FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What type of Assembly Housing do you have and what is the cost?

The Assembly fee covers room and Assembly participation:

Two-room suite, private bathroom, shared kitchen, one person:

$360 / month, includes utilities. (Long term, 6 months or longer.)

$390 / month, includes utilities. (Short term, 1-6 months.)

Daily rate: $28 / night (1st night $60), includes utilities.

Two-room suite, private bathroom, shared kitchen, couple:

$420 / month, includes utilities. (Long term, 6 months or longer.)

$450 / month, includes utilities. (Short term, 1-6 months.)

Daily rate: $38 / night (1st night $60), includes utilities.

Two-bedroom standalone cottage with own kitchen, unfurnished, one person:

From $290 / month (plus utilities).

Two-bedroom standalone cottage with own kitchen, unfurnished, two persons:

From $250 / month (thus $125 per person) (plus utilities).

2. Who can live on the IdeaLife Assembly Campus?

Our Assembly application process welcomes TM® Meditators, Sidhas and Governors.

3. Can couples be accommodated?

Couples are very welcome. In the past, due to building configurations, couples accommodations for IAA participants have not been available on the MUM campus. Now, we are very pleased to be able to offer them on the IdeaLife Assembly campus.

4. Where will I do my program?

Sidhas and TM® Meditators will each be able to do their daily program in comfortable program halls on this IdeaLife Campus. Sidhas may travel to the Golden Domes each day if they wish, but participation in the Settle Grant (for those eligible) will also be available just steps from your room.

5. What are the dining options?

On this campus facilities are provided for Assembly participants to cook for themselves, or share cooking with usually about 2 or 3 other participants. Each cottage has a private kitchen, and each 4-suite building has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Participants may cook for themselves or share cooking with friends.

We think that many participants may prefer this arrangement, due to lower costs and ability to accommodate special dietary needs.

6. Okay, I'm in...How can I join?

For more information or to make a booking for the IdeaLife Assembly Campus call (641) 451-7331,

or email campusmanager@tm.org, or press APPLY

7. Are the Rooms Leased?

Housing is included in your IdeaLife Assembly monthly Assembly fee. There is a standard

housing agreement form and campus rules form to be completed on arrival.

8. Can I Come if I Live Outside the U.S?

Yes, all are welcome.

Also, international sponsorship IAA participants on the IdeaLife Assembly campus will be provided with accommodation at no charge; and a partial contribution of food in kind. You will be responsible for buying most of your food.

9. Does the Campus Have Internet?

There is high speed Wi-Fi in the suite buildings, and ethernet in the cottages.

10. What Kind of Transportation Is Avaliable?

Residents are responsible for their own transportation. However there is an on-demand bus

that will take you into Fairfield for $4.00 each way. Bookings need to made 24 hours in advance.

Trips to the local supermarket (HyVee) on Wednesdays get credited to your food bill.

This campus, located in Maharishi Vedic City, is 6 miles from Fairfield and the MUM campus.

11. What Is It Like at the IdeaLife Campus?

The IdeaLife Assembly Campus contains beautiful flying halls, meeting hall, and recreation room.

It is in close proximity to the Maharishi Vedic Pandit campus. There is a lake, and 22 acres of grassy walk-and-talk area.

Everyone comments on the deep silence and sweet feeling on this campus.


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