Coffee shop satsanga: Fairfield In conversation: “The meditating community is much more inclusive now moving towards unity behavior, an understanding, seeing the truth in many things. This is informed by their experience, by the transcendent. Not because someone said that it had to look like a Unified Field Chart, it is informed by their experience. This is what is moving the community forward and that is why we have someone visiting like ( ) taking me aside and saying coming back to this, the engine, the possibilities of this are so great here because of it. This does not seem to require the Domes for people anymore. Or necessarily group practice anymore, or even practice. We don’t even know what people are doing in their experience. There is a kind of cultivated maturity out in the community now that is not requiring people to divulge what it is they are doing, or with whom, because as Maharishi said, “mind your own business”. Everyone here is actively finding their path. This, Fairfield, continues to be a maturing dynamic spiritual community. In confirming this, if we have an administrative group that confirms it only to “Thou Shalts” that it is going to be just about one practice when in life one really has to realize that many things are actually required to develop consciousness, that is why most of the people have left. They got it and some realized ‘Oh, being in the dome that way is actually holding me back’. That is what people have said. That, it, only went so far. In the consciousness part, the critically conscious part, how much ‘practice’ particularly of the ™-Siddhis program does one need to do? When you learn the mechanics of sanyama why is it required that you go in there and hammer away at the sun and the moon and the stars and your navel and god knows what else forever? For some people it (the Domes and ™) works and that is their path, like (), she loves it. It may even be in someone’s chart, that they will have a practice and it will work extremely well for them and they won’t need anything else. This is the exception. That is the exception. But yet, the saints, these maturing people in the community are not also saying ‘it could be dangerous’ to go see the saints’ and just be content in their practice. No one is saying people shouldn’t practice that Dome program it is just that for most of us that program has served its purpose. They have done ‘yogic flying’ enough. It is done. It is through. It worked and they manifestly needed to do these other, these adjunct practices to help us in our processes that were not available, not divined, condoned and quite frankly not understood by the ™ tru-believers. The TB'ers don’t understand a thing about this. That is the great irony of this. In facilitating a community of course the ™ thing should be supporting group practice, there is not problem with that.These cultivated people are having inner experience that are objective to themselves, that is science. These other people who are over intellectualizing and trying to administrate it miss this. Experience in consciousness not in lineal formulas."
.. email : I agree that a group of TM mediators created a wonderful community here and there is an effect where like minded people come together on a path and create harmony in the atmosphere... that’s why many are attracted to satsang ( being with others in Truth) or ashrams. But to solely emphasize that mediating together in large groups will create 1% and change the world is not that attractive a concept anymore. esp for those who have been meditating for many decades and see the world going through more and more chaos. .. Other response: I don’t disagree with any of the personal reflections about our personal connections to living a peaceful life and our own growth not being determined by the external world. I do though believe in the enlivenment of the field of nature’s intelligence having an impact on everything and that the resonance brings about more positive energy and greater possibilities. If it’s not someone’s calling, that’s okay. I agree that the message has become worn out for some people. David Orme-Johnson’s presentations are always fascinating though – even if you don’t believe. Communal Meeting Weds. Phoenix Rising Hall (Burlington and 3rd). 7:30 PM, 20 June Maharishi Effect: Fact or Fiction? David Orme-Johnson, PhD, a leading long-time scientific researcher in the Maharishi Effect, invites you. With the Dome meditation attendance having fallen to be so low there is a serious questioning about the endurance of the Dome group meditation in Fairfield. This meeting becomes an important way post in the journey of the meditating community in Fairfield, Iowa.