TM Talks


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.


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.

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.


January 22, 2023

Consciousness and Physics: The Meeting of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science | 57:01

John Hagelin, Ph.D., is a renowned quantum physicist and President of Maharishi International University. He discusses how the unified field of all the laws of nature is helping humanity understand the importance of experiencing pure consciousness. He also discusses how TM brings practical benefits and leads to unbounded creativity, happiness, and enlightenment.

Better Health

January 15, 2023

TM and the Life of a Conservationist | 48:26

Jim McCullough is a farmer, conservationist, Justice of the Peace, and retired 20-year member of Vermont’s House of Representatives. He discusses the importance of conserving and expanding our nation’s public lands to create more enticing ways for Americans to enjoy our environmental beauty. He also talks about his enthusiasm for his practice of the TM technique.


January 8, 2023

Helping Education Succeed for Everyone | 44:03

Pedro Noguera, Ph.D., is the Dean of the University of Southern California School of Education and a leading scholar in public school reform. He discusses the challenges of educating young people to prepare them for a happy and successful life. Dennis Raimondi, a former headmaster at Maharishi School, one of the first Consciousness-BasedSM schools, joins the discussion.


January 1, 2023

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

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 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 nearly 50 years ago. This encore episode first aired on April 25, 2021.


December 25, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Keys to Ideal Relationships | 52:13

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi gave an inspiring talk on relationships and the nature of love and friendship at the University of Massachusetts in 1971. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss the timeless principles that Maharishi brings to light. This encore episode first aired on February 14, 2021.

Better Health

December 18, 2022

Changing the Habits That Disrupt Personal Development and Happiness | 44:02

George Kolodner, M.D., is an addiction psychiatrist specializing in the intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment of substance use disorders. He founded Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers in 1973 and has worked to increase awareness of IOP treatment for 50 years. He talks about how to overcome addictive behavior that limits personal growth and the role of the TM technique in recovery.

Better Health

December 11, 2022

Creating a Sustainable Fitness Program: Connecting Your Exercise to Your True Nature | 48:08

Suzanne Brue, fitness consultant and best-selling author, discusses how a sustainable exercise program ultimately depends on its compatibility with your true nature. Wellness professionals around the globe use her program to coach their clients. Ms. Brue also talks about her TM practice in daily life and in her Jewish faith.


November 27, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Art of Leadership | 50:22

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi talks about what makes a good leader: appreciating the good qualities of others. Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, and TM Talks host Mario Orsatti discuss excerpts from this historic 1972 talk—which is as relevant in today’s world as when it first took place. This encore episode first aired January 10, 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.

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.

The Arts

July 5, 2020

Promoting Self-Worth, Self-Acceptance, and Self-Love in Kids and Teens | 45:12

Maria Scrivan, award-winning syndicated cartoonist of Half Full and author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel Nat Enough, talks about helping kids and teens overcome obstacles to personal growth and learn how to be true to themselves with the challenges of social media and trying to fit in.

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