May 7, 2017
 Dear Einar and Mary Cathryn,
 Jai Guru Dev and warm greetings.
 I am writing today to alert you to a matter of great importance.
 In 2006, Maharishi personally created and organized our Invincible America 
Assembly (IAA), which has played a critical role in maintaining national 
coherence and world peace—a role that has never been more important than it is 
now.
 On Saturday, April 29th, Raja Raam, Dr. Bevan Morris and I met with a group of 
115 donors and other movement leaders (85 in person and 30 online) to discuss 
how we can maintain this indispensable component of our community.
 A brief review of the April 29th meeting for those who were not present:
 Bevan and I summarized the current situation: Two years ago Howard and Alice 
Settle, having donated more than $125m, found themselves no longer in a 
position to support the IAA Grantees, as much as they wanted to continue to do 
so. Since then, the International TM organization has been drawing upon global 
resources to support the IAA Grantees—but this was only a temporary and 
unsustainable stopgap. We must now urgently turn our attention to finding other 
ways to support our core Yogic flyers. Raja Raam welcomed donors and community 
leaders, emphasized the key importance of the IAA for the U.S. and for the 
world, and strongly upheld MUM and the IAA as the heart and soul of our 
community and of our entire country. Concerning our Maharishi Vedic Pandits in 
Maharishi Vedic City: It was agreed that the donors who have been supporting 
our precious MVC Pandits should continue their support, for which we are all 
very grateful. To add further Pandit support to America in what all agree is a 
critical time, International is creating large new groups of Maharishi Vedic 
Pandits in India, totaling between 1,000 and 1,331 in number—dedicated solely 
or primarily to bolstering coherence for the United States through Yoga and 
Yagya. This will be funded in part through our ongoing contributions to the 
National Yagya and Special Yagya programs, and with additional International 
support. 135 professional Sidhas flying 135 minutes everyday: Bob Markowitz 
emphasized that we have assembled a very precious resource in the form of 135 
dedicated full-time IAA participants who practice Yogic Flying for a minimum of 
135 minutes every day. Most of these are long-term “Heroes of the Movement” who 
have been doing this since Maharishi inaugurated the IAA in 2006, and who are 
now reporting profound experiences of higher states of consciousness—thus 
creating a sublime influence of sattwa and coherence for the US that absolutely 
must be maintained. He reminded us how Maharishi called in every day to the 
assembly, asking about our numbers and what we could possibly do to increase 
them. A number of valuable points were made and suggestions put forward by all 
those present. Examples of these include: charging a modest fee for use and 
maintenance of the domes that could help to provide support for our IAA 
grantees; establishing a temp and employment office/agency to help find 
remunerative employment for many of our IAA participants during their 
afternoons; providing our IAA participants with more affordable Vastu housing 
at the IdeaLife Campus; and even crowd-funding for world peace. Action Steps:
 All these ideas, taken together, offer some promise of making a significant 
contribution towards maintaining our 135 core IAA long-term rounders, and we 
are starting to implement them all. However, it was clear to us as a group that 
a steady stream of donations will play the largest role in supporting our 
Heroes of the IAA—including retiring MUM and MSAE faculty and full-time 
Governors from the field in their late 60’s who have come to Fairfield to 
dedicate themselves full-time to bolstering the core coherence of our community 
and our country.
 We were very gratified that some of our donors present immediately offered to 
increase their financial support for the IAA. If you too would like to begin 
donating to our precious Invincible America Assembly, please click here 
http://giving.mum.edu/giving-areas/invincible-america-yogic-flyers/. Yoga and 
Yagya are powerfully synergistic, and we must make sure that the Yoga aspect of 
sublime consciousness is powerfully maintained by supporting our Invincible 
America Assembly participants.
 Specifically, we must replace $90,000 in crucial monthly support formerly 
provided by the Settle Foundation. We have already achieved nearly $25,000 of 
this $90,000 through pledges from MUM and Maharishi Foundation, from 
anticipated dome badge revenues, and from ongoing International support. The 
remainder of our International / Settle Foundation support will start to wither 
on September 1, so we need to move forward swiftly, collectively.
 It was wonderful and heartening to see that all those who were gathered last 
week—from Raja Raam on down—were a united chorus of strong support for this 
project.
 All our beautiful long-term Yogic Flyers and IAA Heroes—and indeed our entire 
Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City community, heartily thank you for your 
support! And we warmly welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
 With fond wishes,
 John
 


 Mail FW:  
 Thank you Raja Hagelin, 
 

 Here are summary thoughts and suggestions, 
 

 There are always three basic levels or types of approaches
 

 Rishi - Consciousness-based
 

 Devata - People Management Based (including promotion)
 

 Chhandas - Money-Based 
 

 All three are valid. Although the Holy Tradition specializes in the 
consciousness-based approach to situations, the Tradition and Maharishi have 
always been holistically practical and sensitive to include all three 
approaches. 
 

 *** Approaching this situation only in terms of fund-raising (Chhandas) would 
be a big strategic mistake. So it was good to hear of ideas utilizing other 
approaches as well. They are equally crucial, and vastly accentuate success, 
especially in over time. We have all been taught most of our lives that money 
is a result of support of Nature. If money is less, it means support of Nature 
has for some reason become less. Support of Nature is obviously a function of 
a) attendance, and b) administration and liveliness of the IAA. So it is 
incumbent on us to ask ourselves why support is insufficient. There are very 
obvious reasons I have been sharing with ICG for years. The way IAA is now 
should not be taken as a given. 
 

 But for now, I will offer an estimate of possible income from Dome support 
revenue, to compare to the numbers you have run:
 

 Right now Domes are about 450 people coming (PM weekdays), about 42% lower 
than before 'monitoring' began in August, 2012. So far, this year attendance 
has not been increasing as it usually does in the Spring. So I would not 
recommend estimating higher. Yes, numbers will go higher with warmer weather, 
but then lower in winter. So using 450. 
 

 Bob ( ) said 135 on Grant, who will presumably not be paying into Dome 
contributions, but making a contribution, if any, by voluntarily taking less 
Grant. 
 

 450 minus 135 = 315 people attending now approximately not on Grant.
 

 Let's say the typical Dome contribution is set at a dollar per Program. That 
is the common suggested support request of designated Program halls I've heard 
of and experienced around the country, including in MVC.
 

 How many will stop coming? Every person I have heard has said a charge will be 
devastating to community morale, especially if it is not a part of a holistic 
inspiring uplifting progressive Plan (this is NOT just about money, because 
nothing is just about money - there are very real, practical reasons our 
attendance is down, and therefore support of Nature, and therefore finances). 
 

 If only a quarter of those not on Grant stop coming (many might probably start 
going to other halls?), that's about 80 Sidhas who would stop coming to the 
Domes = 235 Sidhas @ $60 each = $14,100/month. 
 

 But
 

 How much money will be lost by reducing participation? Based on your 
calculations of trillions or at least billions of dollars gained by the U.S. 
economy in the 2006 IAA attendance rise, you would be the one to calculate the 
loss of income from the reduced participation. This effect is INDIRECT in terms 
of reduced support of Nature from reduced participation. It has to be weighted. 
 

 This results in an imperative to use the Rishi and Devata levels of support in 
addition to the Chhandas approach, possibly in addition to the Dome Support 
contribution. 
 

 Personally I feel a Support Contribution by each participant is fair and 
reasonable in principle. It is common around the country for designated 
TM-Sidhi Program facilities. Grant Participants could have the same amount 
taken out of the amount they would otherwise receive.
 

 I would make the point, however, that I have been keenly assured by multiple 
devoted parties that the request for a Dome Support contribution should be a 
component of a holistic, uplifting, highly visible improvement and upgrade in 
many aspects of IAA and community relations that are crying for attention and a 
progressive attitude. You have done it and are dong it in the Centers. You are 
doing it at MUM. Now the Consciousness basis of the Centers and MUM and of the 
American economy is asking for your concerted time and attention. 
 

 As far as increasing attendance, it has been done before massively long-term, 
for 15 out of 17 months - between March, 2011 and July, 2012 when Grant 
'monitoring' began (the two lower months were only lower by a trace). So it can 
be done again, if certain evidence-based and widely known fundamental 
administrative principles are attended to. 
 

 'The Invincible America Assembly is the single most important thing in our 
world-wide Movement.' - Maharishi (I have been told, according to Raja Peter, 
to the ELI Summit in Vlodrop last summer)
 

 I have submitted many specific suggestions and can do so again if desired. 
What is needed is major, decisive, carefully considered, visible change and 
improvement, asap, a great deal of which can take place without the expenditure 
of one penny.
 

 Thank you again for your leadership in this Finance- Foundation initiative.
 

 Jai Guru Dev,




 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Succinct Action Steps for Dr. Hagelin to Engage
 

Group conversations and committee summaries: 
 Top of list: Re-articulate Communal Mission

 Dissolve all the Meditation Monitoring System(s). Get the movement out of all 
the biz of monitoring people (students, faculty, grantees, citizens, old 
initiators/govs of TSR) and their meditations.

 Dissolve the IAA grant program as it is currently.  Re-Start a World Peace 
Assembly for those who can.

 Shorten the morning and evening long program by letting attendees out of the 
Domes by 11:45am and 6:15pm so our meditators could be eating and networking in 
sync with the larger meditating community around them. Axe the time spent on 
the puja and the 10am ‘number one’ experience meeting in the middle of the 
morning meditation.
 Worst than just being spartan the grant program as it has been administered 
turns these people into renunciate sanyasis in our midsts.

 Stop the daily Puja Performance as part of the Dome meditation program

 Stop the 10:00am ‘number one experience’ sessions. Make that meeting now 
separate from the meditating of the group.


 Get the Dome WPA meditation down to two long programs for anyone who would 
take the time.

 Advocate largely for the larger group meditation by the practice of 
transcendent meditative experience along with the science, and not through 
disciplinary punitive means of judging or monitoring of practice while 
meditating, the level of fealty of faith or belief, or the individual lives of 
members.     

 Done.

 Q: They wonder, why are people not meditating together?

 A:Using our own communal technical Vedic Science nomenclature..  Monitoring 
lowered the group coherence and numbers meditating in Fairfield by 'tainting 
the wave function' of consciousness as the wave function of individual 
consciousness collapses in meditation(™).

 The coloring of consciousness with fear by effect of monitoring in physical 
observation is antithetical to meditation in creating stress to the innocence 
of the practice.

 It was the same complaint of students both at MSAE and MUM over being graded 
on their meditation practice by monitors and having that grade go in 
transcripts. The same complaint of the file-making on meditator’s private lives 
by ‘the administrative state’ of the ™ movement.   

 The monitoring needs to be decompressed to something else to help get back to 
increased levels of communal cohesion again.


 Towards Regaining Communal Critical Mass:

 Also, it is way past time to re-draft the national guidelines that regulate 
membership for inclusion in the group meditations.  There are way too many 
“non-compete” clauses that remain in the guidelines, still. Clauses that 
exclude capable meditators from the collective of the group meditations.  It is 
sinful what the Rajas have continued to abide in excluding people.

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 What has been allowed to happen with the Dome meditation numbers in Fairfield 
will be defining of how life in the local economy goes forward for Fairfield, 
Iowa. Remediation? There are meetings that have been ongoing the last weeks 
right now about this.  Everyone who lives in Fairfield should be concerned and 
vocal with the TM movement Trustees who let this happen. 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 This is a communal problem we have here in Fairfield, this is not a forlorn 
hope here in the community. This is a uniquely Fairfield and American ™ 
movement problem here. The challenge here is to get the ™ movement Trustees, 
the Raja and their own movement apparatchiks to behave themselves in a way that 
is actually helpful to the group numbers. 

Starting a some few weeks ago, after the removing of the former university 
President here, there have been ad hoc local meditator, university people, AND 
grantees of the Invincible America Assembly (IAA) sub-committee meetings on the 
unique problems of ™ meditating community in Fairfield. A week ago about 60 or 
80 select TM movement 'elite' people met on the problem. Of course that did not 
include the larger meditating community in Fairfield in direct push back. Work 
is in progress, as the road signs say.. 
 

 Q: They wonder, why are people not meditating together? 

 A:Using our own communal technical Vedic Science nomenclature..  Monitoring 
lowered the group coherence and numbers meditating in Fairfield by 'tainting 
the wave function' of consciousness as the wave function of individual 
consciousness collapses in meditation(™). 

 The coloring of consciousness with fear by effect of monitoring in physical 
observation is antithetical to meditation in creating stress to the innocence 
of the practice. 

 It was the same complaint of students both at MSAE and MUM over being graded 
on their meditation practice by monitors and having that grade go in 
transcripts. The same complaint of the file-making on meditator’s private lives 
by ‘the administrative state’ of the ™ movement.   

The monitoring needs to be decompressed to something else to help get back to 
increased levels of communal cohesion again. 

 

 yifuxero wriges:

 Probability assessment:  What's the probability that (in view of the results 
so far), that any tactic on your part or any expenditure of mental effort will 
result in an increase in the dome numbers?  If close to zero, why waste any 
time worrying about?

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 That we have got the separated and disenfranchised old ™ movement meditators 
here out sitting in Fairfield’s cafes and coffee shops during the group 
meditation times is bad enough but these Raja and the movement apparatchiks who 
defend the Raja standing in the way of remediating what obviously needs be done 
is itself counter-revolutionary. Quite evidently it is the Trustees, Raja and 
their apparatchiks themselves who need to be taken out and re-educated by the 
best of the science on the meissner-like effect of meditating in groups.  How 
could it have got so bad for the Dome meditation numbers? It is terrible how 
bad they have let the administrative state of it get and evidently keep at it 
by their inaction on what has become the status quo of decline. 
 


 Timeline Summary:

​March 2011 through July 2012   17 consecutive higher months YOY due to many 
projects to increase attendance (so there is a precedent for long-term 
attendance increase if fundamentals and certain projects are in place). ​​
 
 ​August 2012 through Sept 2016 - 50 consecutive lower months YOY, beginning 
suddenly from a specific cause (our continuing drop did not begin when the 
Grant was temporarily stopped one year later, it had already been going on for 
12 consecutive months). ​


Feb through June 2016 - Attendance up YOY in Women's Dome due to Festival of 
World Peace

 

 Oct and Nov 2016 - Attendance significantly up YOY due to October 
Surprise/'elections'


 Dec 2016 through Feb 2017 - Attendance a little lower in both Domes YOY


 March and April, 2017 - Attendance substantially lower YOY

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Magnanimity.  The TM movement Trustees and Rajas must come together on this to 
save the cohesion of the American meditating movement community here. Above all 
they need to be magnanimous right now.  The narrative is bad out there.  The 
Patterson-Morris administrative state of TM spent 37 years separating 
meditators from the American meditating movement. We cannot afford that now any 
longer. The trustees, Rajas of TM and movement apparatchiks must be magnanimous 
in facilitating our group meditations here now, by contrast.  
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 To make some budget, extracting money out of this they are thinking to 
institute fees, to support the what? The IAAssembly ‘grantees’ or Domes 
themselves? Fees of support of $30, 50, 100 a month on people who do meditate 
in the Domes.  
 

 FW:
"..just had a long talk,
 1. They both strongly oppose monitoring. she went off the Grant because of it.
 2. They both were 100% clear that attendance declined since August 2012, when 
monitoring began, and went down an even bigger drop further in August 2013 when 
the Grant was reorganized." 

 


 

 

 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 There is a crisis of leadership here at the top. 

 In our case here at the Dome the sheep herders mostly don't meditate in the 
group at the Domes.
 

 Communal Critical mass?
 

 It is way past time to re-draft the national guidelines that regulate 
membership for inclusion in the group meditations.  There are way too many 
“non-compete” clauses that remain in the guidelines, still. Clauses that 
exclude capable meditators from the collective of the group meditations.  It is 
sinful what the Rajas have continued to abide in excluding people. 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 
 Given all that we do know about the power of group meditation and what we do 
have here to facilitate a group in meditation we must have new and brilliant 
leadership on this now to wield the power of our group meditators meditating 
here. The leadership must move immediately from their narcissisms to 
magnanimity.  The status quo of 37 years spent separating people from the 
movement and the group meditation is not good enough.

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 
 
 It is terrible that the Trustees and Rajas and those who defend them have let 
it get so bad with the meditating numbers here. 
 
 It is time to overrule the fanatics and change the guidelines by extending the 
olive branch of membership back to those who have been separated from the 
movement during this late era of the Patterson-Morris administrative state of 
the USA movement. It is time for the ™ Rajas to collectively step up to the 
problem that was created in the US movement before and expect instead a healthy 
change towards expansion.
 
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Yep it seems a frightened flock of meditators now.
 A best thing you hope for as a sheep shepherd is a leader-sheep in the flock 
who has a steady eye with enough bravery and inner wisdom to gather up and lead 
a flock with you. 
 

 You look for the sheep with courage to step up and lead and then give them 
enough calmness and encouragement to come forward.  That part takes being a 
good human being in character.  Those guys of the Patterson-Morris 
administrative state of TM it seems clear now did not have what it takes to 
shepherd people, they probably should never have administrated anything.
 

 177 in the Dome the other morning. 

 Rajawilliamsmith wrote:

 Sheep herders lead from behind.
 

 

 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Only 179 in the Dome the other morning. 
 

 
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 It is time for a new policy of inclusion. The old adage is, “You can’t lead 
from behind”.  The ™ Rajas need to bravely get out front on this now. And,those 
Raja who can’t need to recuse themselves and get out of the way. 

 This part of culture change is going to take some extraordinary leadership by 
some brave Rajas to step in to position out in front of us all. ..Grant them 
strength.  
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 
 I appreciate your concern here but it would be an invasion of some people's 
privacy to go on about this here. The more important thing here in this subject 
thread is what cultural fiduciary position the TM Raja have with the TM 
movement. 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <wle...@aol.com> wrote :

 Please share with us as U may know what Rajas have left or become in active in 
our movement! Thanks in advance 4 this news
 
 
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