FW: "..refer to Maharishi's Commentary on the Gita, where he states, inter alia, at VI: 10, "the feeling of someone being around him or watching him may impede the smoothness of the process of transcending."
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : At this point we should carry on without the movement doing the paying of people to meditate. That is just fraught with bad feeling. Parse that off to some other non-profit entity to figure out if it can be. Drop now the IAA and carry on with a WPA group meditation for those who can. The movement should simply just facilitate meditation and not try to run the social support program by monitoring people's lives. Let other parts of the meditating community figure that out. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : A Responding e-mail: Dr. Hagelin, I came to MIU in 1974 as a student. One of the best times of my life, I was inspired to become a teacher, moved here to raise children, etc. IF, MIU had had "monitoring"then, I'm sure I'd never have stayed in Fairfield. Honestly, the concept is weird and certainly not...spiritual. I stay because Fairfield is a mature and integrated spiritual community that supports me and that hopefully I contribute to. I do hope that some thought and consideration is given to the points about "monitoring". I'm sure none of this policy is your design but I'm inspired to write you. One would hope, that the understanding of the practice of meditation, i.e. that "control" doesn't work, could be applied in this instance. In appreciation and gratitude, ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : FW: Friends it is imperative that we all press Dr. Hagelin to put an end to monitoring in the Dome meditation. Monitoring as it has been done in the administrative state of the “grant” program and the Invincible America Assembly stands as a prime culprit in the undoing of our communal cohesion as a meditating community. There is an elite level of money and administrative apparatchiks in the movement community who are enamored of controlling people with punitive controls by monitoring meditation. Punitive monitoring of meditation is completely antithetical to what we stand on as the teaching of effortless meditation. It is time to put to put an end to the administrative state of the Invincible America Assembly. This is an extremely important time right now. As much as one can act right now, push this real concern about the group meditation here in Fairfield by contacting Dr. Hagelin now. Dr. Hagelin as Raja of America in the Global Country of World Peace, Director of Maharishi Foundation USA, and as President of Maharishi International University (MUM), Dr. Hagelin has the position to pull rank and remediate this locally. Ask him to take courage and right this predicament which is so fundamental to our innocent practice of meditation as a group. It is time to remove what has been a sutra of fear from the Dome community. Act now and share your feelings about this with Dr. Hagelin at, Contact, Write him Dr, John Hagelin, MUM President’s Office Leave a Phone Message Tell him: Dr. Hagelin,, Please dissolve all the Meditation Monitoring System(s) and get the movement out of all the business of monitoring people (students, faculty, grantees, citizens, old initiators/govs of TSR) and their meditations. The large principle here is that monitoring the way it has been done in the Domes is fundamentally antithetical to the effortless practice of meditation there. Tell this to Dr. Hagelin and anyone else who could help. For the community don’t lose this opportunity now to: Stop the ‘grant’ program right now as it is run. It is way too corrosive to the element of innocence and effortless meditation there. Let some other community group figure out how to support these few indigents who are meditating on the “long program” in the Domes. Everything should be done to support them but it is clearly time to get the movement out of the administration of the grant. The money and with its monitoring the grant has destroyed the whole coherence of what was the place. A substantial “principle of the 2nd element” towards correcting this is to completely skip trying to ‘solve’ the problem on the level of the problem but simply to stop having the movement run the ‘grant’ program as the Invincible America Assembly. There have been weeks-long ongoing considerations of this in small groups and meditating community committees including grantees, university, TSR, IAA and administrator members of the meditating community.. Summary links, open and scroll down.. The FairfieldLife forum can be read by the public without having to join as a group member, Fairfield’s Crisis of Meditator Numbers in the Dome https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g roups/FairfieldLife/conversati ons/messages/434720 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/434720?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Fairfield's Kodak Moment https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g roups/FairfieldLife/conversati ons/messages/434676 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/434676?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Why does it matter?.. In Statistical Truth, The Call to Spiritual Order,Rally Now to Meditation! https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g roups/FairfieldLife/conversati ons/messages/434677 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/434677?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Act now with the best of kind regards, ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : As an advocating force behind meditation monitoring, Raja Bob LoPinto, someone was saying LoPinto is not a TM teacher? Is that true? Minister of Finance and Planning: Raja Bob LoPinto Deputy Minister: Dr. Markus Gerber http://www.globalcountry.org/wp/ministries/ http://www.globalcountry.org/wp/ministries/ ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : e-mail asks, Is this more just a matter of principle? People choose not to be on these programs because they are monitored? It reaches in and affects the practice of meditation for those sitting in the domes? Spreadsheets of the long term attendance data and its graphs show empirically what has happened. The communal narratives certainly describe it. More recently in committee meetings other minds more versed in Vedic Science figured the ill effect of monitoring’s connection out. From cultivated Mother Divine and IAA alumni and those current on the grant programs evidently in report there is a fear and hurt that is put in people by the monitoring. All this taken together becomes compelling evidence that monitoring the way it is done is ‘deeply’ offending to the practice of meditation. The data shows there a need now for acknowledging the policy problem and remediating it. A more recent interview tells of someone intentionally working at throwing the observers off (during meditation) by constantly changing outward patterns during practice and the hopping performance so there is no trend to record. We found the same thing before in the couple of years of committee work prior to the former University President’s removal which also collected these narratives related to student (MSAE, MIU & MUM) experience. Same offending problem which then got identified as a policy problem and remediated. Work in progress. - ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : By e-mail: "They" actually do that??? Ie monitor meditation???? WTF What is this "physical monitoring"? Are they walking around checking to see if you're awake? Hopping? Money clearly is primary as a corrupting force in the ruin of the system here. Now, in an abundance of fear for my own Dome badge status I can neither confirm or deny here that there are monitors hired in both Domes to have their eyes open during meditation observing and making records of parameters of how the grantees meditate. That spreadsheets are made. That Grantees who are not productive within parameters as meditators are consulted with and may be dropped from the grant, so it is said. I can neither confirm or deny I have seen this. I do hear firsthand narratives of assembly meditators quitting the assembly no longer going to the dome meditation having disliked being followed to the toilets, being forced to hop for hours by guideline and such or harangued to give ‘number one’ experiences of meditating. Some broken hearted (energy system) demoralization from the experience. Qualitatively I can vouch that generally people are actually sitting up attending more to meditate now than before there was monitoring of the grant $. Possibly this one aspect of more people actually sitting up and meditating is a general benefit of the greater expectations in monitoring. Before the monitoring of the grant the meditating community with its Domes were well known for its TM sleepers “dosing for dollars”. Quite evidently there now is a lot more meditating going on per dollar granted for meditating than before but a spiritual hurt otherwise here has been great. Not like it used to be but the Domes even with their incredibly attrited numbers are still powerfully activated spiritual places to meditate. That a meditator would live in Fairfield and not go to the Dome meditation? God save the Domes. 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. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Dear Dr. Hagelin, Please Stop the grant program right now as it is run. It is way too corrosive to the element of innocence and effortless meditation here. Let some other community group figure out how to support these few indigents who are meditating on the “long program” in the Domes. Everything should be done to support them but it is clearly time to get the movement out of the administration of the grant. The money and its monitoring the grant has destroyed the whole coherence of what was the place. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : 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. May 7, 2017 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 facu (Message over 64 KB, truncated)