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Why we came to MUM

At MUM, self-discovery is not just an intellectual process. It’s the deep, direct experience of your own innermost nature and the underlying reality of life.

This experience is gained through a simple, effortless procedure — the Transcendental Meditation technique. All students and faculty meditate 20 minutes, twice daily, at MUM.

MUM offers Consciousness-Based education (CBE), through which you’ll discover how each field of study is connected at the deepest levels of life, how they connect to yourself on a personal and grand scale. Through CBE learning becomes much more satisfying, relevant, and exciting.

Saint Teresa of Avial“There sometimes springs an interior peace and quietude which is full of happiness, for the soul is in such a state that it thinks there is nothing that it lacks.” — Saint Teresa of Avila, Spanish mystic and author of spiritual classics, 1515-1582

sanskrit“There is a light that shines beyond the world, beyond everything, beyond all, beyond the highest heaven. This is the light that shines within your heart.” — Upanishads

egypt “Call yourself back then to yourself, O soul, and seek in yourself all that you ought to get knowledge of.” — Hermetic writings, Egypt circa 2nd century AD

black-elk“The first peace, which is most important, is that which comes from within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the great spirit, and that this center is really everywhere — it is within each of us.” — Black Elk, Sioux holy man, 1863–1950