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MIU Fall Forest Academy with Mother Divine at the Global Women‘s Center for Peace and Enlightenment

When Women Awake, Mountains Move

Operating from the Central Switchboard of Creation

Open to women MIU students who practice Transcendental Meditation® or the TM-Sidhi® program. Sign up for a two-week Forest Academy with the Mother Divine Program℠ in New York for profound rest and rejuvenation to start the Fall semester. Register today! If you have already registered for a different Forest Academy, simply contact the Enrollment Office to let them know you are switching.

Arrive Sunday, August 20, 2023 — Depart Friday, September 1, 2023

FOR 497

TM Retreat or World Peace Assembly (Female Spectrum) 

(2 credits)

In this Forest Academy, students participate in a TM Retreat (for TM Meditators) or a World Peace Assembly (for Sidhas) with the Mother Divine Program on picturesque Lake Shandelee in the Catskill Mountains of New York. In this nourishing cocoon you will have a rare opportunity to enhance your knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science and deepen your experiences of the Transcendental Meditation® and TM-Sidhi® programs. Leave feeling refreshed, settled, and ready to take on the world. For those who identify as women. 

Prerequisites: FOR 103, Transcendental Meditation technique or TM-Sidhi program, additional course fees, and travel expenses. (Livingston Manor, New York)

Women practicing Transcendental Meditation

Accommodations and Meals

Single rooms with bath ensuite. Freshly prepared organic vegetarian meals. 

global women's center guest room

Course Fee: $700

Once your application is processed, you will be contacted by Mother Divine with payment details.

To be considered for a partial course fee waiver, please include your request in the comments section of your application.

For financial aid please contact the MIU Financial Aid Office.

For questions contact the Dean of Students, Maggie Ventsias.

Located on 400 acres in the scenic Catskill Mountains of New York, Mother Divine's campus includes a majestic 89-acre lake and lush forests.  Maharishi once called this our most sacred land.

Group of peaceful women practicing Transcendental Meditation®
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Group Practice of Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhis Program

Group Practice of Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhis Program

Our Dining Hall — Freshly prepared organic vegetarian meals, featuring fresh salads and fruits.

Our Program Hall 

A warm welcome in every room

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