Volume 7 Issue 21 | November 5, 2018
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
Celebrations at the Pandit Campus
Dhanvantari Day
The Day of Perfect Health
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Monday, November 5
Hanuman Jayanti
Celebrating Total Knowledge
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, November 6
Enlivening prosperity, good fortune and happiness
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, November 7

Open Positions
Please contact cpassos@mum.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.
Departmental Assistant - Sustainable Living
IT Technical Trainer - ComPro
Graphic Designer - MAVIM

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

Office Manager for the IdeaLife Campus - the 160-building former Maharishi Vedic Pandit campus, which is being beautifully renovated as a residential conference and symposium annex for MUM, as well as for long-term courses such as IAA. Please send your résumé and any inquiries to Bryan Lee at  blee@tm.org .

Health and Wellness

Dosha Balance: Vata
Vata dosha governs flow and motion in the mind and body — the movement of thoughts across our minds, memory, food moving through our digestive tract, elimination of wastes, the flow of our blood, and our breath. For the movement of all three doshas — Vata makes it happen; it’s the leader! Since the other doshas, Pitta and Kapha, cannot move without it, it is important to keep Vata in balance.

When in balance, the qualities of our leader, Vata, are vivacious energy, ability to learn easily with a clear and alert mind, balanced digestion and elimination, good circulation and even body temperature, and the ability to fall asleep easily at bedtime. Vata-predominant people seem to always be busy. Need a task completed? Ask a multi-tasking Vata person to complete it — no problem! They will enthusiastically get your task done — along with the handful of other things they have in the fire as well.

Economical MAV appointments available December 4, 5, 6, and 7

An economical consultation with Master of Science students in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (MSMAV), supervised by a physician and a vaidya, will be available from December 4-7.

In this wellness consultation, the MSMAV students—along with the MAV faculty—will analyze the client's pulse. Many report that the consultation is blissful, nourishing, and illuminating. Two students will then conduct an interview with the client and confidentially present their findings and recommendations to the MAV faculty, who will review and finalize them. Clients return at the end of the day to receive and discuss those recommendations. The cost is $75.  

To book your appointment, please call 641‑472‑7000, ext. 3406, or email  appointments@mum.edu .

Best wishes for good health, 
Helen Davis, Clinical Administrator
Integrative Wellness Center
Campus Community Garden Plots Available

As you may know, there is a community garden on campus next to Frat 111, and this year we have a few good plots available for gardening in the spring. If you are interested, please contact Linda Egenes at   lindaegenes@gmail.com   before Nov. 12 and she will show you the plots. There is a yearly fee of $20 to pay for soil, compost, water, and mulch. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors and our gardeners are super friendly and will help you get started. Last year our gardeners grew zucchini, chard, kale, lettuce, spinach, beets, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, okra, asparagus, a variety of squashes, kitchen herbs, and flowers. Come join us!
Linda Egenes and Elaine Guthrie; Garden Coordinators
Upcoming Events and Courses
Peaceful Mind • Peaceful World
Weekend Course and Advanced Techniques
November 30 – December 2, 2018

The Eau Palm Beach Resort , Palm Beach, Florida

Explore science, consciousness, and the furthest reaches of human potential during this special course hosted in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Nader, an MIT and Harvard-trained neuroscientist and distinguished Vedic scholar, designed this weekend of self-development and inner experience, with discussion focused on Advanced Techniques and the growth of consciousness to enlightenment. In addition to live lectures and Q&A with Dr. Nader, the course will include recently released videos about Advanced Techniques. The Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World course is open to anyone who practices Transcendental Meditation or its advanced programs. Participants may apply to learn an Advanced Technique of Transcendental Meditation during the course.

TONIGHT - poetry reading: Diane Frank, Rustin Larson, Bill Graeser
San Francisco poet and novelist Diane Frank will be on campus Monday, November 5, to offer a poetry reading at 7:45 p.m. in room 12 of the Sustainable Living Center.

Also reading will be alumnus Rustin Larson, whose poems have appeared in The New Yorker, and staff member Bill Graeser, who has published in the North American Review.

A former MUM faculty member, Ms. Frank has authored seven books of poetry, two novels, and a recent travelogue. Blackberries in the Dream House, her first novel, won the Chelson Award for Fiction.

She will read from her new book of poems, Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, and from her recently published Letters from a Sacred Mountain Place: A Journey through the Nepal Himalayas
Both are available on Amazon.
Ideal Energy’s solar-plus storage system for MUM is first large-scale installation of its kind in Iowa

Official Inauguration of the solar panel installation will take place at 2:00 pm on December 13th in Dalby Hall.

A detailed creative article on this innovative project written by Bob Saar for The Hawk Eye was published September 9, 2018. 

Fairfield company Ideal Energy brings Iowa to national attention with new solar array installation at Maharishi University of Management.

First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.

That Buddhist concept fits the solar energy business: The first mountain was long-term storage, but that has been alleviated with modern battery technology, paving the way for local, independent companies like Ideal Energy, Inc. in Fairfield, Iowa to enter the energy-supply business.

But that in turn led to another mountain: How will those smaller companies interconnect with utility giants like Alliant and MidAmerican Energy when they’re in competition with them for energy dollars?

Geoffrey Baker 
Benefit Exhibition and Sale
The show will run from November 1st though November 21st.

Funds raised from all sales of works in this exhibition go toward scholarships supporting MUM students enrolled in our new MA in Studio Art program. 

*Exhibition works are also available for purchase at  www.unitygallery.com  through December 31st.*

The library hours are:
Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 9pm
Sat: 9:30 am to 4pm
Sun: 7:15pm to 9pm

For more information on the show and sales inquiries please contact:  art@mum.edu

Elee Torres, Administrator, Unity Gallery Assistant Director
641-472-7000 ext.5035
Upcoming Maharishi Aroma Therapy Course 
Maharishi Aroma Therapy is a program for creating balance and health through the use of essential oils which contain powerful health-promoting properties. This 18-hour course which starts November 30 is taught by Diane Malaison, a Senior Maharishi Aroma Therapy Consultant and Teacher who has been teaching courses on Maharishi Aroma Therapy internationally since 2011.

This course will be taught in-person in Festival Hall and is limited to 15 students.  The free talk is currently available online , or you can attend in-person on November 30. The course fee is $350 which covers all course materials including samples of many hydrosols and essential oils.

For more information, please visit  http://mum.edu/aromatherapy
CIC #85 at MUM, Dec. 26-Jan. 9  
The application deadline for this course is December 5 (three weeks before the course begins). 
Special Articles

Steve Van Damme answers a question posed on Quora : What do TMers think about Maharishi's character? It's a great dissertation.

I worked directly for Maharishi for about a year during which time I had numerous personal audiences and interactions with him in informal settings. Before that year I had seen Maharishi in person on numerous occasions as part of large groups on various courses and assemblies and meetings. I’ve also heard a lot of his video and audio lectures.

I also know a lot of people who were around Maharishi for many years who had many stories.

Most people are normal. Some people are extraordinary. What I’ve concluded from all my experience is that Maharishi was the most extraordinary person of my time because he was the most natural person I’ve ever come across. Natural in the sense of flowing with the laws of nature, living in full attunement with natural law, taking life as it comes and making full use of his potential.
At Maharishi School, we do things a
little differently.
No need to be a zombie. No tricks, just treats.
Let’s take a look inside to see what lies just through those doors.
Humor Corner
TM in the News
No one can accuse Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner of having too little on their plate.

Perhaps the Jewish power couple can juggle so much is partially due to their dedication to transcendental meditation. The Daily Beast recently published a  feature story  on the benefits of the technique, which purports to help practitioners control anxiety, increase health — and even end war and help people fly. The First Family members may be two of its most famous adherents.

Transcendental meditation has attracted a number of celebrities, and Trump and Kushner are often listed top among them. They were spotted at the David Lynch Foundation’s gala for transcendental meditation last year, along with stars such as Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho and Kesha. Tom Hanks is also a member of the organization,  according to  Business Insider.

In the photo from left to right:
Elaine Pomfrey, and Ty and Zabrina Brodale, co-directors of Transcend, Palm Beach

Center sees professionals embracing Transcendental Meditation
When  Transcend, Palm Beach  opened in April 2017, many residents were already practicing transcendental meditation. But since then the center has attracted new fans trying to de-stress from their professional and personal lives.

About 150 people have come to the center at Palm Beach Towers at 44 Cocoanut Row over the last year, the directors say, 80 percent are residents who often use transcendental meditation to give them an edge in the business world.

“Palm Beach people are responding,” said Elaine Pomfrey, a co-director and a transcendental meditation teacher. “They know that stress is an important thing and they just want more out of life. It’s natural to want to expand your capabilities.”

A 2012 review published by the American Psychological Association credited transcendental meditation with reducing anxiety and boosting memory.

It has “popped into the mainstream,”  Business Insider reported in 2016 , noting that 2,500 professionals picked up the technique from 2013-2016 and that 55 percent of them worked on Wall Street.