TM Talks


June 13, 2021

Tuning the Student Mind | 51:35

Prof. Molly Beauregard, author of Tuning the Student Mind and faculty member at the College for Creative Studies, discusses the importance of students developing the full potential of their consciousness to prepare them for a fulfilling life, and the benefits students gain from the TM technique in her course “Consciousness, Creativity, and Identity.”


June 6, 2021

Maharishi on the Goal of Meditation | 50:21

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in a 1972 talk at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explains how regular practice of the TM technique promotes the natural development of a person’s full potential. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti discuss highlights from this classic talk.

Helping Others

May 30, 2021

How an Army Airborne Ranger (Ret.) Is Using TM to Save Vets’ Lives | 48:35

Dusty Baxley, U.S. Army veteran and Executive Director of Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, talks about how the TM technique brings relief to veterans with PTSD. His journey of healing through TM led him to create a powerful program for what psychologists call “post-traumatic growth.”

The Arts

May 23, 2021

Your Voice Is Your Soul | 55:12

Brenda Boozer, who was a soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for 11 years, has performed leading mezzo-soprano roles with the world’s most prestigious opera companies. She talks about her career as an opera soloist, actor, voice coach, and teacher, and explains the role of daily TM practice in her life.


May 16, 2021

The Influence of Group Meditation on the Collective Consciousness of Society | 1:38:44

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi answers questions about how group practice of the TM technique and advanced programs can positively impact the world. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti discuss highlights from this 1984 interview with a Boston Globe reporter.


May 15, 2021

Maharishi on the Characteristic Values of Higher States of Consciousness | 47:51

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi answers questions from students about the evolution of higher states of consciousness and the characteristics of each state. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti discuss highlights from this seminal 1971 talk.

Helping Others

May 9, 2021

Healing Trauma and Promoting Well-Being | 52:46

Karen Friedman Agnifilo, J.D., a 30-year veteran of public service, most recently served as Chief Asst. District Attorney of the Manhattan D.A.’s Office. She talks about the role of TM practice in helping survivors of domestic violence and in enhancing resilience for those who support them.

The Arts

May 2, 2021

The Healing Power of Poetry | 51:18

Norman Rosenthal, M.D., world-renowned psychiatrist, researcher, and best-selling author, talks about his latest book, Poetry Rx, and how the sounds, rhythms, and ideas in poems can heal, inspire, and bring joy. He also talks about the impact of his daily TM practice on his work and writing.


April 25, 2021

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Progress vs. Pressure | 48:26

Maharishi explains the importance of TM practice for eliminating the buildup of pressure that inhibits the progress of one’s professional and personal life. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti discuss highlights from this 1974 talk, which is as relevant today as it was almost 50 years ago.

The Arts

April 18, 2021

A Lifetime of Music | 53:38

Sheree Brown, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and teacher, began her career as a rhythm and blues recording artist for Capitol Records. Her newest album includes her hit single “Take a Walk with Love.” She talks about how 40+ years of TM practice has impacted her life and music, and her current focus on helping young people.

Helping Others

April 11, 2021

What We Can Learn from the Interconnectedness of Our Ecosystem | 42:08

Michael Funk, Asst. Prof. of Medical Education at Barry University, is a master scuba diver and member of the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation. He talks about the vital role of coral reefs in our ecosystem and the importance of TM practice for those dedicated to solutions to global problems.

Business Success

April 4, 2021

Innovation Is Everybody’s Business | 50:27

Nigel Barlow, an international business coach, consultant, and author who has worked with the world’s leading organizations (Apple, BBC, Lexus, Microsoft, Nestlé, etc.), discusses rapid change in global companies, and how the TM technique can help enhance the elements for success—creativity and innovation.

The Arts

June 14, 2020

Our Nation’s Ongoing Quest for Inner Freedom and Self-Development—and the Inside Story of the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” | 55:17

Prudence Farrow Bruns, Ph.D., talks about studying with TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India in 1968, meeting the Beatles there, and John Lennon’s song about her. She established one of the first U.S. yoga centers in the 1960s, and discusses the rise of yoga and meditation over 50 years.

Science & Research

April 19, 2020

Brain Integration: Keeping Our Brain Free from the Stress of a Pandemic | 52:25

Frederick Travis, Ph.D., leading researcher on the brain and meditation and Director of the MIU Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition, discusses research on higher brain integration among successful athletes, managers, and musicians, and shows how increased brain integration develops with the practice of the TM technique.

Personal Growth

April 12, 2020

The Value of Transcendence During a Time of Crisis | 50:10

Norman Rosenthal, M.D., the world-renowned psychiatrist and best-selling author who was the first to describe Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), discusses how times of crisis offer extraordinary opportunities for growth—for the individual and society—and how TM practice can be transformative for developing full human potential or the “Super Mind.”

The Arts

May 3, 2020

Consciousness, Creativity, and the Artist | 53:04

David Lynch, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and philanthropist known for The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and his groundbreaking TV series Twin Peaks, discusses the role of the artist’s state of consciousness in the creative process and how his TM practice has influenced his work as a director and artist.

Personal Growth

July 12, 2020

Healing America: How Meditation Can Help Government Leaders and the Country As a Whole | 53:28

U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), a leader in the House of Representatives, shares how meditation can help us meet today’s challenges: “Let’s take some time, 20 minutes twice a day, to go inward. That’s the call—the journey inward. That meets the moment more than anything.”

Better Health

September 13, 2020

The Best Things to Do to Prevent Disease | 49:32

Cardiologist César Molina, M.D., Medical Director of the South Asian Heart Center in California, teaches at the Stanford University Medical Center. He discusses how daily TM practice and the Vedic approach to health can help our body recall its ideal state of balance so that it maintains a resilient state of vibrant health and well-being.

The Arts

April 26, 2020

Achieving and Maintaining Peak Performance | 48:18

Sharon Isbin, “the preeminent guitarist of our time,” is a multiple GRAMMY winner, with 30+ best-selling records, who has soloed with 200 orchestras and performed in the Oscar-winning The Departed and at the White House for President Obama. A TM practitioner since age 17, she discusses how her practice has influenced her music, career, and recordings.

Personal Growth

May 31, 2020

Kids, Families, and the Coronavirus—Why Overcoming Stress Is More Important Than Ever (Parts 1 & 2) | 51:27

William Stixrud, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist and best-selling author, discusses how the pandemic causes extreme stress for kids, teens, and parents. He explains teen depression and anxiety, why a sense of control and intrinsic motivation is vital for lifelong happiness, and how TM practice helps our brains adapt to change.

Science & Research

May 10, 2020

The Neurophysiology of Higher States of Consciousness | 49:43

Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D., pioneered research on the physiology of meditation with groundbreaking TM studies in Science (1970) and Scientific American (1972), which inspired scientific research on meditation and mainstream acceptance. He talks about the history and future of the scientific exploration of higher states of consciousness.

Better Health

August 16, 2020

TM for the Whole Family | 50:37

Yolanda Lewis-Ragland, M.D., pediatrician at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., and Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics at George Washington University, works with United Way, UNICEF, and U.S. agencies on public health initiatives. She discusses how the TM technique benefits families, communities, and our changing world.

Better Health

October 25, 2020

The Coherence Effect | 54:35

Jay Marcus, J.D., co-author of The Coherence Effect, discusses how TM practice and Maharishi AyurVeda® help us tap into the laws of nature that govern health, higher brain functioning, and well-being, and why generating coherence is critical to our health and growth.

The Arts

July 19, 2020

Making a Difference through Filmmaking | 46:26

Bill Duke is an actor, director, producer, and writer whose credits include Sister Act, Bird on a Wire, and X-Men 3. President Bill Clinton appointed him to the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Directors Guild of America gave him a Lifetime Achievement Tribute. A TM practitioner for 40+ years, he discusses the impact of his practice on his career and personal life.

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