Volume 7 Issue 17 | August 27, 2018
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources
We are happy, proud and pleased to let you all know that we have launched our new HR software, Canopy Workforce Solutions, for the Federal Work-study Students and Supervisors group. The whole application process has been done through Canopy and it's been a rewarding and time consuming experience. They will also start using Canopy's timesheet system starting September 1st. 

We are also already using the system for staff applications and on-boarding.

We are still making some adjustments, fixing some glitches, which are to be expected in any software implementation process, and using this partial launch as a pilot project for the full system launch for all staff and faculty. 

More updates to come soon! :)

Carol Passos and Nahom Abegaze
Human Resources Office

New Staff
Suzanna Mullenneaux joins our Student Life Department where her 13 years of clinical experience in community mental health, treating children, adolescents and adults with diverse backgrounds and therapeutic needs in both individual and group settings will be a wonderful addition in supporting our students. She has a deep commitment to nurturing the strengths and integrity of the individual with an integrated approach that emphasizes a productive therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for healing and change.

Suzanna has extensive experience as a therapist at Life Solutions Behavioral Health at Optimae Life Services, Hillcrest Family Services, Rescare Inc., Mindful Psychology Group, and as a counselor at Maharishi School. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Norwich University, State Licensure in Mental Health Counseling, and a Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Creative Intelligence from MUM.

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 Generalist - Human Resources
Graphic Designer - Maharishi Ayurveda
Assistant Director of Student Accounts
IT Systems Administrator - ComPro
IT Career Coach - ComPro
Golden Dome Market - Cook and Cleaner

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

Health and Wellness

“Although kids rarely beg their parents to find them a meditation teacher, research indicates that when they establish a practice, meditation benefits them just as it does adults,” say Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson in their new book, The Self-Driven Child. They should know. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn, and Johnson is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. In this excerpt they explain why they recommend the Transcendental Meditation (TM ® ) technique for people of all ages.


If you have a Telecommunications support request (telephone, cellphone, cable tv etc.) the best method to get help is to email our new Help Desk at: helpdesk@mum.edu

Telecommunications will receive your request immediately and will keep you posted of any developments on the help ticket. (The Help Desk should also be used for IT support requests whenever possible).

People who have already used the new Help Desk have been very happy with the response and the updates they get. Kudos to our IT specialist Michael Kindel for setting this new system up.

In addition you may also contact Michael Goodleman, Director of Telecommunications at:  mgoodleman@mum.edu .

He can also be reached on his cellphone at 909-907-4462 if necessary. 


A coalition in Jefferson County is organizing a new weigh loss study. This program has had good success in other communities and we want to create a great study/program locally. Please see information regarding this program below and who is eligible to participate……and yes I did sign up myself! Tom Brooks

For more information click here .

Free Pickleball Lessons for MUM staff
Paul "PicklePaul" Stokstad will be giving a free beginners clinic on pickleball for MUM faculty and staff on this coming Sunday, September 2nd at 1:30 pm at the MUM recreation center. This will be a 90 minute class.

RSVP to Paul at  pstokstad@mum.edu  if you are coming.

Pickleball is a lot of fun, easy to learn, good exercise, and very social. 

for more information see

Upcoming Events and Courses
Maharishi Vedic City
September 1-6, 7, or 8
Please join us at this extraordinary, week-long World Peace Assembly (WPA), which includes extended group practice of the TM-Sidhi® program. The WPA will feature an interactive conference call with Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., an expert in the science of consciousness, who was appointed by Maharishi to be his successor and leader of the worldwide TM® organizations.

Other Guests Include:

Dr. John Hagelin is a renowned Harvard quantum physicist, science and public policy expert, educator, author, and leading proponent of peace.

Drs. Doug and Linda Birx have been teaching the TM-Sidhi program since 1978.
Exploring Higher States of Consciousness

September 1–6, 7, or 8, 2018

Labor Day WPA and TM-Sidhi checking in Maharishi Vedic City
Drs. Doug and Linda Birx have been teaching the TM-Sidhi ®  program since 1978. Maharishi has referred to them as our "Master Checkers." During this course, they will review the simple, natural, effortless instructions of your TM-Sidhi practice and take questions from the group.

There will also be an opportunity to schedule a private meeting with them during the course.

Refresh & Rejuvenate

Maharishi’s Commentary on Chapter Eight of the Bhagavad-Gītā Course
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, September 4 – October 4
7:45 – 9:15 in Dalby Hall and Online

Summer 2018 Total Knowledge Courses Are Now Online!  
Four Total Knowledge courses offered this summer by Raja Peter Warburton, PhD and others, and enjoyed by over 400 people are now available online. Please see details below. Lesson One for each course is free. Please click through to the sign-up webpage for the link and password. The course fee is $125/course (or $75/course discounted rate for full-time Governors and others.)

Support your own well-being and the health and nutrition of your family!
Vedic Food for Enlightenment

Enjoy a wide-variety of unique, specially-grown greenhouse vegetables, grown year round in deep rich nutritious topsoil—USDA organic, non-GMO, glyphosate-free, sustainable and regenerative, using organic rainwater catchment, picked and shipped directly to you wherever you are in the U.S. in earth friendly refrigerated packaging. Fresher than stores. And we use an ancient practice of sounds administered live by Vedic Pandits trained in India to nourish the plants during the 8-stages of their growth from seed to seed.

Special Articles

To help you maximize your benefits and keep your meditation on track, we’ve collected a Top-20 List of why twice-daily TM practice is so important, and how to fit it into your schedule on a regular basis.

Humor Corner
TM in the News
Stella McCartney Unveils Film ‘Curtains Up’ on Transcendental Meditation

Created by Tête-à-Tête, the film collaboration supports the David Lynch Foundation.

By  Marcy Medina  on August 21, 2018
Stella McCartney  has collaborated on a short film called “Curtains Up,” featuring director David Lynch, to celebrate the practice of transcendental meditation and filmmaking.

Created by Los Angeles-based creative studio Tête-à-Tête, which was founded by filmmaker Austin Lynch and artist Case Simmons, “Curtains Up” launches exclusively on nowness.com on Tuesday. The collaboration was created in support of the charitable works of the David Lynch Foundation, whose mission is to help prevent and eradicate the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in order to improve health, cognitive capabilities and performance in life.

The Daily Ritual That Makes Me a Calmer, More Present Dad
It makes me a better father, husband, and all-around person

By  Lizzy Francis   Aug 21 2018
I always knew I wanted to be a dad. But I often overlooked just how challenging it was going to be. I specifically remember my wife being pregnant. I was excited. And then, a couple of nights before the baby was due, I thought  Oh my god, I’m going to be a father.  I started to go through a whirlwind of emotions. I was always a person that enjoyed my own time. After becoming a dad, I really started to lean on meditation. It helps me get a moment for myself and be the best version of myself that I can be. It helps me be a  better dad , person, friend, colleague — everything

I practice  transcendental meditation . I do it in the morning and try to do it in the evening. I rarely miss a morning session. It’s the first thing I do in the after I wake up, before I shower. I would say I do the second session probably 90 percent of the time, but I am guilty of sometimes missing it, because the days get crazy and busy. The rare times that I do, or that my schedule doesn’t allow it, I feel it.