S, Actually you are the kind of person that is hoped for to have come back. Come regardless of what you may have heard of the past administrative state of culture here. The Domes are fabulous places to meditate even so. There is a great and deep spiritual practice community here. The administrative staff want to hear that if you join the group here you’ll practice in the Dome ™ and the ™-Sidhis program as instructed. That is fair enough as far as their facilitating it. The assembly office staff has nothing to do with editing the guidelines or policy so there is no point contending with them otherwise about the state of the guidelines.
The guidelines have been some remediated down now from how restrictive they once were over people’s private lives, as they were written and cobbled before. Now they are down to three restricting areas: people who particularly have studied with and practice Art of Living practices, people who promote or may be too involved with other spiritual teachers, and people who promote the use of non-Maharishi yagya. The main interest other than in those particular paragraphs of the guidelines is that the intent is in facilitating the program for people practicing ™ and the ™ Sidhis program simply as instructed, uncorrupted by other practices. So it is. With your being out of affiliation for so long, in applying they may wonder where you have been(?) And, of course, keeping even these remaining non-compete clauses keeps an ‘administrative’ staff busy adjudicating membership that way. Mostly they are nice and good people doing a job. Instead of so much work to separate people from the Dome program the more recent interest is in getting people into the Domes to meditate doing program. You were asking about the program, it is the same basic program you got before adjusted for particulars of scheduling to what has been the larger assembly of folks that was here after 2006. Apply online ahead of time through their web page and when you come to pick up your badge there will be a short orientation as to specifics now. It is quite flexible actually. Kind Regards from Fairfield, Iowa, ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <skymtsea> wrote : Doug H wrote: "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. " What are the current guidelines for Dome Group meditation membership? What promises are being referred to, above, "made promises" ? What practices are considered "competing systems to MVS" ? Is there a timeframe for this? That is not practiced for x years?