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Online Enrichment Courses

These self-study enrichment courses are open to anyone and cover a variety of topics, including ayurveda, sustainable agriculture, and Sanskrit.

MA in Reading the Vedic Literature

The MA in Reading the Vedic Literature is for students to accelerate growth toward higher states of consciousness, as described by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science | Maharishi University

Choose among tracks in Reading Vedic Literature, Higher States of Consciousness, Application of Maharishi Vedic Science, Exploration of the Principles of Maharishi Vedic Science, Modern Science and Vedic Science

Maharishi Vedic Observatory Course

This ten-lesson course covers a detailed understanding of how each instrument works from a scientific standpoint, as well as the Vedic influence of each instrument.

Vedic Expressions Used by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

This 8-lesson course by Dr. Bevan Morris covers: Learning the expressions, How to pronounce them correctly, How to understand them in the context of Maharishi Vedic Science.

College of Maharishi Vedic Science

Offering programs in the study of consciousness, explored through science and ancient knowledge to unveil the deepest parts of nature and the human self.

English: Creative Writing and Literature

...are credentialed, working creatives with strong backgrounds in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literature, and/or cartoon studies. We take mentorship seriously and are committed to bringing out the best in our...

Yoga Philosophy in the Light of Maharishi Vedic Science — Online Course

...which has its origins in the ancient Vedic tradition of knowledge can be understood as a path involving a practice and as a goal—the state of Union that can be...

Low-Cost Organic Agriculture and Introduction to Vedic Agriculture

“Fascinating! Wonderful course! Dr. Thimmaiah discusses organic gardening/farming with so much clarity, practical information, and completeness.”—ML Course fee: $29 REGISTER Course Description This course will teach you...

Maharishi Vedic Mathematics

Maharishi Vedic Mathematics is a complete field of knowledge. Your study of mathematical infinity is followed by personal experience of infinity.

Courses / Degree Requirements for MA in Reading the Vedic Literature

Students must successfully complete all general requirements for a master’s degree and 40 credits of coursework

Course Descriptions for the MA in Consciousness and Human Potential

...consciousness in the expression of the Veda and Vedic Literature in Human Physiology. (4 credits. May be repeated for credit.) MVS 534 Readings in Vedic Literature In this course, students...

Courses / Degree Requirements for the BA in Creative & Professional Writing

To graduate with a BA in Creative and Professional Writing, students must successfully complete 48 credits of coursework from the list of courses shown below:

Courses / Degree Requirements for the BA in Ayurveda Wellness and Integrative Health

Students must successfully complete all general requirements for a bachelor's degree plus 58 credits of coursework in pre-integrative medicine.

Courses / Degree Requirements for the PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science

The Core Curriculum consists of 46 credits selected by the faculty from the following courses.

Faculty Address Delhi Conference to Re-Establish Vedic India

covered Veda and physics; the practical application of Vedic Science for a unified field-based, Vedic civilization; and how the science of Yagya can bring about global transformation through Vedic recitation....

Why Did I Choose Maharishi Vedic Science?

majoring in Maharishi Vedic Science? A picture from our class trip to India My decision to join the Maharishi Vedic Science Masters’ Program came at a time in my life...

MS in Maharishi Vedic Science Online program

Maharishi Vedic Science is the science and technology of consciousness and has its source in the ancient Vedic tradition of India. The term “Vedic” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Veda,” which means “knowledge” — knowledge of the field of pure intelligence that is the source of all the diverse fields of knowledge.

MUM Hosts International Conference on Vedic Studies

views on any area of Vedic studies (variously called Indian studies, South Asian studies, or Indology). The Maharishi Vedic Pandits inaugurating the WAVES conference Over 100 speakers gave presentations on...

Professional Baseball Player Brock Bond Studies Maharishi Vedic Science

Maharishi Vedic Science student Brock Bond Professional baseball player Brock Bond learned the Transcendental Meditation technique to improve his game, but his curiosity about the technique soon brought him to...

MA in Maharishi Vedic Science Online Degree Program: Student Highlight

My life-long dream was to study at MUM! As with many people such a dream was out of reach due to life's circumstances. Then suddenly – or so it seemed after many years – there was an email notice describing an online degree that was available to anyone anywhere.

MA in Maharishi Vedic Science Online Degree Program: Student Highlight-2

For many years I was interested in attending MUM but moving to Iowa was not an option for me. One day, when searching extensively for the right Master’s program, I discovered MUM was offering an online program so I immediately enrolled and was accepted.

VIDEO: Dr. Robert Schneider Discusses AyurVeda and Vedic Psychiatry

...medicine. Dr. Schneider recently gave a public lecture in MUM’s Dalby Hall, entitled: Towards a Model of Vedic Psychiatry: A Whole Systems Approach Based on Principles of Maharishi AyurVeda, where...

Amy Spitzfaden, BA, Literature, 2012

...also contributes to social media on several other accounts, including MIU’s. PSCS is made up entirely of sidha and meditator employees. Recently, the company moved to a new, Sthapatya-Vedic office...

Jim Bagnola, MA in Vedic Science and Author

...“as well as ‘teaming.’” Teaming means “recognizing the many faces of intelligence;” or, learning to value and cultivate each person. Jim enrolled in the MIU Vedic Science program in 2010...

Terry Fairchild | Faculty of Creative Writing and Literature

Literature, University of Utah BA English Literature, University of Nevada Faculty Appointments 2016 —Professor of Literature, Maharishi International University 1998 — Associate Professor of Literature, Maharishi International University 1990 —...

Courses / Degree Requirements for the Online BA in Ayurveda Wellness and Integrative Health

Students must successfully complete all general requirements for a bachelor's degree plus 58 credits of coursework in pre-integrative medicine.

Courses / Degree Requirements for the BS in Pre-Integrative Medicine

Students must successfully complete all general requirements for a bachelor's degree plus 54 credits of coursework in pre-integrative medicine.

Course Descriptions for the Online MA in Consciousness and Human Potential

There are thirteen courses available such as Science and Technology of Consciousness, Maharishi Self-Pulse Reading, and Sanskrit.

Fred Travis | Maharishi Vedic Science | Maharishi University

Dr. Travis is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science, Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science, Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition.

Faculty and Staff Directory

Directory of the faculty and staff at the campus in Fairfield, IA. Send updates for faculty to the Dean of Faculty Office or for staff to the Human Resource Dept

Liis Mattik | Faculty of Physiology and Health

...and herbs; Anatomy and Physiology; Discovery of Veda and Vedic Literature in Human Physiology; Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases. Professor Mattik loves to interact with students and teach them...

Matthew Beaufort | Faculty of Art

Specialty: Teaching art history and art appreciation in the light of a systematic and comprehensive understanding of consciousness based in Vedic knowledge

Academic Programs | Maharishi University

...Master’s in Software Development Consciousness and Human Potential Undergraduate: BA in Consciousness and Human Potential Graduate: MA in Consciousness and Human Potential on-campus online MA in Reading the Vedic Literature...

Inner State of Yoga: The Key to Success, Happiness, and Enlightenment

of Maharishi Vedic Science. Faculty Dr. Sands is Dean of the College of Maharishi Vedic Science and Associate Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science and Sanskrit. He earned an MA and...

Degree Requirements for the Online Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences

To graduate with a degree in the applied arts and sciences students must successfully complete 37 credits of coursework.

John Greco

of World Peace in the USA. Dr. Greco is currently Program Director of the MA in Reading the Vedic Literature. He enjoys teaching, learning, reading the Vedic Literature, walking, gardening,...

Viji Hobbs | Maharishi Vedic Science | Maharishi University

Dr. Hobbs's dissertation explored an integrated approach to the development of consciousness offered by Maharishi Vedic Science and focused on the value of Vedic sound from reading the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit.

William Sands | Faculty of Maharishi Vedic Science

Dr. Sands is Dean of the College of Maharishi Vedic Science and Associate Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science and Sanskrit.

Maharishi Yoga Asana Teacher Training Course for Governors and Sidhas

...due on 5/6, and 6/3. Room and Board for In-Residence: Vedic City Campus in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa (Everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy meals at the Vedic City...

Courses and Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences

...of Maharishi Vedic Science and the discovery of Veda and the Vedic Literature in human physiology done by Tony Nader, MD, PhD. We will examine how our brain constructs reality...

David Scharf | Faculty of Physics

Dr. Scharf's current research is in consciousness and quantum field theory and especially the nature of time in great literature and in advanced physics.

Consciousness, Food, Physiology, and the Environment

...Leader: Visiting Professor Dr. John Konhaus worked personally with Maharishi on Vedic Agriculture and Environmental Management for over ten years as Maharishi revived and developed this knowledge from its ancient...

Courses / Degree Requirements for the BA in Creative Entrepreneurship

Students must successfully complete all general requirements. In addition, 52 credits of coursework in business administration must be completed.

Total Knowledge Courses Summer 2019

...have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi Vedic Science. Sign Up for All Three Weeks of Total Knowledge Sign Up for Total...

Kenneth Cavanaugh

...presidential statements: Impact of the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi program. Journal of Maharishi Vedic Research Institute, 9, 93-134. Cavanaugh K.L., Gelderloos, P., Dillbeck M. C. (2018). Group practice...

Courses / Degree Requirements for the BFA in Creative & Professional Writing

To graduate with a BFA in Creative and Professional Writing, students must successfully complete 48 credits of coursework

Dennis Heaton

...in management education. Journal of Management Education, 24(5). Heaton, D., Schmidt-Wilk, J., & Langstaff, J. L.. (2000). Finding Spiritual Principles of Leading and Teaching in the Ancient Vedic Literature. 2000...

Entrance Requirements for MA in Reading the Vedic Literature

Hold a bachelor's degree and have a background in Maharishi Vedic Science and be able to read the Devanāgarī script proficiently with proper pronunciation

Minors from the College of Business Administration

Minor in Business, World Peace, Government

Continuing Education Courses

how to pronounce them correctly, and how to understand them in the context of Maharishi Vedic Science. Learn More > Sign Up Now! Maharishi Vedic Observatory Nine-Lesson Course Course Fee: $110/$69...

Total Knowledge and the Great Thinkers and Leaders Throughout the Ages

Ten-lesson online course by Dr. Peter Warburton and Professor Ken Chandler who has recently authored several books including, "The Enlightened Jesus".

Total Knowledge and Maharishi Jyotish

Ten-lesson online course by Dr. Peter Warburton and Dr. Charles Heath. Dr. Luis Alvarez also joined the course giving a vision of the world's jyotish predictions.

Sanford I. Nidich | Faculty of Physiology and Health

...MIU 2003-2004 Associate Dean of Research, College of Vedic Medicine, MIU 1999-present Senior Investigator, Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention 1996-1998 Director, Maharishi Ayur-Veda Medical Center, New Jersey 1988-1995 Associate...

Total Knowledge and the Bhagavad-Gita

Ten-Lesson Online Course by Dr. Peter Warburton and Professor Thomas Egenes with special guest Dr. Vernon Katz.

Dr. Fred Travis’ New Research Project

the frequency of inner mental processing. Going to India: Vedic chanting Pandits coming to perform Vedic chanting It all started two years ago when Dr. Travis visited the Brahmasthan of...

Math Requirements and How to Satisfy Them

How to satisfy the general education requirement in mathematics and the major and prerequisite math requirements

Courses / Degree Requirements for the PhD in Physiology

Students must successfully complete all general requirements, the core curriculum, elective courses, qualifying exam, dissertation proposal, and dissertation research.

Catherine Gorini

...She has also published many articles on mathematics, especially geometry. Research Interests Maharishi’s Vedic Mathematics Using the Transcendental Meditation® technique in the teaching of Mathematics Geometry and Symmetry Undergraduate Mathematics...

Foundations of Physics and Consciousness — Online Course

The most exciting, cutting-edge scientific discoveries in a manner easily comprehensible to entry-level college students and lay physicists. The most advanced principles of quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, superstring theory, astronomy, and big bang inflationary cosmology are explored in detail and are illuminated by the most profound understanding of consciousness — Maharishi’s Vedic Science and Technology of Consciousness.

The Evolving Brain: From Birth To Enlightenment

...Prerequisites: Instruction in the TM-Sidhi technique; or instruction in the TM technique and a solid background in Maharishi Vedic Science. For more information about TM, please visit https://tm.org COURSE DESCRIPTION...

Evan Finkelstein

Dr. Finkelstein was Associate Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science. He earned a B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University; an M.S.W. from Yeshiva University; and an M.S.C.I. and Ph.D. from Maharishi International University....

MVS PhD Students: Louis Biegeleisen

...thoughts on the Ph.D. in Maharishi Vedic Science program: “Consciousness based education has its roots in the Veda and the Vedic Literature. This is not new but of antiquity and...

MFA in Creative Writing

...particular interests and needs. We’re here to help you fulfill your unique vision as a poet/writer. Reading & literature Thebest way to learn about the craft of writing is to...

Courses / Degree Requirements for the PhD in Management

To graduate with a PhD in Management, students must successfully complete all general requirements for a PhD degree.
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    International Students

    ...in Studio Art Fall MA in Consciousness and Human Potential Fall MA in Consciousness and Human Potential Intern/Evening Weekend Spring/Fall MA in Reading the Vedic Literature Spring/Fall Online degree programs...

    Your Healthy Gut: The Extended 14-Lesson Course

    ...are now available online. It is suggested that you view two videos per week because it includes an easy three-week recommended diet to help reboot your physiology using Maharishi AyurVedic...

    Entrance Requirements for the PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science

    Students applying for the program must be practicing the TM-Sidhi program for at least one year, hold an MA in Maharishi Vedic Science, have at least one additional year of formal study of Maharishi Vedic Science, or experience in professions involving implementation of Maharishi Vedic Science

    Johan Svenson | Maharishi Vedic Science | Maharishi University

    Dr. Svenson earned his PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management by exploring similarities between the experiences of practitioners of TM and the description of the universe in modern physics.

    The Essence of Buddhism in Light of Maharishi’s Science of Consciousness

    ...it filled in a big gap in my knowledge despite my several degrees in Religious Studies and Theology, and did so in light of Maharishi Vedic Science, which was wonderful.—Marielle...

    Rod Eason | Maharishi Vedic Science | Maharishi University

    Dr. Rod Eason is Vice-President of Enrollment Management and Marketing and a member of the President's Cabinet.

    Paul Corazza

    Education BA, Maharishi International University MS, Auburn University PhD, Auburn University Research papers Research in Maharishi Vedic Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Published Research in the Mathematics of Infinity (Set...

    MA in Maharishi Vedic Science

    Explore the nature of reality, read ancient texts, relate physics to Vedic knowledge, learn how to analyze your experiences in meditation, and more.

    Class Schedule for the MA in Consciousness and Human Potential

    ...4 Nov 25 Dec 21 Spring Semester 2020 Number Title Credits Start End MVS 544 Maharishi Vedic Science and Physics 4 Jan 13 Feb 6 MVS 552 Enlightenment: States of...

    Foundations of Physics and Consciousness

    ...beginning on Monday, May 27, at 10 am. RSVP NOW! With stunning new graphics and freshly updated with the latest spellbinding, mind-expanding discoveries—profoundly integrated with Maharishi’s timeless and unfathomable Vedic...

    Paul Corazza

    ...Research papers Research in Maharishi Vedic Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Published Research in the Mathematics of Infinity (Set Theory) Current research interests The Wholeness Axiom and Foundations of Mathematics....

    Karen Aoki | Maharishi Vedic Science | Maharishi University

    Karen Aoki trained in Tokyo under Lorant Kovacs, visiting professor from the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, and Sanae Nakayama, professor of flute at the Musashino Academy of Music.

    Pont Pont Htoo: Studying Complete Knowledge

    Hall “Maharishi Vedic Science for me is the complete knowledge,” she said. “Practicing TM and reading and studying the Vedic literature helps develop my consciousness. I never expected to study...

    Student & Alumni Achievements

    Achievements by students and alumni of Maharishi University, including entrepreneurial successes, graduate school acceptances, creative works, and more.

    Krista Brisbane: Taking Wellness to Dominica

    ...the different branches of Vedic literature and comparing their effects on the physiology were her favorite aspects of the program. “Taking classes here is a much more pleasant experience than...

    Online MA in Consciousness and Human Potential

    In our online MA in Maharishi Vedic Science, you'll learn about the deepest level of reality through the perspectives of ancient Vedic wisdom & modern science.

    Faculty Achievements

    John Hagelin receives Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award; Scott Herriott breaks new ground in sustainable business education; Fred Travis maps transcendence in the brain

    Course Descriptions for the BA in Regenerative Organic Agriculture

    ...practices. The eight stages of plant growth will be understood as a manifestation of the five elements, as well as mind, intellect, and ego. Students will experience how Vedic recitations...

    We Create Our Reality: A Brain-Based Guide for Success in Life

    ...structures your reality. Faculty Dr. Fred Travis is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science, Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science, Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the...

    Dharma Parenting: Understanding Your Child’s Brilliant Brain Course

    ...much better. As every child is unique, this course helps parents identify the personality traits of children with an Ayurvedic approach that is thousands of years old. I strongly recommend...

    College of Business Administration

    Through the Departments of Management and Accounting, the College offers a BA in Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration, and a PhD in Management.

    Total Knowledge and the Upanishads

    ...of Maharishi Vedic Science. He received his doctorate of philosophy from Oxford University. Dr. Katz spent many years with Maharishi and assisted him with the translation and commentary of the...

    Robert Schneider, MD, FACC | Faculty of Physiology and Health

    Dr. Robert Schneider is an internationally renowned physician-scientist-educator and leader in evidence-based integrative medicine.

    Anne Dow

    ...Meditation® program, Blackheath, Australia. Research Interests Relationship between mathematics and Maharishi Vedic Science. Maximum principles and other areas in partial differential equations. Fourier analysis Effect of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation program...

    Thomas Egenes | Faculty of Maharishi Vedic Science

    Dr. Egenes is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science and Sanskrit.

    John Collins | Maharishi Vedic Science | Maharishi University

    John Collins's core interest is the application of the Vedic knowledge of consciousness into the fields of personal growth, world peace, paradigm revision in modern science, and sustainability.

    Maharishi’s First Years of the TM Movement: 1954 -1964

    ...people. He also received two PhD’s in Maharishi Vedic Science directly from Maharishi. The first was in Nyaya and the second was in Jyotish. Currently Dr. Boncheff works as the...

    Dr. Paul Morehead Presents on Veda in Physiology

    On February 29th, 2016, Dr. Paul Morehead of MUM’s Department of Physiology and Health gave a lecture about how the Vedic Literature, or “Veda” relates to the human physiology. As...

    Maharishi University in Iowa to Celebrate United Nations Day of Yoga

    ...Dr. William Sands, Dean of the College of Maharishi Vedic Science, will speak on “The Path of Yoga vs. the State of Yoga in Maharishi Vedic Science.” Two video recordings...

    Lawrence Sheaff Captures the Structure of Consciousness

    ...The exhibition explores the relationship of art, consciousness and Vedic Science. Lawrence is a 2010 MIU graduate with a MA in Vedic Science. I ask him if he started this...

    Nynke Passi | Faculty of Creative Writing and Literature

    Nynke Passi started teaching at MIU in 1998, first in professional writing, then in creative writing and literature. “Whether she is teaching poetry, graphic narrative, or memoir writing, Nynke Passi...

    Sue Brown | Faculty of Maharishi Vedic Science

    Sue Brown's doctoral research at MUM was on student development in the context of higher states of consciousness, focussing on Maharishi's application of the unifying knowledge of Yoga.

    James Fairchild | Faculty of Creative Writing and Literature

    ...with a PhD in 1992. He started teaching Professional Writing at Maharishi International University (MIU) in 1995. Since around 2000, he has been teaching Literature and Creative Writing at MIU....

    Antonia Ellis | Faculty in Screenwriting

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Screenwriting, David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts, Maharishi University of Management
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