"As Maharishi so often emphasized, we can never judge another person’s level of consciousness, and there’s a chance that the kind and gentle Iowan who is fixing our dishwasher or doing our accounting is fully enlightened, or will be next week. So let’s make a point of treating every Jeffersonian and every Iowan as our very good friend."
OR Love thy neighbor...:) ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, rick@... wrote : On Feb 26, 2014, at 7:32 PM, Raja John Hagelin <development@... mailto:development@...> wrote: February 26, 2014 Dear Sidhas and Meditators of Fairfield, Maharishi Vedic City, and Jefferson County, Over the last couple of years we have been making some structural changes and, we hope, significant improvements in how our Super-Radiance community functions. It is all for the purpose of giving you a better experience of living here and doing program in our flying halls—deeper programs, more fun, more friendliness, better service, more transparency, inclusiveness, due process, and community spirit. I’d like to lay out for you how our Super-Radiance community is organized these days. I’ve also included a couple of organizational charts below so you can see how everything fits together. The Invincible America Assembly The Invincible America Assembly consists of every Sidha who has a dome badge and attends group program. You don’t need to be rounding to be on the Invincible America Assembly—although rounding is an extraordinary experience in our special dome atmosphere. The Invincible America Solutions Group The Invincible America Solutions Group, which we established in 2011, is the umbrella committee which brings together all the committees and groups involved in supporting our Super-Radiance community and the Invincible America Assembly. As Raja, I preside at its meetings, and Dr. Dennis Rowe, our National Director of Education, is its chair. Dr. Doug Birx, our treasured TM-Sidhi® Program Administrator, is always present. The Solutions Group grew out of our realization that although there were a number of committees active, to provide better levels of service and faster expansion, we needed to have one coordinating body. The organization chart below shows all the groups that make it up. (Click on the chart to view it full-size.) http://communications.tm.org/2014/images/org-chart-v30-01-960w.jpg http://communications.tm.org/2014/images/org-chart-v30-01-960w.jpg http://communications.tm.org/2014/images/org-chart-v30-01-960w.jpg We warmly welcome any and all questions and suggestions you may have for the Solutions Group. We are actively looking for ways to improve the experience of living in this community and doing group program here. Simply send us an email at solutions@... mailto:solutions@.... The Solutions Group has reviewed a number of important policies related, for example, to getting a dome badge and administering the Settle Grant. As a consequence, you have been telling us that these functions are becoming easier and simpler for you. Members of the Solutions Group Raja John Hagelin Dr. Dennis Rowe, Maharishi Foundation Director of Education Julie Anne, Settle Foundation Grants Administrator Dr. Doug Birx, TM-Sidhi Program Administrator Richard Hobbs, Marketing Advisor to Raja Hagelin; Chair, Global Marketing Group Bryan Lee, Director of Super-Radiance Bob Markowitz, Chair, Ideal Community Group; Maharishi Foundation Executive Regional Director Carol Markowitz, Maharishi Foundation Executive Regional Director Brad Onasch, Co-Director, Invincible America Department Sherri Shields, Co-Director, Invincible America Department The Course Office Ideal Community Group This team exists solely for the purpose of expanding the numbers in our flying halls and group meditation halls, by nurturing and expanding our community. It works in three ways: Contacting Sidhas and Meditators around the nation and inspiring them to move to Jefferson County; Nurturing our community in many ways, as shown on the organizational chart. Examples are the Welcome Committee, the Tours Team, and the Social Activities Group; and Suggesting improvements to policies and procedures, to make things easier for you. One of their recent successes has been the establishment of the popular Downtown Flying Hall. Another has been their very well-attended garden parties on summer evenings outside the Ladies’ Dome, which allow community members to get to know each other, make connections, and generally just have a good time. The organizational chart below shows the structure of the Ideal Community Group and its subgroups. (Click on the chart to view it full-size.) http://communications.tm.org/2014/images/org-chart-v30-01-ICG-subset-960w.jpg http://communications.tm.org/2014/images/org-chart-v30-01-ICG-subset-960w.jpg Members of the Ideal Community Group Board Chair Bob Markowitz 641-919-7045 bmarkowitz@... mailto:bmarkowitz@... Executive Director Bryan Lee 641-209-6691 blee@... mailto:blee@... Volunteer Coordinator Valerie Thurlow 641-451-0056 vthurlow@... mailto:vthurlow@... Expansion Director Jimmy Sinton 641-209-9377 jimmysinton@... mailto:jimmysinton@... Other members: Carol Markowitz, Jim Davis, Don Langstaff, Bill Hickey, Tom Brooks, Christy Kleinschnitz, Richard Hobbs, Jennifer Fishback, Marc Freeman Please contact the Ideal Community Group at icg@... mailto:icg@... if you would like to participate in their many volunteer activities to promote and support our community. Here are more contact numbers: Welcome Committee Isabel Heaton 641-472-0330 welcome.cttee@... mailto:welcome.cttee@... Tours Team Betty Bargerstock 641-472-1201 tours@... mailto:tours@... Social Activities Group Valerie Thurlow 641-451-0056 vthurlow@... mailto:vthurlow@... Downtown Flying Hall Jimmy Sinton 641-209-9377 jimmysinton@... mailto:jimmysinton@... Invincible America Department Issues “dome” badges, which actually give entry to all our Jefferson County flying halls. We are very proud of the many improvements which Brad and Sherri have implemented. The whole process has been streamlined and most of it can usually be done online. Co-Director Brad Onasch Co-Director Sherri Shields Office Staff Sally Jackson Invinicible America Dept. 641-472-1212 iadept@... mailto:iadept@... Ladies’ Dome Committee The role of the Ladies’ Dome Committee is to represent all Sidhas in upholding Maharishi’s wish that the Bagambhrini Golden Dome of Pure Knowledge be an ideal location for creating Invincibility for the United States and coherence in all of world consciousness. In a welcoming and comfortable environment, all Sidhas may enjoy deep and settled group programs, long Yogic Flying and growth to higher states of consciousness. It is the joyful responsibility of the Dome Committee to oversee the physical buildings, equipment, seating, and organization of space, as well as to help support everyone in maintaining happy, blissful and cordial relationships. Their latest achievement is new foam in the flying ring. Members of the committee are: Natalia Zhuravleva, Chair 978-844-3001 nzhura@... mailto:nzhura@... Sherri Shields 641-472-1118 sshields@... mailto:sshields@... Andrea Beall 641-233-8751 beall.andrea@... mailto:beall.andrea@... Cindy Buck 641-919-6022 cbuck108@... mailto:cbuck108@... Jennifer Fishback 641-472-8864 jennifer.fishback@... mailto:jennifer.fishback@... Carol Markowitz 641-919-7047 cmarkowitz@... mailto:cmarkowitz@... Patricia Oates 641-472-8097 poates@... mailto:poates@... Valerie Thurlow 641-451-0056 vthurlow@... mailto:vthurlow@... Men’s Dome Committee The role of the Men’s Dome Committee is to represent all Sidhas in upholding Maharishi’s wish that the Patanjali Golden Dome of Pure Knowledge be an ideal location for creating Invincibility for the United States and coherence in all of world consciousness. In a welcoming and comfortable environment, all Sidhas may enjoy deep and settled group programs, long Yogic Flying and growth to higher states of consciousness. It is the joyful responsibility of the Dome Committee to oversee the physical buildings, equipment, seating, and organization of space, as well as to help support everyone in maintaining happy, blissful, and cordial relationships. Their latest achievement is improvements to the outer lobby area. Dr. Doug Birx, Chair Jeff Cohen 641-472-7165 jrcohen@... mailto:jrcohen@... Bob Kennedy 641-472-6727 lovetm@... mailto:lovetm@... Bryan Lee 641-451-1221 blee@... mailto:blee@... Bob Markowitz 641-919-7045 bmarkowitz@... mailto:bmarkowitz@... Prof. Steve Nolle 472-700-4218 snolle@... mailto:snolle@... Brad Onasch 641-472-1223 bonasch@... mailto:bonasch@... Howard and Alice Settle Foundation for an Invincible America, Grants Office We are all endlessly grateful to Howard and Alice for helping so many of us to continue on the Invincible America Assembly. Grants Office Director Julie Anne 641-209-1482 invincibility @... mailto:invincibility@... Acceptances Administrator David Price 503-871-7779 dprice@... mailto:dprice@... Maharishi Peace Palaces The Peace Palaces teach the Transcendental Meditation program and provide services to new Meditators. Many of the new arrivals in Fairfield are Meditators rather than Sidhas, and so the Peace Palaces play a vital role in our community. Director Wally Devasier 641-919-8188 capt108@... mailto:capt108@... Director Olga Hopkins 303-829-2670 tmcenter@... mailto:tmcenter@... Super-Radiance Community We are a group of people who have come together and created a community for a transcendentally important common purpose, which of course is to practice the Transcendental Meditation program and the TM-Sidhi program together as a group, for the sake of bringing coherence to national consciousness. How is the Super-Radiance community different from the IAA? Well, in addition to the Sidhas, our Super-Radiance community includes all the Meditators as well as the families of all the Sidhas and Meditators. And right now we have plans to embrace our Meditators more in our Super-Radiance activities, and let them see how much we appreciate their contribution and participation. One important point could be made here. Our Super-Radiance community is a community within a community. We want the non-meditating community of Fairfield and Jefferson County to cherish us as we cherish them. In fact we don’t want there to be any “us” and “them,” we want there to be no sense of separation between us whatsoever. As Maharishi so often emphasized, we can never judge another person’s level of consciousness, and there’s a chance that the kind and gentle Iowan who is fixing our dishwasher or doing our accounting is fully enlightened, or will be next week. So let’s make a point of treating every Jeffersonian and every Iowan as our very good friend. In describing for you how the Invincible America Assembly administration fits together like this, I’m hoping to help you see that we have a dedicated, transparent, and responsive organization wholeheartedly committed to your enlightenment, comfort, and happiness. As I’ve mentioned, we’re very eager to get your suggestions and comments. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the good people listed above if you have any queries. Warmest wishes to all, Jai Guru Dev Raja John © 2014 Maharishi Foundation USA, a non-profit educational organization. All rights reserved. Transcendental Meditation® and TM® are protected trademarks and are used in the U.S. under license or with permission.