Volume 8 Issue 5 | March 4, 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 Caitlin Allen joins out Marketing team where she will be exercising her writing and editing skills for both MUM and Maharishi Foundation. Other skills include
office administration and management, bookkeeping, accounting, advertising, business planning, real estate investment and management. Jennifer has also been a massage therapist, business owner baking and selling specialty pies, and a demo manager for Heavenly Organics.

She has taken graduate courses in Accounting and Business at MUM, has a BSc in Environmental Science from MUM and Middlebury College in Vermont, as well as specialized training in massage and Craniosacral Therapy.
Kyle Amsberry joins our Sustainable Living Department where he will fill the role as the Administrator. In December, he graduated from MUM and the SL department with a Bachelor's in Regenerative Organic Agriculture and plans to one day become a TM teacher focusing on providing support for veterans and their families. Prior to his education at MUM, Kyle served in the US Army from 2003-2008. During those 5 years, he had two combat deployments, one to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004 (3 months) and one to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 (15 months). During his time in the militaly, Kyle received many medals and ribbons for achievement in areas such as combat operations, conduct and infantry.

Kyle plans to bring his optimistic attitude, positive energy, and some of the standards and skills he learned in the military to both the department and university. He is currently in the process of working with veteran students here on campus to form a MUM Veterans club with hopes of getting more veterans enrolled in the university and learning TM. 
Melissa McDowell joins our ComPro department as an Admissions Counselor. She is a recent resident to Fairfield looking to expand into the community and bring fulfillment in a challenging and rewarding career. Her skills include data processing, customer services, sales and marketing, team management and conflict resolution.

Her most recent work experience has been as an insurance agent. Melissa attended Kirkwood Community College.
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
No Gym? No Problem: 10 Ways to Exercise Indoors
See the many ways you could get fit this winter without freezing outside or joining a gym.

If the shorter days and brisk temperatures make you want to huddle on your couch rather than exercise, you're not alone. Winter can chill the motivation of some of the most dedicated fitness buffs.

But the season doesn't have to stop you from keeping in shape. You can bring your exercise program indoors. Don't want to join a gym? There are lots of other activities everyone can enjoy without having to brave the elements. At least 10 minutes at a time of moderate- or vigorous-intensity exercise is all it takes.

The Maharishi Smarak is open to the public
Report by Dr Eike Hartmann and Dr Peter Swan

The Sanskrit word Smarak means memorial. The Maharishi Smarak is a memorial to Maharishi and the Total Knowledge that he revived and brought to the world – knowledge to reconnect every aspect of life to its source in consciousness.

Maharishi came out from the Himalayas in 1956 and began to give the forgotten knowledge and experience of transcending to the people. Over the years he brought out his Commentary on Bhagavad-Gita, The Science of Being and Art of Living, the Science of Creative Intelligence, hundreds of books, brochures, and posters, many thousands of hours of video-taped knowledge, Teacher Training Courses, conferences connecting Vedic science and modern science, the discovery of Veda in human physiology with Dr Tony Nader, the Global Country of World Peace with all institutions and programmes to create invincibility for every nation and world peace. Maharishi will always be revered and loved as a quiet guardian of all nations, and now we have a historic building to reflect his gifts for all generations to enjoy. 

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
The next 11-day U.S. National Yagya will begin on the evening of March 9

The Sankalpa (intention) of the Yagya will be:

Increasing peace, positivity, and spiritual awakening
for the United States and its people.
Free for Faculty or Staff

Washing machine works very well. The dryer makes a lot of noise, may need a new drum. 

If interested call:
ext 1395 or 470-1395
Sandra Rosania
Upcoming Events and Courses
Celebrating 50 Years
of Teaching TM in African American Communities, 1969–2019

TMC 50th Anniversary  Live Webcast 

Here’s what you can look forward to in the webcast
  • Inspiring talks on the impact of TMC on the lives of TM teachers and meditators
  • Reflections on the growth of TMC across the U.S. and beyond
  • Memories of the historic TMC Teacher Training Course in Ethiopia
  • Discussions on how TMC school programs were the inspiration for the David Lynch FoundationSM Quiet Time program, among other outreach programs.
  • Inspiring talks and music

Keynote speakers and performers will include those pictured abobe and other special guests.
New and Final Dates! Starts Friday, March 8 at 8pm with Free Lesson in Dalby Hall and Online!  

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Advanced Nadi Vigyan course with Dr. Manohar will begin on March 8 instead of March 1. Thanks for your flexibility.
ChangeMakers, Part 2 Featuring David Lynch Now Available
Part 2 of the ChangeMakers event , IS COLLEGE BAD FOR YOUR BRAIN?: How an Epidemic of Stress is Overwhelming Students — and What You Can Do About It

Part 2 features an evocative Q&A by David Lynch, a compelling interview with heart transplant surgeon Dr. Hassan Tetteh, and more...

To watch both Parts 1 and 2,  please visit this page , or click below.
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
Bevan Morris's personal memories of Maharishi
 New Course with Dr. Bevan Morris
March 11 – April 18, Mon. & Thurs. evenings
In Dalby Hall and Online 

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.
Dr. Morris will explore:
  • How Maharishi started his worldwide Movement, and how spontaneously it developed year after year, reaching every corner of the planet
  • What Maharishi did to fully transform the knowledge and technologies available to the world in every field of life during 53 years of service to Guru Dev
  • The nature of the golden age of the human race that is now rising as a direct result
  • Reflections of personal experiences of Maharishi’s cosmic genius and supreme achievements

The course fee is $125 or $75 discounted rate for MUM staff, IAA grant recipients and others. (Please see details at  http://mum.edu/tmhistory .) Prerequisite: TM technique 
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.
Its presentations and workshops will be aimed at builders, planners, and developers. The first day of discussions and presentations by experts from three continents will be followed by charrette-style workshops that will go deeply into applying Maharishi Vastu rules and principles to specific parcels and development concepts.

For more details and link to registration:  www.vastuwellness.com
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


Special Articles
Jerry Seinfeld’s Antidote for an Exhausted Life| 0:59  
How he does more writing, more performing, more exercise without strain

How does a 64-year-old comedian continue to excel without becoming totally exhausted? And how can you save yourself from total burnout? In his own inimitable style, Jerry Seinfeld describes his answer to living the life he wants.
“I can now do whatever I want.  Whatever I want!”  —Jerry Seinfeld
Jon Hopkins
From  RNZ Music , 9 February 2019  

Electronic musician Jon Hopkins was in town last week to perform the closing slot at Auckland's Laneway festival. Tony Stamp caught up with him to chat about transcendental meditation and his surprise Grammy nomination.
Humor Corner
TM in the News
US professor recommends meditation to cut Jamaica’s crime figures
Dr Ashley Deans (right) interacts with (from left) Karen Ayee of the Jamaica Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and Deanna Ashley, Executive Director of the Violence Prevention Alliance.

United States-based professor, Dr Ashley Deans, is recommending that Jamaica adopt a transcendental meditation (TM) technique to assist in addressing the country’s crime problem.

Deans made the recommendation while delivering a presentation at the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) Steering Committee on February 12, at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.

Transcendental meditation technique is a form of silent meditation. It has reportedly been proven to cut crime in some of the world’s toughest crime-plague cities in Columbia, South Africa, Argentina, Ecuador and the United States.

“Let’s say if we had 300 people doing transcendental meditation in the advance programme together, twice a day, (this) would certainly reduce the level of crime in Jamaica, and that is just the minimum, but you could always have more,” he said.

Making reference to the successes of the programme in the United Kingdom, Deans said the technique was applied at a school in Liverpool in the UK.

“Crime was going up in Liverpool year after year during the 1980s… and (after TM intervention) there was a completely different trend in the crimes; highly statistical significance,” he indicated.

He said transcendental meditation has proven to curb youth violence and disruption, pointing to the initiative’s success at Holy Trinity High School in Kingston.

Margaret Brissett-Bolt, former principal at the school, said before TM or Quiet Time was introduced, the school had a high number of disciplinary problems, but after the introduction of TM, anti-social behaviours decreased by 50 to 70 per cent. The areas that saw dramatic reduction in numbers included gang activities, fights and suspensions.

“We put all of the lowest performing students into a special class and I gave them a teacher who was a meditator. That class, which was the lowest performing class in September 2015, is now above the highest performing class that we had,” she said via a video presentation that was shared by Deans during his presentation.

Deans said TM or Quiet Time should be introduced in all schools. He also said it has proven to combat recidivism through holistics rehabilitation. The programme has been taught to inmates and guards in some of America’s toughest prisons, reportedly with key results, such as 30 per reduction in recidivism rates; fewer rule infractions in prison, and less criminal thinking, psychological distress and trauma symptoms.

Dr Deanna Ashley, executive director of the VPA, said her organisation was happy to have collaborated with the Jamaica Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education to bring Deans to Jamaica to convey the findings of TM.
Trans Transcends with Transcendental Meditation
 By  Jamie Roberts   February 14, 2019
Recently, I received instruction in the form of meditation called Transcendental Meditation (TM), popularized in the 1960s when the Beatles rock band went to India to learn from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the technique. I pride myself on being a skeptic of all things woo, even having believed in several religions with a side dish of engagement with the occult. But I think that there’s something positive to be gained from a regular practice of TM.
My experience with TM started when I decided to go back to school after 25 years of working in the same profession. I long harbored aspirations of writing, and directing both film and television. At the time in my late teens and early 20’s when many folks choose to pursue their passion, I picked an exciting and more practical career for a young person from the South. After all, Atlanta was my home, and I didn’t relish the thought of moving to Los Angeles or New York with my then-spouse to pursue my dream.