Our mission is to help people around the world to find inner peace and lead happier, healthier lives.

Maharishi Foundation

The Maharishi Foundation was founded in 1959 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Established to promote the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique and maintain the authenticity of the teaching, it has since grown to become a global organization with branches in over 100 countries.

About the foundation

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    The TM technique is taught in the U.S. by Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization.

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    No owners or shareholders

    As a non-profit, 100% of the TM course fee supports our educational and charitable initiatives. There are no profit distributions of any kind.

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    Independent audit

    The organization’s finances are audited annually by an independent CPA firm.

Dr. Tony Nader

Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor trained at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in neuroscience), and a globally recognized Vedic scholar. As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s successor, Dr. Nader is head of the international Transcendental Meditation organizations.

Dr. Nader guides the Transcendental Meditation program and its advanced practices, and the practical applications of this technology in all areas of life – education, health, business, defense, agriculture, and more.

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Our work with firefighters

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Our work with first responders

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Our work with medical professionals

watch the video with healthcare workers from the Heal the Healers Now initiative, in partnership with the David Lynch Foundation.

Our initiatives for world peace

watch the video with Dr. Tony Nader as he explains how large groups of meditators coming together for their TM practice promotes world peace. A recent example is the 10,000 Assembly for World Peace held in India.

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