So, TM’s other units are charity ‘star-less’. They don’t rate a Charity rating star?
David Lynch Foundation was always extraterritorial in its ways and insulated in its success from the rest of the movement’s culture of operations and characters. Srijau offers: DLF 4 out of 4 on Charity Navigator https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=16018 https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=16018 .. We need money$. Without charity rating *stars*.. $270K annually now to keep the Domes open. https://giving.mum.edu/dome-support-fund/dome-supporters-1800-group/ https://giving.mum.edu/dome-support-fund/dome-supporters-1800-group/ ™’s Pundit program, needs $45 million annually. http://globalpeaceproject.net/about-us/the-foundation/ http://globalpeaceproject.net/about-us/the-foundation/ for 9,000 peace-creating professionals at the central campus plus the required training program is $45.5 million annually. Annual Reports http://globalpeaceproject.net/vedicpandits/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BSF-Financial-Statements-2018.pdf http://globalpeaceproject.net/vedicpandits/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BSF-Financial-Statements-2018.pdf Notes of a larger operation at the end of the statements appear material to some of what is interlocking but mostly unseen and untold between movement business operations, assets, and various shells of ideal .org needs. 2017-18 MUM Annual Fund goal of $2.25 million. The Annual Fund supplements MUM’s revenues each year and completes our general operating budget. https://giving.mum.edu/annual-fund-2019/annual-fund/ https://giving.mum.edu/annual-fund-2019/annual-fund/ Maharishi Foundation USA teaches TM https://www.tm.org/taught-by-non-profit https://www.tm.org/taught-by-non-profit .. Will the last one out of the Domes please remember to turn out the lights? Sal ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Nice that he (Tony Nader) showed up. Important really. With badge holders in the Dome he acquitted himself very well in role simply as a TM teacher, in the Friday evening meeting . It reminded of the likes of Walter Koch or a Jerry Jarvis. The meeting was conducted as an experience meeting like of old days advanced lectures or on residence courses. TM speaking to the related experiences. He did go directly after the separation, the inequity, that has been created by the whole #1 experience regime of Bevan’s Invincibility Assembly. Dr. Nader has a lot more experience on the job now with teaching, he was good in this with the Friday meeting. The Sunday afternoon community meeting became the whole panoply of sales pitching of all the now seemingly obligatory Vedic science faith products. Someone, a program attender with a Dome badge emailed that they went to the meeting on Sunday afternoon in learning of the Friday evening meeting but concluded after they would never go to another movement meeting after sitting through that. It makes a material communal observation as to the pre-Vedic science TM movement days where the movement was so large and then with an advent of Vedic Sciences to the TM movement community. I hear this too with newer younger ™ teachers coming through who went to teacher training enthralled with meditating who subsequently were put in position of representing and selling all the other stuff as TM teachers at the same time. . ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Dr. Tony Nader Visits MUM meeting with students, faculty, staff, and community members. ..had meetings with Maharishi School teachers and parents and members of the Invincible America Assembly. His meeting with the larger community of TM® practitioners was broadcast all over the world through Transcendental Meditation Centers. http://www.mum.edu/assets/achievements/2019_05_12.html http://www.mum.edu/assets/achievements/2019_05_12.html .. a template for how it goes with spiritual practice groups as our own: Diminution of the cheering of core values, administrative rigidity setting in, loss of people, loss of altruism towards the community, loss of donors, loss of critical mass, financial crisis, and finally an auction of assets attendant to the dispersal of community. Sal Sunshine writes: I wish them luck. Feste’s suggestion is a good one, if they had any common sense at all that’s what they’d do. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : $675 per person meditating now. Need about $675 per person per year to keep the Domes open. Meditating doing program, about 400 people use the Dome program now for the daily practices. They are Budgeting $270K to keep the Domes operating, evidently including periodic capital costs. $270k divided by 400 gets $675 per person per year. Can they be trusted to hold on to a reserve fund for the Domes? The old history is doubtful. Trustees? Dome Supporters 1800 Group https://giving.mum.edu/dome-support-fund/dome-supporters-1800-group/ https://giving.mum.edu/dome-support-fund/dome-supporters-1800-group/ ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : Given the lower numbers, I wonder if it would be best just to keep one dome open—the men's dome, and open it to women and meditators. It would be sad to see the domes go. I remember when the women's dome was opened in 1981. And the men's dome opened in 1979. They have only been closed for a very few times since then, I think, during extreme weather. That's an amazing record over a nearly 40-year period. / Email received saying.. “Good luck with that! This is when you need lots of small donors as well as the the big guys.” : against long administrative histories in draining, syphoning, taking, moving monies given altruistically to purpose, from the West and sending offshore... "Our fundraisers for the movement must need to have their own ‘therapy animals’ as help to them to get through.." ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : 1/3 $million every year to keep the Domes open. 3-4 $million additional donations needed to operate MUM annually 18 $million endowment fund for the University 45.5 $million annually for pundits/ Saraswati Brahmananda Trust http://globalpeaceproject.net/about-us/the-foundation/ http://globalpeaceproject.net/about-us/the-foundation/ "Annual cash donations support needed to fully implement the Global Peace Initiative for 9,000 peace-creating professionals (pundits) at the central campus plus the required training program is $45.5 million annually." srijau writes: I like opening to TMers for now but I don't think it will be a solution to meeting expenses. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Threatening to close the Fairfield Meditation Domes: the need of a third of a million $dollars every year to stave off bankruptcy keeps them open.. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Towards opening, increasing, the Dome group in meditation: in practice having meditators in the Domes for their meditations with the longer program could be no disturbance to what is there already. Just set it up so it works. No need in delay to ‘wall it off’, people are really good at quietly coming and going already. There are people quietly coming and going all during the long program in the Dome meditation now already according to their work and schedule. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : The Domes are fabulous places to meditate. They are of the 7 wonders of the world that way. It would be terrible in many ways if they go bankrupt. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : An anguish held by some over having TM meditators in the Domes and seeing Yogic Flyers is silly too considering all the Yogic Flying public demonstrations that have been promoted and put on. No big deal. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Yep, get over it. Open the Domes as place for meditators to meditate also. Is really silly that meditators live here in Fairfield and are not in there meditating in the Domes. Srijau offers.. a home for "TM practitioners"? section off a part of the domes now while attendance is low and get TMers in there then. that would do a lot for reducing perceived casteism and making everyone feel welcomed and included ----- Forwarded Message ----- In order to keep the Domes open.. ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Dr. John Hagelin Date: Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 12:05 PM Subject: Update on our Golden Domes Dear Doug and Jennifer, Last year I wrote to you about a critically important new initiative to help sustain our beautiful Golden Domes at Maharishi University of Management. We are all so grateful to the many generous donors who have recognized the vital importance of keeping our Domes open and functional—and who have joined our new “Dome Supporters 1800 Group” to help safeguard these cherished homes of enlightenment and coherence in the U.S. But we still have a ways to go if we want to be able to preserve our Domes on a secure and sustainable basis. Our first priority for our beautiful Domes is to fill them. Everyone who has spent program time here knows the power and depth of Dome experiences. In this spirit, we invite you to be in the Domes if you’re in Fairfield, and to visit us often if you’re not. In order to keep the Domes open and available to everyone, we face some real financial challenges. The actual cost to maintain the Domes—heating, cooling, lighting, water, and maintenance—is $270,000 a year. That’s about $22,500 a month, or $5,200 a week. At present, thanks to the generosity of donors from around the world, we can cover about half these costs sustainably. But we can’t cover the other half without your help. And we don’t want to close even one of our beautiful Domes. Last year we established a large group of Sidhas from around the country to help sustain the Domes financially —a complementary national Super Radiance group, if you will—called the “Dome Supporters 1800 group.” The goal is simple: If 1800 Sidhas were each to commit even $15 a month to sustain the Domes—a very affordable contribution—the Dome maintenance costs would be completely covered, very easily and comfortably for everyone. So many Sidhas recognized the value of this proposal and responded generously, and now I’m hoping to bring this project to a very fulfilling fruition. Will you join us? Naturally, those of you with greater financial means are welcome and encouraged to make a larger contribution. You could consider $50–100 or more per month; or you could “adopt a week” at the Domes for a $5,200 gift; or you could even “adopt a month” or more. But whatever your financial means may be, we would like everyone to contribute something toward this worthy and achievable goal. Ideally, we want you to be part of both groups—our Super Radiance group in the Domes and our 1,800 group of contributors. But if you can’t be in one of these groups, then please be in the other. Your contributions will secure our Golden Domes—now and into the future. Together, we can ensure that the largest peace-creating community in the U.S. can continue to grow and provide a beautiful home for TM and TM-Sidhi practitioners everywhere in the world. Please join me in giving generously today https://giving.mum.edu/dome-support-fund/dome-supporters-1800-group/. Thank you. With all best wishes, John Hagelin, Ph.D. President