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Two Reasons Why    

Why Study Maharishi Vedic Science?

Maharishi Vedic Science is the science that encompasses the full range of life, from the individual to the universal. While other degree programs teach you about a specific discipline, Maharishi Vedic Science enables you to master life as a whole.

A degree in Maharishi Vedic Science has great practical value, for it builds a strong foundation for your future life and career. Most people change jobs and careers several times throughout their lives; therefore, preparing for a profession that you may end up leaving — or possibly may never enter — may not be the best course for you. The study of Maharishi Vedic Science, on the other hand, provides you with tools and skills that will ensure success in whatever profession you choose.

Like literature or philosophy, Maharishi Vedic Science is a liberal arts degree program that builds a strong basis for further development. A 2009 survey by the Association of American Colleges found that employers place the highest value on the following skills:

  • Effective communication
  • Critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills
  • Ability to connect choices and actions to ethical decisions
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to innovate and be creative

Maharishi Vedic Science develops consciousness, creativity, and intelligence. It will enhance your thinking and communication skills, improve your learning ability, and prepare you to be adaptable and handle stress more effectively. Graduates often say this degree is the basis of their personal and professional success and that it has enhanced all of the above mentioned qualities.

Why study Maharishi Vedic Science at MUM?

The obvious reason to study Maharishi Vedic Science at MUM is that no other university in the U.S. offers it. Others may teach courses that appear similar — for example, you could study Sanskrit elsewhere — but our approach is both more comprehensive and profoundly transformative: we approach subjects such as Sanskrit as a method for developing consciousness.

If you chose to study the ancient Vedic texts at another university, you would most likely consider them solely from a theoretical perspective. At MUM our foremost concern is the practical application of Vedic knowledge for improving both individual and collective life, which we achieve through experiential research into our own consciousness through the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. These technologies of consciousness are practiced in large groups to maximize their effectiveness for both the practitioner and the environment.

There is one constant in any job you will ever hold — you! By deepening your understanding and experience of the principles and practices of Maharishi Vedic Science you can change the baseline of your experience. You’ll grow in your understanding and appreciation of life from  increasingly more profound levels, and become the best possible version of yourself. And that supports success in any field.

Opportunity to Become a Transcendental Meditation Teacher

Students majoring in Maharishi Vedic Science can receive academic credit toward their degree if they decide to train as a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique. (The training program for teachers of the Transcendental Meditation program is offered by Maharishi Foundation USA.)

The David Lynch Foundation has taught the Transcendental Meditation technique to over 120,000 at-risk youth in the U.S. and around the world, and is rapidly expanding its activities. This foundation looks to MUM as the principal source of new teachers for its programs.
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