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Iowa Town Finds Success in Serenity

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Iowa Town Finds Success in Serenity

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Iowa Town Finds Success in Serenity

Fairfield a Mecca for Transcendental Meditation

Iowa Town Finds Success in Serenity

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An aerial view of the Maharishi University of Management campus in Fairfield, Iowa. Rick Donhauser hide caption

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Twice a day, thousands of meditators gather for 20-minute TM sessions at one of two domes -- one for men, one for women -- on the Maharishi University campus in Fairfield. Rick Donhauser hide caption

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While other towns in the region struggle, the small community of Fairfield, Iowa, has flourished through serenity. A school for Transcendental Meditation, established 30 years ago by a former guru for the Beatles, has turned the town into a thriving cultural center. Hear NPR's Greg Allen.

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