Live (24th June 2017):
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
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
As the value of meditation becomes widely recognized, researchers are increasingly trying to understand the differences among approaches. A study published today in “Brain and Cognition” reports subjective experiences and cortical activation patterns that distinguish the Transcendental Meditation technique from other meditation practices.
“Transcendental Meditation uses a mantra, and for this reason some researchers maintain that it involves focused attention and controlling the mind,” said lead author Fred Travis. “Those who practice TM know this is not the case. This study supports their experience that Transcendental Meditation is easy to learn and effortless to practice.” …
See new brochure on http://dl.globalgoodnews.com/pdf/CBE-research-new.pdf
Commencement speaker for the Class of 2016 will be acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch.
Graduation exercises will take place Saturday, June 18, at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Lynch will be giving a spontaneous Q and A session with students instead of a traditional speech. Four students will be joining him on stage to ask him questions about life-oriented topics that commencement speakers traditionally address.
You are invited to watch it via Youtube live streaming using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00cyTp3qN4
Mohamed Samy traveled all the way from Egypt to join the Computer Science Masters program at Maharishi University of Management in May 2015. In the video below, he talks about his experience at the university as a Muslim student.