TM Talks

Personal Growth

January 2, 2022

The Treasure within Us: Discovering the Core Message in the World’s Spiritual Traditions | 50:03

Craig Pearson, Ph.D., author of The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time, illuminates descriptions of extraordinary wakefulness and bliss, to uncover the core teaching of great religions and wisdom traditions. This encore episode originally aired December 27, 2020.

The Arts

December 26, 2021

Uplifting Children and Their Community through Dance | 45:52

Tony Williams, founder of the Tony Williams Dance Center and Urban Nutcracker, and founder and artistic director of City Ballet of Boston, discusses the role of dance programs for children in inner cities, shares excerpts from the Urban Nutcracker, and talks about how 50+ years of TM practice have influenced his remarkable life. This encore episode originally aired December 13, 2020.

The Arts

December 12, 2021

Music, Meditation, and the Flow of Consciousness | 49:29

Ed Sarath, Jazz artist and professor, shares his music, reflects on the impact of TM on his work and life, and talks about the inspiration of TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s unique approach to Vedic wisdom. He is Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan, and his books include Black Music Matters: Jazz and the Transformation of Music Studies.

The Arts

December 5, 2021

The Wisdom of the East in Meditation and Music | 47:05

Prof. Srinivas Reddy, a scholar and musician, talks about meditation and music in our lives. He is currently Visiting Asst. Professor of Religious Studies and Contemplative Studies at Brown University, and holds a teaching position in South and Southeast Asian Studies at India Institute of Technology in Gujarat, India. He is a concert sitarist and performs Indian classical music around the world.


November 28, 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, David Lynch Foundation CEO, and Mario Orsatti, TM Talks host, discuss highlights from this classic talk. This encore episode originally aired June 6, 2021.

Better Health

November 21, 2021

West Meets East in Promoting Health | 46:38

Manisha Mittal, M.D., a leader in holistic medicine, discusses ways to use both western medicine and Maharishi AyurVeda® to help individuals recover from illness. She explains how Ayurveda can enliven the inner intelligence of nature and naturally prevent illness. Dr. Mittal is Rheumatology Director for the program in Graduate Medical Education at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California.

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.


November 7, 2021

We Are All Connected | 51:45

Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., a medical doctor and neuroscientist trained at Harvard and MIT, discusses how the underlying unity present in life’s diversity is the true nature of life. A renowned expert in the science of consciousness and human development, Dr. Nader is the successor to TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the global leader of the teaching of the TM technique in 120 countries.


October 31, 2021

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Appreciating Life to the Fullest | 51:31

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in a 1971 talk at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, discusses how Self-realization develops a profound basis for fully understanding and appreciating the world around us. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti discuss highlights from this beautiful talk.

Helping Others

October 24, 2021

Heal Your Self, Heal Your World | 52:52

Brian Rees, M.D., U.S. Army Col. (ret.), discusses the importance of self-healing and how an individual’s holistic development contributes to solving societal problems. A graduate of the U.S. Army War College and a veteran of five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dr. Rees is co-chair of the David Lynch Foundation’s Operation Warrior Wellness and Director of TM for Veterans.

Better Health

October 17, 2021

Improving Neuroadaptability, Preventing Disease, and Enhancing Physical and Mental Health | 46:42

Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D., and his son Ted Wallace discuss how we can improve the neuro­adaptability of our brains. Dr. Wallace’s pioneering TM research appeared in Science, American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American, and Ted Wallace is a corporate coach and researcher on human development.

The Arts

October 10, 2021

Music for Life—Music As Vibrating Consciousness | 58:01

Alessandra Cuffaro, acclaimed Italian violinist and the first woman to perform the most difficult virtuoso pieces ever written for violin, Paganini’s “24 Capricci,” in one concert, talks about music as a representation of the essence of life. Her 700+ solo performances have been reviewed in American, Italian, Spanish, French, and Eastern European media.


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.”

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

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.

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.

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.


September 6, 2020

The Relationship between the TM Technique and All Religions | 52:25

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was interviewed in 1971 about the relationship between religion and the TM technique, which he explained is a friend of all religions because transcending takes us to the universal field of pure consciousness. Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, and host Mario Orsatti discuss excerpts from this historic video.

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!

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