Founder Message

Founder

His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is widely regarded as the foremost scientist in the field of consciousness, and is considered to be the greatest teacher in the world today.

His Vedic Science and Technology, which unfolds the full potential of Natural Law in human consciousness as the basis of improving all areas of life, is regarded as the most effective programme of human resource development.

Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation, which is the subjective technology of Maharishi's Vedic Science of Consciousness, is the most widely practised and extensively researched programme of self-development in the world.

His technique of Transcendental Meditation is the most widely practised and extensively researched programme of self-development in the world.

More than 600 scientific research studies conducted during the past fifty-one years at over 250 independent universities and research institutes in 33 countries have validated the profound benefits of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme for the individual and for every area of society, including health, education, business, industry, rehabilitation, defence, agriculture, and government.

Nearly five million people in all parts of the world and from all walks of life practise Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation. 40,000 teachers of the Transcendental Meditation Programme have been trained so far, and more are continuing to be trained.

In addition, more than 100,000 people have learnt Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme and are daily practising Yogic Flying, an advanced programme of Transcendental Meditation, which dramatically enhances all the benefits brought about by Transcendental Meditation for the individual, and creates a highly purifying influence in world consciousness.

Maharishi has held hundreds of World Peace Assemblies on all continents during the past fifty-one years with many thousands of people coming together to create coherence in world consciousness through the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme (Yogic Flying Programme).

In 1986, on the basis of the rising Maharishi Effect—coherence in world consciousness resulting from his World Peace Assemblies—Maharishi inaugurated his programme to create world peace by establishing a permanent group of 7,000 Vedic Scientists in Maharishi Ved Vigyan Vishwa Vidya Peetham, Maharishi Nagar, India, to create coherence in collective consciousness on a permanent basis through the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme.

As a result of the rising Maharishi Effect in world consciousness produced by millions of people practising Transcendental Meditation throughout the world, and through Maharishi’s World Peace and Invincibility Assemblies in all parts of the world, world peace is rising to be a permanent reality.

Over the past fifty-one years Maharishi has established a worldwide organization with more than 1,200 centres in 108 countries.

Hundreds of books have been published about Maharishi’s teachings. These have been translated into many languages and have been distributed globally.