In the meagre Dome meditation numbers an alarming trend is a number of retired people of the old Fairfield meditating community with inherited or earned resources who have sold their houses and moved away with their checkbooks. And some long time movement meditators recently moving/retiring to Fairfield with retirement resources and then moving out and selling their Fairfield house because the Dome/movement community experience was so stale.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : from e-mail: My overall feeling is that the log jam at TM if released will free an enormous good to the world, to this country, and to individuals. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Hagelin is pretty sensible about facts and data and policy in steering this. The communities of the institutions are a lot of work in (human) process. I wish him well and the best of fortune for all of us in this. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : The deal now is that no one at the top of the org can rule simply by decree. Bevan was de-fanged by moving him over. The ™ movement now after Maharishi is something of 'democratic-corporate' ruled by boards of trustees, the equivalent of executive VP’s (Raja?) and then a class of powerful administrative apparatchiks. Maharishi did not leave a guru behind him. Anyone in leadership has to bring people who are around them along on policy. There are people and coalitions at all levels with different feelings and interests in all of this. In a spectrum of formed values (culture) it is sort of like you have tru-believer devotee or faith-based types who fundamentally are not wont to change anything bound by a fear of losing 'the purity of the teaching' and then effective practitioners who hope to have things work out for good reasons and there are folks in the scale in flux in between. And, they all now are constrained very much more by the reality of budgets and numbers and performance. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Thanks, this is an interesting note to the problems at hand in meditating Fairfield, Iowa. I feel a similar way about publishing the admin guidelines for people being in the Domes. The guidelines ought to be on a web page where they can be read. It is an opportunity to be clear about our mission that way. One would think that if they can’t be shared then something must be wrong with them. But there is a cautious element at the upper levels who have some PTS around sharing anything for fear that ‘negative people’ will use any information given out against the movement. This is an old wound that makes some immobile on opening financials or the guidelines. Certainly there are people and some groups out there who actively work against TM. Though in orgs that I have been where opaque numbers and processes get opened and shared then everyone looks at them and sees what needs to be done with a whole lot better effectiveness and feeling about things. To go forwards the narrative actively needs to be changed around TM on these things. That is always my recommend to the powers that Be on this. I’ll forward this thread for their review too. FFL is always useful this way. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : From E-mail: Doug, It appears, from the video Hagelin made for the national group meditation in which he mentioned repeatedly that you were sitting right in front of him, that you have his ear. I suggest you remind him that he supported objective and open standards for inclusion in presidential debates during his NLP years. In the same way, the Sidha community should be subject to objective and open standards with respect to inclusion in the dome, and anyone who is denied access should have an appeals process available. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Community Justice Panels (RJP’s) in Action However, they differ from other restorative practice in that they are generally wholly staffed by community volunteers. A 'Local' Response to Community Problems? A Critique of Community Justice Panels A key characteristic of the CJP process itself is that all participants are given the opportunity to speak about the incident, how it occurred, the impact as well as the consequences that it has had. 4 Usually the offender speaks first so that the circumstances around the incident can be heard. The victim is then able to share his/her experience, to ask the offender questions and suggest ways in which the harm could be repaired. At the end of the meeting an agreement is drawn up, with all parties having a say in the content, 5 which outlines the activities the offender is required to carry out and the timeframe in which it needs to be completed. Activities may include a direct gesture such as mending broken property, providing financial recompense, writing a letter of apology to the victim,staying away from a particular area/person, or an indirect gesture such as community =.. Fourth, the term community tends to conjure up positive images of support and care and something that needs to be recovered to repair the moral fabric of society. However, this rosy view of what community offers and what it can achieve often glosses over the potential negative attitudes and responses that communities may harbour and a lack of contact and knowledge between individuals who make up those communities. Certainly in larger cities and towns this becomes more problematic as community membership is often more transient and diverse. Even where communities are smaller and may have more developed links such as within Aboriginal communities, problems still arise. Dickson-Gilmore and La Prairie (2005) and VALS (2004) highlight that many young people within these communities have often experienced sexual and physical violence at the hands ofcare givers and older community members, so relying on and involving these individuals may undermine the perceived legitimacy and thus impact of the process. http://restorativejustice.org/rj-library/a-local-response-to-community-problems-a-critique-of-community-justice-panels/12353/ ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : To help increase acceptance of the meditating community in Fairfield to the Dome meditation, could we open an emergency edit of the National Guidelines for group meditations and the Domes and strike those 'non-compete' clauses around people practicing or promoting other systems of non-Maharishi jyotish/astrology? An edit was done previously around the exclusion of people teaching non-Maharishi Yoga. This month now let us strike the non-compete language and stop holding the ‘Dome Badge’ over a meditating community as a primary means to discipling a workforce (the re-certs) otherwise. Put the disciplining of movement employees otherwise over to human resource people or the legal department. The blanket ‘non-compete' clauses using the Dome badge as a preferred weapon to interface with the community are needlessly antagonizing to the larger mission of our having a substantial communal group meditation in Fairfield. Right now let us move at least on letting/inviting our avid jyotish practicing/promoting alumni of the movement back in the Dome with the rest of us who would practice ™ and the ™-Sidhis there. This would be a major telegraph to the community that something has changed. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Coffee haus satsanga notes: The meditating community here needs acknowledgment, appreciation, gratitude, and sympathy. Don’t just feed the mind with ‘knowledge’ meetings. Meditators here also go to saints there because they feel better there. The ‘feel good’ was lost in the TM community because of the virulent TM culture of demeaning, patronizing, shady dealings. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Responding, For those on fixed incomes.. offer MVVTechnologies and Punchakarma at an affordable price.. when most are on social security at $900 or so month, if that… there is no discretionary income left over.. It certainly is bad Karma to let our brothers and sister die early.. or get sick. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Notes from the meditating FF Cafe Satsanga: "You need a lot more smaller working meetings with conscious people of the community. Not more big top-down podium table meetings. People who are active in life here are not going to come to a top-down podium meeting where the microphone is open in the way that happens in Fairfield meditating public meetings that reinforce a top-down patriarchy. That is tired and boring and people who are about life are not going to go there." "They are terrified about losing control of some vedic idea." "Meditators effectively making life in Fairfield are about their business and lives and less likely to show up at a meeting with people who do not have personal filters. They (leadership) should meet with people here who are about it doing community life." "The movement has long shut the door on being included in the broader sense into a dynamic inclusive community that is meditating Fairfield. The people who are making community happen were out of town that week visiting Ammachi. The admin will make their conclusions about what is not in their own minds from that?" "..It is not about ™, we all grew up here and made lives. The campus is tangential to life in Fairfield." ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : FW: Wake things up, open a starbucks outside the dome in the am.. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Increasing Means of support: FW: Buy on Amazon, Ebay = Donate to the Meditation Assembly An average of 5% of any purchase on Amazon, Ebay, and 250 other online stores will go the Invincible America meditation Assembly if you go to the following website (brightFutureNews.com) and click the green bar in order to go to the store you want: https://brightfuturenews.com/s hops?a=cipek https://brightfuturenews.com/shops?a=cipek Just click on the above link, then click on the green bar to shop, and choose among 250 shops, including Amazon, Ebay, and hundreds of other online stores. 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Thank you very very much for helping move the Invincible America Assembly forward to create a bright future for us all. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : FW: Start a Fairfield outreach program to get people here meditating again. Through course offerings and incentives to stay here like free or almost free continuing ed courses and university courses.. My old college still offers that to Alums..besides getting free box seats at the Cleveland orchestra.. yesss.... ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : from e-mail: BTW Dr. Nader told me that he would consider a course in fairfield at a cheap rate. ..suggest a big course , with Dr. Nader giving out to us all, over period of 2 or 3 weeks daily in the dome his course or part of it before or after we do tm..etc.. Along with that.. or after a big course of us tsr invite others of our celebs promoting superradience. Is it still impt. .?? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : e-mail: Invite tsr and alumni retirees to help on projects.. this brings people together for a common cause.. feste37 wrote: am so glad there is hope! Actually, the meeting in Phoenix Hall was quite good. I assume you did not go. Salsunshineiniowa: No, I didn’t even know about it. Supposedly there were flyers up all over, but I guess not where I shop. There was scarcely a necktie in sight, and only a few Jai Guru Devs (which I suspect drive you crazy) were uttered. Hagelin even admitted that when he took over leadership of the movement, it was a "mess" regarding TM instruction. The fee was too high and no one was learning. Since then the fee has been lowered and initiations have gone up. What’s it lowered to? Let me guess…it’s still way too high. It must be the first time in history that a TM movement leader has admitted that anything at all in the movement was "a mess.” ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Mail: To bring our community together again one of the challenges of getting an extended huge group meditation together is sustainability. We do have 1500 or more sidhas in town to accomplish that. The trick is getting them back. We had some success in getting some friends interested in coming back but need more of them to come, and we need help from the University. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : e-mail: We are supposed to be a family.. Pops talks to the whole family not just the favorite sons or favored daughter... The admin needs to do this. Meet with people of the community. Not just one evening but several.. FW: ..we also need continued access to admin to change things. For helping out, to gripe. etc. on a weekly or ongoing basis.. Sometimes it takes a lot of venting then people come around.. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : From e-mail: More meetings to solve issues should include tsr (town-super-radiance) members. or have meetings exclusively of tsr, Rich, working and poor who make their lives here, mixing with capable Trustees. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Some people are still here for altruistic reasons and are yet interested in the process of making something happen. People who are contentious and by nature uneasy or impatient with process likely may go crazy having to listen in on the process. The folks who feel their big contribution is to tell why it won’t work? They get sidelined by effective people who volunteer working on things. Civics seems a skill set. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <salsunshineini...@gmail.com> wrote : They do need people and are starting the process to collaborate. Collaborate? How many times. have we heard this now? They’ve been having meetings like this for decades now, nearly every time something awful happens and they need to put on a false show of reassurance. You do know what the definition of insanity is, right, Doug? All they need is someone else in white up there and they’re all set for a scene straight out of the Leftovers. Sal On Jun 24, 2017, at 5:14 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> wrote: We’re a bunch of communal transcendental meditationists with a range of affiliation and some of them came down into town to show their hand of their own concern. They do need p (Message over 64 KB, truncated)