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The Maharishi University of Management

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The Group meditation is normally not able toQuite BrightCommunications
The Group meditation is normally not able to be accurately accounted for so many students have their GPA lowered unfairly.

The warmth first felt went arriving is planned as a type of "love bomb" that is equal parts lies and desperation to keep you to stay. They are aware of the chemical reactions they are manipulating to make you feel special during your first few weeks here.

The block system is super easy but there are still barely any teachers relevant to teach their subjects particularly in the Math, Education, and Business departments. Those have virtually zero relevant teachers.

There are people here who have been "meditating" with the TM and Sidha programs for 30 years and are poor, alone, and have no skills whatsoever. I have had the discomfort of having them ask me to do simple tasks for them like making facebook pages and running technology that they cannot understand.... yet their minds are more coherent than mine? It's a very deep problem and concern when addressing the validity of what this university claims.

All IQ test improvement studies for TM where done by the university at the university FOR the university.

Even if you have paid for food and housing they require you to work if you are not taking a class for no pay whatsoever.

They will talk a lot about the "maharishi effect" that makes a surrounding area peaceful and can give world peace. I have almost been fatally stabbed twice since coming to fairfield and both times the school treated me with a bias and punished me unfairly. The first was from a girl trying to destroy my room after sleeping with me and the second was a guy who stole a $350 guitar+amp from me and then chased me around with a knife when i found him and tried to retrieve my property. For both incidents I was suspended.

If you begin to ask any questions about the price of TM mediation, the oil company and banking affiliations of our trustees, the fear our community has of losing the "knowledge" of maharishi, or that the campus is literally falling apart OR ANYTHING CONTROVERSIAL AT ALL, you are shunned, ridiculed, and in some cases harassed by the community immediately.

There is not as great of a community as advertised online. The students are very much loners and introverts there to "heal" or rid themselves of "trauma" through maharishi's methods and therefore disassociate themselves from the surroundings at Mahesh's request and only associate with those who do the same Maharishi activities.

The ($1000) TM mediation technique is actually scientifically based on the ($15) Relaxation Response and this is heavily hidden and disregarded at the university.

The school's most major trustees hypocritically front programs to make the world more eco-friendly but keep fortunes from Oil stocks and whole oil companies that provide zero value to Fairfield but keep them rich.

It is not, by any means, easy to adjust any policy in the school. They keep archaic policies on the books, like dress code and P.E. requirements, even though no one does them or is upheld to them. Even majority signed petitions are regularly dismissed and never confronted by the trustees.

The school lacks integrity in that it does not put up many qualities of how the classes are graded on their website. This includes the "Development of Consciousness" class that is no more than counting your attendance to group meditations and giving you a GPA grade for that.

The school is very Maharishi-propaganda-oriented and will not allow clubs to form around specific subjects such as yoga, spirituality, alternative meditation techniques, and many many more.

Their "scientific" yogic flying program refuses anyone who has affiliation to another spiritual teacher than Maharishi.This is not a negative review because I truly believe, in a very different way than the university, that Consciousness of Mind is the cause of all effects in matter and not the other way around. Very few colleges share this view and I believe that if we give power to the people and the students who work and study at this university than a proper balance recognition can be gained for this university by its upstanding dedication to the science of consciousness and improved brain function. But we will need a surgical procedure to adjust the dogmatic charisma of the fearful people in this community.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2017
Friendliness: C+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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Experience was so bad, I had to dedicateSuper BrilliantOther
Experience was so bad, I had to dedicate a whole website to it.
They claimed a "crime free" campus when there was a murder on the campus in the past decade which was the result of the university's negligence. More concerned with pushing their Transcendental Meditation agenda and subsequent propaganda.
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
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I attended this university for three years.BrightPreMed and Medical
I attended this university for three years. The campus is home to students and followers of Maharishi. In fact all of the faculty are also devoted followers of him and one finds themselves in a "cult of personality". In all classes many hours are spent watching old tapes of Maharishi answering questions from audience members at conventions. The main goal of the school is to keep people calm. Work assignments are easy and wasteful of time. In my classes no one fails because the teachers often go over the questions and answers for upcoming exams. Life here is easy and soft, one learns laziness and passivity. Many people stay because life in the outside world is soon seen as hard and scary. Most teachers get paid around one thousand dollars a month before taxes and are given no retirement plan or other benefits except a meal pass at the cafeteria and an option to stay in a dorm room. Students are required to meditate during class time and have to go to class six days out of the week. Since all of the students get passed due to huge grade inflation, the 200 and 300 level classes are filled with students who still don't understand the concepts on a 100 level. This is why answers are handed out. So this school is wonderful if you want to vege out and get a diploma with a high GPA. But if you want to become prepared for a career in the real world stay far away from this place. My experience seems different from what I see in the computer science program; although this program is mainly filled with English as a second language students from Africa and Asia. My main advice for success at M.U.M. is too talk about how wonderful Maharishi and your meditation is. This advice will surely get you straight A's and many accolades regardless of what your term paper or presentation was supposed to be about.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2013
Faculty Accessibility: A, Education Quality: F
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