Tsalika Rich presented to Rotarians this week about transcendental meditation (TM).
Tsalika is part owner of Do Dici Cafe in Washington, and she estimates that about 75% of her customers are members of the Maharishi population from Fairfield. This is a group of followers of the Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. They came to Fairfield from California in the 1960s, and this is now one of the largest populations of Maharishi followers in the world. The group is not a cult or religion, but rather a group of people who live in a community together to practice this technique of deep relaxation and finding inner peace. In Fairfield, there is K-12 school, as well as a University, with special dwellings for practicing TM. TM can be taught in groups or in one on one sessions, and involves the use of a mantra (word or sound used to help with concentration) to help you achieve a deep state of relaxation. The benefits of TM are widespread, being use for such things as helping drug addicts tame their addiction and helping kids with ADHD calm down and focus.
There are many famous people in America who practice TM, ranging from the Beatles to Clint Eastwood, to Oprah.
February 21: Craig Davis
February 28: Brandi Hemsley
March 7: Brent Hinson
March 14: Don Vittetoe - Ag Day
March 21: Connie Larson
March 28: Sean Cortum