May 30, 2022 • ISSUE 625

Bat-Ulzii Bayarsaikhan

The Long Road to MIU

MIU student Bat-Ulzii Bayarsaikhan studied oriental philosophy at the Institute of Oriental Philosophy and Humanities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and had always been interested in meditation. He first heard about MIU eight years ago from his younger sister, who was about to enroll in the Accounting Professionals MBA. “I saw her schedule at MIU, the Transcendental Meditation® technique, and the vegetarian food, and I was jealous,” he said.
At the time, Bat-Ulzii worked at the Mongolian-Korean Polytechnic College in Ulaanbaatar as the administrator of the technical education department that trained students in the wool manufacturing trade. Five years ago he came to the US to study English as a Second Language and then earned an associate degree in human service and social work from Ivy Tech Community College in Marion, Indiana.
By this time, his sister had graduated from MIU and kept encouraging Bat-Ulzii to enroll. When he learned about the MA in Consciousness and Human Potential program, he finally applied.

With MIU classmates during a TM Retreat

“The meditation attracted me, and when I saw the MIU website, I loved everything,” he said. A few months after enrolling, he also learned the TM-Sidhi® program. “That was the best thing I did in my life,” he said, “I’ve never missed a single day.”
In addition to benefitting from his practice of the TM program, Bat-Ulzii appreciates the scientific approach to the study of consciousness offered in his classes. “The block system is also great because there is no tension,” he said. “I can enjoy each subject and learn a lot.”
His favorite subject is Sanskrit, and he is fascinated by the mechanism of the vibrational qualities of Sanskrit sounds influencing the nervous system and consciousness. He also likes reading Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad Gita.