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MVS 100 The Transcendental Meditation Program: Developing the Total Potential

of the Human Brain

All students begin their studies at Maharishi University of Management by learning the

Transcendental Meditation technique, a simple, natural, effortless procedure to develop

full human potential and culture experiences of higher states of human consciousness.

This course will cover the nature of the practice of the Transcendental Meditation

technique, scientific research, and its applications in individual life and society. Personal

instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique will be included in this course.

The laboratory component of this course will include twice-daily group practice of the

Transcendental Meditation technique. (1 credit)

MVS 102 Sanskrit: Learning the Sounds of Nature

“Consciousness is the most basic element in creation; therefore the study of

consciousness and research in consciousness, which is offered by the traditional Vedic

Literature, gives the student the ability to do anything and achieve anything with the

support of the evolutionary power of Natural Law.” — Maharishi

Reading the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit is a new technology of Maharishi Vedic Science

to speed the development of higher states of consciousness. In this course, students learn

to read the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit and discover how this practice actually

strengthens brain functioning. Students also learn the basic principles of Maharishi Vedic

Science, including the recent discovery of how human physiology forms a perfect replica

of Natural Law, as embodied in the 40 aspects of the Veda and Vedic Literature. This

historic discovery reveals that the natural laws governing the universe are the same laws

governing our physiology — meaning that each of us has access, within our own

physiology, to the total potential of Natural Law. This in turn gives us the potential to

know anything, do anything, and accomplish anything. (4 credits)

MVS 150 CCTS: Science and Subjectivity—Critiques of Science as a Purely

Objective Approach to Knowledge

This reading-intensive seminar will present the standard view of science as an attempt at

gaining objective knowledge using logic and observation. It will then study critiques of

this model, which bring out the role that subjective factors like creativity and judgment

play at each step of the process. It will also explore the question of whether there can be a

“subjective science,” and how Maharishi’s Vedic Science fits within the structure of 

scientific approaches to knowledge. Readings will include Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure

of Scientific Revolutions and Ken Wilber’s The Marriage of Sense and Soul. (4 credits)

Prerequisite: taken during students' first semester, or with consent of the Departmentfaculty

 


MVS 202 Higher States of Consciousness: Realizing Your Full Human Potential in

the Growth of Enlightenment to its Pinnacle in Unity Consciousness

This course covers the description of higher states of consciousness that arise naturally

and spontaneously through the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. The

course explores each of the higher states of consciousness through subjective descriptions

of direct experience and objective scientific research. (4 credits)

MVS 208 Fundamentals of Maharishi Vedic Science: Atma and Veda — the Self-

Referral Dynamics of Consciousness Underlying the Individual and the Universe

This course systematically investigates Maharishi’s explanation of the self-referral

dynamics and structure of pure consciousness, as being the ultimate source and content of

all the Laws of Nature that are responsible for the creation and orderly functioning of

both individual and universal life. Topics include: the analysis and synthesis of the

Nature and range of Atma, the universal Self of every individual; how the fluctuations of

Atma appear as the structure and qualities of the four Vedas in terms of their qualities and

sequential unfolding; how the structures and functions of the Vedas correspond to the

human physiology and the cosmic physiology of the cosmos; the reading of the Vedic

Literature in Sanskrit; and exploring the correlation between the cosmic creative process

as expressed in the Vedas with theories of the structure and functioning of the unified

field Superstring theory of modern quantum physics. (4 credits)

MVS 210 The Vedic Literature in Maharishi Vedic Science: Sequential Expression

of Total Natural Law, the Constitution of the Universe

This course explores the 36 branches of the Vedic Literature that are contained within

and yet have sequentially unfolded from the Rik, Sama, Yajur and Atharva Vedas. Topics

include: the 6 “Limbs of the Veda” called the Vedanga: Shiksha, Kalp, Vyakaran, Nirukt

Chhand and Jyotish, which express the Vedic knowledge of the specific engineering

mechanics of creation; the 6 “Subordinate Limbs of the Veda” called the Upanga and also

known as the 6 systems of Indian philosophy: Nyaya, Vaisheshik, Sankhya, Yoga, Karma

Mimansa and Vedanta, which explore how to systematically and completely understand

and experience the full range of any object of inquiry. All the 36 branches of the Vedic

Literature are examined in relation to their specific qualities and contributions to the

Totality of knowledge and the infinite organizing power called the Constitution of the

Universe—the totality of Natural Law that governs the universe with perfect order. The

structure and functions of the Vedic Literature are also explored in terms of their 

corresponding expressions as the various aspects of the individual human physiology and

the cosmic physiology of the universe. (4 credits) Prerequisite: MVS 208

MVS 225 Maharishi Vedic Science and Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Students will explore universal principles of life expressed by Maharishi Vedic Science

and the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will provide students the

opportunity to study the following topics: The existence and nature of God; the main

purpose of human life; the ultimate cause of all problems and suffering; turning within:

the technology of transcending; the development of higher states of consciousness; and

the creation of heaven on earth. (4 credits) Prerequisite: WTG 191

MVS 226 Maharishi Vedic Science and Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism

Students explore universal principles of life expressed by Maharishi Vedic Science and

the religions of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The course gives students the

opportunity to study the following topics: The existence and nature of God, the main

purpose of human life, the ultimate cause of all problems and suffering, turning within

and the technology of transcending, developing higher states of consciousness; and the

creation of heaven on earth. (4 credits) Prerequisite: WTG 191 is recommended but not

required.

MVS 235 Music Appreciation: Appreciating Music as the Art of Giving Audible

Life to the Harmonious Structure of Natural Law

This course investigates the nature of music through the study of western classical

masterpieces, music theory, piano lessons, and Maharishi Gandharva Veda — the

classical music of North India originating from the ancient Vedic civilization. Students

explore the mechanics of transformation of consciousness into audible sound, and the

fulfillment of music’s supreme quest to establish harmony within the musician and in the

environment. (4 credits)

MVS 236 Music, Consciousness, and Veda

Students will participate in the Invincible America Assembly program while on the

course, allowing the opportunity to become deeply rested and refreshed. In the afternoon,

students will take the Music, Consciousness, and Veda course. (2 credits) Prerequisite:

instruction in the TM-Sidhi program

MVS 240 EEG, Brain, and Enlightenment: Brain Functioning Underlies Conscious

Processing, States of Consciousness, and Enlightenment

Brain functioning underlies conscious processing, states of consciousness, and

enlightenment. Students will learn how to record EEG (brain waves) and other

physiological measures (breath rate, heart rate, and skin conductance), will learn the brain

signatures of the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique and of higher states 

of consciousness, and will conduct original research testing a research question that they

generate during the course. (4 credits)

MVS 300 Science of Being and Art of Living: Maharishi’s Guide to Life in

Enlightenment

Science of Being and Art of Living was Maharishi’s first book, published in 1963. In this

course, both through reading and through studying Maharishi’s video tapes, students

investigate the main themes of the book — Being, the essential constituent of creation;

how to contact and how to live Being; how to live one’s full potential, in thought, speech,

action, and relationships; and God realization. (4 credits)

MVS 302 Bhagavad-Gita — Chapters 1–3: The Principles of Dharma, the Eternal

Nature of Life, and Effortlessness of Transcending as the Basis of Right Action

This course studies Maharishi’s translation and commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita, a

work that sequentially unfolds profound principles of human behavior. The Bhagavad-

Gita, as a textbook for Maharishi Vedic Science, contains the essence of the detailed

knowledge of consciousness contained in the Vedic Literature. Topics include: the scope,

structure, and dynamics of human behavior; the seven states of consciousness; collective

consciousness; and the solution to the fundamental dilemma at the basis of human

suffering. (variable credits)

MVS 303 Bhagavad-Gita — Chapters 4–6: The Roles of Action and Silence,

Knowledge and Experience, in Rising to Higher States of Consciousness

This course studies Maharishi’s translation and commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita, a

work that sequentially unfolds profound principles of human behavior. The Bhagavad-

Gita, as a textbook for Maharishi Vedic Science, contains the essence of the detailed

knowledge of consciousness contained in the Vedic Literature. Topics include: the scope,

structure, and dynamics of human behavior; the seven states of consciousness; collective

consciousness; and the solution to the fundamental dilemma at the basis of human

suffering. (variable credits)

MVS 304 Applications of Maharishi Vedic Science: Creating a Stress-Free,

Harmonious, Prosperous, and Enlightened Society

In this course, students examine applications of Maharishi Vedic Science to education

and rehabilitation, government and defense, or business and industry. Then they review

research documenting the effectiveness of the technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science

in these areas. (variable credits)

MVS 307 Practicum in Maharishi Vedic Science: Individual Project in Creating Heaven on Earth

In this course, students gain experience presenting the practical application of Maharishi

Vedic Science to an area of society that they studied in MVS 304. (4 credits)

Prerequisite: MVS 304

MVS 308 Research Design and Outcomes on the Transcendental Meditation

Program: Verifying a Paradigm Shift in Human Potential

As a precise, systematic, and effective method for developing human consciousness, the

Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs have given rise to a substantial

scientific research program. This course reviews contemporary methods of research —

including issues from the philosophy of science — as it applies to the research on the

Transcendental Meditation program — and develops the ability to evaluate and explain

specific studies on developing mental potential, improving health, and creating effective

and rewarding social behavior. (4 credits)

MVS 309 Fundamentals of World Peace: Creating Coherence in Collective

Consciousness as the Basis for World Peace

Students explore various methods of creating peace, with special emphasis on the

documented effectiveness of these methods, and understanding the underlying scientific

explanations accounting for this effectiveness, particularly in the physics of invincibility.

Students study the sociological concept of collective consciousness, and the course

emphasizes in-depth examination of Maharishi Vedic technologies — particularly group

practice of the TM-Sidhi program — and its ability to create coherence in collective

consciousness as the basis for creating peace. (4 credits)

MVS 312 Field Experience: Applying the Principles You Have Learned to Improve

Quality of Life in Society

During this course students will work on campus or in nonprofit educational institutions

authorized to hold courses in the Transcendental Meditation technique. Students will help

organize courses, apply their lecture and/or checking skills, and help with expansion

projects for these institutions. (variable credits — may be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: consent of the instructor

MVS 314 Academic Mentorship: Participating with Faculty in Packaging Maharishi

Vedic Science for Application in Society

In this course, students will work closely with senior faculty on selected special projects,

such as the development of books and other curricular materials on Maharishi Vedic

Science. (variable credits) Prerequisite: consent of instructor


MVS 321 Reading the Vedic Literature 1: Cultivating Total Brain Functioning for

Higher States of Consciousness

During this course, students will read the classical texts of Vedic Literature in the

Devanagari script. The texts are read for the sound value, enjoying benefits in

consciousness and in physiology. Students will begin this course with a major division of

the Vedic Literature. (4 credits) Prerequisites: MVS 102 and permission of the instructor

MVS 322 Reading the Vedic Literature 2: Aligning Individual Behavior with the

Perfect Sequential Unfoldment of Cosmic Law

During this course, students will read the classical texts of Vedic Literature in the

Devanagari script. The texts are read for the sound value, enjoying benefits in

consciousness and in physiology. Students will begin this course with a major division of

the Vedic Literature. (4 credits) Prerequisites: MVS 102 and permission of the instructor

MVS 323 Reading the Vedic Literature 3: Enlivening the Essential Nature of the

Physiology as Veda and Vedic Literature

During this course, students will read the classical texts of Vedic Literature in the

Devanagari script. The texts are read for the sound value, enjoying benefits in

consciousness and in physiology. Students will begin this course with a major division of

the Vedic Literature. (4 credits) Prerequisites: MVS 102 and permission of the instructor

MVS 324 Reading the Vedic Literature 4: The Secret Path to Perfection in Life

During this course, students will read the classical texts of Vedic Literature in the

Devanagari script. The texts are read for the sound value, enjoying benefits in

consciousness and in physiology. Students will begin this course with a major division of

the Vedic Literature. (4 credits) Prerequisites: MVS 102 and permission of the instructor

MVS 331 Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi Course: Learning to Harness Total

Natural Law to Work for You and Fulfill Your Desires, Part I

The TM-Sidhi program is a natural extension of the Transcendental Meditation program

and may be learned after two months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation

technique. The Transcendental Meditation technique opens the awareness to

Transcendental Consciousness, which is the basis of everyone’s awareness. The TMSidhi

program cultures the ability to think and act from this level. This course includes

instruction in the TM-Sidhi program and group knowledge and experience meetings. (2

credits for each part) Prerequisites: a record of good mental and physical health,

completion of the TM-Sidhi course application, and acceptance by the TM-Sidhi program

directors


MVS 332 Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi Course: Learning to Harness Total

Natural Law to Work for You and Fulfill Your Desires, Part II

The TM-Sidhi program is a natural extension of the Transcendental Meditation program

and may be learned after two months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation

technique. The Transcendental Meditation technique opens the awareness to

Transcendental Consciousness, which is the basis of everyone’s awareness. The TMSidhi

program cultures the ability to think and act from this level. This course includes

instruction in the TM-Sidhi techniques and group knowledge and experience meetings. (2

credits for each part) Prerequisites: a record of good mental and physical health,

completion of the TM-Sidhi course application, acceptance by the TM-Sidhi program

directors, and completion of MVS 

MVS 342 Health Benefits of Maharishi Gandharva Veda

Exploratory research indicates that the effects of listening to Maharishi Gandharva Veda

music include an increase in brain wave coherence, more integrated behavior, and a

tendency of mental activity to settle down and experience finer states of awareness.

Students become familiar with this research and perform related studies of their own.

Includes instruction in bamboo flute, tabla, sitar, or voice, according to availability. (4

credits)

MVS 391 MVS Major’s Senior Writing and Speaking Project: Giving Expression to

the Integrated Structure of Knowledge in Your Consciousness

During this course, students develop and present a summative oral presentation and write

a paper that serves to integrate and complete the knowledge and experience gained from

the Maharishi Vedic Science major. (4 credits)

MVS 397 Advanced Topics in Maharishi Vedic Science: Exploring the Branches of

Maharishi Vedic Science and Their Practical Technologies

Students explore advanced topics in Maharishi Vedic Science under the guidance of

faculty and eminent Vedic scholars. Topics may include seminars on selected research

themes, selected branches of the Vedic Literature, and Maharishi Technologies and the

research on their applications. (4 credits — may be repeated for credit) Prerequisite:

consent of instructor

MVS 399 Directed Study

(variable credits) Prerequisite: consent of the Department faculty


MVS 408 Professional Development in Maharishi Vedic Technologies: Learning and

Applying the Technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science in Society

This course is designed for students who are taking part in professional training programs

in Maharishi Vedic Technologies. (variable credits based on one credit for each week of

full-time instruction.) Prerequisite: consent of the Department

MVS 475 Senior Capstone Seminar

In this two-week seminar, senior students from all majors reflect on their undergraduate

education, in an interdisciplinary setting. This gives students an opportunity to integrate

all aspects of their experience at Maharishi University of Management, including course

work, extra-curricular activities, and personal development, and to articulate ways in

which experience and understanding of Maharishi Vedic Science have deepened their

knowledge. Growth in areas described by the university’s General Education goals is also

assessed during this course. (4 credits) Prerequisite: last semester before graduation

MVS 480 Topics in Maharishi Vedic Science

This course presents knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science, formulated by Maharishi

and applied to all streams of knowledge by the University faculty and guest lecturers. The

principles of this integrated structure of knowledge are shown to have application for

every area of society, as documented by the scientific research on the Transcendental

Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. (variable credits — may be repeated for credit)

MVS 485 Rotating University Abroad

There are many opportunities to study Maharishi Vedic Science abroad. In this course,

students will travel to a country that may play a special role in Maharishi.s worldwide

Transcendental Meditation program Movement, such as India, South Africa, or

Switzerland, and study Maharishi Vedic Science in that context. The course may include

taped lectures of Maharishi, study of Sanskrit, and excursions to relevant locales. In some

cases, the focus shifts to study of the deep cultural traditions of a country such as China

and how these traditions parallel Maharishi Vedic Science (4 credits). Prerequisite:

consent of Department faculty

MVS 490 Transcendental Meditation Program Teacher Training

This course comprises the Transcendental Meditation Program Teacher Training Course,

providing the knowledge and experience of consciousness as the basis of life and

preparing one to present the knowledge to others. It also gives an opportunity for

personal development through deeper personal experience of the Unified Field of Natural

Law and understanding of the Science of Creative Intelligence. Participation in the course

does not automatically qualify a student to graduate as a teacher of the Transcendental

Meditation program. Further training and fieldwork may be needed before graduation as

a teacher. Academic credit for the completion of this course is offered by Maharishi

University of Management under a contractual agreement with Maharishi University of

Natural Law, Great Britain, who controls the acceptance to the course, the cost of the

course, and the content of the course. (8 credits) Prerequisites: STC 108/109 or FOR 500

and other prerequisites as established by Maharishi Foundation

MVS 491 Transcendental Meditation Program Teacher Training — Part 2

This course completes the Transcendental Meditation Program Teacher Training Course.

It also provides an opportunity for personal development through deeper personal

experience of the Unified Field of Natural Law and understanding of the Science of

Creative Intelligence. Participation in the course does not automatically qualify a student

to graduate as a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program. Further training and

fieldwork may be needed before graduation as a teacher. (variable credits) Prerequisites:

MVS 490 and other prerequisites as established by MVED. Students are encouraged to

finish their degree requirements before taking this course, and must have a minimum of

at least one year of progress in a degree at Maharishi University of Management. The

course must be appropriate to the degree the student is seeking.


MVS 492 Transcendental Meditation Program Teacher Training Program Fieldwork

Internship

This course allows students to learn and perfect the ability to expound the knowledge for

developing consciousness as the Unified Field of Natural Law in the individual and in

society. (2–8 credits) Prerequisites: MVS 490, prior consent of the Department faculty,

approved study plan, and consent of the Academic Standards Committee

MVS 493 Transcendental Meditation Program Teacher Training Program Teaching

Internship

In this course, students who have qualified as teachers of the Transcendental Meditation

technique and the Science of Creative Intelligence program work full time for at least one

year teaching these programs. Two credits are given for each month students are engaged

in this internship. (8 credits) Prerequisite: MVS 491

MVS 495 Transcendental Meditation Program Governor Training

This course is a rigorous and systematic investigation into the nature of human

consciousness, both in its pure form, as the Unified Field of Natural Law, and in its

expressed values as the specific Laws of Nature structuring the activity of the mind,

body, and environment. This investigation makes use of (1) a laboratory component of

direct personal experience of the Unified Field of Natural Law, (2) a theoretical analysis

of laboratory experience, and (3) a historical analysis of that experience by comparing the

nature and development of consciousness with ancient records. (up to 24 credits — may

be repeated for credit) Prerequisites: MVS 491 and other prerequisites as established by

MVED


MVS 497 Transcendental Meditation Program Research Internship

This course provides the opportunity for extended Development of Consciousness as a

field of all possibilities as well as practical application of Maharishi Vedic Science. Four

credits are given for each month students are engaged in this internship. (4–24 credits)

Prerequisite: acceptance by MVED

MVS 498 Transcendental Meditation Program Minister Training

This course offers an advanced level of experience and understanding of the science and

technology of consciousness. It emphasizes the study and experience of the group

dynamics of consciousness. Students are trained in how to fulfill their own desires in a

natural way while at the same time spontaneously fulfilling the interests of the whole

society. (up to 24 credits) Prerequisites: MVS 495 and other prerequisites established by

MVED

MVS 499 Directed Study

(variable credits) Prerequisite: consent of the Department faculty

Graduate Courses


NOTE: All 3–4 credit graduate courses can be taken in 1.5–2 credit sections, sections A

and B. However, both sections A and B must be taken in order for the course to be

considered completed.

MVS 461 Maharishi Self-Pulse Reading: Assessing the Body’s Inner Intelligence

through the Touch of Three Fingers on the Pulse

This course provides the theory and practical technique for detecting balance and

imbalance in the body through the Maharishi Self-Pulse program. Students gain a

thorough understanding of how the intelligence within the physiology is reflected in the

pulse. The course also describes measures to correct imbalances before disease arises.

Students not only learn to detect states of physiological balance and imbalance; they also

learn how the Maharishi Self-Pulse program can create a balancing influence in any area

of imbalance, spontaneously enhancing physiological integration. (variable credits)

MVS 504 Brain, Consciousness, and the Veda: Awakening Your Total Brain

Potential

In this course, students learn how the brain is designed to be a perfect reflector of total

Natural Law. They see how consciousness structures the physiology and how the

innumerable connections among the ten billion brain cells enable a person to live in

higher states of consciousness. Students measure their own growth of consciousness as

part of the course. (2–4 credits)


MVS 509 Bhagavad-Gita: The Principles of Dharma, the Eternal Nature of Life,

and Effortlessness of Transcending as the Basis of Right Action

In this course, students study Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita, which

provides a systematic exposition of the development of human consciousness, its

relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and

collective life. (variable credits)

MVS 512 Fundamentals of Maharishi Vedic Science

In this course, students learn basic principles of Maharishi Vedic Science, such as higher

states of consciousness, levels of mind, 40 aspects of the Vedic Literature, Maharishi’s

Apaurusheya Bhashya, and Maharishi Sthapatya Veda design. Students also learn

numerous Vedic expressions from the Vedic Literature. (4–6 credits)

MVS 517 Research Paper

In this course, students research in depth a particular aspect of Maharishi Vedic Science.

Students have the option of presenting their findings in a PowerPoint lecture or in a

research paper. A faculty member in the Maharishi Vedic Science department supervises

the research. (2-4 credits — may be repeated for credit)

MVS 520 Advanced Study in Maharishi Vedic Science: Analyzing the Fabric of

Immortality

This course is designed for students who have completed the department’s Vedic Science

offerings and wish to reexamine themes from these courses in light of more recent

findings in the discipline. Possible topics include: Veda and Vedic Literature, the selfreferral

dynamics of consciousness, and the discovery of Veda and Vedic Literature in

the human physiology. Also, recent books and lectures will be used. (variable credits —

may be repeated for credit)

NOTE: This course is for students enrolled in the

Specialization in Maharishi Vedic Science. Prerequisite: consent of instructor

MVS 525 Sanskrit I: Learning the Language of Nature and Understanding

Principles of Natural Law

This course introduces the proper pronunciation and reading of Sanskrit, the language of

the Vedic Literature. Students learn the Sanskrit alphabet and the Devanagari script, and

they study Maharishi’s explanation of the role of Sanskrit as the Language of Nature.

(variable credits — may be repeated for credit)

MVS 530 Readings in Vedic Literature: Accelerate Growth to Enlightenment

In this course, students read texts of the Vedic Literature for the sound value, enjoying

the benefits in consciousness and in the physiology. Texts include the Bhagavad-Gita,

Ramayana, Upanishads, and other aspects of the Vedic Literature. (variable credits —

may be repeated for credit)


MVS 531 Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi Course: Learning to Harness Total

Natural Law to Work for You and Fulfill Your Desires, Part I

The TM-Sidhi program is a natural extension of the Transcendental Meditation program

and may be learned after two months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation

technique. The Transcendental Meditation technique opens the awareness to

Transcendental Consciousness, which is the basis of everyone’s awareness. The TMSidhi

program cultures the ability to think and act from this level. This course includes

instruction in the TM-Sidhi program and group knowledge and experience meetings. (2

credits for each part) Prerequisites: a record of good mental and physical health,

completion of the TM-Sidhi course application, and acceptance by the TM-Sidhi program

directors

MVS 532 Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi Course: Learning to Harness Total

Natural Law to Work for You and Fulfill Your Desires, Part II

The TM-Sidhi program is a natural extension of the Transcendental Meditation program

and may be learned after two months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation

technique. The Transcendental Meditation technique opens the awareness to

Transcendental Consciousness, which is the basis of everyone’s awareness. The TMSidhi

program cultures the ability to think and act from this level. This course includes

instruction in the TM-Sidhi program and group knowledge and experience meetings. (2

credits for each part) Prerequisites: a record of good mental and physical health,

completion of the TM-Sidhi course application, acceptance by the TM-Sidhi program

directors, and completion of MVS 531

MVS 534 Readings in Vedic Literature

In this course, students read the Vedic Literature in the original Devanagari script. They

keep a journal of their experiences while reading and after reading. This course includes

the option for extended practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi

programs. (variable credits — may be repeated for credit)

MVS 540 Principles of Maharishi Vedic Science: The Self-Referral Dynamics of

Consciousness

In this course, students discover the fabrics of immortality in their own physiology.

Topics include the self-interacting dynamics of consciousness, the Constitution of the

Universe, the forty aspects of the Veda and Vedic Literature, Maharishi’s Apaurusheya

Bhashya, Rik Veda, and Vedic Devata in the human physiology. (2-4 credits)

MVS 544 Physics of Invincibility

This course demonstrates how the historical development of unified quantum field theory

has been intimately concerned with resolving the apparent opposition between observer

and observed. In this context, the student can readily understand how Maharishi Vedic

Science completes and enriches the most sophisticated discoveries of advanced physics.

(2–4 credits)

MVS 548 Academic Writing: Harnessing the Deepest Level of Language to Express

Total Knowledge

This course is structured to develop and refine students’ writing abilities through repeated

rewriting of extended versions of their class papers. (variable credits — may be repeated

for credit)

MVS 552 Developing Brahman Consciousness: Growing toward the Supreme

Pinnacle of Human Evolution — All Experience Unified in the Self

This course investigates Maharishi’s description of higher states of consciousness that

arise naturally and spontaneously through practice of the Transcendental Meditation and

TM-Sidhi programs. Personal experience, scientific research, and the record of ancient

Vedic texts are used to understand higher states of consciousness. (2–4 credits)

MVS 553 Discovery of Veda and Vedic Literature in Human Physiology: How

Consciousness Creates Your World — Physiology Is Consciousness

In this course, students learn Maharishi’s unique insights into the structuring dynamics of

the Vedic Literature as presented in the six Vedanga, and the criteria and methods of

gaining reliable knowledge, both intellectually and experientially, as revealed by the six

Upanga. This course illuminates the path to enlightenment and leads to an increasingly

refined understanding and experience of the ultimate nature of reality. (2–4 credits)

MVS 554 Maharishi Vedic Science and Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Students explore universal principles of life expressed by Maharishi Vedic Science and

the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course provides students the

opportunity to study the following topics: the existence and nature of God; the main

purpose of human life; the ultimate cause of all problems and suffering; turning within:

the technology of transcending; the development of higher states of consciousness; and

the creation of heaven on earth. (4 credits)

MVS 555 Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Government: Automation in Administration

 

This course will examine how any nation can create a problem-free, prevention-oriented government on a par with the Government of Nature. Topics will include: the structure and function of the total potential of Natural Law, and how Natural Law can be engaged to bring ideal government to every nation; the significance of collective consciousness and its effect on government; the role of the Global Country of World Peace; and scientific research on Vedic technologies that align individual and national consciousness with the infinite intelligence and creative power of Nature’s Government, which administers the universe with perfect order. 


 

 

MVS 559 Modern Science and Maharishi Vedic Science

This course examines the role of science in the acquisition of knowledge. It considers the basic components of the scientific method, the fundamentals of logic and important issues in the philosophy of science including the strengths and limitations of both objectivity and subjectivity. This is then compared and contrasted with the integrative approach of Maharishi Vedic Science, which offers study and research in the field of pure consciousness, the ultimate reality of one’s own Self.

MVS 560 Principles of Collective Consciousness in Maharishi Vedic Science

 
In this course students explore theory, technologies, and empirical research relating to collective consciousness in Maharishi Vedic Science, and the relevance of this knowledge for the future of humanity. Students dive deeply into understanding and experience of the unity of existence, while also developing scientific thinking skills in examining for themselves published research on the Maharishi Effect - the effect of individual and group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs.

MVS 562 Health Benefits of Maharishi Gandharva Veda

Exploratory research indicates that the effects of listening to Maharishi Gandharva Veda

music include an increase in brain wave coherence, more integrated behavior, and a

tendency of mental activity to settle down and experience finer states of awareness. This

course presents an overview of current research, while giving students the opportunity to

study this music and explore their own responses to it. Included is instruction in at least

one of the following: bamboo flute, tabla, sitar, or voice. (2-4 credits — may be repeated

for credit)

MVS 580 Practicum in Maharishi Vedic Technologies: Bringing Health and

Wholeness to the Community

Students expand and apply their growing knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science by

functioning as professional technicians delivering such programs as the Maharishi Vedic

Approach to Health preventive health and rejuvenation programs. (variable credits —

may be repeated for credit)

MVS 581 Practicum in Consciousness-Based Education: Structuring Knowledge in

the Consciousness of the Student

Students expand, express and apply their growing knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science

by functioning as professional exponents of Consciousness-Based Education, the

educational system based on Maharishi Vedic Science. (variable credits — may be

repeated for credit)

MVS 585 Capstone — Celebrating Perfection in Education: Synthesizing the Year

of Study and Preparing for the Future

In this course, students review their growth and understanding of higher states of

consciousness by writing two papers: a personal narrative of their experience during their

course of study in the M.A. program, and an academic paper reviewing the main

principles of Maharishi Vedic Science they have learned in their coursework. In addition,

students view tapes of Maharishi on education and give written and oral feedback on their

educational experience in the MA program. (2–4 credits)

MVS 588 Presentations to All Levels of Society: Knowledge Becomes Knowledge

When Applied in Action

This course gives students the opportunity to integrate knowledge gained in the program

by making presentations on Maharishi Vedic Science in different areas of society. Areas

may include business, education, health, government, defense, rehabilitation, or

agriculture. Students present a written report on their project. (variable credits)

Prerequisite: consent of the Department faculty and the Academic Standards Committee

 

MVS 591 Writing Skills: Generating the Perfect Flow of Speech to Express Total

Knowledge

Students enhance the skills needed to write about Maharishi Vedic Science on a graduate

level. This course is especially helpful for non-native speakers of English. (variable

credits — may be repeated for credit)

MVS 597 Topics in Maharishi Vedic Science: Investigating the Infinity of Points

within Wholeness

Students explore topics in Maharishi Vedic Science under the guidance of university

faculty and eminent Vedic scholars. Topics may include: the Maharishi Jyotish program,

the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health program, Vedic Engineering, and Maharishi

Gandharva Veda music. (variable credits — may be repeated for credit)

MVS 599 Directed Study

(variable credits) Prerequisite: consent of the Department faculty

MVS 601 Special Topics 1

This course allows students the opportunity to study a topic within Maharishi Vedic

Science in depth, such as the theme of self-referral in Maharishi Vedic Science or the

idea of a subjective science. (Note: The contents of this course will vary depending on the

needs of the students, the research interests of the available faculty, and the latest

developments in Maharishi’s presentations of Maharishi Vedic Science. In all cases the

course will feature in-depth study of books by Maharishi.) (variable credits)

MVS 602 Special Topics 2

This course allows students the opportunity to study a topic within Maharishi Vedic

Science in depth, such as the theme of self-referral in Maharishi Vedic Science or the

idea of a subjective science. (Note: The contents of this course will vary depending on the

needs of the students, the research interests of the available faculty, and the latest

developments in Maharishi’s presentations of Maharishi Vedic Science. In all cases the

course will feature in-depth study of books by Maharishi.) (variable credits)

MVS 603 Special Topics 3

This course allows students the opportunity to study a topic within Maharishi Vedic

Science in depth, such as the theme of self-referral in Maharishi Vedic Science or the

idea of a subjective science. (Note: The contents of this course will vary depending on the

needs of the students, the research interests of the available faculty, and the latest

developments in Maharishi’s presentations of Maharishi Vedic Science. In all cases the

course will feature in-depth study of books by Maharishi.) (variable credits)

 

MVS 604 Special Topics 4

This course allows students the opportunity to study a topic within Maharishi Vedic

Science in depth, such as the theme of self-referral in Maharishi Vedic Science or the

idea of a subjective science. (Note: The contents of this course will vary depending on the

needs of the students, the research interests of the available faculty, and the latest

developments in Maharishi’s presentations of Maharishi Vedic Science. In all cases the

course will feature in-depth study of books by Maharishi.) (variable credits)

MVS 605 Seminar on Philosophy of Science and Scientific Research on Maharishi’s

Technologies of Consciousness

In this seminar, students study and evaluate the main contemporary approaches to the

principles, methods, and applications of modern science and discuss the contributions of

Maharishi Vedic Science to solving outstanding issues in philosophy of science. They

then apply the integrated standards of Maharishi Vedic Science and modern science to

the main avenues of research on the technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science, including

those in which they will be doing their dissertation research projects. They also practice

communicating these outcomes in a manner that would be comprehensible to scholars at

any university in the world. (variable credits)

MVS 611 Research Methods: Learning the Self-Referral, Self-Correcting Nature of

Science

Students survey basic approaches to research such as quantitative, qualitative, historical,

clinical, and philosophical methods of analysis. Topics include: logical and practical

considerations in experimental design and measurement, writing literature reviews, and

selecting research topics, as well as research ethics and such non-experimental methods

as computer simulation, textual analysis, and survey research. (variable credits)

MVS 612 Research Principles, Logic, and Methods — Theory and Application

This course introduces the principles and logic of scientific investigation and review the

skills necessary for evaluating and undertaking scientific research. Topics include:

principles and methods of experimental designs and review of non-experimental methods

such as textual analysis and case studies. These principles will be understood in practical

contexts such as research in consciousness through the Transcendental Meditation and

TM-Sidhi programs and the reading of Vedic Literature. (variable credits)

MVS 613: Philosophy of Science & Research Methods

In this seminar, students compare and contrast the nature and purpose of research in

Maharishi’s Vedic Science and modern science, including the principles, logic, and

practice of modern scientific research and how they relate to research in consciousness

and reading the Vedic Literature in Maharishi’s Vedic Science. They also analyze the

ways in which research in consciousness and reading the Vedic Literature transcend or

extend the standard criteria, methods, and goals of modern science. Topics include:

principles and methods of experimental design and review of non-experimental methods

such as textual analysis and case studies. (4 credits)

MVS 618 Scientific Research on the Technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science:

Identifying Reliable Knowledge through Repeatable Research

This course will review research on the technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science,

including key studies in the six-volume series of Collected Papers on the Transcendental

Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program as well as more recent studies. The course will focus

on the evaluation of the studies in light of research design considerations as well as the

development of the ability to describe and answer questions about key studies. (variable

credits)

MVS 621 Specialized Research Paper: Testing and Validating Models in Maharishi

Vedic Science

In this course, students gain experience in conducting research and writing a publishable

paper investigating models in Maharishi Vedic Science. The final paper should be of

suitable scientific quality that it could be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed

journal. (variable credits)

MVS 630 Readings in Vedic Literature: Accelerate Growth to Enlightenment

In this course, students read texts of Vedic Literature for the sound value, enjoying the

benefits in consciousness and in physiology. Texts include the Bhagavad-Gita,

Ramayana, and selected Upanishads. (variable credits — may be repeated for credit)

MVS 635 The Discovery of Veda and Vedic Literature in Human Physiology: The

Individual Is Cosmic

This course studies the historic discovery of the Veda and Vedic Literature in human

physiology, brought to light by Professor Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., under the guidance

of Maharishi. Students learn:

• how the intelligence of Nature, as expressed in the Veda and Vedic Literature, forms

the basis of the structure and function of the physiology, and

• how human physiology forms a perfect replica of Nature’s intelligence, the

Constitution of the Universe.

This knowledge, together with the technologies that arise from it, represents the complete

knowledge of perfect health — and the key to perfection in every area of life. (variable

credits)


MVS 670 Advanced Analysis and Synthesis of Total Knowledge

In this course, students will master the Self-referral dynamics of pure consciousness in

terms of the structure and function of the Samhita of Rishi, Devata and Chhandas; Rik

and Ak; Aknim Ile; the Richo Ak-kshare verse of Rik Veda; the dynamics of the Gap;

Maharishi’s Apaurusheya Bhashya; the relationship between name and form in the Veda;

the four Vedas; and the relationship between the silent dynamics of consciousness and

the Unified Field of quantum field theory. (8 credits)

MVS 671 Maharishi’s Insight into the Veda and Vedic Literature: Fabrics of

Immortality

In this course, students study Maharishi’s insights into the forty branches of the Veda and

Vedic Literature. Students view videotapes that Maharishi has made on the Vedic

Literature, including the Veda, Vedanga, Upanga, Upaveda, Brahmana, and Pratishakhya.

Special emphasis is given to Vedanta. Students learn many of the Vedic Expressions that

Maharishi has taught from the Vedic Literature, and they read the Vedic Literature in

Sanskrit, creating profound brain coherence. (variable credits)

MVS 672 Mastering Veda and Vedic Literature in the Human Physiology

In this course, students explore through subjective and objective means of gaining

knowledge Raja Raam’s connections between the structuring dynamics of the Vedic

Literature and the human physiology. This course gives students the reality that they are

Cosmic and leads to an increasingly refined understanding and experience of the ultimate

nature of reality. (variable credits)

MVS 673 Original Research in EEG, Brain and Enlightenment

Brain functioning underlies conscious processing, states of consciousness, and

enlightenment. Students will learn how to record EEG (brain waves) and other

physiological measures (breath rate, heart rate, and skin conductance), will learn the brain

signatures of the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique and of higher states

of consciousness, and will conduct original research testing a research question that they

generate during the course. (variable credits)

MVS 674 Peace-Creating Professionals: Applying Maharishi Vedic Science to

Society

In this course, students learn how to create professional presentations and structure

lectures that effectively demonstrate the applied value of Maharishi Vedic Science to

solve individual, national and global problems. Students will create presentations that

will include research on current issues in governmental administration; finance and

industry; economic inequities; education; physical, mental and societal health; crime and

rehabilitation; agriculture; city planning; science and technology; homeland security;

ethnic and religious tensions; international relations and the need for permanent world

peace. (variable credits)

MVS 680 Maharishi Vedic Science Seminar: Enlivening the Collective

Understanding of Concepts in Maharishi Vedic Science

The Maharishi Vedic Science graduate seminar includes a review of current research

topics in the major disciplines and their relationship to the principles of Maharishi Vedic

Science. Each session focuses on a particular discipline and its relationship to Maharishi

Vedic Science and is led by senior graduate faculty. (Track I students take 1 credit per

semester; Track II students take 0.5 credits per semester.) (0.5–1 credit — repeated each

semester)

MVS 682 Advanced Practicum in Consciousness-Based Education: Structuring

Knowledge in the Consciousness of the Student

This course gives students the opportunity to integrate research skills and teaching skills

by assisting the faculty in teaching a Forest Academy — a two-week period of study of

particular themes of Maharishi Vedic Science. As an alternate fieldwork project, students

may arrange, prepare, and give a series of presentations in at least two applied fields,

such as education, government, business, rehabilitation, and the health professions. (2

credits — may be repeated for credit)

MVS 691 Preparation for Qualifying Examination: Preparing a Fertile Ground for

Demonstration of the Knowledge You Have Gained

This course provides the time necessary to prepare for the qualifying examination, which

demonstrates research competence. It may be in the form of a research proposal, or in

another form at the discretion of the program faculty. (variable credits — may be

repeated for credit) Prerequisite: successful completion of the core curriculum

MVS 693 Faculty Development Seminar and Oral Qualifying Exam (variable

credits)

MVS 695 Faculty Development Seminar (variable credits)

MVS 698 Directed Research: Investigating the Laws of Nature Responsible for Life

Around Us

(variable credits) Prerequisite: consent of the Department faculty and the Academic

Standards Committee

MVS 699 Directed Study: Investigation into Fundamental Principles in Nature

(variable credits) Prerequisite: consent of the Department faculty

MVS 700 Preparation of Dissertation Proposal: Structuring the Foundation of Your

Dissertation Research

Having passed to doctoral candidacy, students prepare a proposal for a doctoral

dissertation for acceptance by their major professor and dissertation guidance committee.

(variable credits — may be repeated for credit) Prerequisites: Ph.D. candidate status and

consent of the dissertation advisor

MVS 701 Dissertation Research: Scholarly Investigation into Models in Maharishi

Vedic Science

Students conduct original research and prepare their dissertations during their third and

fourth years in the program. (0.5–2.5 credits — may be repeated for credit each semester)

Prerequisites: approval of the dissertation proposal and consent of the dissertation committee 

 



 
 
 
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