Volume 8 Issue 9 | April 29, 2019
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
Dear Faculty and Staff,

New World Peace Assembly Course Format Starting in May

For student, staff & faculty Sidhas
Newly designed separate course structure, special course leaders, 
in-residence accommodations, themed knowledge courses with guest speakers

Come to a WPA, tune-up your practice, enjoy some deep rest and enjoy specially themed talks by Maharishi
'Validating Your Practice'  
with guest speakers
Dr. John Hagelin and Dr. Doug Birx

Thursday, May 23 rd  8pm – Sunday, May  26 th  noon
Visitor’s Center, building 153
New Staff
Raphael Dari is a skilled and experienced software and web developer working with the Computer Professionals Career Development center where he believes his talent and experience strongly align him with their goals for best-in-class training skills to prepare MSCS students for IT Technical interviews, tests and resume development to enable them to secure employment in the U.S. His 6 years of experience in Kansas City with ADNOWLEDGE INC (later became REACHMOBI INC) includes guiding software development lifecycles for delivery of innovative new web applications. He is adept at managing project requirements and analysis, including translating those requirements into feasible project designs.

As a talented programmer Rahael is able to build clean, high-quality code architectures and software frameworks, drive improvements to processes and performance through use of leading-edge development methodologies, and is a strong mentor and coach able to train and guide team members. He is from Ghana with an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2009, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from MUM.
Patric k Martin is a welcome addition to our Visitor Weekend division of Admissions. He has extensive experience in the areas of health and wellness including human services, integrative life and other individual and group counseling, youth counselor, life-skills training and development, wellness instruction, mentoring, behavior modification training, crisis management, conducting health assessments, and individualized client nutrition programs. Other skills and experience include business management and development, finance, marketing, website development, cooking instruction, group health and wellness education.

Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Humanities from The Evergreen State College, Master Level Health Counselor Certification(s): Institute for Integrative Nutrition & Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as associates in Human Services, Integrative Health Counseling and Business Development. He has extensive public speaking experience mainly in the areas of nutrition, wellness and goal setting.
Ikafa Nosiku Mwangala joins our Vishwa Shanti Café where her Bachelor’s degree in Ecotourism and Hospitality Management from Kisii University will be most helpful and appreciated. Other relevant experience includes work in Kenya and Zambia in different hospitality sectors as a hotel manager, food and beverage supervisor and events manager. Her skills include customer service, training and development, people management, supervision, interpersonal relationships, training, interviewing, sales and marketing. She is able to focus attention on details, organize, prioritize and follow up.

Ikafa is an entrepreneur who has a keen interest in business growth and management, and she is also a writer especially interested in cultural diversity issues. Other interests include Her interests include socializing, reading, tourism and photography . She is currently on the internship program pursuing her MBA in Sustainable Business. 
Open Positions
Please contact cpassos@mum.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.

HR Assistant - Office administration, reception, maintain database
Development Office - Database Manager, Assistant Director
Golden Dome Market - Cook, Head Cashier and Produce Inventory Specialist, Dishwasher
Sustainable Living - Administrative Assistant
Part-Time Positions as Telemarketer, Security Officer
College of Integrative Medicine - Administrative Assistant
Enrollment Center - Director of Academic Advising
MUM Online - Customer Service and Academic Support

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

Maharishi Foundation USA has an immediate opening for a creative, highly motivated IT application developer to   join our team in creating innovative frontend applications for TM websites. Contact hr@tm.org
Health and Wellness
5 Reasons to do an Ayurvedic Cleanse This Spring
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.

Pickleball Beginner Sessions--Sundays, 10 am - noon; MUM Rec Center
Are you interested in Pickleball but don’t know how to get started? The Fairfield Pickleball Club will begin offering a welcome-beginners session on Sundays from 10:00 to 12:00 at the MUM Rec Center, starting Sunday, April 28th. Paddles and balls will be available as well as someone to introduce you to the game. There will be no charge other than the Rec Center fee.

There will also be a second court available for beginners to play together and for anyone who has not felt welcome to play but who would like to come back and give it another try.

See you on the court!

Feel free to contact Rachele Shaw if you have questions about this.    rshaw@mum.edu  or 641-472-8688
Upcoming Events and Courses
Next Advanced Pulse Weekend Begins May 10 It's Not Too Late To Join! Catch Up Online!  
Course is livestreamed and can also be viewed afterwards. “This course exceeded my high expectations. I have taken pulse courses before, and this course has a supremely cosmic quality on all levels. It is like a rasayana just listening to Dr. Manohar.” —SK (March 8-10 course participant)
Come study with Dr. Manohar Palakurthi, one of the world’s most experienced Ayurveda vaidyas who spent many years working closely with Maharishi, as well as with Vaidya Brihaspati Dev Triguna, Vaidya Balraj Maharishi, and Vaidya D.M. Dwivedi.

This four-weekend course is designed to enliven the knowledge of Maharishi Nadi Vigyan and enhance correct practice according to Maharishi’s guidelines. You can sign up for one weekend at a time or all of them together.
  • March 8 – 10 Advanced Maharishi Nadi Vigyan Weekend 1 NOW ONLINE.
  • May 10 – 12 Advanced Maharishi Nadi Vigyan Weekend 2
  • May 17 – 19 Advanced Maharishi Nadi Vigyan Weekend 3
  • August 30 – September 1 Advanced Maharishi Nadi Vigyan Weekend 4
Class schedule: Friday 8-9:30, Saturday 1:30-3:30 & 7:45-9:15, Sunday 1:30-3:30.

Prerequisites:  Each weekend is the prerequisite for the following weekend. The prerequisite for the first weekend is at least two Maharishi Self-Pulse Reading courses taught by Andrew Stenberg; OR the  16-Lesson Maharishi Self-Pulse Reading Course  or equivalent.

Course fee:  $125/weekend or $75/weekend discounted rate. (Please see details at  http://mum.edu/advancedpulse .) You can sign up either online or at the door.
The next U.S. National Yagya SM  performance will begin on the evening of May 6 and continue through the evening of May 16.

The Yagya will coincide with Akshaya Tritiya, the Day of Auspicious Beginnings for Lasting Achievements, on May 7. According to the Vedic texts, this was the day that the ancient sages or Rishis performed the first Yagya in the history of humankind. This event also marks the beginning of a time when people lived happily in tune with Natural Law.

The special quality of this day is expressed in the word Akshaya, which means non-decaying or everlasting. Launching new endeavors and resolutions on this most auspicious day is said to bring long and lasting success, particularly when supported by a Yagya.

We invite our dear family of supporters to take advantage of this auspicious time to participate in a great Yagya for our nation, and for yourselves.

Tuesday, April 30 is the final day to sign up.
Vancouver - Thursday, May 23, 2019
Toronto - Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Montréal - Monday, June 3, 2019
Join us for an evening with Bob Roth in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montréal for special events on Consciousness & Creativity with David Lynch via live video link.
In his first visit to Canada, best-selling author of Strength in Stillness, Bob Roth, will be joined by David Lynch via video link for 3 inspiring talks on consciousness, creativity and TM.
Bob Roth and David Lynch will discuss how consciousness is the source of all creative inspiration - and how it can be developed to unlock your full creative potential.
These events will also feature rare audience Q&As with David Lynch

Susan Metrican 
Neighbor Bridge Neighbor 

A new exhibition at MUM's UNITY Gallery

Featuring works by artist Susan Metrican.

The opening reception will be held Saturday 20th of April from 2pm - 4pm at Unity Gallery inside the MUM Library.

The show will run from April 20th until May 18th, 2019.

Unity Gallery is located in the MUM library
2019 TM-Sidhi Course (CIC) Schedule
The next TM-Sidhi ®  Course (CIC) 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 Invincible America Department will be hosting the two-week in-residence portion of Center Invincibility Course #86 from June 27 to July 11 , on the campus of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.
Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Vastu Vidya
Maharishi’s 17-Lesson Course on Natural Law Based Architecture
Offered in English and German
MERU, Holland
19 – 24 May 2019

More and more, our society is discovering how the buildings we live and work in affect us on the level of mind, body, and spirit. But most people don’t realise there are ways to structure our societies to support our health from the most fundamental level, the level of consciousness itself. 

This course presents Maharishi’s complete vision of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda – that is, Natural Law Based Architecture – connected to Yoga (union), the experience of pure consciousness. 

Offered at MERU this May in English and German, this course will open your eyes to how you can transform your daily experience, and even your entire community, through architecture based on Natural Law.

Apply Now for 2019 Maharishi YogaAsana Teacher Training Course for Governors and Sidhas

  • Course begins May 6
  • Application deadline: May 5
  • Systematic training to teach the 16-Lesson Maharishi Yoga Asana Course
  • Learning to establish & maintain the state of Yoga
  • Aligning individual physiology with cosmic physiology

May 6–June 6: Online portion, plus
June 21–July 2: In-residence at the IdeaLife Campus in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa
with possible free accommodation extension from July 3‑18 at the Ideal Life Campus in Maharishi Vedic City
Inaugural Offering
Monday, May 27 – Thursday, June 20, 2019
Dalby Hall or Online

Be one of the first to take this groundbreaking course that explores the interrelationship between consciousness, food, physiology, and our environment.

Visiting Professors Drs. John and Sara Konhaus will present a unique and first-time offering of Maharishi’s knowledge on the interrelationship between consciousness, food, physiology and the environment.
This course consists of four one-week courses which can be taken as a continuous course or independently. Classes are 1:30 – 3:30 and 8:00 – 9:15 daily. (No classes Saturday evenings or Sundays)
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/WPAs
  • May 25–June 1: Dr. Bevan Morris WPA — What Maharishi Did in the World, 1955–2008, and How the World Has Changed — Personal Memories and Reflections
Special Articles
In case you missed Dr. Tony Nader's Facebook talk, it's now available for replay:  Discovering what your life purpose is and how to achieve your dreams

Q&A with Dr. Orme-Johnson on how the TM and TM-Sidhi programs have been shown to reduce crime and conflict

Does the inner peace we experience during our TM ®  practice have an impact on society, too? Yes, says renowned TM researcher Dr. David Orme-Johnson. In this exploration of the science behind a brain-based approach to peace, he explains how and why the TM and TM-Sidhi ®  programs have been shown to help reduce crime, accidents, mortality, war, and terrorism.   READ MORE 

What happens in a community with 3,000 meditators? Find out in this delightful video.  

Humor Corner
Just for Seniors
"Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them quite so much." - Oscar Wilde

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits" - Albert Einstein  
TM in the News
Marvel’s Top Executives Are Obsessed With This Daily Self-Care Practice (EXCLUSIVE
By  MATT DONNELLY April 16, 2019
The superheroes of  Marvel  have spectacular powers at their disposal to achieve goals and blow off steam — but the busy executives at the monolithic content engine which creates them are mere mortals, who need practical solutions to manage time and handle pressure from the industry and fans.

One popular method that has captivated their Burbank, Calif., offices is the practice of transcendental meditation (TM), Variety exclusively learned in reporting this week’s cover story on  Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige .

Sitting in his dimly lit office on the Disney lot this month,  Marvel  co-president Louis D’Esposito told Variety he independently sought out the practice and then talked it up to Feige and vice president of production and development Stephen Broussard. The meditation calls for the silent repetition of a mantra to help distract from the daily grind and allow for focus and relaxation.

Transcendental Meditation, David Lynch & I APRIL 14, 2019 JESSE VALENCIA
As a fan of David Lynch’s work, I found myself allowing him to steer me through transcendental meditation. It’s better than a damn fine cup of coffee.
When I first thought about chronicling my experiences in the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts at the  Maharishi University of Management , where I am currently enrolled in their MFA in Screenwriting Program, I bounced between a couple of ideas. Would it be essays on my interpretation of David’s work? ( See my articles on Twin Peaks ) Would it be a narrative? Would it be a creative handbook, detailing the things I’ve learned?

All of those ideas came before I actually started going to the school, and they’re all still valid. I could see myself writing any of them. The creative advice I’ve received from my mentors, instructors, the program directors, my fellow students, and David Lynch alone with regards to my work is nothing short of pure gold, but right now, what I really want to do is talk to you about Transcendental Meditation and how it can be of benefit to creative people.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, effortless meditation technique with multiple benefits, both mentally and physically. In a world where people are tortured, even crippled by anxiety and depression, TM is an invaluable tool.

When you do TM, the physiology of the body goes into a state of deep rest and the stress that constricts you just dissolves. For my own experience, it’s like all the negativity in my body sizzles and floats up to my temples and forehead like oil and an invisible hand pulls all that gunk right out of my face. Waves of bliss resonate throughout my nerves like sound and it is the most incredible sensation. But I imagine it’s different for everyone. I personally have a very visceral, very visual dive within almost every time. It’s the most psychedelic thing I’ve ever experienced, but it isn’t like drugs. Drugs distort the nervous system, whereas TM restores it. I do it twice a day for twenty minutes each and come out more refreshed and energised than when I went in.