TM Talks


August 27, 2023

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

TM Founder 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. This encore episode first aired as part of “Taste of Utopia 2.0: Globally Transcending Together,” on May 15, 2021.

Business Success

August 20, 2023

Finding a Greater Purpose | 51:34

Chandrika Tandon is a globally recognized business leader, Grammy-nominated artist, and humanitarian. She is the founder of Tandon Capital Associates, director of the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation, and a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of New York University, among other leadership roles. She talks about her extraordinary life and the keys to her success. This encore episode originally aired November 22, 2020.

The Arts

August 13, 2023

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. He discusses the impact of his 40+ years of TM practice on his career and personal life. This encore episode first aired on July 29, 2020.

The Arts

August 6, 2023

Ringo Starr on Cultivating Enlightenment and Peace for the Individual and the World | 51:43

In video excerpts from an interview with Ringo Starr, Bob Roth, and interviewer Matt Whyte on the podcast Sing for Science, Mr. Starr talks about meeting TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1960s and learning the TM technique. He also discusses his upbringing in Liverpool in the 1950s and being saved by music and the gift of meditation.


July 30, 2023

What It Takes to Be a Winner in Sports and in Life | 54:21

Lawrence Eyre, the 2009 U.S. Tennis Professionals Association High School Coach of the Year, discusses the key role that the TM program played in his successful 30+ years of coaching. He also discusses his experience teaching in a high school where TM practice is part of the daily routine of all students, faculty, and staff.

Science & Research

July 23, 2023

Important Newly Published Health Research on the TM Technique | 50:49

Mark Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., is the lead author of research published in March 2023 showing the rapid effects of regular TM practice on health and well-being. He discusses this study, recently conducted at three hospitals in South Florida, which showed important improvements in health and well-being in as little as two weeks of TM practice.

Personal Growth

July 16, 2023

Shaping Change: How to Respond Gracefully to Life’s Disruptions | I 49:46

Well-known author and prominent financial advisor Susan Bradley talks about the importance of handling change gracefully. She discusses the challenges of experiencing extreme loss or extreme gain, and the important role of our TM practice for keeping us on track for personal growth and stability in our lives.

Business Success

July 2, 2023

TM in the Life of a Young, International Executive | 45:42

Benedetta Riva, Hedge Funds Specialist in Global Wealth Management at UBS, talks about how her TM practice has helped her navigate the challenges of professional life in New York City, London, and Zurich. She was also a Managing Consultant at Mastercard for U.K. banks and financial tech clients. This encore episode first aired on October 30, 2022.

Helping Others

June 25, 2023

The TM Technique in Ukraine—Helping Thousands Learn | 48:37

Ukrainian TM Teachers Alisa Feliz and Oleg Avagian talk about how thousands have been able to learn TM during the war in Ukraine, even in its most dangerous areas. They discuss Ukrainians’ experiences as a result of practicing TM during this tumultuous time, and their own personal fulfillment in teaching. They also share a video of Ukrainian Meditators speaking about learning the TM technique.

Personal Growth

June 18, 2023

TM, Fathers, and Family Life | 56:45

In celebration of Father’s Day, Tom Masuga reflects on the joys and challenges of family life, which he observed as the 4th in a family of 14 children, and later as a father himself. He also discusses the influence on his family of his lifelong TM practice, and his experience becoming a Certified TM Teacher after working with a petroleum company for 36 years.


June 11, 2023

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Complete Knowledge of Consciousness | 48:40

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi discusses the importance of both the experience of TM and the complete knowledge of consciousness. He talks about the founding of Maharishi International University, and its ability to inspire universities to integrate the study and experience of TM in their curriculum. Host Mario Orsatti comments on the interview, which took place in Arcata, California, in July 1972.

The Arts

June 4, 2023

TM and Jazz: The Role of Improvisation in Music and Life | 54:35

Dave Hanson, a jazz arranger, composer, pianist, and longtime TM practitioner, discusses the importance of his TM practice for his music and life. He talks about the technique’s vital role in developing the consciousness of musicians, to help harmonize the joy of playing music with a joyful, successful personal life.

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.

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

August 13, 2023

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. He discusses the impact of his 40+ years of TM practice on his career and personal life. This encore episode first aired on July 29, 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.

Business Success

August 23, 2020

Be an Ideal Leader in Your Professional and Personal Life | 49:00

David Bishop, was president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Home Entertainment. An inductee of Variety’s Hall of Fame, he now develops leaders at Netflix, Amazon, and Google as president of The David Bishop Group. A 40-year TM practitioner, he shares how to grow one’s leadership qualities.

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.


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.

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