In 1975, Fairfield, Iowa became the de facto center of the Transcendental Meditation Movement in the U.S., to the dismay of many long-term residents of the town. In the following thirty-four years that the town and TM communities have coexisted, both have evolved and changed in ways that few could have anticipated. Fairfield is now a much more colorful, interesting, and prosperous community than its comparably sized neighbors. This photo essay provides an introductory overview of the as-yet-unwritten history of the Transcendental Meditation Movement in Iowa.

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