaidya Dr. Manohar Palakurthi, who worked closely with Maharishi in restoring the ancient Vedic wisdom to its full purity and effectiveness.

Avoid Illegal Robocalls With 4 Easy Tricks

Scammers constantly fish for new ways to steal your personal information. Avoid illegal robocalls by following these four easy tricks and help keep your identity safe.

There is also software on Google Play and the Apple App Store that can help eliminate most Robocalls.

Michael A. Goodleman
Director of Telecommunications
Upcoming Fall TM-Sidhi Course: CIC#87

  • Fairfield, IA: October 31–November 3, November 7–10, and November 14–17
  • Application deadline: October 17, 2019
  • Contact: Bobbi Ringwalt at cicfairfield@tm.org or 319‑400‑5010
Bobcat Warning

Please be aware that a bobcat family lives on and is roaming around campus. Bobcats are not dangerous to humans at all.

Bobcats have beautiful light brown fur with darker dots and lighter colored belly fur and short tales. They are small, about twice the size of a house cat, and are the most common North American cats.

Bobcats will adapt to different environments and can live in close proximity to humans. However, they are solitary animals and will avoid contact with humans whenever they can. They mainly eat rabbits, mice and squirrels and play a very important role in a more balanced Iowa ecosystem.

Bobcats belong to the lynx family and are the smallest among this species. Bobcats are often mistaken for their larger mountain lion relatives, however these facts will help you tell them apart: the mountain lion has a long tail (2.5 to 3 feet), while the bobcat has a short “bobbed” tail that’s smaller than 10 inches. Bobcats are only 3 feet in length, while adult male mountain lions are 7 to 9 feet. Mountain lions weigh 90 to 160 pounds, while bobcats weigh 20 to 30 pounds.

Here is advice from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) about bobcats:
  • Bobcats are not dangerous to humans in any way, so no one should be afraid of seeing a bobcat.
  • Do not feed them. Do not leave pet food and water outside your porch which might attract bobcats and other smaller animals like raccoons, etc. Being fed by humans would change their feeding and hunting habits and would make them dependent on humans.
  • Do not try to pet them and avoid cornering them.
  • If you notice that bobcats frequent your yard, it is good to chase them away by making noise.
  • Bobcats might be dangerous to your house cats and smaller dogs, so it is better to keep your pets inside at night.
  • Here is some more fascinating information about bobcats:
  • Cool Things You Should Know About Bobcats in Iowa:

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact MUM Security Office (641-781-1117).
Dr. Beata Nacsa
Director of Regulatory Compliance
Upcoming Events and Courses
Pitta, the dosha of transformation and metabolism is responsible for efficient digestion, glowing skin, and inner peace and happiness. But when out of balance, it can manifest as excess heat in the body, workaholic tendencies, skin rashes, and a fiery personality. Sometimes our need to regulate Pitta dosha can simply be a matter of age. 

As we move into the “Pitta Period of Life,” Pitta tends to rise, naturally. This webinar, featuring Vaidya Dinesh Gyawali, is one in our three-part series. We’ll discuss the common imbalances during this stage of life, how to cultivate the best of Pitta, and how best to navigate this period of life with Maharishi Ayurveda. 

Wednesday, September 25 , 2019, 3:00 - 3:30 P.M. CDT
or register and receive the replay link
Nine Days of Mother Divine and Victory Day

The next 11-day Maharishi National Yagya  performance for the U.S. will begin on the evening of September 28, and coincide with Navaratri, the Nine Days of Mother Divine. The Yagya will culminate on Vijaya Dashami, Victory Day.

Mother Divine represents the unbounded creativity and supreme nourishing quality of Nature—the fundamental aspects of Nature that bring support and success to every endeavor and every field of life. Victory Day is the culmination of the Nine Days and signifies the ultimate triumph of good in the world.

Our Maharishi Jyotish  Pandits emphasize that this is the most powerful period in the Vedic calendar to sponsor Yagyas—when the Laws of Nature are liveliest for fulfillment of desires in all areas: success and prosperity, health and longevity, intelligence, and enlightenment.

Victory Day, October 8, is an exceptionally auspicious day to launch new endeavors and make resolutions for success—particularly when supported by participation in a Yagya.

The Sankalpa (intention) of the Yagya will be:
Increasing harmony, positivity, and spiritual awakening
for the United States and its people.

This highly auspicious period is an ideal opportunity for a Special Yagya if you have a birthday, anniversary or wedding coming up. Vijaya Dashami, Victory Day, on October 8th which along with all Nine Days is a highly fortunate time for a Well-Being Yagya.

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.
Join us for our Fourth Live Webinar!

Tuesday September 24th or Thursday September 25th

What are the Unique Features of a Maharishi Vastu home is the opening topic of our next webinar. After this short presentation Jon Lipman, AIA, our Chief Vastu architect for North America will open the discussion to questions on Maharishi Vastu of a more general nature as originally announced. In addition to hearing more detail on some of the unique features of a Vastu home, this will be the perfect chance to ask your questions. We already have many questions from our Facebook survey as well as some from previous webinars.

Click on either link below to access the registration page of your choice. You will receive an email confirmation with your personal link to the event. A reminder email will also be sent to you the day before the event. Please note: The Thursday event will be the same content as the Tuesday event.

Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 pm Central time U.S.

(click on THIS link to register for the Tuesday webinar)

Thursday, September 26th at 1:30 pm Central time U.S.
(click on This link to register for the Thursday webinar)
TM Together, which aims to bring together younger TM Meditators (see  schedule ), will be holding a TM retreat in Queens, NY, September 27–29, with an optional one-day extension.

Their event description says:

"Spend a weekend with other young people from around the country and gain deep and revitalizing rest. This retreat, designed for young people (under the age of 45, but open to anyone young at heart) who practice the Transcendental Meditation ® technique, will be held in Queens, NY, September 27–29, with an optional one-day extension."

For more information and to sign up for the September 27-29 event in Queens, New York  click here.

Note: Some grants are available

An inside look at the work of the David Lynch Foundation SM  in Washington, D.C. Concert proceeds will help bring the TM technique to vulnerable youth and families for free, through in-school and after-school programs, and community organizations. Save $100 per ticket with discount code!  

Katy Perry’s statement about her role in the upcoming David Lynch Foundation (DLF) benefit is unequivocal: “I am so proud to give an intimate performance at the ‘Silence the Violence’ benefit concert at The Anthem on October 11, to raise funds to bring the power of meditation to 10,000 D.C.-area young people. I have been practicing TM® for over nine years, and it has changed my life. It is one of the most important tools I use to keep me balanced and creative with a positive mindset.”

Perry, along with Norah Jones and Mavis Staples, will headline the benefit concert, which also features the Celebration Gospel Choir, Jeremy Elliot, and others. Concert proceeds will help DLF bring the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation® technique for free to thousands of vulnerable youth and their families in Washington, D.C., through in-school and after-school programs, churches and community centers, recovery programs and detention centers.

13 – 23 October 2019
Peñiscolá, Castellón, Spain

It's the biggest event of the year for young Meditators!
In the Global Family Chat aired on 15 May, Raja Peter inspired us all with the news of the International Young Meditators' Course, showing highlight videos from past years and offering insights about this year's course in Spain this coming October.

Raja Peter began by speaking about the history of this course and how it is modelled on the residence courses Maharishi himself held. Just like those early residence courses, today's International Young Meditators' Courses are held in beautiful locations around the world, with the purpose of providing deep experiences through extended rounding and profound knowledge accessible to all Meditators, both experienced and completely new. This awareness, Raja Peter explained, gives young Meditators much more clarity on their direction in life – and even inspires many to become Teachers of Transcendental Meditation in their countries.

In addition to showing highlight videos from past years and invitations to this year's course, Raja Peter invited the young course leaders to join the call and express the highlights from their perspective. James Scott from the UK described the wonderful opportunity of joining such a large group as last year's course in Romania offered, with 130 participants from around the world coming together. Daniel Pal affirmed the joy of the coherence created by such a group, and expressed how delighted he was to see everyone's eagerness for Maharishi's knowledge. And Cristina Ballesteros added that the course offers the perfect balance of rest, holiday in the sunshine, deep knowledge, and great company with friends and leaders in the Movement.

2019 Purusha Capital SM
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 World Peace Assemblies (WPAs) and other courses, including detailed course descriptions, please visit  PurushaCourses.org .

Upcoming Courses/WPA

Columbus Day Weekend Oct 11–14 (Fri-Mon) 3 nights $450
This will be the last weekend course in 2018.

Nine Days of Mother Divine WPA with Dr. Doug Birx Sep 28 to Oct 5
(Sat-Sat)7 nights $950
Special Articles

Artist and filmmaker David Lynch and award-winning news anchor Candy Crowley discuss how TM practice enlivens happiness from within, the basis for creativity and success in life.
Humor Corner
TM in the News
Why I Meditate
What it is and isn’t.  I often have occasion to talk to people about their meditation. Some say they listen to a recording. Others say they sit and listen for answers. Some stare at candles. Some even say things like, “Mowing the lawn is my meditation;” or “I’m meditating when I’m on the treadmill at the gym.” Well, my comment about that is that listening to a recording is just that: listening to a recording. It’s not meditation. Mowing the lawn, staring at a candle or working out are fine. They are exactly what you say they are but they’re not meditation. Meditation is a specific skill best passed from teacher to student. It’s not a byproduct of another activity. In a simple description, it is intentionally sending the mind toward a state of thought less ness; not thinking. It is clearing the mind, releasing it from the random thoughts of the conscious, babbling intellectual mind and seeking to quiet the mind. It is not actively using the mind to request things, hear guidance or watch candles burn. That’s as simple as I can state it. It is experienced, not described.

Benefits of meditation.  There is an extensive list of benefits to actual meditation. And, admittedly, there are some minor ones that become available to simple relaxation and focused attention like just resting for a period of time. Descriptions of the many benefits of meditation are easily found in books or online. Transcendental Meditation has been studied more than any other technique and research statistics are plentiful. It’s surprising that it’s not covered under health insurance or Medicare.

For me.  I’ve been doing TM daily since 1984, missing maybe a half-dozen days at most. Do I do it for the benefits listed? Maybe. I don’t think about it. Have I experienced TM leading to amazing health benefits for me? I have experienced some examples so I guess you could say so. But there is one overriding reason why I do TM every single day: It feels good. If it didn’t, I’m sure I would stop. To paraphrase Clint Eastwood, (who, by the way, does TM everyday,) “Do you want to feel good? Well, do ya?”

Win the Morning: Daily Rituals for Growth and Success

Peace can be had in the morning, and it is the best way to start the day. For a few years now, I have been an assiduous practitioner of a well-curated set of morning rituals. September 16, 2019 By  Mai Mislang , Former political speechwriter, still a musician, and more recently, a consultant for non-profits

I wake up every morning at 5 AM to take stock of high fidelity silence. When everyone is still asleep, the phone is dead, and no one is up to interrupt you, it is the perfect time to be productive. It also instills discipline. I may be working mostly from home, but it does not mean I have to sleep while all the other busybodies are heading towards cumbersome traffic on their way to work.

I begin my day in silence through the practice of  Transcendental Meditation  (or TM). TM is a form of silent mantra meditation developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It requires stillness for 20 minutes, ideally 2x a day. I love doing TM in the morning when my mind is in relative peace, focused and empty, allowing for more knowledge and ideas to flow in and out the rest of the day.

To do TM, one must complete a course, so if you are interested to know more, kindly look for a TM teacher near you. Other types of guided meditation also work, and there are several apps and YouTube resources for this.
After my TM practice, I drink lots of water and then turn on the coffee machine.
Time: 20mins