People spoke to different aspects in the meditating community meeting at 
Phoenix Rising. Some people in the line at the open microphone spoke to the 
collapse of the Dome numbers in their experience saying things of regret that 
2,000 meditating together is way more than 200 to the effect.  Those particular 
policy problems related to the Dome numbers around the guidelines for Dome 
group meditation membership were not directly taken up or responded to at the 
Phoenix Rising meeting.  
 In the preliminary meetings leading up to the Phoenix Rising meeting it was 
summarily expressed that the leadership feels for the status quo, that people 
‘made promises’ and therefore should not be in the Domes for practicing other 
competing systems to MVS, and then it was qualified a little in the process of 
meeting to be more particularly around those who ‘work against’ the movement. 
Work in process.
 Also it seems there is a cultural disavowing inside that the ‘guidelines’ for 
being in the group meditation are neither punitive or disciplinary.  This needs 
a lot more conversation between factions. Leadership have not acknowledged that 
those being either studied and practiced in any astrology systems has anything 
to do with how people practice meditation. 
 That whole non-compete clause in the guidelines could stand to just be 
omitted. Invite those few who it effects freely back in to membership. That 
would be an important telegraph. 
 There is another preliminary working meeting tomorrow coming up on how to go 
forward with a communal process. 'Work in progress.'  


---In, <> wrote :

 Were these examples (e.g., people doing their own jyotish) brought up in the 
Phoenix Rising meeting?
 Rick Archer
 Buddha at the Gas Pump

 From: [] 
 Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:47 PM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Fairfield’s Crisis of Meditating Numbers in the 

 July 2017, no change in the ‘non-compete’ policies for Dome 
admission/membership.   Men’s Dome number was 193 a recent morning and 196 
<> wrote :
 E-mail responding to
 “Willing people not allowed in the Dome”..
 You know one of the very biggest issues now? That when someone is mistreated, 
they will not put it in an email. The admins and leadership needs emails now, 
for good reason. Otherwise it won't be believed, they have to have something in 
hand. It is not just fear of losing badge, it takes strength to deal with 
things like this, to write that email. I have been told dozens of times, 'No I 
won't send an email, I'm just going to let it go.' Then what can I do? 
 People have to be strong enough to lead the leaders.  
 Contact John Hagelin directly.
 Global Union of Scientists for Peace
 2000 Capital Boulevard
 Fairfield, IA 52556

<> wrote :
 Those guidelines of the ‘administrative state’ up there on campus and those 
Rajas who defend them have turned too many capable meditators out from the 
Domes. In the span of a few days after the communal meeting at Phoenix Rising I 
spoke separately with two long long time TM movement meditators who were 
administratively excluded from the Dome meditation for practicing jyotish 
astrology. Both exclaimed they would be there meditating if the guidelines were 
changed to omit the ‘non-compete clauses’ about people who practice jyotish, 
those guidelines that have nothing to do with their practice of ™.  A couple 
weeks ago there was a former MIU student back visiting who applying for a Dome 
badge the course office did an internet search about the person’s life, judged 
and told this person they would never be allowed in the Dome. Never? We need 
membership here and these people go out into the world and tell others what, 
about being excluded? 
 The narrative needs to change now. It is not enough to claim that things have 
changed when they have not. 

<> wrote :
 Maharishi once said that there will come a time when I’ll tell you to meditate 
on your own, but for now I want you do it in the domes.
 Rick Archer
 Buddha at the Gas Pump

 Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 5:03 AM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Fairfield’s Crisis of Me ditating Numbers in the 


 Insist all those in stopatya veda homes and on campus meditating in different 
places get back to meditating in the domes...  May take some presentation by 
Travis of the science to actually point out the value of proximity.    
Regenerate the power of numbers and proximity in meditation. Facilitating 11 
different program locations and encouraging people to just meditate at home was 
a formula in specialness and loss of communal cohesion.


<> wrote :
 Meditating attendees at the men’s Dome had a relatively large 
 ​YOY (year over year) ​
 June of 26 
 ​fewer men​
 per Program than last year. 
 Attendees at mediation in the women’s Dome had a very very large drop of 79 
per Program, yoy.

<> wrote :
 The ending of the “grant” program funding.
 Old meditators cut loose as
 the ™ movement readies to
 outsource US Meditation to India.
 The international ™ movement is announcing it will shift its funding resources 
away from propping the Dome group meditation in Iowa over to pundit programs in 
 Winding down the “Grant” program..
 Financial support for the Invincible America Assembly had been coming in 
substantial amounts donated monthly by Drs. Howard and Mickey Settle. About two 
years ago, the International ™ Movement took over most, then all, of the IAA 
Grant funding, and has now announced it will step down its contributions 
beginning in September, to 22% of the $90,000/month it has been giving, by this 
coming November. 

<> wrote :
 The movement should get out of the business of monitoring people.
 Myth: People dropped off or were cut from the Grant because there was not 
enough funds, due to Howard Settle's business situation. 
 Truth: Not one person was dropped from the Grant due to reduction in Settle 
funds in 2013. Every single person who re-applied went back on the Grant. Julie 
Anne, who handled the Grant checks, told me this herself. But the 100 person 
drop overnight, and 350 or more after that reduction, was primarilybecause of 
dislike or disapproval of the 'monitoring' system, and, the way that Bryan Lee 
et al conducted the lengthy highly formal meeting to introduce the 'monitoring' 
system (I had warned him what 'monitoring' would do, and also what that type of 
meeting would do, but was disregarded). It crippled Movement family and 
community feeling, what was left of that. 
 The reduction in attendance began ONE YEAR BEFORE the Settle funds were 
reduced. In August of 2012. Soon as 'monitoring' started, after 17 nearly 
consecutive higher months, our attendance fell through the floor, and went down 
12 consecutive months PRIOR TO the Settle fund reduction (then continued 
falling for 39 months after that, until 2 months up for October Surprise (then 
down 3 months in a row since then.
<> wrote :
 ‘Fixing’ the grant $ program and its monitoring? 
 That seems like.. 'putting Lipstick on a pig’.  

<> wrote :
 The Administrative State of monitoring..
 The coloring of consciousness with fear by effect of meditation-monitoring in 
physical observation is antithetical to 'effortless meditation' in creating 
stress to the innocence of the practice.
 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."
 This monitoring system is clearly in contrast to basic Program instructions 
about not being watched while meditating that are in our Checking Notes, and in 
Chapter VI Verse 10 of Maharishi's Gita. 
 This system has also been a dagger in the thigh of our Sidha community, 
already hurt by decades of authoritarian administration. There are mild to very 
hard feelings about it all over town among all those who know about it. It has 
put many people off the end of the diving board w the Movement, hurt our local 
community and Movement more than almost any single thing that has ever happened 
to it. 
 note what this 'monitoring' system involves - 
 A man up on the stage not meditating, watching each person, counting how many 
hops they take per Program, how many times they go to the bathroom, how many 
minutes they are gone, how many times they lie down to sleep, for how long each 
time, and when they enter and leave the day, to the minute, 
 and writing it all down as needed and entering it in a computer spreadsheet at 
night, then the record being reviewed by someone else, then if felt necessary 
someone who is too far from the Program being emailed anonymously, or asked to 
call an out of state phone # of someone they never heard of? 

<> wrote :
 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."

<> 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.    

<> 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 


 In appreciation and gratitude,


<> 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 


 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,



 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 


 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..


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