His message was that the purpose of life is the expansion of happiness, and that every human being can effortlessly unfold his or her infinite potential. Learn more about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
What’s Been Missing from Education?
What's Been Missing From Education: fact-based as opposed to Consciousness-Based education
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Visitors Weekends at Maharishi University
What to expect at an MUM Visitors Weekend...
For more than 40 years, Maharishi University of Management (MUM) has pioneered a new approach to learning, called Consciousness-Based℠ education, which supplies a missing element to education.
All students and faculty at MUM practice the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique. This simple technique offers remarkable benefits for education, as extensive research shows — integrated brain functioning, increased creativity and intelligence, reduced stress, improved learning ability, improved academic performance (GPA), improved ability to focus, improved health, and many more.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, MUM offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in a variety of traditional fields, including Business, Media and Communications, Art, Literature, Education, and Computer Science. MUM has developed some exciting new disciplines as well, including Sustainable Living and Maharishi Vedic Science.
Students study each subject in light of fundamental principles of their own consciousness. These are universal principles of life that enable students to see the unity among all fields of knowledge as well as the connection between knowledge and their own self. Education until now has been information-based. At MUM we go beyond acquiring information by developing consciousness and brain functioning.
MUM features a highly diverse, multicultural student body, with an average of 85 countries represented every year. Students develop friendships that reach across international borders.
Students take one full-time course per month. This allows them to immerse themselves in a field of study without the stress of 3-4 other classes at the same time. The 3 ½-day break between each academic block gives students time for rest and recreation throughout the year.
We at the University respect all traditions of knowledge. Every form of meditation and approach to personal development will produce some change in brain functioning. (See question 5 for a discussion of research on TM compared to other meditation techniques). But MUM is founded upon the unique approach of Consciousness-Based education: practice of the TM technique along with the intellectual understanding of consciousness and higher states of consciousness that Maharishi has put forward in his Science of Consciousness.
We encourage anyone interested in learning more about MUM to contact us. We are happy to answer all your questions, and we encourage everyone to attend a Visitors Weekend, which are always fun and informative. Travel scholarships are available.