Volume 8 Issue 1 | January 7, 2019
News for Faculty and Staff from Human Resources

New Staff
Chrissy Dudley joins the Computer Science Career Center where she will be utilizing her skills and past experience as a Microsoft Office Specialist with experience in databases, accounting, customer and client services, and sales. Her proficiencies include data entry, a high level of accuracy, well organized, detail oriented, a strong communicator with leadership capability, self-disciplined, and skilled with interpersonal and client relationships, multi-tasking, and critical thinking.

Chrissy is a proud continuing student of Indian Hills Community College in her hometown of Ottumwa, IA., striving towards her Associate’s degree in Business Specialist: Accounting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Kristopher, and 7 year old step-son, Talon. They enjoy going on outside adventures together or just relaxing at home playing video games. This is her first accounting career, and she says she is “very excited and eager to learn from this amazing team!”

Open Positions
Please contact cpassos@mum.edu if you know of anyone who has the qualifications and interest to fill any of these positions.

Financial Aid Officer
Bookstore Cashier
IT Technical Trainer - ComPro

For job descriptions and application information on any of these positions click here.
Health and Wellness
An Invitation to Affordable Maharishi AyurVeda ®  Panchakarma Treatments
A new collaboration between Maharishi University of Management’s Integrative Medicine Teaching and Research Clinic and The Raj, America’s Premier Ayurvedic Health Center has just been announced. During the last half of January and the month of February Maharishi AyurVeda ®  detoxification and rejuvenation treatments, known as Panchakarma(PK), will be offered at a significant discount.

  • The basic rate for Panchakarma will be $225.00 per day.(Certain optional, “exotic” treatments may involve additional charges.)
  • There will be a separate fee for an initial, in-depth medical examination and consultation with a licensed physician and a Vaidya—The cost is $250 for one hour, reduced to $150 for one hour for Sidhas and Governors who work full-time for MUM or Maharishi School.
  • Panchakarma is an integrated series of treatments and procedures, administered by our specially trained technicians, that—taken together—very effectively dislodge impurities from the cells and tissues and flush them from the body.
  • Panchakarma is offered for a minimum of 3 days and up to 10 days, in the context of this unique program.
  • Treatment begins with an integrative medicine consultation,with both a licensed modern medical physician (Dr. Davis) and the internationally esteemed Maharishi AyurVeda vaidya, Dr. Manohar, who will be visiting each patient and following their progress throughout their stay.

Book your appointment

These very special and unique health consultations and PK treatments are beginning soon. Please call 641-472-7000 x3406 to book your appointments, as space is limited.
Recreation Center Renovation Update
Happy New Year everyone! We want to give you an update on the progress of the new multi-purpose floor upgrades. 

The painting of the lines - basketball court, badminton boundary lines, edges of the courts, etc. started on Thursday, January 3.

Once the paint is applied, it takes 4 days to cure. We are planning to open the south end of the facility on Tuesday, January 8, a day later than originally planned in order for the paint to cure. 

We hope you understand and look forward to you all playing on our new courts.
Upcoming Events and Courses
‘Mysterious are the ways of destiny.’
What is karma and how does it work? How does our behavior towards others impact our own lives? How can we use the principle of karma for better health, happiness, and personal development? Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.d., M.A.R.R., will answer these and other questions in his next fascinating Facebook Live TM ®  talk entitled, “How Karma Works,” on  Wednesday, January 9, at 2 pm EST .

2019 Schedule of Global and Nationwide Group Meditations
314,891 TM ®  practitioners participated in Global and Nationwide Group Meditations in 2018. New participants are warmly welcome in 2019!

  • Sun., Jan. 13: Global Group Meditation at 5:00 pm
  • Sun., Feb. 24: Nationwide Group Meditation
  • Sun., Mar. 24: Global Group Meditation & Spring Celebration
  • Sun., Apr. 28: Nationwide Group Meditation
  • Sun., May 19: Global Group Meditation
  • Sun., Jun. 23: Nationwide Group Meditation & Summer Celebration
  • Sun., Sep. 22: Global Group Meditation & Fall Celebration
  • Sun., Oct. 27: Nationwide Group Meditation
Schedule of MAHARISHI'S VIDEO PRESENTATIONS for the Month of January 2019

January 13
Restlessness of the seeker, part I ( first 30 minutes)

January 20
Restlessness of the seeker, part II (27 minutes)

January 27
Transcending: The Nature of the Experience (36 minutes)
Special Articles
“This research by Dr. Fagan and Dr. Shrivastava is arguably the most important of all the 700 studies on TM that have been done since 1970.”
David W. Orme-Johnson, PhD 
Professor Emeritus of Psychology 
Maharishi University of Management
John Fagan and a team of researchers at MUM and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences have now taken the first step in exploring Maharishi’s deep insights with their groundbreaking research into the effects of TM on our DNA and gene expression.

This new angle on TM research could shift acceptance for our programs in many crucial ways, not the least of which being how seriously government funders and large foundations will view this ‘hard’ evidence of TM’s effects.
What Has the MUM Research Team Discovered So Far?

Here’s a sample of the significant differences in gene expression they found in their first study (soon to be published):

Wenu Wenuganen’s Ph.D. research differences between the gene expression for TM (right side above the blue bar) and non-TM individuals (left side above the yellow bar).

Red means genes are turned on and green means they are turned off. The distinct differences in the pattern between the TM and non-TM group are hard to miss. Now the expanded research team is working on the last step of analysis for a new study. They need $32,000 to finish it up and get the results published.
Inspiring Lyrics

Thanks to Elinor Wolfe who discovered this song with really wise lyrics. Don Wolfe says the lyrics supply fabric for the concept of 'See the job, …do the job, …stay out of the misery', …and the idea that, by doing so, you'll stay above the 'ego issues' that can be draining, and you'll be accomplishing steps of your own evolution, even if they're not obvious to you, or your own ego.  

' Anyway '   by The Roches

People are often unreasonable, illogical, 
and self-centered; 
Forgive them anyway. 

If you are kind, People may accuse you 
of selfish, ulterior motives; 
Be kind anyway. 

If you are successful, you will win some 
false friends and some true enemies; 
Succeed anyway. 

If you are honest and frank, 
people may cheat you; 
Be honest and frank anyway. 

What you spend years building, someone 
could destroy overnight; 
Build anyway. 

If you find serenity and happiness, 
they may be jealous; 
Be happy anyway. 

The good you do today, 
people will often forget tomorrow; 
Do good anyway. 

Give the world the best you have, 
and it may never be enough; 
Give the world the best you've got anyway. 

You see, in the final analysis, 
it is between you and God; 
It was never between you and them anyway.

Author unknown 

Music by Maggie and Suzzy Roche
(The Roches)

And from Ken Chawkin, A little poem about work, and getting things done

When you don’t have to work
You get the most work done.
Doing while non-doing
Transforms work into fun.
Humor Corner
TM in the News
This jazz pianist, who is up for a major Indy award, practices the same meditation as the Beatles By Domenica Bongiovanni , Indianapolis Star Nov. 30, 2018
He practices Transcendental Meditation
Before Dimick moved to Idaho and studied with Nielsen, he lived in Fairfield, Iowa. Thanks to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi — known for bringing the Beatles and Mia Farrow to higher spiritual planes — the city is an enlightenment capital where residents are known to sit without moving for 20 minutes twice a day or so.

In the still moments, Transcendental Meditation quiets the mind to bring forth "a peaceful level of your own awareness," according to the technique's website,  tm.org.

"I come from that tradition and that town where that's just what you do," Dimick said. "My mom taught me when I was 10 years old, and I started getting really into it when I was about 16, with high school starting (to be) a little bit tedious. And I noticed right even from that age that it had a huge impact on the way that I went along with my day."

He continues to practice the technique.

On the road to Rishikesh
Pattie Boyd reminisces about introducing The Beatles to meditation and the time they spent in India, 50 years ago By Reem Khokhar Nov 30 2018
Fifty years ago, in February 1968, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh received its most famous visitors—The Beatles. They came looking for peace and quiet, and answers. But if it was not for one of the women in their lives, the Fab Four may never have visited India.

Pattie Boyd, former wife of George Harrison and later Eric Clapton, is one of the most famous muses in rock history, inspiring some of Harrison’s songs like  If I Needed Someone  and  Something , and Clapton’s  Layla  and  Wonderful Tonight . Her interest in meditation set in motion a journey that involved not just her and The Beatles, but also several generations which were influenced by the group’s interest in Eastern spirituality.

Fifty years later, she remembers Harrison and “the boys”, the visit to Rishikesh and talks about a special exhibition commemorating this 50th anniversary,  Beatles In India,  at The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool. 

Full article and photos here.

Thanks to Ken Chawkin for the two articles and this video.
Pattie Boyd and The Beatles I - Video
Here's a video , Pattie Boyd and The Beatles I, that Pattie tweeted announcing a new portfolio of her photographs entitled 'Pattie Boyd and The Beatles in Rishikesh'. The video opens with a quote from Philip Goldberg commenting on the spiritual significance of The Beatles time in India from his book American Veda.