Volume 8 Issue 14 | July 29, 2019
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
MUM is now training and hiring
10 PK Technicians

MUM’s brand new, greatly expanded Maharishi AyurVeda Integrative Medicine (MAVIM) Teaching & Research Clinic seeks 10 additional technicians.

Previously trained techs are welcome, but we also provide state-of-the-art training for new techs. Training will start on September 12 and conclude October 8.  

PK treatments are scheduled to begin in mid October.

You'll enjoy working in our beautiful Vastu building on the MUM Campus.

Competitive wages.

To inquire email Tom Brooks at:  tbrooks@mum.edu

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

IT Business Analyst / Project Manager
Food Service Worker at the Golden Dome Market
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
Balance Your Hormones, Rejuvenate Your Brain
With cutting-edge science and ancient Ayurvedic wisdom BY NANCY LONSDORF, M.D.  

As a woman over 40, and possibly decades older, you may have a brain that’s aging faster than that of a man your age. Shocking news? Yes, indeed!

In fact, this recent finding is the main reason this book is here now.

Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi and colleagues found that women going through perimenopause and menopause show accelerated brain aging as compared to men of the same age.

They reported that after hormonal shifts set in, women’s brain metabolism slowed down—an early sign of neuronal stress. In addition, deposits of the memory-destroying protein “A-beta,” aka amyloid, increased. And, eventually, greater shrinkage was seen in key memory and cognition areas of the brain.

These findings clearly suggest hormonal factors as an important contributor to women’s 100 percent greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

The question is, “What’s a woman to do?” Does this mean every woman should take estrogen to prevent Alzheimer’s?

The Powerful Benefits of the Maharishi Veda App

We have been so heartened to hear the reports of subscribers to the Maharishi Veda App. People repeatedly comment on its scope, accessibility and high quality — 88 Vedic recitations and 120 Gandharva Veda tracks — unmatched anywhere, now or in the past. 

We began the App with the goal of providing everyone with the profound evolutionary benefits from listening to the eternal Vedic Sounds on demand, easily and comfortably and, at the same time, creating a stream of revenue to help support the Maharishi Vedic Pandits. The steady growth of our subscriber base and the very limited cancellations are solid indications of the App’s success so far. 

If you are not yet a subscriber, please visit the Apple App store or the Google Play Store and search for Maharishi Veda App. The App offers a 30-day free trial and costs $3.99 US per month.
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Upcoming Events and Courses
Changemakers Videos Now Online

You can now Tune In and Turn On to all the videos from the June 8th ChangeMakers event!

In addition to the morning session on Transformative Entrepreneurs and individual talk highlights, the afternoon—Becoming a Big Fish: A Shark Tank-like event hosted by the  Concept to Market Institute —is also up and available.

“Darkness will disappear
and we will see peace in the world” Maharishi, March 2006

During this time of deep political division, we are fortunate to be blessed with powerful technologies of consciousness that are capable of achieving the goals of ALL peace-loving men and women—without having to enter the fray of the endless debates.

Maharishi explains how we need only “…raise the quality of collective consciousness, and then the government will naturally do better and better.

“Ancient wisdom is always held by small numbers, throughout time, who hold the Vedic tradition.

Our National Yagyas, performed by deeply trained Vedic Pandits, are an effortless technology to raise collective consciousness.

What greater gift can we give our nation, and ourselves?
The next 11-day U.S. National Yagya starts on the evening of August 2.

The purpose (Sankalpa) of the Yagya will be:
Increasing peace, positivity, and spiritual awakening
for the United States and its people.
Raja Peter To Offer Three Weeks of New Total Knowledge Courses Starting July 21

Two Weeks Remaining!

Courses will be offered in Dalby Hall and will also be available online—both livestreamed and available to view afterwards at your convenience.
Free Talk Sunday at 8:00 pm
In Dalby Hall and Livestreamed!

The new one-week course, "Total Knowledge and the Great Thinkers and Leaders Throughout the Ages," begins Sunday evening at 8:00 with a free talk in Dalby Hall and online.
This promises to be a most inspiring and original course. Raja Peter and Professor Ken Chandler will present the picture of Maharishi’s complete and practical plan for the creation of an ideal quality of life, Heaven on Earth, for both the inner and the outer reality of everyone in the world. They will then show that the greatest leaders of the last 5000 years had very much the same vision of Heaven on Earth, but each proposed different means for realization of this reality, which were only partially successful. It is Maharishi’s knowledge and programs that are now bringing fulfillment to the quest of the greatest leaders of all time, and their precious visions of an ideal future.
Course schedule: Sunday evening, July 28 - Friday afternoon, August 2 in Dalby Hall and available online. Class times are 1:45 - 4:00 and 7:45 - 9:15. (Sunday starts at 8pm instead of 7:45.) And there's no class on Wednesday evening.
Course fee: $125/week or $75/week discounted rate. (Please see details at http://mum.edu/totalknowledge2019 .)
Sunday, August 4 – Friday, August 9

With Raja Peter and Dr. Charles Heath   The MUM Department of Continuing Education is delighted that these two much admired and popular speakers are coming together for this unique course. Raja Peter’s exposition of Total Knowledge, which covers the full range of Maharishi’s Vedic Science, provides a most satisfying and complete insight into the nature of Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and its role in our lives. As the leading representative of Maharishi Jyotish and Yagya programs in the USA, Dr. Charles Heath has a great wealth of experience of Jyotish, with so many fascinating insights, stories, anecdotes and examples.
Maharishi Jyotish has two main aspects — inner and outer — which will both be covered during this course. The inner value is Jyotish-mati pragya — described by Maharishi as “that fully awake field of intelligence that knows everything." The outer value is based on precise mathematical calculations about the specific influences that come to bear on an individual as his or her life progresses. Both give complete knowledge of past, present, and future, and they complement one another, opening the door to develop fully awake consciousness, reverberating blissfully in daily life. As Maharishi says: “Maharishi Jyotish and Maharishi Yagya are for the development of enlightenment — life free from dependence on surroundings and circumstances, and mastery over one’s own destiny.”
World Peace Assembly

  • Get an in-person Checking of your TM-Sidhi® program.
  • Go deeply into experiences and understanding of higher states of consciousness—especially God Consciousness and Unity Consciousness.
  • Enjoy rare videos of Maharishi, special recordings by Dr. Tony Nader, and contributions from Dr. John Hagelin explaining higher states of consciousness.
  • Delight in Dr. Fred Travis’s research on people experiencing higher states of consciousness, and Dr. Craig Pearson’s insightful discussions on the development of higher states.

Enjoy our special guest speakers!
Drs. Doug and Linda Birx  have been teaching the TM-Sidhi program since 1978. Maharishi has referred to them as our “Master Checkers.” During this course, they will review the simple, natural, effortless instructions of your TM-Sidhi practice and take questions from the group.

Fred Travis, Ph.D. , is the only published researcher of the neurophysiology of transcending and is currently doing research on higher states of consciousness. One of our most cherished and interesting speakers, Fred is a professor and Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science SM , Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management (MUM).

Craig Pearson, Ph.D. , is the author of  The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time—And How You Can Cultivate Them , Volumes 1 & 2, and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.

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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

September WPA • September 7-14, (Sat-Sat) , 7 nights • $950

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
Special Guru Purnima eCard
"...in our world we want to see all our people peaceful, happy, fulfilled, integrated, fully enlightened, and in possession of all possibilities. Creativity which will be unlimited, unbounded, eternal and ever-lasting…and that is the gift that has been coming on from Guru Purnima."

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
November 12, 2005
On the occasion of Guru Purnima we wanted to offer you the gift of a special eCard. It has beautiful never-before-seen pictures of Maharishi and a very special recording of Vishnu Sahasranam by the Maharishi Vedic Pandits at the Brahmasthan of India. 

Please click on the photo to view the Guru Purnima eCard. To send it to a friend, to view other eCards, and for further viewing instructions, please click  here .
10 Reasons Every Business Needs TM
Top executives and published research explain why BY JAMES G. MEADE, PH.D.

Many businesses offer the Transcendental Meditation ® (TM ® ) technique to their employees. Oprah’s  staff learned , as did Katy Perry’s  entire touring crew .

The TM technique is also  a big hit on Wall Street . Ray Dalio, founder of the $160 billion investment company Bridgewater Associates, offers the TM course to his 735 employees, and about 500 now practice the technique.

Thousands of business professionals practice the TM technique to reduce stress, improve their health, and increase productivity and creativity.

Many others have followed suit—hundreds of Wall Street professionals have taken the TM course, reports the David Lynch Foundation SM  TM Center in New York City.

And in April,  Variety  magazine broke the news that “Marvel’s Top Executives Are Obsessed with This Daily Self-Care Practice.”

Despite these marquee examples, the TM technique isn’t widely known as an effective element of business strategy.

Here are ten reasons why it makes sense for every company to make the TM course available to everyone on the team.

Variety magazine broke the news that “Marvel’s Top Executives Are Obsessed with This Daily Self-Care Practice.”

Humor Corner
Some Grandparent fu nnies
My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 72. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?”

A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story.
"What's it about?" he asked.
"I don't know," she replied. "I can't read.”

I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I really think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!”

A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties.
"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.
"No," said another. "He's just for good luck."
A third child brought the argument to a close. “They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants.”

A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and whenever we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport.”
TM in the News
Some Highlights of Bob Roth’s TM Tour in Canada

Bob Roth’s  tour of Canada  covered 3 cities: Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. David Lynch joined Roth via Skype for live presentations on Consciousness & Creativity. Bob did a range of interviews for each city.

Click here it enjoy this impressive compilation of articles and interviews assembled by Ken Chawkin. Kens says that, "as a Canadian living in the United States, I was equally impressed with the friendly hospitality of the Canadian interviewers, and the relaxed expertise of Bob Roth as he effortlessly delivered information-packed answers while keeping it light and fun. A pleasure to read and watch! Here are media highlights with descriptions and links ."
How billionaire Ray Dalio used ‘mantra’ meditation to come back from financial ruin By Jade Scipioni Mon, Jul 1 2019  
Using ‘mantra’ meditation
“I had learned Transcendental Meditation,” Dalio tells Business Insider. So Dalio used meditation to reflect on his mistakes and to clear his mind to make better decisions in the future.

“When the pain passes, don’t just go forward, reflect, because that’s where your progress is,” Dalio tells Business Insider.

In his book, “Principles,” Dalio writes that he learned Transcendental Meditation after the Beatles studied the practice in 1968 in  India.  He says the practice allows him to think more clearly and creatively when making decisions.

Transcendental Meditation doesn’t focus on breathing or chanting; instead it encourages a restful state of mind beyond thinking by closing the eyes and repeating a mantra in silence to reduce stress and anxiety. It is typically practiced for 20 minutes, two times a day, according to Bob Roth, author of “Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation,” who Dalio cites as the best teacher and expert he knows on the subject.

According to a 2009  study  from the National Institutes of Health, Transcendental Meditation helped to alleviate stress in college students, while also reducing blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger in students. It has also  been shown  to reduce everything from symptoms of trauma to anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance in prisoners.

Dalio says most people don’t realize that there are “two yous in you.”

There’s the “emotional you” that comes from the subconscious, which under some circumstances can produce stress and emotions that can completely take you over, and then there’s the “thoughtful part of you.”

“Both have advantages, because the subliminal is bringing forward these intuitions and those types of things and then the intellectual, and if you can be calm and resolve those things together, not only does it give you the calmness, it gives you better thinking,” he says.

He says his TM practice helped him balance his aggressiveness and shift his  mindset  from thinking that he’s always right to instead asking himself, “How do I know I’m right?”

“I saw clearly that the best way to answer this question is by finding other independent thinkers who are on the same mission as me and who see things differently from me,” Dalio writes in his book about the incident. He says by engaging others through thoughtful disagreements, he was able to better understand their reasoning and have them “stress-test” his ideas, which ultimately lead Bridgewater to make better decisions and rebuild its name.

Dalio has credited his meditation practice with being the single most important  reason for his success  today and the greatest gift that he could give anyone.