One could be surprised from how far away posts to FFL get read and read by 
whom. And, relevant posts do get forwarded out to relevant folks also. At times 
in the history of FFL the considerations here have gotten important traction. 
That is okay and partly, for lack of access otherwise, is an avenue of how 
things work in the movement community as a type of check and balance. So it is. 

 Srijau writes:
 no New York times op-ed mystery here, its all Doug talking to Doug about what 
Doug is doing - not so much circulating as circular.. looks like you have 
mastered a kind of self-referral quality there lol.


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 “a two-tier community/organization”.  Two-tiered and the holed up, it is a 
relevant critique that is in this memo forwarded around about the Dome 
meditation numbers..
 It would help a lot for visible leaders to come to Group Practice and to the 
events, so that we are not too much of a two-tier community/organization.

 We talk about Super-Radiance (SR) every day with people. 95%+ of the time, the 
people say in reply, "Where are the leaders? Why don't they come to Program?" 
That is predictably what we are going to hear when we bring up SR to anyone. We 
hardly even have to ask anymore and hear, "Lead by example" and "walk the talk" 
is what is expressed.

 From our side, we don't think people expect leaders to come all the time or 
even often. But at least once or twice a month would make a huge difference. 
The Super-Radiance Community Forum poster put up last December asked, "What 
Will It Take?"

 We can say with certainty by now, it will take leaders coming to Group 
Practice is the main thing it will take. There is no question that this is the 
#1 best and most important idea and project to increase our National 


 A place for satsanga re-'mediation'..  

 help for congregations torn by scandal..





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 These active teachers from LA, NYC and DC each were saying in their own 
experience that the owners of TM, the Trustees and Raja-class need to be active 
TM teachers for perspective in running the organizations. Their suggestion is 
to have the Raja and also the TM-Siddhis course administrators rotate every two 
months out to the Centers/ Peace Palaces to teach TM alongside experienced 
teachers to beginners for perspective. That would anchor the teaching and the 
org instead of the stuff the owners get in to. 

 skymtsea writes:  Many spiritual organizations have "back room" stuff that is 
sanitized, kept out of sight of new members -- but can be disarming when 
revealed. For me it's an ethical question that should be addressed in non-dual 
orgs ethics efforts such as Rick is pursuing. Organizations should be 
encouraged to provide full disclosure.



 Some orgs a bit more on the fringe than others



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 Evidently the look of the Raja class is a large obstacle to the TM movement.  
Talking with active TM teachers from LA, DC, and NYC they report a substantial 
problem for them is while new meditators do like the meditation that it becomes 
some lot of work to get meditators to take the CIC/siddhis courses, and Then 
once those may come to Fairfield, go on retreats or look further in to the 
movement’s Vedic Science web pages and they see the ‘Global Country’ they don’t 
come back to the centers and go on. The whole patriarchy thing is too evidently 
some strange sect appearing as something of religion of ‘Vedic Science’ of 
sorts. A cult? Tone?
 ‘Caste’ is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, 
hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, 
status in a hierarchy, customary social interaction, and exclusion. Wikipedia


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 Yes, in a way with only a few hundred TM teachers working, this stage now is 
more like the later 1960’s and early 1970’s where a few TM teachers fanned out, 
were lecturing and a movement in popular culture came of it. Although whence 
that movement was about deep rest and mental potential this version comes with 
Rajas and Vedic studies. 

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 I think at the height of the Merv wave 50K/month were learning.
 Rick Archer
 Buddha at the Gas Pump

 From: <> 
 Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:42 PM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Guru Purnima: the Raja class..

 It is said that TM initiated 28.5k new meditators last year in US America, a 
30% increase with all the good work of David Lynch Foundation and the Maharishi 
Foundation ™.org teachers.. Something like the Merv Wave of the mid-1970’s 
going on. . Something like 380 active trained ‘certified’ ™ teachers now in the 
US. in 1975 there were 6000 TM teachers in the US.  It works financially for 
teachers teaching is the active centers where there are larger metropolitan 
populations. Not so feasible in smaller areas. Teachers get 30 percent. The 
thing of men teaching men and women teaching women makes teaching very 
inefficient when it tends to be more women who come to meditation by three to 
one. The men teachers are not called on as much to teach. 

<> wrote :
 They only have part 1 posted covering 5 questions (first one, "describe 7 
states of consciousness").

 On video, Haiglin said more than tens of thousands are learning TM in US each 
month, with many more world- wide. Sounds high. Does anyone have monthly or 
annual US and world TM course numbers?    


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