Monday, June 15, 2009

Transcendental Meditation Governors Focus on Making Money

Received this notice on upcoming "Summer Governor Workshops" from an anonymous TMFB reader.

It appears the focus of this spiritual organization is largely money.

Quelle surprise!


Dear Governors,

We are in the process of organizing this summer's Governors Workshops. The ideas for workshops listed below are based on suggestions we have received from Governors.

Let us know which workshops you think would most benefit our Governors. If you have other workshop ideas, let us know.

Send your responses to the Governors Workshops coordinator, Sam Katz

NOTE: If you plan to attend this summer's Governors Workshops, please register by going to:

Thanks so much for your help.

Jai Guru Dev

Communication Office
Raja Hagelin's Administration
for an Invincible America

Workshop Idea 1
The 8 scientific research studies that every Governor should know and mention in lectures
You don't have to know them all, but these are the 8 that you should know. Learn more about these key studies from Drs. Fred Travis and Robert Schneider. And get an opportunity to ask them questions about any of the published research on the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Workshop Idea 2
Our Governors' "best practices" on how to increase inquiries and initiations
If you ask 10 Governors what works best for increasing the number of people they teach you might expect 10 different answers. Not true! By polling a number of Governors in the field we have discovered that there is some uniformity as to what they find most successful.. Find out what other Governors have found are the most effective ways to increase the number of people learning the TM® Technique, Advanced Techniques, the TM-Sidhi® program, signing up for MVVT, MAV consultations, etc..

Workshop Idea 3
The 7 Step Technique on how to go from a TM Inquiry to Personal Instruction
You just received a lead from the call center. What is the best way to handle it? Do you call them? Send an email? How often should you email them? This workshop covers strategies Governors have found to produce the best results. This workshop includes ideas for how to most effectively use email marketing, iContact and phone response techniques.

Workshop Idea 4
Best Answers to Common Questions we receive.
Send us your toughest questions and your best answers.
Why do you charge so much money?
Isn't the TM program religious?
How is this program different from other Meditations?

Workshop Idea 5
The most compelling ways to introduce people to Maharishi's programs
We will split into smaller groups and hear Governors (volunteers only) give us their best section of an intro lecture, as well as their creative presentation ideas that inspire people to attend their intro lectures. This workshop will review key principles of communication expressed by Maharishi. This workshop is intended to help make our own presentations more inspiring, more compelling and more effective.

Workshop Idea 6
How to set up a successful donations program for your Center
From Harvard University to the Sierra Club, no non-profit organization runs solely on tuition or products or services. Effective fund raising contributes to the financial stability and expansion of every non-profit. This workshop will help you learn how to set up a successful donations program for your local center.

Workshop Idea 7
Weekend of Bliss: How to set up and administer inspiring Residence Courses for your area
The deep rest and profound transformation Meditators enjoy in just one weekend Residence Course keep them coming back time after time. Course leaders find them equally fulfilling. However, there is a lot to know about finding a facility, organizing knowledge tapes, food service, registration, etc., in a way that is both easy and deeply fulfilling for both the teachers and course participants. Richard and Gail Dalby will help lead this important workshop. They have been responsible for organizing one of most successful Residence Course programs in the country for more than 25 years.

Workshop Idea 8
How to get started with a DLF project in your area
Step-by-step guide on how to contact a school, make a presentation and gently guide the process along till Initiation Day. Find out what our most successful Governors have learned in the last year.

Workshop Idea 9
How to offer the TM program to the ADHD community: ADHD organizations, schools and individuals
Practical tips on how to locate, make presentations to and teach those that have ADHD by Dr. Sarina Grosswald. Dr. Grosswald has done every step from initial phone call to funding to teaching and learned a lot of do's and don'ts on the way.

Workshop Idea 10
How to Begin a Program with the American Indian Transcendental Meditation® Initiative
This is emerging as one of our Movement's most important programs.

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1 comment:

C F Eyecare said...

I have just recently read that Bevan Morris frequently wins the annual rice and dal eating contest at MUM.  Have others heard about this?

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