Development of Consciousness

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The development of consciousness through the regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique is a core value of the University and an integral component of consciousness-based education.

Four decades of scientific research have shown Transcendental Meditation to be highly beneficial to student success and the promotion of campus harmony. For this reason all students are required to practice Transcendental Meditation twice a day for twenty minutes in the morning and afternoon, including group meditation in the classroom.

We also encourage students to learn and practice the advanced TM-Sidhi program to greatly accelerate vitality, happiness and academic success.

TM Retreats

After learning Transcendental Meditation, one of the most enjoyable experiences a student can take advantage of is a TM Retreat. Sometimes called a residence course, a TM retreat provides a short departure from the rigors of academic study and gives greater emphasis to deep rest and self-discovery. As a new student you will have the opportunity to experience the benefit of a TM Retreat as part of your first academic course at MIU.

TM Retreats have a long history of adding extra richness to one’s practice of Transcendental Meditation in an atmosphere of good company, delicious food and pleasant surroundings. In just two days, you’ll feel refreshed in mind and body and be prepared to return to class with greater clarity, energy and happiness.

“The value of [a TM Retreat] is in clarifying the understanding about experiences that people keep on accumulating in their daily meditations.” – Maharishi

Sign up for a TM Retreat (for meditators).

WPA Courses

These courses are for MIU students who have completed the TM-Sidhi program.

Sign up for WPA Courses (for Sidhas or Governors).

Michael Farrer
Michael Farrer
  • Chair, Department of Development of Consciousness
  • 641 472 1116
  • Dreier Building, Room 118

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Kristine Wood
Kristine Wood
  • Director, Department of Development of Consciousness
  • (641) 472-1114
  • Dreier Building, Room 118

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