Dr. John Hagelin and the participants of the recent MUM ELI summit
Course attendees meeting with Dr. John Hagelin
Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam meeting with the ELI summit participants
Course participants interacting with leaders of the TM organization
Enlightened Leadership International Hosts Two Summits
Enlightened Leadership International (ELI) hosted two summits in January. The first summit took place at MUM and combined the dynamic interactive structure of past ELI summits with that of the Forest Academy block for a two-week leadership experience. A total of 45 students and administrators connected with other next generation leaders around the world.
The second summit took place at Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in Holland, with 30 participants. Including these two, ELI has hosted eight summits and courses in the past year. Both January courses were organized by members of ELI.
“In helping to organize the Forest Academy, I learned about my organizing skills, which I was not fully aware of until I actually was thrown into doing it and unfolding my skills in that process,” said student Niloofar Mofrad. “It was very exciting to see myself fully engaged in the activity, yet feeling light and energized.”
Over the past two years ELI has grown into a network of 330 next generation leaders representing 42 countries. During the recent summit, participants met with Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, who heads Maharishi’s organizations worldwide. Dr. John Hagelin, Dr. Steven Rubin, Dr. Maureen Wynne, and other leaders of the Transcendental Meditation® organization also met with the group.
During the January 12 Inauguration of the New Year celebrations, Raja Chancellor announced, on behalf of ELI, that this year the organization will focus on introducing Maharishi University of Management, Consciousness-BasedSM education, the Transcendental Meditation® technique, and Maharishi’s principles of enlightened leadership to students at university campuses around the world. ELI enables the next generation of leaders to support and strengthen all aspects of the TM organization and culture more people to become teachers of the TM® technique worldwide.
“Connecting with the next generation of leaders and watching as they share and implement their visions for growth of Maharishi’s programs in their countries is incredibly inspiring,” said Adrienne Schoenfeld, ELI executive director.
ELI’s next major event is another ELI summit, World Peace Assembly, and Experience the Self course in Bali to be held April 1-8, 2015, followed by the second Next Generation course at MERU, Holland July 30-Aug 8.