TM Talks


September 25, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Nature of Music and the Role of the Musician | 55:01

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi talks about how music expresses the creative intelligence of nature, why we’re attracted to music, and the important role musicians play in society. Lea Cho, an accomplished musician and Director of Programs and Special Projects at the David Lynch Foundation, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss this historic talk. This encore episode first aired on December 19, 2021.

The Arts

September 18, 2022

More of Jerry Seinfeld’s Take on TM (Part 2) | 41:29

Jerry Seinfeld delves more deeply into his experience with the TM technique and its impact on his professional and family life. More excerpts from his interview on Sirius XM with Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, include a delightful Q&A with the audience in which Mr. Seinfeld discusses the challenges of performing and how his TM practice ensures he always has the creative energy to be at his best.

The Arts

September 11, 2022

Jerry Seinfeld’s Take on TM (Part 1) | 52:08

Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, discusses video excerpts from an hour-long interview he did on Sirius XM with award-winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld, the actor, writer, and producer best known for his iconic sitcom Seinfeld, the film Bee Movie, and the series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Mr. Seinfeld talks about how his TM practice since 1972 has helped him thrive in work and life.

The Arts

September 4, 2022

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. This encore episode first aired on June 14, 2020.


August 28, 2022

Maharishi at Lake Louise, in Historic CBC Documentary | 50:43

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi speaks about the naturalness and practicality of TM practice, and how it brings about higher states of consciousness, in this CBC interview filmed during a TM Retreat in Banff National Park in Canada. Excerpts are discussed by Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti. This encore episode first aired on August 2, 2020.

Business Success

August 21, 2022

Transforming the Service Industry: Trading Trauma for Bliss | 51:03

Meagen Anderson and Natalia Fernandez, co-founders of Hop Forward Consulting, discuss how they’re transforming the service industry by providing companies and individuals with a way to accelerate their journey in consciousness. They’re in the M.B.A. in Sustainable Business program at Maharishi International University and are passionate about raising collective consciousness.

Business Success

August 14, 2022

Develop Your Leadership from Within | 54:59

Ed Malloy was Mayor of Fairfield, Iowa—one of the most progressive and entrepreneurial small cities in America—for 18 years. Under his leadership Fairfield was listed in Iowa’s GREAT PLACES, Smithsonian Magazine’s “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit,” and BuzzFeed’s “11 Coolest Small Cities It’s Time to Road Trip To.” He discusses his life as a meditating mayor and President of Danaher Oil Company.

Helping Others

August 7, 2022

Working for a Solution to World Hunger | 54:04

Sheree Stomberg, Global Head of CitiBank’s Shared Services in 90 countries, is a strong voice for the advancement of women in banking. A board member for The Hunger Project, she discusses solutions to world hunger and how the TM tech­nique can help individuals and the world. This encore episode first aired on January 31, 2021.

Business Success

July 31, 2022

A World Champion’s Guide to Raising Performance to Extraordinary Levels (Part 2) | 57:09

World Champion senior tennis player Bob Litwin’s first visit to TM Talks was so well received he was invited to return and continue discussing his TM practice and his professional and personal achievements. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, joins host Mario Orsatti for this conversation.

Business Success

July 24, 2022

A World Champion’s Guide to Raising Performance to Extraordinary Levels (Part 1) | 49:33

Bob Litwin, World Champion senior tennis player and coach, talks about the keys to success and the role of TM in his professional and personal life. A #1 world-ranked senior tennis player, 25-time U.S. National Champion, and inductee of the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame, he has been a coach for 40 years, helping athletes, executives, and start-up founders raise their performance.


July 17, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Why Group Meditation Is So Valuable | 46:09

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi answers questions about how the group practice of the TM technique can positively impact the world, in a 1984 interview with the Boston Globe. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation and author of the New York Times bestseller Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss a video of the interview.

Individual & Society

July 10, 2022

Can Group Meditation Help Reduce Violence in Our Society? | 55:05

David Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., talks about published research on the social effects of group practice of the TM and advanced TM-Sidhi® programs on reducing violence in society. He is a leading expert in the scientific study of meditation, with 100+ studies on TM in American Psychologist, American Journal of Health Promotion, International Journal of Neuroscience, and Journal of Conflict Resolution, among others.

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.”

Personal Growth

August 22, 2021

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.” This encore episode originally aired July 12, 2020.

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.

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

May 29, 2022

The Coherence Effect | 54:35

Jay Marcus, J.D., co-author of The Coherence Effect, discusses how TM practice and the Maharishi AyurVeda® program 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. This encore episode first aired on October 25, 2020.

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.

Business Success

August 30, 2020

Step into Your Strongest Self | 54:28

Heathere Evans, award-winning certified coach, consultant, and “Washington PR Woman of the Year,” has a revolutionary approach to leadership development to help clients be more empowered, successful, and inspired. She discusses how the TM technique helps us step into our strongest selves in any situation.

Better Health

June 28, 2020

How to Stay Cool, Be Happy, and Strengthen Your Immunity This Summer with Tips from Maharishi AyurVeda | 52:31

Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D., best-selling author of A Woman’s Best Medicine, Ageless Woman, and The Healthy Brain Solution for Women Over Forty, has integrated Maharishi AyurVeda® in her medical practice for 30+ years. She shares how to “give your genes a hug” with foods, habits, and lifestyle tips to keep you cool and healthy!

Business Success

August 8, 2021

Finding a Greater Purpose | 51:34

Chandrika Tandon, business leader, humanitarian, Grammy-nominated musician, founder of Tandon Capital Associates and the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation, and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of New York University and Chair of the Board of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, talks about her extraordinary life and the keys to her success. This encore episode originally aired November 22, 2020.


September 19, 2021

Philosophy of Science: Discovery of Wholeness in the Parts | 48:43

Eric Scerri, Ph.D., noted historian and philosopher of chemistry, discusses the importance for science to have a holistic understanding of the parts it studies, and how that applies to life in general. A UCLA faculty member and the founder and editor-in-chief of Foundations of Chemistry, Dr. Scerri was a participant in the PBS documentary The Mystery of Matter.

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