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Better Health

September 12, 2021

What Is the Healthiest, Most Delicious Diet? | 50:39

Richard LaMarita, chef instructor for 25+ years at Natural Gourmet Institute’s world-renowned plant-based program in New York City, explains how any cuisine can be made more delicious and bring you greater energy and resilience. This sought-after instructor and private chef’s specialties are vegetarian, vegan, Indian, Italian, and Ayurvedic cuisines.

Maharishi

September 5, 2021

Historic Video: Buckminster Fuller and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi | 51:58

R. Buckminster Fuller discusses his perspective on the importance of Maharishi’s teaching of the TM technique for the progress of western society. Video highlights of their 1971 meeting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is discussed by Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, and TM Talks host Mario Orsatti.

Helping Others

August 29, 2021

Helping a Country Suffering from the Trauma of War: The Armenia Recovery Now Project | 50:05

Greg Monokian and Rouzanna Vardanyan discuss the experience of helping a country recover from the trauma of war through the TM program. In coordination with national and provincial governments and NGOs, they and other TM teachers are bringing relief to the Armenian people after years of regional conflict.

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

August 15, 2021

Supporting Young People in Their Pursuit of Happiness | 51:31

William Stixrud, Ph.D., and Ned Johnson talk about their new book, What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home. Dr. Stixrud is a neuropsychologist on the faculty of Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University School of Medicine, and Mr. Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters, which provides tutoring, academic planning, and test preparation.

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.

Better Health

August 1, 2021

The Best Things to Do to Prevent Disease | 49:32

Cardiologist César Molina, M.D., Medical Director of the South Asian Heart Center in California, teaches at the Stanford University Medical Center. He discusses how daily TM practice and the Vedic approach to health can help our body recall its ideal state of balance so that it maintains a resilient state of vibrant health and well-being. This encore episode originally aired September 13, 2020.

Helping Others

July 25, 2021

Breathe Again with TM—Helping Black America Heal | 51:07

Sibongile Bradley West, Director and Chair of the Breathe Again with TM initiative, discusses how this Maharishi Foundation pilot program in L.A. is bringing the TM technique to Black residents to help address racial reckoning, generational trauma, and health disparities that burden their communities.

Business Success

July 18, 2021

Sparking Innovation for Success in Business | 49:39

Emily Fitz Randolph, Santa Monica TM Center Co-Director, and Lea Cho, David Lynch Foundation Director of Programs and Special Projects, discuss how their business career skills have helped them integrate the TM program into business, healthcare, and government institutions.

The Arts

July 11, 2021

The TM Technique and Creativity | 52:08

Temple St. Clair, one of the world’s leading jewelry designers and winner of the Jewelers of America GEM award, is one of only three American artists (along with Louis Tiffany and Alexander Calder) in the Louvre’s permanent collection of decorative arts in Paris. She discusses her career and the role of her TM practice in enhancing her creativity. This encore episode originally aired July 26, 2020.

Maharishi

July 4, 2021

Maharishi on NBC’s Speaking Freely with Edwin Newman | 49:50

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi speaks with celebrated newscaster Edwin Newman in this historic 1973 interview on topics ranging from the world-renowned Founder’s background, to TM® and Cosmic Consciousness. The interview is discussed by Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, and TM Talks host Mario Orsatti. This encore episode originally aired June 21, 2020.

The Arts

June 27, 2021

Consciousness, Creativity, and the Artist | 53:04

David Lynch, Academy Award-winning filmmaker known for The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and Twin Peaks, discusses the role of the artist’s state of consciousness in the creative process and how his TM practice has influenced his work as a director, artist, and philanthropist. This encore episode originally aired May 3, 2020.

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.

Better Health

August 1, 2021

The Best Things to Do to Prevent Disease | 49:32

Cardiologist César Molina, M.D., Medical Director of the South Asian Heart Center in California, teaches at the Stanford University Medical Center. He discusses how daily TM practice and the Vedic approach to health can help our body recall its ideal state of balance so that it maintains a resilient state of vibrant health and well-being. This encore episode originally aired September 13, 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.

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