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Forest Academies and Science & Technology of Consciousness (STC)    
Forest Academy Vision
Forest academies are two-week courses offered at the beginning of each semester that provide the opportunity for students to explore more deeply the principles associated with the development of their own inner intelligence — through their daily TM and TM-Sidhi practice — and to understand how it applies practically to specific areas of life. The goal is to connect the academic knowledge of the rest of the curriculum with universal principles of natural law, and transform it into a living and useful dimension of the students' lives.
 
TM Retreats & World Peace Assemblies
During most Forest Academies, students have the option to participate in a TM retreat (or World Peace Assembly for those who have completed instruction in the TM-Sidhi program). These TM retreats are periods of time (three days or more) during which students enjoy deeper and more frequent periods of meditation along with lectures and discussions that deepen their intellectual understanding of the development of consciousness. TM retreats and World Peace Assemblies also promote the release of deeper layers of fatigue and stress and lead to more profound experience of pure consciousness. At the end of each Forest Academy the student experiences a new wave of freshness in body, mind, and perception, returning to studies with an expanded awareness, a clearer mind, and a greater desire to learn.
 
Therefore, as the intellectual material of the student’s academic program becomes more demanding, the student finds the ability to assimilate new knowledge increasing, so that learning is progressively easier, smoother, and more enjoyable.
 

 
Forest/STC Graduation Requirements
 
General University Requirement
All students are required to take a Forest Academy in each semester they are enrolled in at least 12 credits of classes.
 
Graduation Requirement for Undergraduate Students
In the first semester, students take the Science and Technology of Consciousness course (STC 108/109) as a prerequisite to all subsequent course work at the University. This course takes the place of a Forest Academy in that semester. In all other semesters, students take a Forest Academy of their choice from those being offered at that time.
 
To graduate with a bachelor’s or associate’s degree a student must successfully complete one Forest Academy for each semester enrolled full time (12 or more credits). One Forest Academy can be waived for students who are enrolled in degree programs of three or more semesters.
 
For certificate programs, this requirement varies. Please consult the certificate program degree requirements, for details.
 
Graduation Requirement for Graduate Students
In the first semester, graduate students take the Science of Creative Intelligence (FOR 500). This course is a prerequisite to all subsequent course work at the University. To graduate with a master’s or doctoral degree, a student must successfully complete one Forest Academy for each semester enrolled, including FOR 500. One elective Forest Academy may be waived for students who are enrolled in degree programs of three or more semesters.
 
NOTE: Students in some nonstandard graduate programs may have different Forest Academy requirements. Any deviation from the general requirement is listed with the individual program’s degree requirements.
 

 
Science & Technology of Consciousness (STC) Courses
 
STC 108 Science and Technology of Consciousness
This forest orients students to the University and to Consciousness-Based education. Students learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, and begin to explore the theoretical foundation for higher states of consciousness available through practice of the Transcendental Meditation program. If students already practice Transcendental Meditation, this forest includes a review of the principles and mechanics of the practice, based on their experience and questions.
 
This course discusses the full range of consciousness from individual experience to a fundamental field of intelligence that underlies all of life and how this is unfolded through Consciousness-Based education. As part of this course, students participate in a 3 - 4 day Base Camp that focuses on team building, group processes, and leadership skills. (6 credits)
 
STC 109 Science and Technology of Consciousness: M.S.A.E. Track
In this seminar students study fundamental principles and themes from Maharishi Vedic Science. Students view lectures by Maharishi, and write papers and give presentations on the topics presented. This course includes extensive reading of the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit, discussion of advanced concepts from selected readings and videotapes, and extended development of consciousness for deeper experiences. As part of this course, students participate in a 3 - 4 day Base Camp that focuses on team building, group processes, and leadership skills. (6 credits) 
 
STC 508 Science and Technology of Consciousness
This course discusses the full range of consciousness from individual experience to a fundamental field of intelligence that underlies all of life and how this is unfolded through Consciousness-Based education. (4 credits)
 
STC 508A Science and Technology of Consciousness (Part 1)
This course introduces the concepts of Consciousness-Based education on which all graduate programs at MUM are based. Scientific research on the benefits of the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique complements theory from Maharishi’s Science of Creative Intelligence. Topics include the nature of mind and body, the qualities and development of creative intelligence, enlightenment and higher states of consciousness, and collective consciousness and the Maharishi Effect. (2 credits)
 
STC 508B Science and Technology of Consciousness (Part 2)
This course continues STC 508A by examining the theory and applications of Maharishi Vedic Science. Topics include the structure of Veda and the Vedic literature, the philosophy of science and religion , and the applications of Maharishi Vedic Science to human physiology and health, architecture, and music. Prerequisite: STC508A (2 credits)
 
FOR 100 Science of Creative Intelligence: Understanding and Experience of the Source, Course, and Goal of Creative Intelligence in Your Own Pure Consciousness as the Basis of All Knowledge and Success in Life
In the Science of Creative Intelligence, students study the structure of the field of pure intelligence, from which all fields of knowledge arise. Only from this most fundamental level can knowledge be unified. This course examines how the creative intelligence displayed in every grain of creation arises in a systematic and sequential fashion from within that one basic universal field. Students also examine how one can access and use that universal field of intelligence to bring fulfillment to their own lives and to life on earth.
 
In 1972, Maharishi laid out the main principles of this new science in a 33-lesson, videotaped course. He integrated the understanding of nature’s intelligence provided by modern science (through its objective approach) and by ancient Vedic Science (which utilizes both objective and subjective approaches to gaining knowledge). Students not yet instructed in the Transcendental Meditation program learn this simple, effortless technique as part of the SCI course. (4 – 6 credits)
 

   
Forest Academy Courses for Bachelor’s Degree Students
  
A Forest Academy is a two-week period of study of particular themes of Vedic Science, where students will explore, through direct experience and understanding, the most vital element in creation — the field of pure consciousness that is the inner intelligence at the basis of every individual and the entire universe.
   
See Forest Academies Courses for Master’s Degree Students
    
See Forest Academies Courses for PhD Students 
 
FOR 103 Health-Related Fitness: Physical Activity to Promote Longevity and Fitness for Life
This course presents the latest knowledge from Western science and the Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care program concerning the optimum daily routine for establishing the foundation for lifelong excellent health and growing enlightenment. The major focus will be on the details of the ideal routine of sleep, diet, exercise, meaningful activity, recreation and the importance of the regular experience of pure consciousness for optimum health and evolution. This course will combine both lectures and physical activity labs. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: STC 108/10
   
FOR 400 A Glimpse of Total Knowledge
This course is an introduction to various facets of Maharishi Vedic Science, including the Transcendental Meditation technique, Consciousness-Based education, Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture, Maharishi Vedic Architecture, Maharishi Ayurveda, Maharishi Gandharva Veda, and higher states of consciousness. Structured for Chinese students, the course includes a comparison of Maharishi Vedic Science and traditional Chinese culture, such as the Tao Te Ching. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 401 Revival of the Knowledge of Enlightenment
This course explores the extraordinary story of how the world reawakened to the knowledge of enlightenment. Over fifty years ago Maharishi responded to the need of the time for higher consciousness and set out from India to bring the experience of transcending to the West. This experience ignited a global awakening, transforming consciousness and the quality of life for millions of people. Through guest speakers who worked personally with Maharishi, heartwarming videotapes, and interviews, students learn this transformative time in human history. Students have many opportunities to discuss any questions they have about Maharishi’s teachings and the Transcendental Meditation movement. Topics include: Maharishi’s time with his spiritual master, Guru Dev; how Maharishi left a recluse life in the Himalayas to teach in the world; the beginnings of the student Transcendental Meditation movement; the founding of Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi’s visits to the campus; and the progressive unfoldment of Vedic technologies to enlighten the individual and enliven the basis of world peace. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 403 Creativity and the Image in Studio Art: Engaging the Dynamics of Natural Law
Visual expression in works of art reveals the artist’s connection with the deep laws fundamental to seeing and creating visual images. In this course, students explore art through a variety of videotape offerings presenting perspectives on creativity and the arts. Students see tapes of Maharishi speaking on the creative process and engage in discussions related to topics in creativity. Tape and discussion sessions are complemented by studio exercises that address the development of image in two dimensions, allowing students to focus on the creative process and experience it as a part of themselves. Lab Fee $10. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 405 Cross-Cultural Communication
Ever increasing globalization makes it imperative that students understand the different cultures in their world. This course provides frameworks useful in classifying cultures and understanding cultural norms and traditions. Analyzing case studies and participating in workshops and presentations enable students to establish patterns of behavior that facilitate cross-cultural communication. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 407 Enlightened Literature for Children: Identifying Life - Supporting Literature to Prepare Children for the Age of Enlightenment
Students learn to evaluate children’s books and to develop a comprehensive reading program for the elementary school classroom. Topics include criteria of selection, story telling, reading warm-up and follow-up, motivating children to read, and designing a reading program. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 409 The Spiritual Quest in Media, Myth, and Myself: The Hero’s Journey as the Development of Consciousness
Students explore their own spiritual quest in the light of the wisdom shared in great mythic stories, focusing on an ancient epic (the Rāmāyaṇa), mythology, and modern films. Students identify the universal stages of the quest archetype: the hero’s journey as he or she evolves to higher states of awareness. Students critically evaluate theories of consciousness, including the Maharishi Science and Technology of Consciousness, analyzing how these theories can illuminate mythic stories and their own lives. In the culminating course project, students create a mythic story that reflects their personal vision and the transformation of consciousness. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 415 Drawing from Nature
In this course students have the opportunity to draw inspiration from nature. Students express their appreciation for nature though drawing as well as many other modes, such as poetry, journal writing, photography, painting, music, etc. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 419 Inspiration through Film: Exploring the Fundamentals of Entertainment
This Forest Academy course will focus on films that have created an uplifting influence on society and attempt to isolate the fundamentals of inspiration and entertainment. Students will view select films from the past 75 years and discuss their messages and the impact they have had in the context of Maharishi's theory of communication and their role in heralding the coming Age of Enlightenment. (2 credits)
   
FOR 421 World Art and Media: How Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Film Mirror Consciousness
In this course students discover how art and media from many cultures express the universal qualities, principles, and structures of consciousness identified by Maharishi Vedic Science. Topics explored in art and media include: transcending, self-referral, creativity, archetypes or structures of awareness, qualities of pure consciousness (the Unified Field of Natural Law), qualities of the Veda, principles such as how the coexistence of opposite values structures wholeness in art and life, and the art of living in higher states of consciousness. Includes a field trip to a meditating artist's gallery. (No field trip fee. 2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
   
FOR 423 Leadership for Community Building: Progressing Together to Enjoy Fulfillment Together
This course will focus on providing students with tools and techniques to be effective leaders and exceptional group participants. There will be a deep emphasis on improving communication skills and developing greater self-awareness. Students will learn about individual tendencies, team dynamics, mediation and facilitation. They will also learn how to recognize subtle body language in communication and how to recognize and address the needs and concerns of diverse individuals they are working with. Together we will explore what it means to be a leader within our communities, and specifically, in the Maharishi University of Management community. The class will be interactive and provide students with time to experience the lessons through various planned activities. All students interested in being part of the Peer Mentorship must take this course. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 424 Professional Success: Skills in Action
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with soft skills, intra-personal and interpersonal, which determine a person's ability to excel or at least fit in a particular social structure, such as a project team or a company. These skills include competencies in areas such as communication, personal habits, time-management, personal relations, etiquette, self-motivation, self-discipline, persuasion, etc. Furthermore, students will understand cultural orientation of the U.S. i.e., how people in the U.S. speak, act, negotiate and make decisions. Furthermore, students will learn how these skills arise from their common source in the eternal Laws of Nature as explained by the Science of Creative Intelligence. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 425 Flow of Consciousness: Maharishi on Art, Music, and Literature
In this forest, students have the opportunity to watch and read lectures by Maharishi on art, music, and literature. Students study the content of these delightful lectures and make a presentation that includes either a work of art, music, or poetry. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 429 Maharishi’s Principles of Success: Developing Purity of Consciousness and Aligning Behavior with Natural Law as the Foundation of Success in Every Area of Life
Success in life is based on profound knowledge that guides action to produce the desired achievement to bring fulfillment. This course explores key themes of knowledge that highlight the contributions of Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology to individual and professional success and fulfillment in life. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 430 Topics in Maharishi Vedic Science
This course presents the knowledge in Maharishi Vedic Science, as formulated by its Founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and as applied to all streams of knowledge by the University faculty. (2 credits — may be repeated for credit Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 432 The Philosophy of Action: Transcending the Field of Activity as the Basis for Right Action and Fulfillment in Life
This course investigates the explanation in Maharishi Vedic Science of the role of action in the development of higher states of consciousness and how action performed from the level of pure consciousness spontaneously gains the support of all the Laws of Nature for maximum success. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 433 Women, Wisdom and the World: Exploring the lives of great women, including us
Through the writings of great women throughout time, and the knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science, this course for women will look at those essential qualities springing from the deepest part of ourselves, and how developing them creates an innate and natural wisdom that becomes central to who we are as individuals. How we apply, and equally important, how we protect these qualities in the world is what makes a woman great and what brings her fulfillment in every area of her life. Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103, ladies only.

FOR 434 The Creative Process: Tracing Human Creativity to the Infinite Creativity of Natural Law — Developing the Unbounded Source of Your Own Creativity
From the standpoint of the Maharishi Science of Creative Intelligence program, creativity expresses the fundamental characteristic of Nature itself — to expand through the process of evolution and find full expression. In this course, students explore the full range of creativity, from the creative dynamics within the pure, self-referral level of consciousness, through self-expression in the arts and other fields, and culminating in Self-expression in unity consciousness. This rich and stimulating course, developed by faculty in the Departments of Fine Arts and Literature, includes beautiful tapes of Maharishi speaking on the creative process and a wide range of other creative activities. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
   
FOR 436 Collective Consciousness and World Peace: How Maharishi Technologies of Consciousness Can Create Peace for the World Family
This course explores the principles and dynamics of collective consciousness and introduces the evidence verifying beneficial changes in individual and social life produced by the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 437 Becoming a Leader: Strengthening Your Relationship with Your Self to Rise to True Leadership
Delving into Maharishi’s knowledge of leadership, students hear leaders interpret their leadership experiences, and leadership consultants speak on the success of consciousness-based leadership. Students examine their own experiences of leadership and discover the principles of consciousness at work in those experiences. They also consider how to apply this knowledge of leadership in their future career. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 438 Ideal Relationships: Improving Your Relationships by Exploring the Principles of Natural Law That Operate in All Relationships
We live our lives in relationships, beginning with our mother, father, and family, expanding to our friends, spouse, and children, our business associates, our fellow citizens, and on to all the people of the world. Handling these relationships with wisdom, appropriateness, and love is central to our good fortune. The Science of Creative Intelligence and Maharishi Vedic Science provide insights into how all relationships have their source in the self-referral dynamics of consciousness, our own Self — and guidelines for ensuring that our relationships are in accord with the natural evolution of life in accord with Natural Law. The course features tapes of Maharishi, guest presentations, group projects, and practical knowledge of etiquette. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
   
FOR 439 The Bhagavad-Gita: Appreciating the Textbook of the Age of Enlightenment
In this course, students experience the practical and universal nature of knowledge expressed in the Bhagavad-Gita, the central work of the Vedic Literature. During the course, students:
   • read all 18 chapters aloud,
   • hear Vedic Pandits recite the Bhagavad-Gita in Sanskrit,
   • begin learning the Bhagavad-Gita in Sanskrit, and
   • read all the verses of the first six chapters and highlights from Maharishi’s commentary.
Students choose a special theme and trace it through the text, and express understanding of the Bhagavad-Gita through art, music, literature, drama, and games. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 442 Maharishi Self-Pulse Assessment: The Touch of Three Fingers on the Pulse — Finding and Correcting Imbalance and Creating Health
Maharishi has encouraged every individual to learn the Maharishi Self-Pulse program as a technology for structuring more ideal health for themselves and their entire family. This course is the most comprehensive course offered to date. During the course, the following topics are discussed:
   • How the intelligence within the physiology is reflected in the pulse
   • Feeling the influence of cosmic cycles in the pulse
   • Feeling imbalances in the pulse
   • The stages of imbalance
   • Causes and effects of imbalance
   • How the body’s inner intelligence protects against imbalance
   • Restoring and maintaining balance through proper diet and through daily and seasonal routine.
(2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 445 Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care: Creating Perfect Health by Understanding the Human Physiology as the Expression of Veda and Vedic Literature
This course presents the wholeness of the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health, which is rooted in the historic discovery of the Veda and Vedic Literature in human physiology, brought to light by Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD, 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. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 446 Nobel Laureates
In this course, students hear presentations from a range of faculty on the latest and most exciting discoveries in each of their fields — discoveries that either have won a Nobel Prize or are worthy of one. Students learn more about the discovery process by exploring, with leading University faculty, the cutting edge of knowledge and the people behind it in a variety of disciplines ranging from physics to the visual arts. Students' own self-referral creative process will be enlivened through multimedia presentations, lively discussions, readings, and creative exercises. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
    
FOR 450 Maharishi’s Recent Writings: Studying the Words of an Enlightened Teacher to Promote Your Own Enlightenment
This course gives students the opportunity to study recent writings from Maharishi under the guidance of faculty and to research key themes from these writings in related videotapes and lectures. Possible texts include: Celebrating Perfection in Education, Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Defense, or Maharishi Vedic University: Introduction. (2 credits — may be repeated for credit) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 452 Maharishi Gandharva Veda Music: The Eternal Rhythms and Melodies of Nature
Gandharva Veda is the music of the ancient Vedic civilization, known today as North Indian classical music. Traditionally, its goal is to create balance and harmony in the physiology and environment, through resonance with the frequencies of natural law. Taught from the perspective of Maharishi Vedic Science, this survey course introduces the basics of Gandharva music through listening, recitation, singing, playing, rhythm practice, and simple improvisations. Prior musical training is not necessary. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
 
FOR 462 Maharishi Yoga Asanas
The goal of this course is to enhance physiological balance and mind-body coordination through simple Maharishi Yoga Asanas program postures and breathing exercises. This course gives a comprehensive understanding of the nature and attainment of Yoga, which is the unification of individual and cosmic life. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103
    
FOR 463 Ramayana
In this course students will study the Ramayana, one of the great epics of the Vedic Literature. Students will read the Ramayana in Sanskrit and English, and will see videos of the Ramayana created by Ramanand Sagar. Students will see videotapes by Maharishi on topics related to the Ramayana, and will participate in presentations on the Ramayana. (2 credits) Prerequisite: instruction in the TM-Sidhi program, and for undergraduates FOR 103
    
FOR 469 Maharishi on God and Religion
This two-week course will focus on Maharishi's knowledge on the nature of God, religion, prayer, ritual, scripture, spiritual development, devotion and service, the relationship between science and religion, right and wrong, the kingdom of God on Earth, and the state of God-realization. The course includes extended group practice of Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, including Yogic Flying. (2 credits) Prerequisite: instruction in the TM-Sidhi program, and for undergraduates: FOR 103
    
FOR 470 Maharishi Vedic Science and Sustainability
This advanced course presents the knowledge of Maharishi Organic Agriculture from the Vedic perspective and is for everyone who wants to know about truly healthy food and how it is produced. Participants learn Maharishi's profound insights — that gardening and agriculture are the natural expression of "agreeing with the culturing intelligence of natural law." From Unified Field theory, agriculture is studied as the science of transformation. The nutrition cycle is studied in terms of the Veda. The course includes an in-depth review of the latest, most practical and profound principles and techniques of organic agriculture and gardening. These include soil science, composting and preparation of compost teas, no-till, no-dig, shallow-till, pasture cropping and no-kill cropping. Students will learn how modern chemical-industrial agriculture is being superseded by these more life-supporting methods. Maharishi's 'Poverty Removal Program' to create health, affluence, and national invincibility from the unused dust of any country will be reviewed.
    
FOR 4531 Reading the Vedic Literature and Gandharva Veda
This Forest Academy explores Gandharva Veda, the Vedic Literature that deals with music, dance, and theater. Students will read in Sanskrit excerpts from the principal Vedic text — the Natya Shastra; and from one of its commentaries — the Sangita Ratnakara. Included is regular listening to Maharishi Gandharva Veda music, both recorded and live, as well as study and discussions on the powerfully harmonizing and integrating effects of music on the physiology and environment. (2 credits) Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

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Forest Academy Courses for Masters Degree Students    
A Forest Academy is a two-week period of study of particular themes of Vedic Science, where students will explore, through direct experience and understanding, the most vital element in creation — the field of pure consciousness that is the inner intelligence at the basis of every individual and the entire universe.
   
FOR 103 Health-Related Fitness: Physical Activity to Promote Longevity and Fitness for Life
This course presents the latest knowledge from Western science and the Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care program concerning the optimum daily routine for establishing the foundation for lifelong excellent health and growing enlightenment. The major focus will be on the details of the ideal routine of sleep, diet, exercise, meaningful activity, recreation and the importance of the regular experience of pure consciousness for optimum health and evolution. This course will combine both lectures and physical activity labs. (2 credits)

FOR 421 World Art and Media: How Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Film Mirror Consciousness
In this course students discover how art and media from many cultures express the universal qualities, principles, and structures of consciousness identified by Maharishi Vedic Science. Topics explored in art and media include: transcending, self-referral, creativity, archetypes or structures of awareness, qualities of pure consciousness (the Unified Field of Natural Law), qualities of the Veda, principles such as how the coexistence of opposite values structures wholeness in art and life, and the art of living in higher states of consciousness. Includes a field trip to a meditating artist's gallery. (No field trip fee. 2 credits)

FOR 423 Leadership for Community Building: Progressing Together to Enjoy Fulfillment Together
This course will focus on providing students with tools and techniques to be effective leaders and exceptional group participants. There will be a deep emphasis on improving communication skills and developing greater self-awareness. Students will learn about individual tendencies, team dynamics, mediation and facilitation. They will also learn how to recognize subtle body language in communication and how to recognize and address the needs and concerns of diverse individuals they are working with. Together we will explore what it means to be a leader within our communities, and specifically, in the Maharishi University of Management community. The class will be interactive and provide students with time to experience the lessons through various planned activities. All students interested in being part of the Peer Mentorship must take this course. (2 credits)

FOR 424 Professional Success: Skills in Action   
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with soft skills, intra-personal and interpersonal, which determine a person’s ability to excel or at least fit in a particular social structure, such as a project team or a company. These skills include competencies in areas such as communication, personal habits, time-management, personal relations, etiquette, self-motivation, self-discipline, persuasion, etc. Furthermore, students will understand cultural orientation of the U.S. i.e., how people in the U.S. speak, act, negotiate and make decisions. Furthermore, students will learn how these skills arise from their common source in the eternal Laws of Nature as explained by the Science of Creative Intelligence. (2 credits)

FOR 432 The Philosophy of Action: Transcending the Field of Activity as the Basis for Right Action and Fulfillment in Life
This course investigates the explanation in Maharishi Vedic Science of the role of action in the development of higher states of consciousness and how action performed from the level of pure consciousness spontaneously gains the support of all the Laws of Nature for maximum success. (2 credits)

FOR 433 Women, Wisdom and the World: Exploring the lives of Great Women, including Us
Through the writings of great women throughout time, and the knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science, this course for women will look at those essential qualities springing from the deepest part of ourselves, and how developing them creates an innate and natural wisdom that becomes central to who we are as individuals. How we apply, and equally important, how we protect these qualities in the world is what makes a woman great and what brings her fulfillment in every area of her life. (2 credits) Ladies only

FOR 434 The Creative Process: Tracing Human Creativity to the Infinite Creativity of Natural Law — Developing the Unbounded Source of Your Own Creativity
From the standpoint of the Maharishi Science of Creative IntelligenceSM program, creativity expresses the fundamental characteristic of Nature itself — to expand through the process of evolution and find full expression. In this course, students explore the full range of creativity, from the creative dynamics within the pure, self-referral level of consciousness, through self-expression in the arts and other fields, and culminating in Self-expression in unity consciousness. This rich and stimulating course, developed by faculty in the Departments of Fine Arts and Literature, includes beautiful tapes of Maharishi speaking on the creative process and a wide range of other creative activities. (2 credits)

FOR 438 Ideal Relationships: Improving Your Relationships by Exploring the Principles of Natural Law That Operate in All Relationships
We live our lives in relationships, beginning with our mother, father, and family, expanding to our friends, spouse, and children, our business associates, our fellow citizens, and on to all the people of the world. Handling these relationships with wisdom, appropriateness, and love is central to our good fortune. The Science of Creative Intelligence and Maharishi Vedic Science provide insights into how all relationships have their source in the self-referral dynamics of consciousness, our own Self — and guidelines for ensuring that our relationships are in accord with the natural evolution of life in accord with Natural Law. The course features tapes of Maharishi, guest presentations, group projects, and practical knowledge of etiquette. (2 credits)

FOR 446 Nobel Laureates   
In this course, students hear presentations from a range of faculty on the latest and most exciting discoveries in each of their fields — discoveries that either have won a Nobel Prize or are worthy of one. Students learn more about the discovery process by exploring, with leading University faculty, the cutting edge of knowledge and the people behind it in a variety of disciplines ranging from physics to the visual arts. Students’ own self-referral creative process will be enlivened through multimedia presentations, lively discussions, readings, and creative exercises. (2 credits)

FOR 462 Maharishi Yoga Asanas   
The goal of this course is to enhance physiological balance and mind-body coordination through simple Maharishi Yoga Asanas program postures and breathing exercises. This course gives a comprehensive understanding of the nature and attainment of Yoga, which is the unification of individual and cosmic life. (2 credits)

FOR 463 Ramayana   
In this course students will study the Ramayana, one of the great epics of the Vedic Literature. Students will read the Ramayana in Sanskrit and English, and will see videos of the Ramayana created by Ramanand Sagar. Students will see videotapes by Maharishi on topics related to the Ramayana, and will participate in presentations on the Ramayana. (2 credits)
Prerequisite: instruction in the TM-Sidhi program.

FOR 469 Maharishi on God and Religion   
This two-week course will focus on Maharishi’s knowledge on the nature of God, religion, prayer, ritual, scripture, spiritual development, devotion and service, the relationship between science and religion, right and wrong, the kingdom of God on Earth, and the state of God-realization. The course includes extended group practice of Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, including Yogic Flying. (2 credits)
Prerequisite: instruction in the TM-Sidhi program

FOR 490 World Peace Assembly: Creating World Peace from the Least Excited State of Your Own Consciousness
In this Forest Academy, students participate in a World Peace Assembly that allows them to refine their own consciousness while creating coherence in national consciousness through the Maharishi Technology of Consciousness. (0.5 credits — may be repeated)

FOR 510 Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Management, Wholeness on the Move   
This course explores various topics in Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Management. Students learn that every manager can harness the organizing power of Nature and spontaneously act in accord with Natural Law through the practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM Sidhi programs. Nature always takes the path of least resistance; managers can learn to do less and accomplish more as they develop their consciousness and become more in tune with the managing power of Nature. (1–4 credits) This course may be repeated with different topics.

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Forest Academies Courses for Ph.D. Students    
A Forest Academy is a two-week period of study of particular themes of Vedic Science, where students will explore, through direct experience and understanding, the most vital element in creation — the field of pure consciousness that is the inner intelligence at the basis of every individual and the entire universe.
  
FOR 103 Health-Related Fitness: Physical Activity to Promote Longevity and Fitness for Life
This course presents the latest knowledge from Western science and the Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care program concerning the optimum daily routine for establishing the foundation for lifelong excellent health and growing enlightenment. The major focus will be on the details of the ideal routine of sleep, diet, exercise, meaningful activity, recreation and the importance of the regular experience of pure consciousness for optimum health and evolution. This course will combine both lectures and physical activity labs. (2 credits)

FOR 421 World Art and Media: How Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Film Mirror Consciousness
In this course students discover how art and media from many cultures express the universal qualities, principles, and structures of consciousness identified by Maharishi Vedic Science. Topics explored in art and media include: transcending, self-referral, creativity, archetypes or structures of awareness, qualities of pure consciousness (the Unified Field of Natural Law), qualities of the Veda, principles such as how the coexistence of opposite values structures wholeness in art and life, and the art of living in higher states of consciousness. Includes a field trip to a meditating artist's gallery. (No field trip fee. 2 credits)

FOR 423 Leadership for Community Building: Progressing Together to Enjoy Fulfillment Together
This course will focus on providing students with tools and techniques to be effective leaders and exceptional group participants. There will be a deep emphasis on improving communication skills and developing greater self-awareness. Students will learn about individual tendencies, team dynamics, mediation and facilitation. They will also learn how to recognize subtle body language in communication and how to recognize and address the needs and concerns of diverse individuals they are working with. Together we will explore what it means to be a leader within our communities, and specifically, in the Maharishi University of Management community. The class will be interactive and provide students with time to experience the lessons through various planned activities. All students interested in being part of the Peer Mentorship must take this course. (2 credits)

FOR 424 Professional Success: Skills in Action
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with soft skills, intra-personal and interpersonal, which determine a person’s ability to excel or at least fit in a particular social structure, such as a project team or a company. These skills include competencies in areas such as communication, personal habits, time-management, personal relations, etiquette, self-motivation, self-discipline, persuasion, etc. Furthermore, students will understand cultural orientation of the U.S. i.e., how people in the U.S. speak, act, negotiate and make decisions. Furthermore, students will learn how these skills arise from their common source in the eternal Laws of Nature as explained by the Science of Creative Intelligence. (2 credits)

FOR 432 The Philosophy of Action: Transcending the Field of Activity as the Basis for Right Action and Fulfillment in Life
This course investigates the explanation in Maharishi Vedic Science of the role of action in the development of higher states of consciousness and how action performed from the level of pure consciousness spontaneously gains the support of all the Laws of Nature for maximum success. (2 credits)

FOR 433 Women, Wisdom and the World: Exploring the lives of Great Women, including Us
Through the writings of great women throughout time, and the knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science, this course for women will look at those essential qualities springing from the deepest part of ourselves, and how developing them creates an innate and natural wisdom that becomes central to who we are as individuals. How we apply, and equally important, how we protect these qualities in the world is what makes a woman great and what brings her fulfillment in every area of her life. (2 credits) Ladies only

FOR 434 The Creative Process: Tracing Human Creativity to the Infinite Creativity of Natural Law — Developing the Unbounded Source of Your Own Creativity
From the standpoint of the Maharishi Science of Creative IntelligenceSM program, creativity expresses the fundamental characteristic of Nature itself — to expand through the process of evolution and find full expression. In this course, students explore the full range of creativity, from the creative dynamics within the pure, self-referral level of consciousness, through self-expression in the arts and other fields, and culminating in Self-expression in unity consciousness. This rich and stimulating course, developed by faculty in the Departments of Fine Arts and Literature, includes beautiful tapes of Maharishi speaking on the creative process and a wide range of other creative activities. (2 credits)

FOR 438 Ideal Relationships: Improving Your Relationships by Exploring the Principles of Natural Law That Operate in All Relationships
We live our lives in relationships, beginning with our mother, father, and family, expanding to our friends, spouse, and children, our business associates, our fellow citizens, and on to all the people of the world. Handling these relationships with wisdom, appropriateness, and love is central to our good fortune. The Science of Creative Intelligence and Maharishi Vedic Science provide insights into how all relationships have their source in the self-referral dynamics of consciousness, our own Self — and guidelines for ensuring that our relationships are in accord with the natural evolution of life in accord with Natural Law. The course features tapes of Maharishi, guest presentations, group projects, and practical knowledge of etiquette. (2 credits)
 
FOR 446 Nobel Laureates   
In this course, students hear presentations from a range of faculty on the latest and most exciting discoveries in each of their fields — discoveries that either have won a Nobel Prize or are worthy of one. Students learn more about the discovery process by exploring, with leading University faculty, the cutting edge of knowledge and the people behind it in a variety of disciplines ranging from physics to the visual arts. Students’ own self-referral creative process will be enlivened through multimedia presentations, lively discussions, readings, and creative exercises. (2 credits)
 
FOR 462 Maharishi Yoga Asanas   
The goal of this course is to enhance physiological balance and mind-body coordination through simple Maharishi Yoga Asanas program postures and breathing exercises. This course gives a comprehensive understanding of the nature and attainment of Yoga, which is the unification of individual and cosmic life. (2 credits)
 
FOR 463 Ramayana   
In this course students will study the Ramayana, one of the great epics of the Vedic Literature. Students will read the Ramayana in Sanskrit and English, and will see videos of the Ramayana created by Ramanand Sagar. Students will see videotapes by Maharishi on topics related to the Ramayana, and will participate in presentations on the Ramayana. (2 credits)
Prerequisite: instruction in the TM-Sidhi program.
    
FOR 469 Maharishi on God and Religion   
This two-week course will focus on Maharishi’s knowledge on the nature of God, religion, prayer, ritual, scripture, spiritual development, devotion and service, the relationship between science and religion, right and wrong, the kingdom of God on Earth, and the state of God-realization. The course includes extended group practice of Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, including Yogic Flying. (2 credits)
Prerequisite: instruction in the TM-Sidhi program

FOR 598 Faculty Development Seminar for Graduate Students: Mastering the Techniques of Consciousness-Based Education to Deliver Education for Enlightenment
This course prepares doctoral candidates to be competent college teachers and writers in their professions. Topics include lecturing skills, making instructional charts, designing learning activities, writing for general and professional readers, and evaluating one’s own and others’ teaching and writing. During the course students design and teach lessons, analyze examples of writing, write a short research paper or article, and understand their field of study in the context of interdisciplinary studies through their teaching and writing. (2 credits) Prerequisite: consent of instructor

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