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“Every day as a result of practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique, I feel that I grow in self-confidence and inner stability and most importantly that I know myself better.”

– Amine Kouider, BA 2009, MA Film 2014

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Nearly 3,000 years ago, an inscription was carved into the entrance of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, in the mountains of central Greece: Know Thyself.

This is what MUM students do twice each day — dive within to the inner reservoir of happiness, energy, and intelligence, through the Transcendental Meditation technique and its advanced programs. These simple, powerful techniques for developing consciousness have their origin in the ancient Vedic tradition, the world’s oldest continuous tradition of knowledge, and were brought to light in the modern age by our founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Transcendental Meditation awakens the brain’s hidden reserves and stimulates the brain to function in a highly orderly and integrated manner. The more integrated one’s brain functioning, the greater one’s intelligence, creativity, and learning ability, as many studies have shown.

This transforms one’s life. Students develop higher states of consciousness — higher levels of human development.

By practicing these programs together in our Golden Domes, students are directly helping create permanent world peace and a sustainable world — without setting a foot off campus.

Everyone wants to be successful in life. Whether one is successful or not depends on the quality of one’s thoughts, speech, and action — and these in turn depend on the quality of one’s consciousness. Developing one’s consciousness is the most fundamental thing one can do to transform oneself into the person one wants to be and achieve maximum in life.

Directly Developing the Knower

The process of learning (in fact, every human experience) consists of three fundamental components — a knower, a known, and a process of knowing that links the knower with the known.

Modern education focuses almost entirely on the known — the information students are supposed to absorb. More recently modern education has begun to take the process of knowing into account — for example, in recognizing that different people have different learning styles.

But the knower has been missing from the equation. This is ironic, because the most critical component in learning is the quality of the learner’s consciousness. Are students wide awake and focused? Are they feeling stressed or anxious? Are they distracted or bored? These values determine the quality of learning much more than mere focus on “content,” the known.

At Maharishi University of Management, students directly develop themselves as knowers. By developing their consciousness, they increase their learning ability and improve their memory. They enhance their ability to see the big picture and to focus sharply. They increase their wakefulness, their alertness — and as Henry David Thoreau wrote, “To be awake is to be alive.” Above all they dramatically improve the functioning of their brain hardware. (Click here for more on the science.)

Accelerating the Progress

The twice-daily experience of transcending that students enjoy through their Transcendental Meditation practice rapidly develops their total creative potential.

Students can accelerate this process through an even more powerful practice, the TM-Sidhi program, including Yogic Flying. Like the TM technique, this advanced practice is simple, natural, and effortless — and it promotes even greater brain integration and accelerates growth of creativity, learning ability, physical health, and well-being.

“In consciousness-based education we develop our own infinite nature through transcendental meditation.  We also go beyond learning objective knowledge and use our subjective experience as an equal tool for gaining knowledge.  When I can find myself in the objective knowledge I am gaining an infinite relationship with it.”

Tabitha Sedgwick, BA class of 2016

 

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