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TM officials say money is in place for 500 from India: Wynne says the men could move in by late spring; county supervisors to monitor use of tax money.
by Erik Gable, Ledger assistant news editor

The Fairfield Ledger    Translate This Article
Fairfield, United States
16 February 2004

Officials in the Transcendental Meditation movement said recently they have raised enough money to bring 500 young men practicing the TM program from India to Maharishi Vedic City.

Maharishi University of Management's John Hagelin made the announcement at a meeting Thursday in one of the golden domes on campus, according to Maureen Wynne, Vedic City's attorney.

Wynne said the buildings to house the men, who are also called Vedic scholars or pundits, should be finished in the next three months. The 500 scholars should be moving in shortly thereafter, she said.

Wynne said the men will spend their days studying, meditating and reciting literature from the ancient Vedic tradition of India.

Members of the TM movement, which was founded by the Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, believe group meditation creates peace.

Although people have been practicing TM in Fairfield ever since Maharishi International University moved to the town in 1974, Wynne said, the scholars should 'spread out to a larger area and create a good influence all over the state and the region.' . . .

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