"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
 
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