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Wholeness is from the simple definition, it is everything. Whole, it is holy, there is a holy value, which is holistic. There is wholeness, everything… puts everything together. There are different levels of wholeness, you have the whole is more than the sum of its parts. You get an entity, which is made out of elements. These elements constitute values of that entity. But, you don’t appreciate that entity until you see more than the parts, and you see how the parts come together to form something that is a human being, that is a flower, that is… music or a symphony whatever it is there is a wholeness in that reality.
When we talk about real wholeness it is the wholeness of everything in life, which means when we put all the parts of life together what do we get? When we put the trees with the flowers, with the human beings, with the buildings, with the animals, with the galaxies, with the entire planetary systems and stars and with the details of the people and societies and life as a whole we get the grand wholeness of existence. That is life itself… So it is a way of seeing the totality of life the wholeness of life beyond its specificities.
Maharishi Gandharva Veda Concert
with Reshma Shrivastava
May 13, 8pm Dalby Hall, MUM, Fairfield, Iowa
Renowned sitarist Reshma Srivastava returns to Fairfield on Saturday, May 13 and will be performing a Maharishi Gandharva Veda concert along with local musician David Hurlin at 8 pm in Dalby Hall on MUM campus.
The concert is entitled: CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE AND PERFECT HEALTH and the music will be themed to generate a blissful and health-creating influence for the individual and for the world.
Concert tickets are $20 (or $15 for full-time MUM or MSAE staff, faculty, and students, or full-time TM teachers, IAA grant recipients, and anyone who is retired and on a fixed income and cannot otherwise afford the concert).
Reviews from Reshma’s concert at MUM last summer
I loved the concert. It was like heaven. Every note Reshma played produced bliss.
— Scott Thompson
I thought Reshma’s concert was superb. She’s an amazingly acomplished sitarist. Her concert was very moving and I felt wonderful after it.—Pam Lander
The Second International Ayurveda Congress will be held in the Novotel in Hammersmith, London on the weekend of 1-2 April 2017.
This follows the success of the first Congress in Roermond last year which was one of the largest events presenting Ayurveda outside India. It was attended by 500 health practitioners, researchers, policy makers and administrators from 52 countries around the world, including 100 Vaidyas from India, of whom nearly half stayed on after the Congress to take a one week training course in Maharishi AyurVeda.
The first Congress marked the close collaboration of three prominent organisations: the All India Ayurveda Congress based in New Delhi and headed by Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna; the International Academy of Ayurveda based in Pune, India, chaired by Professor Dr Subhash Ranade; and the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation led by Dr Rainer Picha.
The London Congress will build on that collaboration to bring together leading Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers from around to the world to showcase scientifically verified solutions to current problems in individual and public health. It will offer a forum for researchers to present their latest innovative work in the various fields of Ayurveda.
Source: Newsletter by Richard Johnson, National Director for England,
With Dr. Evan Finkelstein
Starting on June 6th: an online course on MVS and Religions via MUM’s Department of Distance Education.
“The course is non-credit, so there is no pressure about doing homework or papers, there are no tests and it can be taken at one’s own comfortable pace.
I think the best part of the course are the many profound and inspiring tapes from Maharishi talking about religion, God, spiritual development, how to prevent religious conflicts, and the immense value of TM for the realization of the goals of all religions, etc.
In my taped lectures I identify the common ground and universal principles that are shared by Maharishi Vedic Science and the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is very unifying.”