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Courses for the MA in Consciousness & Human Potential

In this course, students learn how the brain is designed to be a perfect reflector of total natural law. They see how consciousness structures the physiology and how the innumerable connections among the ten billion brain cells enable a person to live in higher states of consciousness. Students measure their own growth of consciousness as part of the course. (4 credits)
In this course, students study Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, which provides a systematic exposition of the development of human consciousness, its relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and collective life. This course covers all six chapters. (4 credits)
Science of Being and Art of Living was His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s first book, published in 1963. In this course, both through reading and through studying Maharishi’s videotapes, students investigate the main themes of the book — Being, the essential constituent of creation, how to contact and how to live Being, how live one’s full potential, in thought, speech, action, and relationships, and God realization. (2-4 credits)
This course introduces the proper pronunciation and reading of Sanskrit, the language of the Vedic literature. Students learn the Sanskrit alphabet and the Devanāgarī script, and they study Maharishi’s explanation of the role of Sanskrit as the language of nature. Prerequisite: MVS 509 (variable credits)
This course introduces the proper pronunciation and reading of Sanskrit, the language of the Vedic literature. Students learn the Sanskrit alphabet and the Devanāgarī script, and they study Maharishi’s explanation of the role of Sanskrit as the language of nature.
(4 credits) Prerequisite: MVS 509
This course examines Maharishi’s lectures and writings in order to better understand the principles of Yoga philosophy as found in its source texts — principally the Bhagavad-Gita and Patanjali Yoga Sutra. Topics include: the difference between the “state of Yoga” and the “path of Yoga”; Yoga and the brain; Yoga and health; Yoga and the realization of full human potential; Yoga and dharma; misunderstandings about Yoga; the nature of Karma Yoga, Gyan Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga; Yoga and world peace; Yoga and TM-Sidhi practice; Yoga in human physiology. (4 credits)
In this course, students discover the fabrics of immortality in their own physiology. Topics include: the self-interacting dynamics of consciousness, the Constitution of the Universe, the forty aspects of the Veda and Vedic literature, Maharishi’s Apaurusheya Bhāshya,  Ṛk Veda, and Vedic Devatā in the human physiology. (4 credits)
This course demonstrates how the historical development of unified quantum field theory has been intimately concerned with resolving the apparent opposition between observer and observed. In this context, the student can readily understand how Maharishi Vedic Science completes and enriches the most sophisticated discoveries of advanced physics. (4 credits)
This course investigates Maharishi’s description of higher states of consciousness that arise naturally and spontaneously through practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. Personal experience, scientific research, and the record of ancient Vedic texts are used to understand higher states of consciousness. (4 credits)
This course examines how any nation can create a problem-free, prevention-oriented government on a par with the government of nature. Topics will include: the structure and function of the total potential of Natural Law, and how Natural Law can be engaged to bring ideal government to every nation; the significance of collective consciousness and its effect on government; and scientific research on Vedic technologies that align individual and national consciousness with the infinite intelligence and creative power of nature’s government, which administers the universe with perfect order. (4 credits)
This course examines the role of science in the acquisition of knowledge. It considers the basic components of the scientific method, the fundamentals of logic and important issues in the philosophy of science including the strengths and limitations of both objectivity and subjectivity. This is then compared and contrasted with the integrative approach of Maharishi Vedic Science, which offers study and research in the field of pure consciousness, the ultimate reality of one’s own Self. (4 credits)
In this course, students review their growth and understanding of higher states of consciousness by writing an academic paper on the application of Transcendental meditation to a particular problem in society, such as those found in education, health, etc. In addition, students give written and oral feedback on their education experience in the MA program. (4 credits)
This course presents knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science, formulated by Maharishi and applied to all streams of knowledge by the University faculty and guest lecturers. The principles of this integrated structure of knowledge are shown to have application for every area of society, as documented by the scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. Options include Raam RajSM courses in Advanced Maharishi Vedic Science presenting the discovery of the link between the physical universe and consciousness in the expression of the Veda and Vedic Literature in Human Physiology. (4 credits. May be repeated for credit.)
In this course, students read the Vedic literature in the original Devanāgarī script. They keep a journal of their experiences while reading and after reading. This course includes the option for extended practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs (4 credits) (may be repeated for credit).
Students expand, express and apply their growing knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science by functioning as professional exponents of Consciousness-Based Education, the educational system based on Maharishi Vedic Science (may be repeated for credit). (4 credits/block. Can be repeated for credit)

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In the Science of Creative Intelligence, students study the structure of the field of pure intelligence, from which all fields of knowledge arise. Only from this most fundamental level can knowledge be unified. This course examines how the creative intelligence displayed in every grain of creation arises in a systematic and sequential fashion from within that one basic universal field. Students also examine how one can access and use that universal field of intelligence to bring fulfillment to their own lives and to life on earth. In 1972, Maharishi laid out the main principles of this new science in a 33-lesson, videotaped course. He integrated the understanding of nature’s intelligence provided by modern science (through its objective approach) and by ancient Vedic Science (which utilizes both objective and subjective approaches to gaining knowledge). Students not yet instructed in the Transcendental Meditation program learn this simple, effortless technique as part of the SCI course. (4 credits)
This course explores the theoretical foundation for higher states of consciousness available through practice of the Transcendental Meditation program. Students study the full range of consciousness from individual experience to a fundamental field of intelligence that underlies all of life and how this is unfolded through ConsciousnessBased education. (4 credits)

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In this course, students study Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, which provides a systematic exposition of the development of human consciousness, its relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and collective life. This course covers all six chapters. (4 credits)
In this course, students study Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, which provides a systematic exposition of the development of human consciousness, its relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and collective life. (4 credits)
In this course, students study Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, which provides a systematic exposition of the development of human consciousness, its relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and collective life. (4 credits)

One of the following:

This course introduces the proper pronunciation and reading of Sanskrit, the language of the Vedic literature. Students learn the Sanskrit alphabet and the Devanāgarī script, and they study Maharishi’s explanation of the role of Sanskrit as the language of nature. Prerequisite: MVS 509 (4 credits)
This course introduces the proper pronunciation and reading of Sanskrit, the language of the Vedic literature. Students learn the Sanskrit alphabet and the Devanāgarī script, and they study Maharishi’s explanation of the role of Sanskrit as the language of nature. Prerequisite: MVS 509 (4 credits)