TM Talks

Helping Others

August 7, 2022

Working for a Solution to World Hunger | 54:04

Sheree Stomberg, Global Head of CitiBank’s Shared Services in 90 countries, is a strong voice for the advancement of women in banking. A board member for The Hunger Project, she discusses solutions to world hunger and how the TM tech­nique can help individuals and the world.


July 17, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Why Group Meditation Is So Valuable | 46:09

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi answers questions about how the group practice of the TM technique can positively impact the world, in a 1984 interview with the Boston Globe. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation and author of the New York Times bestseller Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss a video of the interview.

Individual & Society

July 10, 2022

Can Group Meditation Help Reduce Violence in Our Society? | 55:05

David Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., talks about published research on the social effects of group practice of the TM and advanced TM-Sidhi® programs on reducing violence in society. He is a leading expert in the scientific study of meditation, with 100+ studies on TM in American Psychologist, American Journal of Health Promotion, International Journal of Neuroscience, and Journal of Conflict Resolution, among others.

Helping Others

July 3, 2022

What We Can Learn from the Interconnectedness of Our Ecosystem | 42:08

Michael Funk, Asst. Prof. of Medical Education at Barry University, is a master scuba diver and member of the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation. He talks about the vital role of coral reefs in our ecosystem and the importance of TM practice for those dedicated to solutions to global problems. This encore episode first aired on April 11, 2021.

The Arts

June 26, 2022

Poetry and Philanthropy—Expanding Life’s Possibilities | 46:50

Lucas Hunt discusses the impact of six years of TM practice on his work as a fundraiser, auctioneer, and award-winning poet. He is the president of HUNT Philanthropy in New York City, which has helped raise millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations. His books of poetry include Lives (2006), Light on the Concrete (2011), IOWA (2016), and NEW YORK (2022).

Business Success

June 19, 2022

Making Decisions under Stress—and How to Get Better at It | 52:54

Martha Batorski, Ed.D., veteran management consultant and business owner, discusses the natural role that twice-daily TM practice plays in making good decisions, especially under stress. She has been a management consultant affiliated with DMR Group, Accenture LLP, and Grant Thornton LLP, then a CEO working with 50+ new venture launches and start-ups in the financial services industry.


June 12, 2022

The Principles and Practice for Achieving More in Life with Less Effort | 53:01

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in a 1975 interview, talks about how regular practice of the TM technique develops higher states of consciousness and increases one’s ability to take on responsibility and achieve more with less stress and strain. Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, and host Mario Orsatti discuss excerpts from this historic talk. This encore episode first aired on November 8, 2020.


June 5, 2022

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. He explained that TM is a friend of all religions because transcending takes us to the universal field of pure consciousness. Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss excerpts from this beautiful talk. This encore episode first aired on September 6, 2020.

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

May 22, 2022

Being Connected: Finding Your Self in the Beauty of Nature | 47:25

Wayne Foster, author and former health and business consultant, talks about the value of TM practice for business development. He also discusses how deepening our appreciation of the intelligence and creativity of nature can inspire us to protect our natural environment while stimulating our growth to higher states of consciousness.

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.


May 8, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Tender Impulse of Love | 51:03

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi talks about the essential nature of love and its all-pervading influence on the evolution of life in an historic video. Rhoda Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., a writer and retired literature professor of Maharishi International University, joined host Mario Orsatti to discuss this beautiful talk on Mother’s Day.

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

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

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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