TM Talks

Creativity & the Arts

May 15, 2022

Ending the War Within | 46:08

Tigran Nersisian, an award-winning filmmaker, discusses his career and the impact of his two years of TM practice on his professional and personal life. He also talks about his new documentary on the effects of the TM technique on the lives of those suffering from PTSD in a war-torn region of Armenia.

The Arts

May 1, 2022

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

Alessandra Cuffaro, acclaimed Italian violinist and the first woman to perform the difficult virtuoso piece Paganini’s “24 Capricci” in one concert, talks about music as a representation of the essence of life. Her over 700 solo performances have been reviewed in American, Italian, Spanish, French, and Eastern European media. This encore episode originally aired October 10, 2021.


Business Success

April 24, 2022

Investing in Consciousness—in Your Business and in Your Life | 53:20

Heather Hartnett, CEO and founding partner of Human Ventures, one of New York City’s premier startup studios and early-stage venture funds, discusses what she believes to be the keys to both a successful business and an increasingly fulfilling personal life while living and working in one of the busiest environments in the world.


April 17, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Transforming Work into Waves of Bliss: Getting Rid of Stress and Strain | 49:53

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains how TM helps us “water the root to enjoy the fruit.” As a result, work is not tiring but becomes a means to enjoy life and gain fulfillment. 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.

Better Health

April 10, 2022

Healing Our Healers: Bringing the TM Technique to Frontline Healthcare Professionals (Part 2) | 49:05

Leading frontline doctors who learned the TM technique as part of the David Lynch Foundation Heal the Healers Now initiative discuss what motivated them to learn TM during the COVID pandemic, the benefits it has provided, and the relevance of the technique for the lives of healthcare professionals dealing with the added challenges of the 21st century.

Helping Others

March 20, 2022

Life in Accord with Natural Law in Central America | 51:48

Randall Tolpinrud discusses his decades-long adventure in Costa Rica’s innovative conservation efforts, an inspiring success story about protecting and promoting the ecological health and wellbeing of the natural world. He is president of the Pax Natura Foundation, whose honorary chairs are Dame Jane Goodall and Oscar Arias Sánchez, Nobel Laureate and former president of Costa Rica.


March 13, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Rising to Unity Consciousness: The Growth of Harmony | 55:33

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi discusses how each of us, through our TM practice, is gaining the ability to live our full potential of intelligence, creativity, and a refined vision of the nature of reality. Prof. Gerry Geer of Maharishi International University, who teaches the course Higher States of Consciousness, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss Maharishi’s popular talk from 1970.

Individual & Society

March 6, 2022

The Ukraine Crisis and the Power of Collective Consciousness: How We Can All Play a Role in Easing Global Tensions and Creating Lasting Peace | 1:00:18

National leaders of the TM program discuss the principle of collective consciousness and how defusing regional and global tensions is the first step toward lasting peace. Studies have shown that TM practice in large groups can alleviate societal stress and reduce conflict and violence through a “field effect” in collective consciousness.

Better Health

February 27, 2022

Saving Our Frontline Healthcare Professionals (Part 1) | 51:51

Nurses from hospitals around the country discuss the impact of learning and practicing the TM technique during the COVID pandemic. They talk about the vital role daily TM practice has played for those on the front lines of this extended healthcare crisis. Host Mario Orsatti interviews this dynamic panel of healthcare professionals.


February 20, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Key to Maximum Success and Fulfillment | 55:30

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains that human beings can experience both silence and dynamic activity at the same time, and activity supported by infinite silence has maximum success. 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.

Individual & Society

February 13, 2022

The Importance of Individual Development in International Development | 57:29

Oren Whyche‑Shaw, President Joseph Biden’s nominee for U.S. Director of the African Development Bank, discusses her career in international development and growing efforts to bring resources to the African continent. She also talks about the importance of her TM practice for her work and personal life.


February 6, 2022

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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