TM Talks

The Arts

April 30, 2023

Living a Creative Life—On and Off Stage | 52:19

Tony Award-nominated Tom Hewitt talks about his 40-year career as an actor on Broadway, including The Lion KingThe School for Scandal, The Sisters Rosensweig, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror ShowAmazing Grace, and many others. He discusses the benefits of TM practice for stage actors, who are in constant need of creative energy and stamina.

Business Success

April 16, 2023

Being Creative in Filmmaking, Investing, and Life: Martin Scorsese and Ray Dalio (Part 1) | 43:46

Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, and Mario Orsatti, TM Talks co-host, comment on an interview with film director, producer, and screenwriter Martin Scorsese, and Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio, who discuss how their practice of the TM technique has influenced their creativity and benefited their professional and private lives.


April 2, 2023

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Tender Impulse of Love | 51:03

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi talks about the essential nature of love and its all-pervading influence on the evolution of life in an historic video. Rhoda Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., a writer and retired literature professor of Maharishi International University, joined host Mario Orsatti to discuss this beautiful talk on Mother’s Day. This encore episode first aired on May 8, 2022.

Helping Others

March 26, 2023

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. This encore episode first aired on May 9, 2021.

Helping Others

March 19, 2023

The Power of TM to Clear Toxic Stress | 47:50

Sarah Sica, Director of Programs at the David Lynch Foundation Center for Health and Wellness, teaches TM to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in a government-funded project. She discusses how the TM technique helps those experiencing post-traumatic stress to begin experiencing the joy of “post-traumatic growth.”


March 12, 2023

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Unified Basis of Life | 55:30

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi describes the unified basis of life expressed in the world around us and experienced in the simple state of human awareness during our TM practice. Lea Cho, Director of Programs and Special Projects at the David Lynch Foundation, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss Maharishi’s talk. This encore episode first aired on January 9, 2022.

Better Health

March 5, 2023

Creating a Sustainable Fitness Program: Connecting Your Exercise to Your True Nature (Part 2) | 54:43

Suzanne Brue, fitness consultant and best-selling author, returns to elaborate on “The 8 Colors of Fitness” to create an exercise program we’ll never quit. She also discusses how the expansion of consciousness through the TM program spontaneously leads us to choose evolutionary habits in every area of life.

Better Health

February 26, 2023

Sustaining Vibrant Health and Avoiding 21st-Century Burnout | 44:10

Charles Elder, M.D., a Senior Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, discusses the role of integrative medicine in American healthcare. He talks about the importance of the TM technique and Maharishi AyurVeda® approaches to health for building resilience and overcoming burnout.


February 19, 2023

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Mechanics of Success | 53:04

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi discusses how to achieve success by enlivening all the laws of nature in our consciousness, and answers questions on the nature of success and competition. Lea Cho, an accomplished musician and Director of Programs and Special Projects at the David Lynch Foundation, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss this talk. This encore episode first aired on February 6, 2022.

Better Health

February 12, 2023

Solving the Nation’s Mental Health Crisis for Children and Adults | 54:10

William Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical therapist, neuropsychologist, and Asst. Prof. of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. He discusses the causes of our current mental health crisis, and how daily practice of the TM technique can play a key role in reversing this trend by developing the consciousness of students, parents, and teachers.

The Arts

February 5, 2023

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. This encore episode first aired on April 26, 2020.

Business Success

January 29, 2023

Brain Integration: The Secret to Success | 51:31

Frederick Travis, Ph.D., co-author of World-Class Brain, Director of the MIU Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition, and a leading researcher of meditation, discusses his scientific studies on how specific characteristics of brain integration underlie the success of world-class performers, and how these characteristics increase with regular TM practice. This encore episode first aired on February 21, 2021.

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.

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.

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!

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.

The Arts

June 27, 2021

Consciousness, Creativity, and the Artist | 53:04

David Lynch, Academy Award-winning filmmaker known for The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and 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, artist, and philanthropist. This encore episode originally aired May 3, 2020.


December 20, 2020

Introducing the TM Experience to Youth in High-Risk Communities in South Africa | 52:34

Melanie Brown, Ph.D., and Marcia Abrahams, co-founders of The Communiversity of South Africa, talk about the intense challenges facing underserved youth and the im­por­tance of the TM technique at this low-cost, pre-college, community-based program.

Better Health

November 14, 2021

Sleep Is Your Superpower | 52:40

Nancy H. Rothstein, a leading sleep expert known as The Sleep Ambassador®, talks about the latest research on how important sleep is for the well-being of body and mind, and for helping us maximize our TM practice. The Director of Sleep Health at Resonea, a wellness company, she also consults and speaks at Fortune 500 companies and other organizations to empower people to optimize their sleep.

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