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10 Frequently Asked Questions About Transcendental Meditation

Interested in learning more about Transcendental Meditation, the technique that our students at Maharishi School practice twice daily integrated into their daily routine? Here are the topmeditation questions 10 most frequently asked questions about TM.

10 FAQ’s About TM

  1. What is Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural technique that involves silently repeating a mantra to achieve a state of restful awareness. It was introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1950s and has since gained global popularity for its effectiveness in promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

  1. How is Transcendental Meditation different from other meditation techniques?

Unlike other meditation practices, Transcendental Meditation doesn’t require intense concentration or control over thoughts. It is a simple technique that allows the mind to effortlessly settle into a state of deep restful awareness, distinct from common mindfulness or concentration-based methods.

  1. Do I need to have a specific belief system to practice TM?

One of the remarkable aspects of Transcendental Meditation is its universality. It is a secular practice, and individuals from all walks of life and belief systems can benefit from its positive effects. TM is not associated with any particular religion or philosophy.

  1. How long does a Transcendental Meditation session last?

Each TM session typically lasts for about 15-20 minutes, practiced twice a day. The brevity of the sessions makes it convenient for individuals to incorporate into their daily routines.

  1. Is it difficult to learn Transcendental Meditation?

Learning Transcendental Meditation involves attending a series of personalized one-on-one sessions with a certified TM instructor. The technique is easy to learn, and individuals of all ages can quickly grasp the fundamentals. Click here to learn TM today!

  1. Can anyone practice Transcendental Meditation?

Yes, anyone can practice Transcendental Meditation. It is suitable for people of all ages, backgrounds, and physical abilities. Whether you’re a busy professional, a student, or a retiree, TM can be adapted to your lifestyle.

  1. What are the benefits of practicing Transcendental Meditation?

Research has shown that Transcendental Meditation can have a wide range of benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved focus and creativity, enhanced overall well-being, and even better cardiovascular health. Many individuals report experiencing a greater sense of inner peace and happiness.

  1. How does Transcendental Meditation affect the brain?

Neuroscientific studies have revealed that regular practice of Transcendental Meditation is associated with changes in brain functioning. These changes include increased coherence in alpha brainwave patterns and improved connectivity between different regions of the brain, contributing to heightened cognitive abilities and emotional resilience.

  1. Can Transcendental Meditation be practiced by children?

Yes, children as young as five years old can learn and practice Transcendental Meditation. The technique has been shown to be beneficial for children in terms of improving focus, reducing stress, and promoting overall well-being.

  1. Is Transcendental Meditation a lifelong commitment?

While many individuals continue to practice Transcendental Meditation throughout their lives, it is not a binding commitment. People can choose to practice it consistently or intermittently based on their preferences and evolving life circumstances.

By answering these frequently asked questions, we hope to demystify this powerful technique and encourage those seeking a path to inner peace to explore the transformative benefits of Transcendental Meditation.

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5 Ways Meditation Heals Your Nervous System

As we navigate through the demands of daily life, our nervous system often bears the brunt of this relentless pressure. However,students meditate amidst the chaos, there exists a serene path to healing – Transcendental Meditation (TM). This ancient practice has been scientifically proven to offer profound benefits, particularly in restoring and revitalizing the nervous system.

What is Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, yet powerful technique that involves silently repeating a mantra, a specific sound or word, to achieve a state of restful alertness. Originating from ancient Vedic traditions, TM has garnered widespread attention in recent years for its transformative effects on stress reduction and overall well-being.

Healing Your Nervous System Through Transcendental Meditation

  1. Stress Reduction and Cortisol Levels: Transcendental Meditation has been linked to a significant reduction in stress and anxiety. As stress levels decrease, the production of cortisol, the stress hormone, also decreases. This reduction is pivotal in preventing chronic stress-related damage to the nervous system.
  2. Enhanced Brain Functionality: Scientific studies using neuroimaging techniques have shown that regular practice of TM results in increased coherence and integration of brain functioning. This enhanced connectivity positively impacts the regulation of emotions and stress responses, promoting overall nervous system health.
  3. Restorative Sleep: The practice of Transcendental Meditation has been associated with improved sleep quality. Restful sleep is crucial for the nervous system’s recovery and repair processes, allowing the body and mind to rejuvenate and prepare for the challenges of the day.
  4. Balancing the Autonomic Nervous System: TM has been shown to balance the autonomic nervous system, which comprises the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) branches. This balance is essential for maintaining homeostasis and ensuring the body’s ability to adapt to stressors.
  5. Reduction in Inflammatory Markers: Chronic stress can lead to inflammation, which is linked to various nervous system disorders. Studies have demonstrated that regular meditation, including Transcendental Meditation, can reduce inflammatory markers, contributing to a healthier nervous system.

At Maharishi School our students practice Transcendental Meditation twice daily as part of their school routine. This is how we help our students with stress management by addressing the root causes of stress and promoting profound physiological changes. Through our students regular practice of Transcendental Meditation they are able to rejuvenate their nervous system and have a more resilient, calm, and balanced life.

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Nurturing Young Minds for a Bright Future

Maharishi Preschool, a one-of-a-kind Consciousness-based school in Fairfield, Iowa, has been providing care for young children from across the globe since 1985. Our three cozy indoor classrooms and inviting outdoor space foster warmth, security, and a holistic, loving approach to early childhood education.

Meet our newest preschool teacher

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Eniko Reeder

Welcoming Eniko Reeder, founder and former director of Singing Cedars School, to our team! Eniko brings a wealth of experience in creating a healthy, harmonious learning environment. As a mentor and pedagogical advisor, she has influenced schools nationwide and abroad. Eniko teaches a morning class, contributes to program development, and guides teachers in professional development. She is also a certified practitioner and counselor of simplicity parenting.

There is plenty of time to be an adult, but we only get one childhood. We must preserve and
protect childhood and bring self-directed play back to center. Through play, the young child is building the foundation of their human experience. It’s where they learn about themselves and their relationship with the world. It’s up to our parents and teachers to honor this process and respectfully guide them in this very important task. If children feel respected, they will grow to be respectful, and for that we need to provide a place where they feel free to be
themselves and experience that the world is safe and good.”

Eniko Reeder

 

Consciousness-Based Curriculum

The heart of our curriculum is a set of 16 Consciousness-Based principles embedded in every corner of a child’s world (e.g., Water the Root to Enjoy the Fruit, The Nature of Life is to Grow, Rest and Activity are the Steps of Progress). These principles foster deep connections with the world, learned through practical experience rather than intellectual analysis. Every few weeks, one of these principles becomes the star, integrated into engaging activities like cooking, art, nature study, puppetry, stories, and song. And at age 4, we introduce a 5-minute walking children’s meditation technique, a simple practice enhancing focus and providing a quiet moment.

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In our toddler classroom, children learn and play both indoors and outdoors, surrounded by nature. This enriching setting, coupled with our developmentally appropriate curriculum, cultivates children’s cognitive and social skills. Our classroom provides a multilingual learning space, encouraging diverse exploration of language, arts, and culture. Children joyfully take on responsibilities, leading activities with enthusiasm. Together, we create a close-knit family that treasures exploration, collaboration, and creativity.”

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Daily, Weekly, and Seasonal Rhythm

preschoolMaharishi Preschool follows a daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythm that helps children to feel safe and nurtured. Nourish the inner life, nourish the outer life. This is the rhythm of a Consciousness-based curriculum with the youngest preschoolers. Rhythm creates security and inspires healthy habits.

The children’s’ outer rhythm can be expressed through a period of free play outside with their teachers reflecting a loving presence. The children are free to play, to demonstrate their capabilities without direct guidance or adult interference, to feel the sun’s warmth or the crunchy snow beneath their feet, to make sense and joy of the world in their own unique way.

Then they return to the classroom. The children may gather for circle time, for a story to be read or a song to be sung, to hold onto their inner imaginations, to come together peacefully to enjoy snack time together. A natural flow carries them from one activity to thepreschool next.

The children learn to know the days of the week by the snack or activity of the day—whether it be Soup Day or Oatmeal Day, Painting Day, or Bread Making Day. There is predictability and consistency, which helps foster a sense of comfort and security within the children. Each season is celebrated in a way that provides the child with coming events to look forward to.

At Maharishi Preschool, our philosophy is for teachers to be loving and kind and care deeply for each child. This deep
understanding nurtures the heart and mind of each child, as they are guided through the day, through the week, and
through the season, with care and gentleness.

Click here to join us on this harmonious journey of growth and discovery at Maharishi Preschool.

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Pioneers Boys Defeat Keokuk — 8-1

Tennis Coach Steve Briggs Reports

The Maharishi Pioneers boys tennis team won convincingly against Keokuk, extending their record to 6-0 for the season.maharishi school tennis

The only loss the Pioneers suffered was due to injury. Playing his first match at #1, Zak Askar injured his ankle at the end of the opening set, which he lost 7-5 to Spanish exchange student, Ivan Lopex. The Keokuk #1 is one of the best players in Southeast Iowa. The extent of Zak’s injury isn’t known, but we hope he’s back on court soon.
#1 doubles provided plenty of excitement. With Zak watching from the bleachers, Polo and Jayanta moved into #1 doubles slot where they faced Lopez and Worster. At 7-7, the Pioneer duo lifted their play to seal the win 9-7. Polo served a strong game at 7 all and came up with the shot of the match in the final game to help secure the win.
“As a coach I pay attention to how the boys handle pressure. Pressure is a fact of life in every sport and the boys are getting familiar with the challenging thoughts and emotions that surface in a close match,” explained Coach Briggs. “Conquering the nerves is a major step toward becoming a top level player.”

Congratulations to Polo Altynski-Ross for being selected as Pioneer Player of the Match. 

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Our Alumni Are Everywhere!

How Our School’s Alumni Are Serving Throughout the Many Global TM Organizations

Look anywhere among the young teachers and administrators of the TM organization and you will find Maharishi Schoolalumni in front of school alumni. Whether as teachers, accountants, or digital marketing experts, they have played an indispensable role in bringing Consciousness-Based technologies to the world. Maharishi School alumni have held important positions in all of the following TM organizations and institutions:

• Maharishi School
• Maharishi International University
• David Lynch Foundation
• Maharishi Foundation
• Mother Divine and Purusha
• Maharishi Invincibility Institute,
South Africa
• Maharishi European Research
University, the Netherlands

And nearly all the alumni featured here continued their education at Maharishi International University. We’ll let them tell their own stories.

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Gyan, Hilary, and Genevra

Maharishi School helped me to discover who I was and what I wanted out of life. As a result, I was fearless in my approach to
exploring the world when I graduated.
Annie Falk Blecher

The following is only a small sample of the many extraordinary Maharishi School alumni who are working for TM organizations.eliana maharishi school alumni

Eliana Freeman (1999):

As an accountant at the Maharishi Foundation, I enjoy utilizing all my lessons from my time at Maharishi School—but especially the critical thinking I developed through studying the Science of Creative Intelligence. At the Maharishi Foundation, I enjoy the sense of community. Even more than that, though, I appreciate the overall kindness and mutual respect shared throughout the TM organization.

Gyan Shrosbree (1992), Genevra (Daley) Bell (2005), and Hilary Nelson (2003):

These three alumni are all teaching in the MIU Art Department. Gyan comments, “Maharishi School encourages and cultivates creativity and individuality. The small community allows students to be seen and to shine. This kind of confidence building from an early age is helpful in life and a good platform to draw from in working with students.”

Sarah Sica (2002):

sarah sica alumniSarah is Director of Programs for the David Lynch Foundation in New York City. “I feel lucky that my parents decided to move
to Fairfield so that my sister and I could attend Maharishi School. I loved being able to do asanas, pranayama, and TM twice a day with the rest of the School and that every subject was always connected back to our Self, and universal principles were seen across disciplines. As a TM Teacher, it’s gratifying to see people feeling better within just a few days of learning the technique. It’s such a simple and empowering tool to allow someone to connect with themselves again and lower the wide range of symptoms of stress. I feel grateful to have been able to do this work with the David Lynch Foundation these past eight years.”

Owen Blake (2008):

maharishi school alumniOwen is a Performance Coach for professional e-sport teams, teaching TM and a Consciousness-Based methodology for highest performance. He is researching the effects of TM on professional e-sport athletes for his PhD. “Attending the Maharishi School exposed me to so much knowledge about life and well-being that just isn’t readily available elsewhere. There
is a level of familiarity and comfort with Maharishi’s technologies of consciousness which helped me immensely as a teacher of the TM technique. This knowledge helps me live my life in a healthier and happier way and allows me to lead by example when teaching the TM technique.”

Kennidy Stood (2012):young alumni maharishi school

Kennidy taught TM in Los Angeles schools for the David Lynch Foundation. “Maharishi School gave me a strong foundation for practicing my own self-care and self-reflection, be it through TM or other tools I picked up along the way. This has helped me stay grounded and curious throughout my personal and TM-teaching journeys. Teaching through the David Lynch Foundation gave me the joy of connecting with some amazing school communities while also sharing TM and the perspective and calm it has brought me.”

Jeremy and Tasha Blitz-Jones
(1999):

Jeremy is a leadership coach and strategy consultant. Tasha is focused on teacher education and building a professional learning community of schools with TM programs. They teach TM in schools, companies, hospitals, and local TM centers.
maharishi school alumniTasha: “Maharishi School provided me with many years to familiarize myself with the experience of transcending and gain an understanding that consciousness is a primary paradigm. “ Jeremy: “Even though I’ve been practicing TM for over twenty years, the experience of teaching people TM continues to inspire me. People consistently report improvement in their ability to focus and an overall improvement in their quality of life. I am grateful to be able to share TM with others as part of my work.”

 

 

Annie Falk Blecher (2001):

Annie manages the business development for Community & Individual Development Association and the Maharishi Invincibility Institute in South Africa. She was previously based in Beijing and San Francisco with theCenter for Wellness & Achievement in Education, Stress-Free Schools, and the David Lynch Foundation. In 2005, Annie completed her BA in
Digital Media and her MBA in 2014 from MIU. She is a certified teacher of the TM technique.“Maharishi School teaches young people to believe in themselves. It helped me discover who I am and what I wanted out of life. As a result, I was fearless in my approach to exploring the world when I graduated. This helped to build my character, taught me how to solve problems, and prepared me to tackle new challenges in the workplace. The education at Maharishi School instilled in me the love of lifelong learning, a solution oriented mindset, and an insatiable interest in achieving the highest. Now I help provide this unique form of Consciousness-Based education for unemployed youth at the university level, and soon at preschool and high school levels starting early in 2022. It is deeply fulfilling to work with the TM organization in South Africa and contribute to the real transformation in other young people and ultimately in the whole nation over time.”

 

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Private School Students that Do Yoga

Yoga Asanas

At Maharishi School the underlying message in all we do for and with our students is this: everything you need to succeed is alreadymaharishi school student doing yoga inside of you. Teaching students yoga and meditate is an integral part of this curriculum; these tools will serve them for a lifetime.

Twice a day, every day, Maharishi School students practice their yoga asanas, then settle down to meditate for ten to fifteen minutes before heading back into the activities of the day. In addition to physical stretching and toning, asanas are an excellent way for kids to relieve stress. Yoga helps students to be more aware of their breath, and how breathing in different ways can enliven or relax the physiology. It improves balance, coordination, and posture. Yoga brings awareness and energy to every part of the body and teaches kids how to relax and recharge by tuning in to themselves.

Students leave yoga and meditation settled and focused. Maharishi School teachers and staff also do asanas and meditate, which prepares them to give their best to their students each day.

 

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Boarding School that Teaches Meditation

Transcendental Meditation

To transcend, by definition, means to go beyond human limitations and to break boundaries. At Maharishi School, we teach you aA Maharishi School student practices Transcendental Meditation in Fairfield, Iowa. Photo credit Fotoveda. not feeling stressed meditation technique to break internal boundaries and to sink deep into yourself, to tap into your essence and live in a state of flow. Here, we believe that all parts of ourselves should be developed – the body, mind, heart and consciousness, and therefore the practice of TM® is required for all students. Our school day starts and ends with a few minutes of the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique.

Meditation Reduces Stress

When stress begins to melt away, that’s when the real self begins to emerge. At Maharishi School, we believe change begins within and we give you the tools needed to beat stress. We teach you how to transcend turbulence and to access that rich reservoir that is at the deepest level within.

TM® is a simple technique that is easily taught through one-on-one instruction by a certified teacher. It’s not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle. More than 340 scientific studies have been published in leading journals showing its efficacy in all areas of physical and mental health. It’s garnered the praise of distinguished institutions like the National Health Institute, American Psychological Association, University of Michigan, and American University.

To learn more, visit www.TM.org.

 

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Alumni Spotlight: Owen Blake

What is Maharishi School alumni Owen Blake up to?

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Owen Blake

When catching up with Maharishi School alumni I often find them in very diverse career paths, from designing life saving technology , to creating a new venture capital start-up company, our alumni are doing great things.

One of those who are on the entrepreneurial scene is Maharishi School alumni Owen Blake. I had the chance to interview him and find how the fascinating world of esports and transcendental meditation merge.

Owen can you tell us a little bit about your background growing up in Iowa and  attending Maharishi School? Where did you go to college after high school and what led you to the work that you are currently doing now? 

I was born in Fairfield, and I mostly grew up here. I home schooled until 8th grade, then I came to Maharishi School, graduating in 2008. After high school I decided to attend MIU in the Media and Communications department, focusing on recording music and composing for movies. I briefly transferred to St. Ambrose University to pursue my basketball and piano dreams, but ultimately it wasn’t for me so I came back to MIU, graduating in 2012. 

Video games have always been a hobby of mine. I enjoy the competition, the challenge and strategy, and the social element of playing with friends and family. Video games were also an important way for me to stay in touch with my Dad as he didn’t always live nearby. I’ve followed the emergence of the esports industry and watched as it’s continued to exponentially grow in size and influence. I see

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Misfits competing on stage in the European League of Legends Championship League

a very bright future for esports as more and more generations are looking to esports and video game culture for entertainment, recreation, and competition. In the US, esports have recently exploded all over Universities with some offering esport scholarships and many creating esport “arenas” or venues for students to compete and have fun together playing video games.

Another interest of mine is giving back to others the gift I’ve received from Maharishi’s knowledge and technologies. I feel so much personal growth and benefits from studying Maharishi Vedic Science and practicing the Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi Program, and I enjoy sharing that knowledge. Most importantly, I feel like the knowledge and experiences have helped me become a better person and perform at a higher level which is how it connects to performance, sports, and esports. 

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Misfits taking a bow after winning a match

I realized I could combine two of my interests in life, esports and Maharishi Vedic Science, to bring something very valuable on many levels to esport athletes and through them to current and future generations. After completing my Masters in Maharishi Vedic Science from MIU and teaching at the Maharishi School for a year I decided to pursue my PhD in MVS from MIU and investigate if the TM technique could be a useful tool for esport athletes. 

In 2020 I went to Berlin to teach TM and collect data for my research. I was later offered to return as the Performance Coach for Misfits Gaming’s League of Legends team. This position would put me in charge of everything “outside” of the game from diet and exercise to team togetherness and mental and emotional coaching. This position allowed me to continue collecting data while also expanding my role with the team.

I decided to team up with Ruben Yepes Sanchez, a former professional football (soccer) player from Spain who has developed a Consciousness-Based Sports Methodology based entirely on Maharishi Vedic Science. Ruben and I attended our TM-Teacher Training Course together in 2013 and even at that time discussed working together to bring TM and Maharishi’s knowledge to sports and esports. We teamed up on this project to test the application of the Consciousness-Based Sports Methodology for esports and gauge the effectiveness in this new industry. Our season was a major success as we finished one game behind 1st place and nearly qualified for the World’s Championship tournament.

How would you describe your business for people who have never heard of esports before?

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Misfits Coaching Staff

Esports are video games that are played professionally. All esports are video games, but not all video games are esports. Some video games are more enjoyable to watch and are more skill-based which leads them to more often be considered esports. Esports can be watched online or in-person and can draw massive audiences, even exceeding traditional sporting events.

There are many different esports that each draw a variety of public interest. The video game that my team plays is called League of Legends and it is generally considered the biggest esport in the world. Last year in the global finals the viewership peaked at almost 4 million concurrent viewers. 

Ruben and I’s business applies the knowledge and techniques of Maharishi’s Vedic Science to help esport teams and players reach their peak performance in a stress free way. We help align a team or an individual with their highest purpose, connecting them with the Laws of Nature so their actions are effortless and maximally effective. We will be expanding our offerings in the next season and are looking for investors to help us bring this Consciousness-Based Methodology to more esports and traditional sport teams.

What drives your passion for the work you are doing in the area of Esports?

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Misfits players practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique

I think there are a lot of interests and personal qualities that combine to create my passion for what I’m doing. I’m very passionate about human development, I love working with younger people, I’m very competitive and love to be involved with sports. I enjoy esports and think they will continue to grow and develop, and I really feel fulfilled applying Maharishi’s knowledge into a new and exciting industry. This project feels like my contribution to the world and my way of giving back for all the personal blessings I’ve received in my life

How do you feel your education at Maharishi School has informed the work you’re doing today?

Maharishi School is the only school in the world which could have prepared me for what I’m doing today. Maharishi School taught me, through knowledge and experience, the power of consciousness for human development and performance. Through my unique education at the Maharishi School I was able to understand foundational principles of life and apply them to an exciting industry, in the process creating a dream job and opening up the possibility of forever changing the esport industry.

I will be forever grateful for the knowledge taught here at the Maharishi School and continue to use it for my own development and the development of my clients.

 

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Top 10 Benefits of Living in a Small Town

Why we love a small town vibe

Maharishi School is located in Fairfield, Iowa. It’s a tiny town of 10,000 nestled among small benefits of small townfields of corn. But don’t let the size fool you. We have a vibrant startup community that includes 400 small businesses that provide jobs to 3,000 people. Many business owners and leaders are alumni from our school and they have raised a combined $200 million in venture capital. Let me tell you some of the benefits that living in a small town can offer you.

Top 10 benefits of living in a small town

  1. Less Crime: Statistically speaking there are less crimes in smaller towns.
  2. No Traffic: Because the population is so small, you can say goodbye to rush hour! Also you don’t have to drive everywhere because many places are within walking distance.
  3. Strong Community: In a small town, most people know each other either directly or indirectly, which gives a sense of belonging.
  4. Cost of Living is Less:  You can rent an entire house for the price of a tiny studio apartment in a big city! In addition the price of groceries, services, and gas is cheaper in a small town.
  5. Community Involvement: Fairfield has residents that are big believers in giving back to the community and Fairfield’s Jefferson County ranks fifth among all U.S. counties in per-capita charitable contributions.
  6. You Can See the Stars: A small town means no light pollution because there are no skyscrapers, large neon signs, or big stores to block out the light.
  7. Family Run Business: It is not unlikely in Fairfield that a friend of your friend owns a cafe, or is opening a new restaurant on the town square. Many of the businesses you go into are owned and run by local families.
  8. Locally sourced food-Our town has a deep commitment to sustainability. This has led to a boost in organic farming which allows us to offer fresh farm-to-table food at Maharishi School and has made Fairfield, Iowa the 5th largest market for organic foods in the country.
  9. Farmers Markets- Fairfield hosts weekly Farmers Market during May through October. Vendors offer locally grown produce, as well as baked goods and a large selection of handmade arts and crafts.
  10. Safety- Small towns, especially Fairfield, give the residents an overall feeling of safety. Fairfield is ranked #14 in Iowa’s Safest Cities.

Why should you move to our small town?

Buzzfeed calls Fairfield one of “11 Coolest Small Cities It’s Time To Road Trip To.” Named one of America’s best small towns to visit by Smithsonian Magazine, Fairfield is big on culture and thriving on creativity. Meditation is fuel for creativity and this has led to some truly amazing accomplishments.

One of those accomplishments includes the Fairfield Go-Green Sustainability Commission which started in 2009. It’s a community-wide plan to incorporate sustainable practices benefits of a small town solar powered energythroughout the city that has resulted in many all-green buildings, and huge impacts in the areas of energy, transportation, and infrastructure. Fairfield has one of America’s largest concentrations of solar homes. For example, our EcoVillage is a community of permaculture homes that run completely on solar and wind power.

Having the option to enroll your children in the Maharishi School is reason enough to move! In October 2011, Oprah Winfrey visited Maharishi School and Fairfield to film an episode for “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”

oprah benefits of meditationAfter this experience Oprah wrote in her OWN blog, “TM teachers have taught everyone in my company who wanted to learn how to meditate. The results have been awesome. Better sleep. Improved relationships with spouses, children, coworkers. Some people who once suffered migraines don’t anymore. Greater productivity and creativity all around.”

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/health/oprah-on-stillness-and-meditation-oprah-visits-fairfield-iowa#ixzz6Fqs0U43z

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Maharishi School: Our Mission and Core Values

What is our mission at Maharishi School?

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Our mission is to create an innovative Consciousness-Based educational environment where students can think deeply and become creative, compassionate,  contributing citizens of the world. At Maharishi School, the foundation of our college preparatory program is optimal alertness. Our philosophy is that through knowledge of the self, comes knowledge of all subject matters. Through our unique program that is part theory, part practice, students learn to operate from a place of center. They learn how to imbue life with stillness, self-awareness, and presence. This lays the foundation for academic success and prepares students for all areas of life after High School. Our goal is to help our students be the best version of themselves—starting with knowing who they are. Through our strong core values we are able to accomplish this goal.

What are the core values at Maharishi School?

·         RESPECTIn our words and action, we treat others with the respect we want and expect.  core values respect
·         RESPONSIBILITYWe accept responsibility for our own thoughts, words, and actions. core values responsibility
·         SERVICEWe seek ways to serve others and to be good stewards of our environment.core values service
·         SOLUTIONSWhenever confronted by challenges or problems, we seek creative solutions. “Don’t agonize, organize.”  graduation students gain core values
·         TRANSCENDENCEOur daily practice of Transcendental Meditation builds depth in our thinking and provides the support of Natural Law to fulfill our goals, desires, and Core Values.maharishi school students meditating transcendence

Our mission and core values give us the Maharishi School edge:

 

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