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The Story of Ms. Queena Zhou

The Teenager Who Left Shanghai in Search of an Extraordinary High School Experience --by Christine Albers, Director of Expansion at Maharishi School first published in Enlightenment, the Transcendental Meditation Magazine I first met Queena the day she turned sixteen, standing alone by the baggage claim at Cedar Rapids airport, wearing a polka-dot down coat. A tiny,... Read More »

Dr. Beall: China Tour and Conference

Dear Maharishi School Family, It’s been travel season for me, and I’m halfway through a four-part tour. From October 15-28, I traveled to China to visit the parents of our current students, to recruit students for next year, and to meet with schools, agencies, and the local TM teachers. I was joined by our International Student... Read More »

Richard Beall Reporting from China

Greetings from a high speed train (190 mph) floating past the flat-as-a-board Chinese countryside between Jinan and Tianjin. I am traveling with three other school representatives from Arizona, California, and Indiana and our Chinese colleagues, interviewing prospective students and meeting with the parents of our current students from Beijing to Shenzhen. If you are like most... Read More »

Maharishi School Welcomes Six Students from China

School began one week early for six new boarding students from China. He Yuandi (Simon) , Dai Hongzhang (Tim), Li Yize (James) , Xue Yubo (Michael), Liu Yifan (Ivan), and Guo QianQian (Cathy), arrived for a one-week orientation that began on Monday, August 13. The new students learned about Consciousness-based education, the Fairfield community, and had... Read More »

Lijuan Cai and Yunxiang Zhu Greet Chinese Vice President in Muscatine

Our own Lijuan Cai, International Student Advisor, and her husband Yunxiang Zhu, Vice President of Asia Expansion and Professor of Management at MUM, had the honor of greeting Xi Jinping, Vice President of China, on his visit to Moline, Iowa. Here are two news reports: Chinese Couple Excited About Vice President's Muscatine Visit From The Gazette: Mike... Read More »

New Sister School Partnerships

From Dr. Beall, School Head: This is my last blog from China, but not about China. Later today we’ll begin the long trip home, curiously leaving Beijing at 4:10pm and arriving in Chicago at 4:19pm, the same day. But that’s with time changes after a 13-hour+ flight. This has been an extraordinary experience, from start to... Read More »

In China, Meeting the Families of Our Students

These last days have been a whirlwind of travel, meetings, and presentations in Qingdao and Beijing, all very interesting and fulfilling. But last night will stand out as one of the highlights of our entire China experience. I’ve always enjoyed meeting parents of our students, but never traveled quite so far to make that happen. As... Read More »

Dr. Beall on the Bullet Train, Pandas, and More

We have a new record. During conversations with students here in China, I often ask how many students are in their class each day. The previous record? 68. But it was eclipsed by one boy’s school experience. He had all his classes in the same room with the same group of …79 students. That helps explain... Read More »

Dr. Beall Reports From the Ancient City of Ningbo

Yesterday we flew to Ningbo, an eastern port city in China. Its name translates as “Serene Waves” but we haven’t visited the coastline yet to see the city’s namesake. Ningbo is one of the oldest cities in China, with a history extending back to 4800 BC. It was a trade city on the silk road two... Read More »

The Drive to Thrive

Dr. Beall's Blog: I just sat down to meditate yesterday when the thought popped, “That’s why I feel so at home in China!” We’ve had three school fairs where interested students or parents approach our table to learn more about Maharishi School and we about them. It’s a window into the personality and stories of today’s... Read More »

Dr. Beall in China

The clock? It's still ticking, but now it's recording memories of our days in China.  The Great Wall We've been here four days and haven't stopped moving. In fact, I began this blog on our mini-bus en route to the Great Wall. We caught our first glimpse of this antiquity about an hour from the city, snaking... Read More »

Dr. Beall: China Bound

The clock is ticking… It won’t be long before Andrea and I depart for China—early Thursday morning. In our assembly this morning I asked the Boys School, "Why would we go to China to recruit students?" The students replied: "Because education in China is really stressful, and they need to know about our approach." "To increase... Read More »

Chinese Schools To Collaborate With MUM, Maharishi School

Reprinted from FairfieldIowaRadio.com Fairfield, May 14 - An education delegation of five people representing a syndicated school system of three middle and high schools in China, recently visited MUM and Maharishi School for two days and signed two agreements to collaborate. The director of an education corporation, his assistant, and three principals from the schools met... Read More »

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