Fairfield is a small, southeast Iowa town with a big culture.
Juxtaposed with the classic, idyllic trappings—a picturesque town square with park and gazebo, a century-old courthouse with clock tower and steeple—are the nation’s only high school and university that utilize Consciousness-Based EducationSM programs, where students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique twice a day as part of their curriculum, and two golden domes where hundreds practice the TM® technique together.
Roll into this picture a monthly Art Walk that draws up to 1,000 people from around the region, a buzzing music scene, more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, an enterprising network of entrepreneurs and high-tech businesses, and—the true soul of the town—the people, and what you get is the truly unique and amazing town of Fairfield, Iowa.
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Maharishi School | 866-472-6723
Maharishi School offers award-winning Consciousness-BasedSM education, from preschool through grade 12, in an environment of higher standards and lower stress. By integrating programs for the development of consciousness and creativity with an innovative college preparatory curriculum, students grow towards 200% of life—100% inner development with 100% outer success… visit site
Maharishi University of Management (MUM)
Founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1971, MUM has pioneered a unique system of higher education—Consciousness-Based education—that systematically cultures students’ full creative intelligence, the basis of learning. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission at the bachelors, masters, and PhD levels, and offers one full-time course per month—making learning more effective, enjoyable, and less stressful. All students, faculty, and staff practice the Transcendental Meditation program twice a day. The University, with students from 87 countries, serves freshly prepared, organic vegetarian cuisine. The integrated approach at MUM develops students’ ability to manage their lives successfully, to grow steadily in health, happiness, and wisdom, and to achieve professional success and personal fulfillment… visit site
The Transcendental Meditation program in Fairfield
Learn the Transcendental Meditation technique at the local Fairfield TM Center. Two side-by-side buildings, built according to Vedic architecture, provide regular instruction in the TM technique to visitors and locals alike. They also provide many follow-up programs for the thriving local meditating community. visit site
David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, established in 2005, with many offices in Fairfield, funds the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities, including the Transcendental Meditation program, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD; homeless men participating in reentry programs and striving to overcome addictions; and incarcerated juveniles and adults... visit site
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
Located in the heart of downtown, the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is a gathering place designed to showcase a world of arts and culture. The Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts is one of the most comprehensive arts and convention centers in the state of Iowa, featuring the best of music, comedy, dance, and theater in national touring performances… visit site
Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk
The first Friday of every month draws hundreds of people from around the region to Fairfield’s Art Walk: a diverse celebration of all art forms: visual, performing, literary, film, ethnic, and historical, accessible to all ages and cultures… visit site
Fairfield Art Association
The Fairfield Art Association aims to increase the accessibility and appreciation of the arts in the Fairfield community by offering classes, exhibits, and community projects to people of all ages… visit site
Fairfield Sustainable Living & Go Green Plan
Sustainability is alive and well in Fairfield. The Go Green Plan is a living, breathing manifestation of sustainability, being one with the land, and only taking and using what is needed and giving back… visit site
Abundance EcoVillage is Iowa’s first and foremost off-grid community. Located on 15 acres, the EcoVillage is a living example of the phrase “beyond sustainability.” Featuring cutting-edge sustainable technology, it is one of the first developments of its kind in the United States. visit site
Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
With major employers in the manufacturing, biotech, and financial fields to complement a charming lifestyle, Fairfield offers its visitors and residents alike an unmatched living, working, and playing experience… visit site
For the young, and young at heart, PeacetownUSA draws attention to the powerful, inspiring, progressive, revolutionary town that is Fairfield, Iowa… visit site