Trending?  Earlier this year I had a list gathering of more than a dozen 
friends of the TM community here who have recently sold their homes and left. 
People who have retirement means. This is unsettling in that to have a viable 
community there needs to be critical mass available in people.  Studies by ISU 
of small towns shows that towns need at least 800 to have a viable sustaining 
local economy. One could worry for the Fairfield meditating community seeing 
the holes in the local economy when people with money resource move away. 

 This was written about in another context as “Elders in Transition”...

 “Within TM this trend is seen too as TM elders who facilitated the late 
1950's, 60's, and 1970's TM movement with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi have pretty 
much all passed away now, with their check-books gone too. There are some 
baby-boomers who are able and community minded with resources but they are 
fewer now too from the heady days of a large and popular movement of a few 
years ago. Some lots of middle and upper-middle-class TM meditators also left 
or moved away from the TM movement during the 1990's. “

 See: Elders-in-Transition”
 “The evident consequent of those deeper check-books moving away is the loss of 
their ready support to their local Unity churches and the larger Unity 
movement. In trend, the baby-boomers are not necessarily as able or as 
interested in keeping up this financial support of churches behind their 

 Posted as, Meditating Fairfield, Iowa and Unity Village Kansas City, Missouri!topic/communal-studies-forum/esh_5TjbCpQ!topic/communal-studies-forum/esh_5TjbCpQ


---In, <> wrote :

 Actually I am staying put in meditating Fairfield, Iowa. It is way too much 
communal fun here to consider pulling up stakes, selling, or leaving for long.  
I like well enough visiting other places but I am always glad on returning home 
to the community of meditating Fairfield, Iowa. 

 I forwarded this guy’s notice of selling his condo and leaving Fairfield. An 
old time initiator TM movement person going back to the late 1960’s and 1970’s 
courses with Maharishi.  This kind of thing is an alarming trend for the 
community here. 

 Serious trending..
 This kind of thing is alarming, old TM'ers, initiators, moving away with their 
resources. I was keeping a list of people I know, old friends, who along with 
their means have decided in the last little while to pull up stakes and move 
their home away from Fairfield. John Roberts is this weekend!


---In, <> wrote :



 What country are you moving to?  If we may ask?


 ---In, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote :

 Please forgive the impersonal nature of this announcement.  JR
 As some of you know, I am moving out of the country at the end of December. As 
such, I am selling my condo at Heartland Park, (Fairfield,Ia.) and I am 
emptying it of its contents. All of the big stuff (except recliner) has been 
sold. What remains is miscellaneous, including lots of nice kitchen items, some 
small appliances and some decorative items. My asking prices constitute real 
bargains. I simply have to get this stuff out the door. This weekend, I will 
have an indoor moving sale on Saturday and Sunday, from 9 to 4. My address and 
phone number as well as a description of some of the items are below. There's 
no junk - many useful things. Tell your friends, especially anyone who needs to 
equip a kitchen.
 Lazy-Boy Rocking Recliner... Retail... $299... My Price...$75
 Hoover Upright Vacuum.....Retail $110... My Price... $39
 “Thumper” Professional Massager....Retail... $319... My Price... $110
 “Breadman” Bread Machine....Retail... $159... My Price... $45
 Treadmill (Pro CrossWalk Fitness Trainer)... Retail $599... My Price... $49
 Champion Juicer... Retail $265... My Price... $36
 All-Purpose Side Table/Storage Box w/Cushioned Seat... $39
 “Seagull” Steel String Guitar... $129
 Reverse Glass Painting “Lady in Kimono”... $39
 Iron & Ironing Board... $25
 VCR... $19
 Water Distiller...$19
 Rebounder... $33
 There's more... Cookware, Dishes, Glasses, Utensils, etc. NICE STUFF!
 Sat/Sun Dec 9th & 10th from 10:00 'til 4:00
 701 East Lowe Ave, #223
 Left side, rear, top floor of 1st building in the Heartland Park Condominiums


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