PeaceBeginsHere and 8000 NOW
The PeaceBeginsHere Project is a global outreach effort
of 8000 NOW. 8000 NOW is an organization dedicated to world peace
by helping to establish 8000 practitioners of the TM and TM-Sidhi
Programs in Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa. All members
of this nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1999, are professional
business people who practice these powerful peace technologies in
the existing group in Fairfield.
8000 NOW works with the U.S. Transcendental
Meditation program organizations and with the Maharishi
University of Management in Fairfield, IA to develop and implement
local and national programs in support of the creation of an 8000
8000 NOW projects include:
- Fundraising Drive for World Peace To support
a group of 40,000 practitioners of peace technologies in India.
(link to http://www.permanentpeace.org/implementation.html 8000
NOW helped to raise over a half a million dollars in less than
a week in February 2002 through international grass roots efforts.
- FunFest 2002, August 3-8, 2002 An eight day,
80+ event festival designed to showcase the vibrant and diverse
Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City communities and to help practitioners
of the TM and TM-Sidhi programs from around the country relocate
to these communities. 8000 NOW developed FunFest in cooperation
with the Maharishi University of Management, the City of Fairfield,
and Maharishi Vedic City.
- Monthly Community Knowledge Programs Featuring
advanced knowledge in support of the practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi
Programs as well as the most recent research findings. These knowledge
programs feature prominent faculty from the Maharishi University
- National Forum Presentations - The Cambridge
Forum, November 16, 2002, marks the first in a series of forums
planned to publicize how these technologies can create peace and
eliminate terrorism in the world. To hold a forum in your city,
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Comey, Co-Director of 8000 NOW, is a professional
writer and publications coordinator specializing in promotional
and marketing communications in both the corporate and academic
sectors. Ms. Comey has been a small business owner and also
has significant experience in event planning, seminar development
and direct mail marketing. A mother of two, she is a practitioner
of the TM and TM-Sidhi programs and a founding member of 8000
NOW, dedicating her life for the past three years to creating
Andy Josephs, Co-Director of 8000 NOW, is a successful
small business owner, specializing in negotiations as well as
in event promotion, with clients throughout the United States.
Mr. Josephs has been active in community development since 1986.
He also has extensive experience in consulting non-profit organizations
and small businesses in the areas of marketing and fundraising.
Mr. Josephs has lived in Fairfield, Iowa since 1979 where he
has consistently participated in the group practice of the "peace
technologies" of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi
Barbara Stone is a garment and jewelry designer, also
enjoying careers in marketing and education. She has been a
student, educator and administrator in Consciousness-Based education
and the TM program for over 30 years. A founding member of 8000
NOW, Ms. Stone is married, a mother of two sons, and has lived
in Fairfield, Iowa for the past 20 years.
Dr. Carla Linton Brown completed a doctoral dissertation
at Harvard in 1996 that examined responses to a study on the
Maharishi Effect by elite members of the Middle East policy
community, including peer reviewers, newspaper reporters, Congress
people, and U.S. diplomats. Dr. Brown has been a management
consultant for the past 10 years to Fortune 500 companies and
a successful public relations consultant that has brought clients
to world prominence.
We welcome your questions and your support in our
efforts to create world peace. E-mail us at email@example.com
. If you would like to help support us create a peaceful world,
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