Undergraduate student Dil Siwakoti
With fellow Nepali students
Taking a class in career strategies
With the TM-Sidhi course administrators and participants
(photo by Jim Davis)
Dil Siwakoti — Fulfilling a Childhood Dream
Dil Siwakoti was working as assistant manager in a small restaurant in Albany, New York, when a new customer came in. His name was Tom Bojarksi, a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation® technique, who told Dil about his work and travels in India and Nepal. Dil, who grew up in Nepal, immediately took to Tom and soon learned the TM® technique from him.
About the same time, Dil was preparing to attend college. He was looking for a university that combines academics with personal growth, and when he learned about MUM, he knew he had found it. Dil began the pre-integrative medicine track in the physiology and health department at MUM in 2013 and is graduating this June.
Dil has been fascinated with medicine since he was a child. Growing up in a remote village in Nepal, he experienced the suffering his mother and others experienced due to the scarce availability of health care. “I had a vision to be a doctor one day, but not for money,” he said. “I like helping people.”
To gain some valuable experience, Dil has been working as a phlebotomist at the Albany Medical Center during school breaks. He has drawn blood from over 2,000 patients so far. Dil’s goal is to become a general surgeon and incorporate Maharishi AyurVeda® into his practice.
Dil says the practice of the TM technique has been a game changer for him, so he was compelled to take the TM-Sidhi® course this past winter. “I started the TM-Sidhi program and right now I feel like I am making a quantum leap,” said Dil. “My consciousness has been growing a lot, and it has been a wonderful experience overall. TM has had a good impact on my health and my academics.”