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Exhibit by Hong Kong Portrait Artist Raises Funds for MUM

Michael Andrew Law (Law Cheuk Yui), a Hong Kong contemporary artist, is exhibiting paintings in Gate Ridge Court, suite 205, through March 30. Admission is free, and funds from the sale of paintings will go to MUM and the David Lynch Foundation.
The 11 oil paintings, which range in size from 36 x 36 inches to 51 x 71 inches, include portraits of Maharishi, President John Hagelin, Filmmaker David Lynch, Professor Fred Travis, and Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation.
Purchases will be possible after March 30 and all proceeds will go directly to either of the two beneficiaries.
The exhibit is titled “From Unmanifest to Manifest in the Art of Hyper Pop Surrealism.”
Mr. Law, 35, studied with top artists and had a career as a commercial artist, including designing many cover spreads for Hong Kong press and working as a comic artist, illustrator, and film producer.
He then left commercial work to focus on his fine art practice and founded his own gallery in Central District, Hong Kong. His work has been shown at top venues, including the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in The Avenue of Stars.
His work has received wide attention, with three dozen popular artist books having been published that present his work. He has written essays on contemporary art and films, and also teaches workshops on classical and contemporary art for schools, organizations, and corporations.
His first completed painting in the group of paintings that have been donated was a birthday gift to his mother, PhD student Janet Ho, who had encouraged him to resume the regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique during a difficult time in his life.
After becoming regular in his practice again, he experienced profound changes within himself and decided to help others have the same experience by donating to MUM and the David Lynch Foundation.
The suite in Gate Ridge Court, playfully titled Cutie Showroom Fine Art ZOOMED!!!, is open from 3:00–4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 3:00–4:00 p.m. by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more about the artist, visit his website at
Source: The Review, Vol. 33, #10, February 28, 2018, Maharishi University of Management

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The Evolving Brain Course with Prof. Fred Travis Begins February 12


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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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Maharishi Gandharva Veda Concert with Reshma Shrivastava

Maharishi Gandharva Veda Concert
with Reshma Shrivastava
May 13, 8pm Dalby Hall, MUM, Fairfield, Iowao1gtca3e7e
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



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Research validates the defining hallmark of Transcendental Meditation — effortlessness


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.” …

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