Volume 8 Issue 10 | May 13, 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
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, Administrative Assistant
MUM Online - Customer Service and Academic Support
College of Integrative Medicine "Executive Assistant"

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

Maharishi University of Management is an equal opportunity employer.
Health and Wellness
Food, Mood and Digestion: The Mind-Body Connection
Linda Egenes interviews Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi on November 16, 2016
Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi is a highly respected ayurvedic expert in the western world and India. He has been practicing ayurveda for 33 years.
Here, he talks about the relationship between food, mood, and digestion.

Q: How does food affect our moods?
Vaidya Manohar:  The food we eat has a significant influence on our minds and hearts. You could even say that the nature of our mind and feelings depends on the food we have eaten.
And conversely, the state of our mind, emotions, intellect and senses — and our overall state of contentment — all these, in turn, affect the digestion, absorption and elimination of the food we have eaten.

According to Maharishi Ayurveda, the digestive enzymes and metabolic processes are likened to a fire, called  kaya agni  in Sanskrit. How well we digest the food depends on the strength of our  agni . And because kaya agni also influences the agni (metabolism) in the tissues and cells of the body, any disruption in digestion affects our entire physiology.

We can say that the entire health and happiness of each individual depends on the strength and functioning of our kaya agni, our digestion. In fact, one of the major limbs of ayurveda is called  kaya chikitsa , which is concerned with balancing kaya agni to bring health and happiness to the entire mind-body system.

So both food and our moods have an effect on our digestion, and conversely the strength of our digestion has an effect on our moods.

Q: What is the connection between food, mood and the brain?

Next Global Group Meditation May 19, 5:00pm
Meditating Bunnies Now Available in Switzerland

Coop Switzerland  has launched  a new range of vegan Easter treats made of Fairtrade Max Havelaar certified chocolate.

It includes two varieties of Easter bunnies in a meditative pose, and dark chocolate eggs.

The ‘Choco Bunny Coconut’ is made of light chocolate with almond paste and rice powder with grilled coconut topping.

‘Choco Bunny Passionfruit’ is made from delicately bitter dark chocolate and passion fruit, and offers a fresh and fruity taste.

The Easter eggs have a crunchy coating of quinoa crispies and raspberry-flavoured chocolate filling.
Upcoming Events and Courses
Maharishi Gandharva Veda Concert Sunday, May 19 at 8:15 pm in Patanjali Golden Dome
World-famous sitarist Reshma Srivastava will be coming to Fairfield from India to offer a CONCERT FOR PERFECT HEALTH AND WORLD PEACE: Sunday evening, May 19 at 8:15 in the Patanjali Golden Dome. Reshma will perform this concert to generate blissful, health and peace-creating Maharishi Gandharva Veda music for the individual and for the world.
Tickets are $20, or $15 for full-time students, MUM and Maharishi School Staff and Faculty, Full-Time Governors, IAA grant recipients, and anyone who is retired and cannot otherwise afford the concert. Tickets are available online below or at the door.
“Gandharva music is universal. It is at home with every land, with every man, with every society. It is the language of bliss, the science and art of bliss, the song of Nature.” —Maharishi
PLEASE NOTE: This concert is offered live and in person and will not be available online.
We are excited to announce that Dr. John Hagelin will present his famous course, “Foundations of Physics and Consciousness,” live and in person in Dalby Hall at Maharishi University of Management, beginning on Monday, May 27, at 10 am.

With stunning new graphics and freshly updated with the latest spellbinding, mind-expanding discoveries—profoundly integrated with Maharishi’s timeless and unfathomable Vedic wisdom—award-winning quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin presents a profound, all-encompassing vision of the Ultimate Reality.

No homework! No exams!
Course schedule:  18 live presentations (including intimate Q&A), 10 am to 12 noon, Monday–Saturday, from May 27 through June 15. You can miss classes if you need to, but for the fullest experience and the greatest enjoyment, please attend as regularly as possible.

Registration:  A simple  RSVP  expressing your interest is sufficient, and will allow us to plan appropriately.

MUM Online and Continuing Education
Fluid Motion Factor Workshop 
Saturday, May 18,10:00 til 12:00
Free to players and sponsors ... $50 for others

RSVP: To register, call Dell Hipp at (641) 472-7404 by Sunday, May 26. Please let us know your preferred tee time, playing partners if any, and average score on 9 or 18 holes. 
If you can't come yourself, please consider sponsoring someone else. We'll have lots of former and current juniors who can play if we have sponsors for them.  
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

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.
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
Welcome to  DrTonyNader.com , a Site for the Exploration of Higher States of Consciousness Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., director of the worldwide TM organizations, launches new website
When Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the TM ®  program, planned for the future of the international Transcendental Meditation ® organizations, he appointed Dr. Tony Nader—a medical doctor, neuroscientist, and international scholar with mastery in both modern science and timeless Vedic wisdom—to guide the future of his global organizations.

Dr. Nader is the head of the international TM organizations in over one hundred countries, and guides the Transcendental Meditation program and its practical applications to improve all areas of society, including education, health, rehabilitation, business, and more.

Leading the Exploration of Higher States of Consciousness

DrTonyNader.com  provides a platform to explore knowledge of the growth of human potential and the evidenced-based solutions, introduced by Maharishi over the past 60 years, to address many of the intractable problems facing our world today.

Inspiring highlights from 14 years of bringing TM to those in need BY DEBBIE THOMPSON

Famed filmmaker David Lynch launched his eponymous non-profit Foundation in 2005 to help alleviate pain and suffering and bring healing and peace to the countless children and adults who suffer the horrors of violence, trauma, and abuse.

As part of its service to students, faculty, and administrators in poverty-stricken communities, and veterans debilitated by post-traumatic stress, the David Lynch Foundation SM (DLF) is pleased to share this   engaging short video , highlighting its work in 35 countries—a global initiative that has brought the Transcendental Meditation ® (TM ® ) technique to more than one million people, free of charge.
Humor Corner
TM in the News
Grammy Award-Winning Omar Akram: April 29, 2019
Most people think that if you have enough money to do a project, then you can succeed. I learned the hard way — money alone is not enough. It’s a combination of your talent, vision, hard work and resources. Everyone will give you advice, but only take it from people that have succeeded. In the beginning, I took advice from anyone who remotely did any type of music, or had minimal amount of music business experience. Soon I realized that I should only listen to people that had some measure of success.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

What helps me is meditation. I would highly recommend it to my colleagues. I’ve been doing Transcendental Meditation for many years and it has had a big difference in my life.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

Read  the article  to find out his answer.  
Zac Efron tried transcendental meditation to shake off Ted Bundy role
Actor Zac Efron turned to transcendental meditation (TM) to help decompress after struggling to separate himself from his role as serial killer Ted Bundy in his new movie.

The Greatest Showman star takes on the controversial role in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which chronicles Bundy’s crimes from the viewpoint of his girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins.

Zac was intrigued to explore Bundy’s violent history after being approached by director Joe Berlinger, but he didn’t realize how tough it would be to shake his onscreen alter ego at the end of each day’s shoot.

He tried to relax with TM, a form of silent mantra meditation, and although it definitely helped, he wasn’t able to completely switch off as Bundy while he remained on location.

“I did breathing and meditation. I think that’s the only way,” he told Entertainment Weekly of how he would wind down after work.

“I really love TM, transcendental meditation. I did TM on the way home. Not while driving, but when you’re shooting a movie, one thing we can afford is a ride home, so on the way home I just do some TM and try to phase out of it.”