TM Talks

The Arts

May 26, 2024

Connecting with the Creative Power of Nature through Art | 55:28

Artist and art teacher Greg Thatcher discusses the relationship between TM practice and the subjective experience of creating and appreciating art. He also talks about perceiving art with openness and an expanded state of consciousness, which offers us direct contact with our deeper selves and the inspiration and beauty experienced by artists in their work.


May 12, 2024

Saving Lives, Building Futures: A Remarkable School for Underserved Girls in Thailand | 48:21

Sarah Bence is the Director of Development at Dhammajarinee Witthaya, a free school for underserved students in Thailand. The school has been offering the TM and TM-Sidhi® programs to teachers and students since 2008, and students have won many awards and received growing recognition for their achievements, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and math.


May 5, 2024

Helping High-Tech Businesses Fulfill Their Dreams | 40:49

Brian Bell is the founder and managing partner at Team Ignite Ventures, a prominent venture capital firm in Northern California. He talks about his investment and advisory work with promising high-tech companies. After trying many different meditation approaches, he also discusses his special experience practicing the TM technique for four years now.

Better Health

April 28, 2024

Sleep and How to Do It Better | 56:58

Fred Travis, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi International University, discusses recent research and discoveries about the impact of sleep on human brain physiology. He also talks about the importance of Maharishi AyurVeda and daily TM practice for “getting rid of brain dirt” and improving the quality and depth of our sleep.

The Arts

April 20, 2024

Living a Creative Life | 57:04

Ken Buhler, an artist in painting, drawing, and printmaking, discusses his creative process and the impact of TM on his work and life. He also talks about teaching art for 22 years at one of America’s most renowned institutions of higher learning, Bard College in New York. His paintings were described by the New York Times as “beautifully made and distinguished by an ambition to reduce nature to a state of luminous abstraction.”

Science & Research

April 7, 2024

The Transcendental Meditation Technique and a Model for Perpetual Growth and Progress | 52:30

Baruti KMT-Sisouvong, Ph.D., discusses how regular TM practice and experiencing pure consciousness help people realize their full potential and live a more fulfilling life. He is Certified TM Teacher and earned his doctorate in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi International University. He is also a Freemason and a 32° Scottish Rite Mason (SJ).

The Arts

March 31, 2024

An Amazing Life | 53:42

Roy Eaton talks about his 85 years playing and creating music as a concert pianist and a composer for leading advertising agencies in New York City. He discusses how his TM practice has helped him through periods of extreme stress in his life, and shares a selection from one of his albums titled The Meditative Chopin. This encore episode first aired on January 30, 2022.


March 24, 2024

Giving Is the Basis of Ideal Relationships in Business and in Life | 53:21

Bill Cates is a prominent business consultant, coach, and best-selling author known for his system that helps develop referral-based business. He talks about the keys to his success and how the TM technique contributes to a rich and rewarding personal and professional life. His system has been featured in Success, Entrepreneur, Research, Money, and The Wall Street Journal.


March 17, 2024

Consciousness, AI, and the Future of Surgery | 51:58

Jay Banerjee, president and CEO of ImmersiveTouch, based in Chicago, Illinois, discusses the role of developing consciousness in managing a quickly growing high-tech company. He also assesses the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality in medical school training and their use by surgeons to improve outcomes in a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Helping Others

March 10, 2024

Performing Artists Honored by David Lynch Foundation | 52:20

Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, presents highlights of the Foundation’s September 12, 2022, gala at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Videos include the honorees—two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo, and five-time Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch—on the importance of the TM technique in their lives. This encore episode first aired October 2, 2022.

Science & Research

March 3, 2024

New Research on the TM Technique for Esport Athletes | 50:39

Teacher, musician, and athlete Owen Blake, Ph.D., talks about his research on how TM practice benefits esport athletes who play video games professionally. He also reflects on being a board member of Global Projects for Peace, which brings the TM technique and Consciousness-BasedSM solutions to troubled areas around the world.


February 25, 2024

The Importance of Expanding Our Awareness | 57:29

Sandra Haas and her son Matt Haas talk about the importance of TM practice for young adults and their parents, and the life-changing effects of gaining greater self-awareness and achieving more fulfillment in life. Ms. Haas is the founder and president of SMH Management, and Matt Haas is traveling and interning in his gap year before attending McGill University.

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.

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!

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.

The Arts

August 13, 2023

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. He discusses the impact of his 40+ years of TM practice on his career and personal life. This encore episode first aired on July 29, 2020.


October 31, 2021

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Appreciating Life to the Fullest | 51:31

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in a 1971 talk at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, discusses how Self-realization develops a profound basis for fully understanding and appreciating the world around us. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti discuss highlights from this beautiful talk.


February 19, 2023

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. This encore episode first aired on February 6, 2022.

Business Success

October 18, 2020

Saving Your Sanity While Enhancing Your Happiness | 48:07

Donna Hauser, Executive Director of Sales Development at Christian Dior, is an industry professional with more than 15 years of experience. She discusses the intense challenges now facing business professionals, especially women, and how vital the TM technique is for people in the workforce.

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