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58 Students to Graduate with MUM Degrees in South Africa

Last weekend Maharishi Invincibility Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa, held ceremonies for their graduating students, with 58 expected to earn bachelor’s degrees in business from MUM by June graduation on campus, bringing the total number of MUM degrees awarded to MII students to 235.

Students at MII enroll in MUM courses during their third and fourth years of undergraduate work, receiving live lectures from MUM faculty via the internet.

“They really appreciate the education they are receiving from MUM faculty,” said Morad Malekghassemi, MUM’s director of the international business program. “Many of them have written to me to express their appreciation. Our faculty work hard to understand the students’ needs and to ensure that they are grasping the content of the lectures.”

The ceremony last weekend also included 35 students who had received an MBA or a post-graduate diploma from MUM in the past four years.

All the students at MII practice both the Transcendental Meditation® technique and TM-Sidhi® program.

Mr. Malekghassemi said that enrollment continues to increase at MII, since it’s one of the few low-cost institutions of higher education in South Africa. Another 55 students are expected to graduate with MUM business degrees in December, and another 85 have registered with MUM in recent months and have begun taking MUM classes.

Further, he anticipates that an additional 120–150 will enroll with MUM within the next year.

“On behalf of the graduating students and the country of South Africa, we are deeply grateful to the wonderful and dedicated faculty of MUM,” said Taddy Blecher, CEO of Maharishi Invincibility Institute. “They have given our students knowledge for a lifetime of success, through the profound system of Consciousness-Based(SM) education brought by our shared founder Maharishi. Most of the graduates are already placed in jobs.”

The students at MII are from 17 countries across Africa.

MUM professor Gabriel Akura traveled from MII to preside over the recent graduation.

Source: The Review, Vol. 32, #14, May 3, 2017, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA


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“Inner Peace”

VOGUE – In May’s cover story, Katy Perry reveals the secret to her seemingly superhuman success: twice-daily sessions of a mindfulness technique called Transcendental Meditation. “It’s a game-changer,” she tells Vogue’s Hamish Bowles. “I will feel neuro pathways open, a halo of lights. And I’m so much sharper. I just fire up!” …

What Is Transcendental Meditation? Katy Perry’s Teacher Explains Hollywood’s Favorite Pathway to Inner Peace. …

Read more here: http://www.vogue.com/article/what-is-transcendental-meditation-katy-perry-lena-dunham-benefits-differences-cost-anxiety

And here: http://www.vogue.com/article/katy-perry-interview-religion-childhood-may-vogue-cover


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Meditation training available to Kingston employees of NYC environmental department

Article by Patricia Doxsey, Daily Freeman

… ““We knew that transcendental meditation was being used in workplace wellness programs all over the country and we seemed to think it would fit, not only in the aftermath of the shooting but to improve the general outcomes of our employees,” Bosch said, adding that several other New York City departments also have provided transcendental meditation training for employees.

The Department of Environmental Protection entered into a contract not to exceed $99,600 to provide transcendental meditation training to employees at the Kingston’s office at a cost of $600 per employee. Bosch said the David Lynch Foundation generally charges $1,200 per person but has a program under which it subsidizes programs offered to public employees and public servants.

To date, Bosch said, the department has spent about $37,200 on training for 62 of the agency’s 200 Kingston employees. He said interest in the program has been so high that a session is being planned for other employees.

Bosch said as a result of the success of the program in Kingston, the Department of Environmental Protection is considering offering it at other sites as part of the department’s general wellness program.

“It was absolutely so popular. The people who took it found they liked it more than they expected,” he said. “I certainly felt like I got a lot out of it.”

Bosch said that since taking the course, he is able to concentrate better and isn’t as prone to distraction as he once was and doesn’t have the “edginess” he used to feel.”

Read full article: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20160623/meditation-training-available-to-kingston-employees-of-nyc-environmental-department