TM Talks


February 14, 2021

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

Maharishi, TM Founder, gave an extraordinary talk on relationships and the nature of love and friendship at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1971. Watch excerpts and join Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti as they discuss the timeless principles that Maharishi brings to light.

Business Success

February 7, 2021

The World-Class Brain | 34:07

Harald Harung, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Performance at Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway and co-author of World-Class Brain and Excellence through Mind-Brain Development, has found that peak performers in sports, management, and classical music score very high in mind-brain development. He discusses his findings and the implications for those practicing the TM technique.

Helping Others

January 31, 2021

Working for a Solution to World Hunger | 54:04

Sheree Stomberg, Global Head of CitiBank’s Shared Services and Citi Service Center Network serving 100,000+ employees in 90 countries, has been a strong voice for diversity and the advancement of women in banking. As a board member in The Hunger Project, she discusses solutions to world hunger and the role of the TM technique in helping individuals and the world.

Helping Others

January 24, 2021

The Vital Importance of the TM Technique When Caring for Others | 49:47

Kevin Dunn, J.D., Connecticut Senior Assistant State’s Attorney and one of the nation’s most successful prosecutors of domestic violence, discusses the importance of TM practice for those who work in criminal justice and anyone dedicated to maintaining “a cool head and a warm heart” with the intense stress of modern life.

Business Success

January 17, 2021

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.



January 10, 2021

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

Maharishi, TM Founder, 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.

The Arts

January 3, 2021

Delving into the Art of Mixing Music | 47:42

Michael Brauer, legendary record mixer of Tony Bennett’s Grammy Album of the Year, Unplugged, has seven Grammy Awards, for Coldplay’s Parachutes, John Mayer’s Continuum, Angélique Kidjo’s Eve, and Calle 13’s Multi Viral. He discusses the art and science of music mixing and the importance of his TM practice.

Personal Growth

December 27, 2020

The Treasure within Us: Discovering the Core Message in the World’s Spiritual Traditions | 50:03

Craig Pearson, Ph.D., author of The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time, illuminates descriptions of extraordinary wakefulness and bliss, to uncover the core teaching of great religions and wisdom traditions.


December 20, 2020

Introducing the TM Experience to Youth in High-Risk Communities in South Africa | 52:34

Melanie Brown, Ph.D., and Marcia Abrahams, co-founders of The Communiversity of South Africa, talk about the intense challenges facing underserved youth and the im­por­tance of the TM technique at this low-cost, pre-college, community-based program.

The Arts

December 13, 2020

Uplifting Children and Their Community through Dance | 45:52

Tony Williams, founder of the Tony Williams Dance Center and Urban Nutcracker, and founder and artistic director of City Ballet of Boston, discusses the role of dance programs for children in inner cities, shares excerpts from the Urban Nutcracker, and talks about how 50+ years of TM practice have influenced his remarkable life.

Helping Others

December 6, 2020

Highlights of the MEDITATE AMERICA Benefit—Watch Performances, Help Those in Need, and Support Your TM Center | 51:53

Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, shares special clips, including performances by Sting and Graham Nash, a conversation with Hugh Jackman and Katy Perry, and David Lynch presenting Dr. Tony Nader with the “Peace on Earth Award.” MEDITATE AMERICA will bring TM® to healthcare workers, veterans, families under trauma, and others in need.

The Arts

November 29, 2020

Going Beyond Real | 52:07

Anthony Brunelli, a leader in Photorealism, creates hyperrealistic panoramic paintings of cities, such as Paris, Florence, Prague, Zurich, and Hanoi, which are exhibited and collected around the world. He discusses his evolution as an artist and the impact of his TM  practice on his professional and personal life.

Creativity & 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.”

Creativity & the Arts

May 3, 2020

Consciousness, Creativity, and the Artist | 53:04

David Lynch, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and philanthropist known for The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and his groundbreaking TV series 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 and artist.


August 2, 2020

Maharishi at Lake Louise, in Historic CBC Documentary | 50:43

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi speaks about the naturalness and practicality of TM practice, and how it brings about higher states of consciousness, in this CBC interview filmed during a TM Retreat in Banff National Park. Excerpts are discussed by Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation (DLF), and host Mario Orsatti.

Better Health

September 13, 2020

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.

Personal Growth

July 12, 2020

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.”

Creativity & 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

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.

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.

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