The mission of UMLAC is:
To offer the four basic components of Consciousness-Based universities, as founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi:
- Courses on consciousness.
Students practice the Transcendental Meditation program twice daily at the university; and after a few months, the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi program, including Yogic Flying. Through these programs the students enliven and start to function from the most creative, powerful, and blissful level of their own awareness, Transcendental Consciousness. At the same time the physiology becomes deeply relaxed and more integrated, releasing any tension or stress. As a result, students naturally start expressing more of their unlimited creative potential in daily life. More than six hundred (600) scientific research studies, conducted in two hundred and fifty (250) universities and research institutes in thirty-three (33) countries, document the wide-ranging benefits of the Transcendental Meditation for mind, body, behavior, and society.
- Study of the standard subjects in light of the knowledge of consciousness.
Students also study the field of consciousness through courses that give them deeper understanding of their full potential. These courses bring out unifying principles—laws of nature expressed in simple language—which help students see the relationship among all subjects of study and their own growth. Increasingly they experience and understand life as a whole.
Students take standard disciplines in mathematics, science, arts, and humanities, with the unique addition of the main points of each lesson related to the knowledge of full human development, which makes the study of every subject more relevant and satisfying to the students.
- Consciousness-Based teaching techniques that make learning easy and fulfilling.
The principles of teaching used in Consciousness-Based education reflect fundamental laws of learning, which refine not only the mind and intellect, but also perception, emotions, speech, and behavior, to culture increasingly holistic awareness in the students. One highly effective instructional technique is the use of large wall charts through which the main ideas of each lesson are shown connected to the whole subject and to the student’s own full development. Another unique instructional feature is students summarizing and expressing what they have learned in the classroom at the end of each lesson, day, week, and month. A restfully alert quality of mind and body is crucial for unfolding one’s full potential; therefore Consciousness-Based universities promote a balanced, healthy routine that includes the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, academic classes, sports and creative activities, pure food, early bedtime, and no big homework assignments. Boys and girls, men and ladies, are educated in their own atmosphere, which fosters a life style that is simple, focused on
knowledge, and conducive to unfolding one’s unique talents.
- Stress-free routine and nourishing environment.
The buildings are constructed or selected in accord with principles from natural law based architecture, for the enhanced health and well-being of the occupants.
The atmosphere, due to group practice of Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, is imbued with peace, vitality, openness, acceptance, an ideal atmosphere for learning, growth, and happiness.