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North American 2,000 Course for World Peace

“It will be amazing to come together again and be part of this historic global demonstration of the Maharishi Effect, one of Maharishi’s greatest gifts to the world.” — Dr. John Hagelin

Help create a global wave of peace and harmony and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic Taste of Utopia Assembly.

Course dates: Friday, December 29, 2023 – Saturday, January 13, 2024.

Course leaders: Dr. John Hagelin will lead the course. We are putting together an exciting two weeks of profound knowledge, deep experience, guest speakers, and entertainment. We will also connect with the India course.

Prerequisites: This course is open to all practitioners of the TM-Sidhi program. Transcendental Meditation practitioners are also invited to join the course and enjoy the afternoon and evening meetings, as well as a group meditation in the morning and evening. (Please note that this is not a rounding course/TM Retreat for Meditators.)

Meetings available via Zoom: We’re happy to announce that if you’re unable to go to India or come to Fairfield, you can still participate in the afternoon and evening meetings via Zoom. We will provide Zoom links for the meetings.

Meeting times: Afternoons 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST and evenings 8:00 – 9:15 pm CST in the Men’s Dome and online. The first meeting was Friday, December 29 at 8:00 pm. The final meeting will be on January 12 at 8 pm.

Course fee: Includes access to all afternoon and evening knowledge meetings, including the grand concluding celebration on January 12.

  • $150 general tuition fee for entire two-week course
  • $75 for local Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City residents
  • Free for MIU/MSAE/MF and other TM organizational staff and faculty, as well as MIU students and full-time TM teachers and IAA grant recipients.

For information about local amenities and services, please click here. Or call Lark at 641 209-7060 during business hours Monday – Friday 12:30 – 4:30 pm.

10,000 course in India

2000 at MIU will contribute to the blast of coherence from the India course.

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event bringing together 2,000 at MIU to complement the 10,000 in India bringing peace to the world.

These extraordinary gatherings on both sides of the world, as well as many gatherings on all continents, will include global leaders, international celebrities, and experts in Maharishi’s technologies of consciousness, all united in their dedication to creating a better world.

Through daily group practice of Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi program during these weeks, we will:

  • Enhance our personal growth towards higher states of consciousness.
  • Create greater coherence and unity in world consciousness, which scientific research has demonstrated produces more positive global trends and greater cooperation among world leaders to solve the many urgent problems we face today.

A bold and ambitious experiment

10,000 course in India

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Extensive scientific research shows that large groups practicing the TM and TM-Sidhi programs together create a profound shift in the collective consciousness, evidenced by reduced crime, violence, and other negative trends, together with increased positive trends. Fifty-six scientific studies have verified this effect. During this event, scientists will measure the effects of these large groups on societal trends.

Recreating and surpassing the effect from forty years ago

This assembly will create an immediate impact on world events, and also lay the foundation for establishing permanent groups for lasting world peace.

Forty years ago, in December 1983, a similar event was held with over 7,000 participants in the Taste of Utopia Assembly at MIU, which produced a measurable effect of positivity and harmony in world consciousness at that time.

An unforgettable experience

This event promises to be an unforgettable experience for all who participate. Your presence is vital in making it a resounding success.

The time is now, and the power lies within each of us. Join us in this historic journey towards a world that is truly unified. Together, we will create a world that thrives in peace, prosperity, and dignity for all.


  • When will I receive the Zoom links?
    Zoom links have been sent out to everyone. If you have not received your Zoom link, please contact
  • What is the course schedule?
    Program for TM-Sidhi program participants will be in domes starting 7:30 am in the morning and 5:00 pm in the evening. Group meditation for TM practitioners will be in Dalby Hall at 8:30 am and 5 pm.
    Meetings will be in the Men’s Dome in the afternoon 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST and 8:00 – 9:15 pm in the evening.
  • Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
    Please email the Office of Continuing Education at
  • When and where is registration?
    Registration will take place in the Gate Ridge Court Building, either on the 2nd floor North wing, or in the Lobby, depending on the day. Fairfield residents are encouraged to register early. Gate Ridge Court is next to the Peace Palaces to the North.

    Sunday, December 31 – January 12  1:30 pm – 3:45 pm (2nd Floor)

  • Can I pick up my meal card early since I live in Fairfield?
    We will have meal cards available for pick up at the main registration on December 28 and 29 in the Gate Ridge Court lobby. (Please see hours above.) There will be a special table for handing out meal cards. It should be very quick. If you are arriving after December 29, then you can pick up your meal card at Registration, or at the MIU Bookstore in the evenings.
  • Do I need a Dome badge?
    Everyone on the Fairfield course must have a valid Dome badge, both for program and for the meetings. If you do not have a Dome badge valid through Jan 2024 or later, please click here to apply. (Meditators don’t need a Dome badge, but will have a Meditator badge. This application is filled out in the Sign-Up form above.)

    Please wait until you receive your approval before traveling to Fairfield. The approval will come from with the subject line “Your Dome Acceptance.”

    What if I already live in Fairfield? You’ll also need a valid Dome badge to participate. If your badge has expired or will expire before January 2024, please fill out a new application here. (MIU faculty, staff, and students don’t need to do this.)

  • What if I can’t come for the entire time?
    That’s okay, you can come late and/or leave early, if necessary. Please sign up for the course using the form above and also apply for your valid dome badge at Registration will be open at the Invincible America Course Office in Gateridge Building every day during the course in the afternoon from 1:30 – 3:45 pm. On-campus housing and meals are available for the full course only.
  • What is the refund policy?
    We offer a full refund for the course to anyone who requests it by the end of the day on December 30, 2023.

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