Maharishi

Can something simple and easy to practice produce the most immediate, holistic and profound effects?
Almost everyone who learns how to practice the Transcendental Meditation technique is surprised just how simple it is. And yet, the TM technique is designed for full awakening of human potential. Read more

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Many people I meet seem to have the idea that meditation is about ‘stilling the mind’—removing all thoughts so that the mind can relax and achieve the goal of inner peace. Read more

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Spending on health care in the United States is projected to reach the totally incomprehensible amount of $4.3 trillion by 2017. But what do we Americans get in return for that enormous sum of money? Read more

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Throughout his more than fifty years of teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi dedicated much of his time and efforts on promoting the understanding that the development of the consciousness of the student is an essential part of achieving the highest ideals of education. Read more

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In this excerpt from a lecture at historic Jones Hall in Houston, Texas in 1972, Maharishi describes the underlying cause of suffering, the mechanics of stress release and the evolution of human consciousness to enlightenment. Read more

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“It is natural that one receives what he is in a position to give. The mother gives to the child and, in return, receives from the child; the father gives to the son all his love, wealth, strength, and mind, and in return receives his confidence, love, and happiness.
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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi discusses how the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique enhances the practice of an individual’s religion. It’s a message, Maharishi says, that applies to people of all faiths—Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Jainism—every religion. Read more

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Q: What’s the goal of Transcendental Meditation?

Maharishi: “The goal of the Transcendental Meditation technique is the state of enlightenment. This means we experience that inner calmness, that quiet state of least excitation, even when we are dynamically busy.” Read more

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Enlightenment—the Ultimate Development of Human Potential

by Linda Egenes July 24, 2012

The interview below is with Craig Pearson, Ph.D., the Executive Vice-President of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, and the author of the forthcoming book, The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Higher States of Consciousness—Cultivating the Infinite Potential Within. Read more

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Maharishi on “The 1% Effect” – How Just a Small Percentage of People Can Change the World

by Bob Roth May 11, 2012

From the earliest days of his teaching around the world, beginning in 1959 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi spoke often of the positive, peaceful global transformations that would naturally result when as little as 1% of the world’s population practiced the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

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Maharishi speaks on “living unbounded awareness in daily life”

by admin February 8, 2012
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The following talk is from “A Promise for the Family of Man”—a lecture given by Maharishi at Jones Hall, Houston, Texas, in 1972. Read more

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January 12th Celebrations Held Worldwide

by Mario Orsatti January 12, 2012
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For over 50 years, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi marked January 12th as a traditional day of celebration for his worldwide Transcendental Meditation organization. Achievements of the previous year were reviewed with a look forward to the coming new year as a renewed opportunity… Read more

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“Speak Well of Others” – Maharishi

by Bob Roth October 13, 2011

In the early 1970s, Maharishi held several month-long summer courses in the Science of Creative Intelligence on U.S. university campuses, which were attended by thousands of meditating participants. A highlight of the courses was the question-and-answer sessions… Read more

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“Maharishi, What is the Settled State of Mind—is it ‘Transcendence’?”

by Bob Roth August 30, 2011
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Can you offer us more understanding of the “settled state” of mind? Why is it so important?

Maharishi: The settled state is where we find the principle of least action, through which natural law operates. It is important because it is the fundamental level of life. Read more

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“Maharishi, what is ‘enlightenment’?”

by Mario Orsatti May 25, 2011
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In this interview, UCLA student reporter Rachel Kelley asks Maharishi about the role of students in changing the world, how the Transcendental Meditation technique can improve effectiveness, and the best question of all—What is enlightenment? Read more

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New Book – The Flow of Consciousness: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Literature and Language

by Tom Ball April 20, 2011
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As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi traveled the globe over the years lecturing on meditation and training thousands of teachers, he met with many of the greatest minds of his generation—who practiced the Transcendental Meditation technique or sought discourse with him at symposia on consciousness. Read more

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What is the value of the ‘mantra’ in the practice of Transcendental Meditation?

by admin March 22, 2011
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In this video, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains the role of the mantra in the process of transcending. He also explains the naturalness of the TM technique. Read more

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Maharishi & American futurist, Buckminster Fuller — Press conference

by Linda Mainquist October 5, 2010
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The University of Mass at Amherst was the site of a remarkable meeting between Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Buckminster Fuller. Maharishi and Mr. Fuller came from different traditions of knowledge, but both talked about the universal basis of the life of the individual and cosmos. See video post

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Maharishi on the complete meaning of Yoga

by Bob Roth May 11, 2010

During an international news conference held in 2007 from Maharishi European Research University in Holland, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi answered a question from a reporter on the widespread practice of physical yoga postures, which has become a trend throughout the world. Maharishi was asked his advice for people who practice this physical form of Yoga. Read more

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Maharishi on Ideal Relationships

by Linda Mainquist April 29, 2010
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“If the individual has fully developed potential he’ll enjoy friendships, relationships, and marriage to the fullest extent… Therefore the key to relationships is to take care of our own Self. We meditate and then our potentiality is being used more and more through practice, and then a time will come when we are using our full potential and we have a fully developed heart and mind…”Read more

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