Maharishi International University
1000 N. 4th St.
Maharishi International University is the home of Consciousness-Based Education, combining academic study with the practice of Transcendental Meditation technique, an effortless procedure that directly enhances the brain function and creativity. MIU offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in arts, sciences, business, and humanities and features programs for coherent brain functioning and consciousness-based education for total knowledge, providing an outstanding practical education while developing students’ creative potential from within. A unique aspect of the University is that the students are on a block system, focusing on one course at a time.
Offering an undergraduate program in sustainable living, the University, along with Fairfield, has become Iowa’s center for sustainable living and organic cultivation. The University also features Vedic architecturally designed buildings and all-vegetarian cuisine.
Maharishi Golden Domes
The Golden Domes are local landmarks used by advanced meditation practitioners. The domes are mentioned in a number of travel guides and listed as a “don’t miss” attraction in Fairfield. Interior tours are limited and only available through special arrangement with the University. To inquire about tours, call
Argiro Student Center
America’s first “Vedic Green” Student Center, the Argiro Student Center features a 300 seat auditorium, two dining halls, student café, student lounge and bookstore. The public is invited to dine in the dining hall which features a wide variety of organic, vegetarian fare, from home-style pizza to Chinese stir fry, from Mexican to Indian and more. (Mon – Sat. breakfast 9am-10:30am, Lunch 11:45-1:30, Dinner 6:30 -7:30pm, Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm, Dinner 6:30pm to 7:30pm)
Sustainable Living Center
Built to Function completely off the grid, the M.U.M. Stainable Living Center produces more energy than it consumes. The center is used for classrooms, workshops, and offices.
Visitors Weekends are held on a regular basis. Click here for more information on these weekends.