Volume 8 Issue 17 | September 9 , 2019
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
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
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!

9th Annual Walk , an opportunity for your school, workplace, community, organization or neighborhood walking club to join thousands of other Iowans statewide in walking for 30 minutes on October 2.
Start exercising. Eat Healthier. Get active.

July 6, 2019 By   pacerhealth

Walking is a great form of exercise for all ages and fitness levels. However, there are many myths surrounding walking for fitness that prevent people from taking that first step toward better health. If you’ve been told that walking isn’t really exercise or it’s not worth your time, it’s time to debunk these 10 common myths and uncover the truth about walking for fitness!

Don’t have Pacer yet?  Download Pacer for free!  (on mobile)

12 Common Walking Myths Debunked!
There are many reasons myths are created and repeated. Here are 12 myths about walking that are repeated often but definitely aren’t true.

Myth 1: You have to reach 10,000 steps a day to see benefits.
Walking  10,000 steps is a distance of about 5 miles . 10,000 steps is a great long-term goal, but it’s not necessarily a realistic expectation for a beginning walker. The truth is any amount of walking is better than none, and you can get amazing health benefits at much lower step goals. 

Cultural Competence and Racial Sensitivity Workshop, Friday, September 27

Dear Faculty,

We’re pleased to announce that on September 27, the Friday after the September block, we will have a special faculty development workshop on increasing cultural competence and cultural humility, with a focus on racial sensitivity.

This will complement last week's outstanding LGBTQ+ workshop led by Ben McClendon.

The workshop will be led by  Motier Haskins , a faculty member at the University of Iowa, who has been doing this kind of work for the past 25 years, consulting with many different organizations. He lives in Fairfield and is the husband of Vanessa Haskins, who works in our Online and Continuing Education office. A wonderful man.

We will meet from 10:00 to 12:30 in Festival Hall.

Thank you all.

Craig and Vicki
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
Upcoming Events and Courses
Originals Reunion
Sept. 20-22, 2019
MUM Campus

Here’s your chance to meet with dear friends from the early days. Reconnect with other TM teachers from the origin of the TM Movement in the 60’s and 70’s.

The emphasis will be on having time to reconnect, socialize, tour campus, and refresh your TM and TM-Sidhi Program practice.

Spread the word!

Global Group Meditation
Sunday, September 22 at 5:00 pm

Meditators and Sidhas from around the world will be meditating with us in large groups, for a truly global event.
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
Katy Perry, Norah Jones Booked for David Lynch Foundation Benefit Gig

Mavis Staples also set to perform at “Silence the Violence” concert in Washington, D.C. in October
Katy Perry Norah Jones  and Mavis Staples will perform at the David Lynch  Foundation’s  Silence the Violence benefit concert , taking place October 11th at the Anthem in Washington, D.C.

The Celebration Gospel Choir will also be hand for the event, with proceeds helping to bring Transcendental Meditation to 10,000 people in the D.C. area through in-school and after-school programs, veteran service organizations, women’s centers, recovery programs, correctional institutions and homeless shelters in partnership with THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus).

“I have been practicing [transcendental meditation] 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 tells Rolling Stone in a statement. “I am so proud to give an intimate performance at the Silence the Violence benefit concert … to raise funds to bring the power of meditation to 10,000 D.C.-area young people.”

“Young people today are literally under attack from an onslaught of trauma and stress. Their brains literally cannot handle the stress, which can stunt cognitive development, undermine health, and fuel anxiety, depression, even suicidal ideation,” David Lynch Foundation CEO Bob Roth said in a statement. “Much is needed to help our kids navigate through these turbulent times, but research shows that a few minutes twice a day of Transcendental Meditation can have enormous benefits to mental and physical health.”

Roth continued, “We are launching our ‘Silence the Violence’ initiative in Washington, D.C. during the October 11 concert to teach 10,000 kids and their parents meditate in the District. They will promote their own resilience and, at the same time, transform the atmosphere of the city from one of divisiveness and fear to collaboration and harmony.”

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
The Goal of Meditation | 15:53  
The formula for perpetual contentment and unbounded awareness 24/7

On July 17, 1972 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explained the goal of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation ® (TM ® ) technique. Regular practice allows us to enjoy more inner silence and contentment throughout the day, not only during the 15 or 20 minutes we are meditating. The alternation of deep rest during meditation and activity during the day stabilizes this inner silence or pure consciousness. Over time, this unbounded awareness becomes a permanent experience, even when we are engaged in dynamic activity.

Humor Corner
TM in the News
Bob Roth tweets: .@Dusty6Baxley shares a truly beautiful account of his experience with #TranscendentalMeditation that you must hear! We also share inspirational stories from working with vets.

Listen to the episode at https://philandcompany.com/dlf/ , or wherever you get your podcasts!
‘The Biggest Loser’ Host Bob Harper: “You have to commit yourself to reducing your stress levels” September 2, 2019

BREATHE: Stress and emotions play a huge role in your journey. You have to commit yourself to reducing your stress levels, while navigating your emotions. As a person who meditates, I have taken on transcendental meditation. It’s a great stress reliever for me. You have to find what works for you, but take those moments to take a break, recharge and breathe. By  Yitzi Weiner