TM Talks


January 8, 2023

Helping Education Succeed for Everyone | 00:00

Pedro Noguera, Ph.D., Dean of the University of Southern California School of Education and a leading scholar in public education and school reform, discusses the challenges of providing an education that prepares all young people for a happy and successful life. He also talks about his own experience with the TM technique.


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.

Helping Others

November 20, 2022

How TM Has Brought More Joy to a NYC Assistant Commissioner’s Life | 47:00

Deborah L. Friedman, Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations, talks about helping to develop and implement the city’s “Culture of Health” initiative for its 350,000 public employees. She also discusses the benefits she has experienced from 10 years of daily practice of the TM technique.


November 13, 2022

Growing Your Career Through Resilience—One TM at a Time | 46:50

Meifan Shi, Founder and CEO of a global boutique consultancy, talks about the role the TM technique has played in helping her navigate the challenges of the tech and private equity/venture capital industry in New York City, particularly during the pandemic and economic turbulence of the last few years.

Business Success

November 6, 2022

Overcoming the Stress of a Demanding Profession | 49:25

Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, M.D., Ph.D., orthopedic surgeon and researcher, and Anna Maria Bombardieri, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and researcher at Stanford University School of Medicine, talk about the impact of TM practice for those in intensely challenging fields, such as operating room professionals. This encore episode first aired on  January 17, 2021.


Business Success

October 30, 2022

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

Benedetta Riva, Hedge Funds Specialist in Global Wealth Management at Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), talks about the role her TM practice has played in helping her navigate the challenges of professional life in New York City and London. Prior to joining UBS, she was a Managing Consultant at Mastercard, advising on and selling data-driven technology solutions to U.K. banks and financial tech clients.

Helping Others

October 16, 2022

Overcoming Extreme Stress with the David Lynch Foundation | 51:17

Lea Cho, Director of Special Projects for the David Lynch Foundation, joins Mario Orsatti to show inspiring interviews with men, women, and children who have learned the TM technique as part of the foundation’s many life-changing projects, including those for survivors of trauma and veterans and military personnel.


October 9, 2022

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), inspiring scientific research on meditation. He talks about the history and future of the scientific exploration of higher states of consciousness. This encore episode first aired on May 10, 2020.

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.

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.

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.

Better Health

October 11, 2020

Fluid Motion and Peak Performance | 51:15

Steven Yellin, developer of the training program The Fluid Motion Factor for professional golfers who have won five Major championships, as well as national and Olympic teams around the world, discusses how the TM technique helps professional and collegiate athletes gain the experience of “frictionless flow.”

Helping Others

May 9, 2021

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.

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