Volume 8 Issue 6 | March 18, 2019
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
Dear Faculty and Staff,

At the beginning of each season, the Maharishi University of Management community hosts a festival to celebrate the growth and fulfillment in our society. These Seasonal Festivals give momentum to progress and prosperity for each new season by honoring successful individuals in every area of society for the inspiration they create by their actions and achievements.

The 2019 Spring Festival will be hosted by Maharishi School grades K through 12 on Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 pm .
New Staff
Jennifer Melmon joins our Physiology and Health Department as Academic Advisor. She is a University of Iowa graduate (MA Asian Civilizations) with strong, cross-cultural communication skills, both written and oral. Her history of extensive service work reflects a life dedicated to helping others and personal growth which will be a valuable asset as she guides our students.

Jennifer is proficient in Hindi and Sanskrit and has worked as a Writer/Editor and Interpreter, created a nonprofit organization in the US, now known as End of Life Care International to facilitate fundraising for hospice work in India, worked in India as a medical translator (Hindi) and cultural advisor for visiting medical professionals, helped to organize hospice special events and collaborated on developing an award-winning communication tool for nurses to address the overlooked issue of spiritual care, guided dozens of volunteers in food preparation and service for up to 1500 people per meal in commercial hotel kitchens, provided extensive pre-tour administrative support to the tour kitchen manager, and was assistant to the Manager processing donated medical supplies at Health Care Charities, Inc. for shipment to hospitals in India. She has an M.A. in Asian Civilizations, University of Iowa, a B.A. from Charter Oak State College, Connecticut Dhrupad Sansthan, Bhopal, India and has attended Ali Akbar College of Music, San Rafael, California.
Open Positions
Please contact cpassos@mum.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.

Enrolment Center - Data Manager
Golden Dome Market - Cook, Head Cashier and Produce Inventory Specialist
ComPro - Technical Trainer, and Customer Outreach Specialist
Physiology and Health - Animation Specialist and Content Editor

For job descriptions and application information on any of these positions click here.
Health and Wellness
5 Reasons to Do an Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse by vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda on February 28, 2019
As ice drips off the branches and tender buds start to peek through the remaining patches of snow, nature reminds us that spring is (finally) upon us. It’s  Kapha season  and that means it’s time to shed all the things that may have been weighing us down since winter. We recently talked with integrative neurologist and author of  The Prime , Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, about why she recommends an Ayurvedic spring cleanse.

1. It’s the perfect time of year to shed toxins, according to your body’s internal clock.
We’re all familiar with spring cleaning, the annual ritual of tidying up our living space when winter subsides, but did you know that your body naturally wants to detox during this time of year, too? “One of the things that we are finding out more and more in science is how important it is to be in sync with natural cycles,” says Dr. Chaudhary. “As the snow is melting from winter going into spring, that’s an analogy to how toxins melt in our own system from winter to spring. We’re basically just aligning ourselves with the cycles of nature so that we get the most support in our detox.” Therefore, spring—the season of “regeneration, rejuvenation, and rebirth,” according to Dr. Chaudhary—is the ideal time to shed any impurities that may have built up in your physiology.

2. An Ayurvedic cleanse goes deep but can be done simply.
While most cleanses will remove superficial toxins, explains Dr. Chaudhary, Ayurvedic cleanses “release the kind of toxic buildup that has been there for years” by igniting  agni , your body’s digestive fire. Without rekindling that fire, she says, you will just accumulate toxins once again.

But an effective Ayurvedic cleanse doesn’t have to be complicated. “It really just depends on how much time and energy you have to be able to do it,” Dr. Chaudhary says. For a simple, light cleanse in the spring months, she recommends taking  Organic Digest Tone (Triphala Plus) , a well-known Ayurvedic Rasayana. “If you’re new to triphala, just taking triphala and doing the  Digest & Detox Tea  recommended in  The Prime  is enough to begin the cleansing process,” she shares. For a simple yet comprehensive at-home cleanse we recommend the Maharishi Ayurveda  Ayurvedic Cleansing Program . Those who want to go much deeper, and can take time off from work in order to fully immerse themselves in the detoxification process, could go deeper into  The Prime  or do an in-residence  Panchakarma cleanse.

3. Rebalancing your gut health affects everything in your body.
What better time than spring to give yourself a full physiological reboot? “A gut makeover is, in my opinion, a life makeover,” says Dr. Chaudhary. She’s excited by research indicating that the microbiome, or the collection of bacteria in your gut, affects every major function of your health. “If you are ignoring your gut health, you’re basically ignoring the organ that’s impacting just about every other organ in your body,” she says. Rebalancing the microbiome and improving the intelligence of the gut brings about benefits in nearly every area of your body.

It also helps you make better food choices. Through  The Prime’s  four-step program—which combines traditional Ayurvedic herbs with modern wellness approaches—unhealthy cravings start to lose their hold, says Dr. Chaudhary. “ The Prime  is really about increasing your gut IQ and turning your gut into a smart gut. As your gut gets smarter, you spontaneously start making smarter decisions about the food that you eat.”

4. You’ve been experiencing unpleasant physical or emotional symptoms.
When you do a cleanse focused on improving your gut health, such as  The Prime , not only will you likely notice benefits like smoother skin and healthier hair, but you’ll also see an improvement in symptoms ranging from fatigue and joint discomfort to hormonal imbalances and feelings of sadness, emotional ups and downs, or worry.

Sufferers of fatigue may “notice that they have more energy and increased creativity,” says Dr. Chaudhary, and women often “notice their menstrual cycles are becoming easier and that their hormonal fluctuations during the month don’t have as many highs and lows.”

Discovering that emotional ups and downs could be resolved by improvements in gut health was a huge surprise for Dr. Chaudhary, who hadn’t traditionally addressed things like sadness or worry in her work as a neurologist. But as she did more research on the microbiome, it became clear to her that “there’s a hardwiring or biology to our mental health that is directly linked to our gut.”

5. You’ve been struggling to shed those last few pounds.
While finding a healthy weight balance isn’t necessarily the point of doing an Ayurvedic cleanse, it can be a natural byproduct of resetting your microbiome. “Achieving a healthy weight balance was never an expectation I had for my patients,” writes Dr. Chaudhary in  The Prime . “I’m not interested in calories, and I never asked a single patient to count them.” Instead, her program focuses on ridding the body of toxicity. “In the process, the brain clears and people feel lighter.”

Interested in learning more? Dr. Chaudhary will be hosting a "Gut Makeover" webinar at 7:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 27 , so  RSVP  today to join!
2019 TM-Sidhi Course (CIC) Schedule
The next TM-Sidhi ®  Course (CIC) is now scheduled for Spring, 2019. The course will be held on three consecutive weekends:

  • Fairfield, IA: May 23–26, May 30–June 2, June 6–9
  • Application deadline: April 30, 2019
  New Taxi Service in Fairfield

At monday's Fairfield City Council meeting, the Council gave the go ahead to Chris Conklin to start a taxi service in the city of Fairfield. At the moment he will be the only driver at a price of $5 per destination within City Limits.
Upcoming Events and Courses
Dr. Morris's new course on Maharishi's life
Dr. Bevan Morris will be sharing his unique personal memories of Maharishi and reflections on the gifts that Maharishi gave to the world. Having worked closely with Maharishi as a teacher and leader in our worldwide organization for nearly 50 years, Dr. Morris is ideally placed to offer a deep insight into Maharishi’s vision for the world.

A World Peace Assembly (WPA)
is a  TM  Retreat for Sidhas,
and our number one recommendation
for accelerating your personal growth.

For more information: 641-451-5108
Maharishi Jyotish – Foundations of the Science of Transformation and Technology of Prediction – 26 April - 3 May 2019 at MERU, Holland
‘Maharishi Jyotish is that very perfect science which connects the total universal influence on each individual; and each individual’s influence on his surroundings, on his environment, his relationship, his friends, his dear ones, with everything.’ – Maharishi, March 1989

What are the past and present influences that shape the future of our health, family life, finances, education, and career?

This seven-day course offers a complete introduction to Maharishi Jyotish – the timeless, Consciousness-Based system of prediction used to identify and transform trends and tendencies in all these areas of our lives.

Vastu Conference in Istanbul
Istanbul Vastu Conference
“Garden Cities and Communities for a Sustainable Future,” the third international Vastu conference, will be held in

Istanbul, Turkey, April 5-7th, 2019.
Lesvos Coherence Retreats
Transcendental Meditation and Vacation 
on the Greek Island of Lesvos, Greece
Here is your invitation to do your twice daily program in quiet meditation halls, contribute needed coherence to the region and experience a meaningful 13 night vacation. 

  • Quiet hotel with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea
  • Savory Greek and International Cuisine
  • Excursions & rich cultural experiences
  • Create coherence for the region


Pulse Diagnosis course talk by Dr. Monahar on KHOE

This great talk given by Dr. Monahar will be aired on KHOE, 90.5. FM beginning Tuesday March 12th at Noon, 3PM and 7:30 PM.

This is for a course being given by Dr. Paul Morehead.
Special Articles
Reduced Symptoms of PTSD
New Study: 80% of Students Free of PTSD in 105 Days
with Transcendental Meditation
On 19 February, the peer reviewed scientific journal Psychological Reports published a study on college students in South Africa, entitled  Reduction of PTSD in South African University Students Using Transcendental Meditation Practice. It showed that whereas the comparison group of students made no progress reducing PTSD during the 105-day study, 80% of students practicing Transcendental Meditation came out of PTSD. These results are very similar to earlier studies on other groups, confirming that TM is very effective at PTSD recovery and may indeed be the new gold standard.

Song of the Open Road BY  WALT WHITMAN

Great Walt Whitman poem about enlightenment. Its long but has so many kernels of truth, it will uplift you!
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, 
Healthy, free, the world before me, 
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. 

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, 
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, 
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, 
Strong and content I travel the open road. 

The earth, that is sufficient, 
I do not want the constellations any nearer, 
I know they are very well where they are, 
I know they suffice for those who belong to them. 

(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens, 
I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go, 
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them, 
I am fill’d with them, and I will fill them in return.) 

Humor Corner
TM in the News
#TranscendentalMeditation teacher Bob Roth @meditationbob profiled on @50PlusPrime
50PlusPrime with Tony Fama  is the national TV News Magazine for Baby Boomers celebrating the lives of the 108-million Americans age 50+. Tune in this weekend for a 30-minute special on Bob Roth  @meditationbob  and the  David Lynch Foundation  (DLF) with Tony Fama on  @50plusprime . They talk about  Transcendental Meditation (TM) and how it can bring more creativity, peace, and equanimity to your day.

This episode aired on  AXS TV , Saturday, March 9, at 8:30am ET, and Sunday, March 10 at 11:30am ET, and in New York City on Sunday at 1:30pm on WABC 7. It was published on the  50PlusPrime TV News Magazine for Baby Boomers  YouTube channel Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Tony Fama interviews  Bob Roth  about his trajectory since he was a young person to today as co-founder of the David Lynch Foundation teaching TM in 35 countries around the world. The show shares excerpts of DLF interviews with students, veterans, and celebrities, like Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld.

At the end, as the credits roll,  Bob Roth sums up the main point  of what TM can do for us in a stressful world.

At the same time, stress is real, and if we have headaches, or if we can’t sleep, or if we’re depressed we can’t get out of bed, that stops us from being able to fulfill our desires, to grow. And so, in one simple process of just accessing this field of calm that lies within, we eliminate the buildup of stress, and we unlock that full creative potential of the brain, so we can be more creative and more resilient, and do the things we want to do.
Joe Rogan & Tom Papa on Transcendental Meditation
Electronic musician Jon Hopkins was in Auckland, New Zealand to perform the closing slot at their Laneway festival. Tony Stamp of RNZcaught up with him to chat about Transcendental Meditation and his surprise Grammy nomination.