Volume 9 Issue 4 | February 24, 2020
University News for Faculty and Staff
Staff and Faculty Safety Committee assignments sought

Dear Staff and Faculty,

In this upcoming Spring season we want to continue to make progress in the area of occupational safety and we need your help. 

We want to boost our progress by involving the members of staff and faculty in the decision-making about matters of occupational safety at MIU. 
We need 2 members from staff and 2 members from faculty to participate in MIU Safety Committee of which role is to  

  • establish and oversee a system for employees to report hazards and suggest corrective actions,
  • establish and oversee a system for regular workplace inspections and recommend corrective actions,
  • evaluate all incident investigations and recommend how to prevent a recurrence.

This committee will include Tom Brooks, David Todt, Beata Nacsa and Rig Gelfand and 2 staff and 2 faculty selected from a pool of volunteers. For the volunteer members, the term of service will be for 1 year and then we will rotate in other staff and faculty members. Meetings will be held monthly for 1 hour. The minutes of the meeting will be published on the security webpage. 

Please consider volunteering for this new Committee. Let me know at  tbrooks@miu.edu

Tom Brooks for the MIU Safety Committee

PK Credit for Full-time Staff and Faculty

MIU Finance Committee discussed the $300 Staff/Faculty PK credit for this year. The $300 credits run with the Fiscal Year July 1 through June 30.
We already gave a credit for this FY (given in October 2019) and we will issue another credit on July 1, 2020 for the new FY running from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.
The Maharishi AyurVeda Integrative Health Center
Thomas L. Brooks
Vice President of Operations


We want to reiterate that the $2 stickers you have on your badge are a benefit that applies to your and yourself  only . Guests that might accompany you to the dinning hall are not eligible to the discounted rate and legal dependents should have their own badge with their own $2 stickers if they want to benefit from this discounted rate.

Feel free to contact HR if you have any questions or concerns at  humanresources@miu.edu

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

Open Positions:
  1. MUM Online - Student Support Services
  2. Compro - Admissions Counselor
  3. Compro - Career Coach
  4. GDM Cafe - dishwasher for Fridays, perfect for IA participant

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

Maharishi International University is an equal opportunity employer.
Health and Wellness
Free Webinar

What does a glowing complexion, light in the eyes, and blissful emotions have to do with digestion and metabolism? According to Ayurveda, it comes down to the principle of Ojas, refined metabolism. Often termed “the finest by-product of digestion” Ojas is the key to health and wellness. So, how do we maximize the production and maintenance of Ojas?
Join the author of the Gut Crisis and the Rest and Repair Diet, Dr. Keith Wallace, to discuss the Ayurvedic recommendations to optimize digestion and enliven Ojas!

Wednesday, February 26, 3:00 - 3:30 P.M.
or register and receive the replay link
Ways to stay well this winter
Republishing Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016
Dear MIU Campus Community,

The University posted an updated version of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 2019 due to the change of the name of the University.

You can read the revised report here:

Beyond the name change, we also changed the URLs throughout the document, updated the information about the location of the security office and reviewed the information about the University’s Clery geography and crime statistics.

We also reviewed and republished the Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports of 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

The republished reports contain updated and corrected information on the University’s Clery geography and crime statistics. The republished reports contain the reviewed and updated version of the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Policy and Missing Person Policy, and under the crime definitions, you will find the current regulations.

You can read the revised reports here:

If you have questions about the republished reports, please contact Beata Nacsa PhD Director of Regulatory Compliance ( bnacsa@miu.edu , ext. 4275).
Golden Duck Race between MIU/MUM classes

Dear MIU/MUM classes,

Announcing the Winter 2020 Golden Duck Race to award the MIU/MUM graduating class with the highest percentage of member activations on the new MIU/MUM alumni portal.

We've extended the finish date to the Ides of March:  March 15

The class that wins the contest will own the Golden Duck until June 1, 2020, at which time we will do a recount and see who is in the lead.

You can monitor the progress of the contest  here.

Portal members are encouraged to log in to the portal and message their class buddies to get them to join the race!

If they have not already activated their membership, a basic profile for them has already been uploaded to the portal. All they have to do is to go to  miualum.org , enter their name or email and the system should recognize them as a potential member, after which they can get onto the portal and enjoy portal benefits.
Upcoming Events and Courses
Course Calendar 2020

MERU, The Netherlands  

Support your knowledge and experience of consciousness with profound courses and professional trainings. With events offered this year both at MERU, Vlodrop, and at partner organisations, we have carefully considered the ideal location for each course experience for maximum rest, integration, and enjoyment.  
Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems, Phase 1
For TM Teachers and qualifying Sidhas
13 April – 1 May
MERU, Holland 
Maharishi Yoga Asana Instructor Training, Phase 1
For TM Teachers and Sidhas
29 May - 13 June
MERU, Holland
Maharishi Aroma Therapy Foundation Course
19 – 25 June
Maharishi Peace Palace, UK

This inspiring new course will cover Maharishi’s journeys from 1954 to 1964, starting with the time spent with his teacher, Guru Dev. Dr. Boncheff will share some of the rarest talks, books, and papers by Maharishi from the new 20,000 item collections in Maharishi Global Archives which have been newly acquired from various estates.
During these years, Maharishi faced several major turning points in his life and activities. These key moments will be fully discussed using Maharishi’s own words. Every point of knowledge will either be presented by playing a recording of Maharishi, or reading from an official transcript of Maharishi, or from publications from the early days of the TM movement.
Course schedule: March 2 – April 1. Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:45 – 9:15 in Dalby Hall and available online. First lesson is free and starts at 8 pm.
Course fee: $108 (or $69 for full-time MIU/MSAE staff, faculty, and students; or full-time Governors, IAA grant recipients, and anyone who is retired and cannot otherwise afford the course). MIU alumni receive 10% off the full course fee. A portion of the course fee will go to support the Maharishi Global Archives at MIU.
Prerequisite: This is an advanced course for Governors, Sidhas and those Meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi Vedic Science.

For more information, please visit:  https://miu.edu/archives-course-1
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)

  • Feb. 14–17: President’s Day WPA — with Dr. Stuart Rothenberg
  • Mar. 28–Apr. 4: Maharishi Vedic AstrologySM WPA — with Dr. Charlie Heath, during the Nine Days of Mother Divine
MIU Brahmasthan trip for 2021

The 2020 MIU Brahmasthan trip was a great success and we are now looking forward to next year!

The MIU Brahmasthan trip for 2021 is scheduled for three week, January 11 to February 1. These are the first three weeks of their 2021 offerings.

There are special rates for next year, their tenth season. You need to register soon and pay by March 31.

I hope that you can join us.

Please let me know if you would like more information about the course or travel arrangements.

Cathy Gorini
In celebration of our upcoming 10th season of courses at the Brahmasthan of India, we are offering a one-time special lower course fee for early booking.

We have been deeply inspired, week in and week out, by our guests’ consistent depth of inner experiences — in program and while listening to the recitation of the Maharishi Vedic Pandits. And as we approach our 10th anniversary, we wanted to offer the blessings of the place Maharishi called “The holiest of all the holy places of India” to as many people as possible.

For this coming season — October 26th, 2020 through March 15th, 2021 — we are reducing the regular course rate by 20% for those who book and pay before this March 31st. Please  click here  for more information and to apply. We look forward to welcoming you next season.
New EARLY BIRD reduced rate—$35
offered ONLY through Monday,Feb . 24

  • $10 additional for 2nd event
  • price will be adjusted for those who have already registered
  • to reduce registration fee and increase # of players, we have decided not to offer t-shirts

After February 24, back to $49 rate 
Special Articles
The Supreme Awakening By  William T. Hathaway

The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time — And How You Can Cultivate Them  is the ultimate guide to higher states of consciousness. This latest book from Craig Pearson presents inspiring experiences from mystics and saints, then shows us how we ourselves can live these states permanently in enlightenment.

The Super Habit for Living a Happier, Healthier, More Enlightened Life
Achieve your goals holistically BY ROBERT KEITH WALLACE, PH.D., & SAMANTHA WALLACE
At the beginning of each new year, people often make positive resolutions. Ten percent of all health club or gym members, for example, join in January. Yet a lot of the people who embark on fitness resolutions at that time struggle to stick with their new habit. By February, as many as 80 percent of resolutions fail.
Modern medicine recognizes that the key to health is replacing bad habits with healthy ones. Most doctors will tell you to exercise more, eat better food, and get enough rest. The problem is compliance—following through and putting this advice into action.

Total Brain Coaching is a new approach whose goal is to help you develop good habits. Our number one recommendation is to incorporate the powerful super habit of the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique, along with the wisdom and expertise of thousands of years of healthcare practice in Maharishi AyurVeda®. Our approach is not about trying to eliminate old, negative habits; it is about replacing them with new, positive ones—such as the TM technique.

Humor Corner
TM in the News
“Transcendental Meditation made me human again. I came back from the dead. I was resurrected.”
By Corey O’Brien March 19, 2019
And it wasn’t until 2017 when I finally found a viable option that worked – and that viable option was Transcendental Meditation. Since I started meditating, I’ve felt more rested; I can sleep better. I get more done at home, I get more done at work. I was actually talking to people. I was talking to my colleagues, up until that time I had been a ghost. This is only something that happened a year ago. And within that year, I’m now a veteran who wants to help other veterans, and now I have the energy, I have the thoughts, I have the good ideas, and I’m able to actually act on them. I became human. I became human again. I came back from the dead. I was resurrected. 

What Is Transcendental Meditation, the Practice Beloved by Celebs—and What Makes It So Special? 
If you’ve done any research into the  meditation , you’ve likely heard of transcendental meditation. Just about every celebrity seems to be practicing it these days. Popularized by The Beatles (who originally learned in 1967), it’s now a favorite of Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman,  Sheryl Crow  and Liv Tyler.After discovering it herself,  Oprah  even paid for her 400 employees to become trained in the methodology!

But what exactly is TM and how does it differ from the other types of meditation out there? We caught up with transcendental meditation expert and CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, Bob Roth, who walked us through the ins and outs of this popular form of meditation.

What is transcendental meditation (TM)?