TM Talks

The Arts

May 1, 2022

Music for Life—Music As Vibrating Consciousness | 58:01

Alessandra Cuffaro, acclaimed Italian violinist and the first woman to perform the difficult virtuoso piece Paganini’s “24 Capricci” in one concert, talks about music as a representation of the essence of life. Her over 700 solo performances have been reviewed in American, Italian, Spanish, French, and Eastern European media. This encore episode originally aired October 10, 2021.


Business Success

April 24, 2022

Investing in Consciousness—in Your Business and in Your Life | 53:20

Heather Hartnett, CEO and founding partner of Human Ventures, one of New York City’s premier startup studios and early-stage venture funds, discusses what she believes to be the keys to both a successful business and an increasingly fulfilling personal life while living and working in one of the busiest environments in the world.


April 17, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Transforming Work into Waves of Bliss: Getting Rid of Stress and Strain | 49:53

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains how TM helps us “water the root to enjoy the fruit.” As a result, work is not tiring but becomes a means to enjoy life and gain fulfillment. 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.

Better Health

April 10, 2022

Healing Our Healers: Bringing the TM Technique to Frontline Healthcare Professionals (Part 2) | 49:05

Leading frontline doctors who learned the TM technique as part of the David Lynch Foundation Heal the Healers Now initiative discuss what motivated them to learn TM during the COVID pandemic, the benefits it has provided, and the relevance of the technique for the lives of healthcare professionals dealing with the added challenges of the 21st century.

Helping Others

March 20, 2022

Life in Accord with Natural Law in Central America | 51:48

Randall Tolpinrud discusses his decades-long adventure in Costa Rica’s innovative conservation efforts, an inspiring success story about protecting and promoting the ecological health and wellbeing of the natural world. He is president of the Pax Natura Foundation, whose honorary chairs are Dame Jane Goodall and Oscar Arias Sánchez, Nobel Laureate and former president of Costa Rica.


March 13, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Rising to Unity Consciousness: The Growth of Harmony | 55:33

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi discusses how each of us, through our TM practice, is gaining the ability to live our full potential of intelligence, creativity, and a refined vision of the nature of reality. Prof. Gerry Geer of Maharishi International University, who teaches the course Higher States of Consciousness, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss Maharishi’s popular talk from 1970.

Individual & Society

March 6, 2022

The Ukraine Crisis and the Power of Collective Consciousness: How We Can All Play a Role in Easing Global Tensions and Creating Lasting Peace | 1:00:18

National leaders of the TM program discuss the principle of collective consciousness and how defusing regional and global tensions is the first step toward lasting peace. Studies have shown that TM practice in large groups can alleviate societal stress and reduce conflict and violence through a “field effect” in collective consciousness.

Better Health

February 27, 2022

Saving Our Frontline Healthcare Professionals (Part 1) | 51:51

Nurses from hospitals around the country discuss the impact of learning and practicing the TM technique during the COVID pandemic. They talk about the vital role daily TM practice has played for those on the front lines of this extended healthcare crisis. Host Mario Orsatti interviews this dynamic panel of healthcare professionals.


February 20, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Key to Maximum Success and Fulfillment | 55:30

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains that human beings can experience both silence and dynamic activity at the same time, and activity supported by infinite silence has maximum success. 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.

Individual & Society

February 13, 2022

The Importance of Individual Development in International Development | 57:29

Oren Whyche‑Shaw, President Joseph Biden’s nominee for U.S. Director of the African Development Bank, discusses her career in international development and growing efforts to bring resources to the African continent. She also talks about the importance of her TM practice for her work and personal life.


February 6, 2022

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.

The Arts

January 30, 2022

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.

Better Health

September 27, 2020

What Is Immune Regenerative Medicine, and Can TM Practice Be Useful in Recovery? | 51:24

Dipnarine Maharaj, M.D., a pioneer in Regenerative Medicine, Founder/Medical Director of South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute, and widely published in leading medical journals, discusses his pioneering work and the potential of TM practice to strengthen the immune system.


May 16, 2021

Maharishi on the Characteristic Values of Higher States of Consciousness | 47:51

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi answers questions from students about the evolution of higher states of consciousness and the characteristics of each state. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti discuss highlights from this seminal 1971 talk.

The Arts

December 26, 2021

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. This encore episode originally aired December 13, 2020.

Better Health

October 17, 2021

Improving Neuroadaptability, Preventing Disease, and Enhancing Physical and Mental Health | 46:42

Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D., and his son Ted Wallace discuss how we can improve the neuro­adaptability of our brains. Dr. Wallace’s pioneering TM research appeared in Science, American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American, and Ted Wallace is a corporate coach and researcher on human development.


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 in Canada. Excerpts are discussed by Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and TM Talks host Mario Orsatti.


February 28, 2021

Maharishi on the Art of Right Decision-Making (Part 1) | 48:46

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains how expansion of awareness during TM practice produces broader comprehension, resulting in spontaneously right decisions. Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and host Mario Orsatti discuss highlights from this classic 1972 talk, from an MIT symposium on the Science of Creative Intelligence.

The Arts

October 4, 2020

The Calming Power of Music During Uncalm Times | 52:06

Jane Roman Pitt, award-winning singer-songwriter with six albums with some of the best folk, jazz, and country artists in the U.S., discusses music’s ability not only to stimulate but also to soothe us in times of stress. She talks about writing and recording music with a positive, calming influence, such as songs about meditation and consciousness.


November 28, 2021

Maharishi on the Goal of Meditation | 50:21

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in a 1972 talk at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explains how regular practice of the TM technique promotes the natural development of a person’s full potential. Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, and Mario Orsatti, TM Talks host, discuss highlights from this classic talk. This encore episode originally aired June 6, 2021.

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.


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.

Better Health

November 14, 2021

Sleep Is Your Superpower | 52:40

Nancy H. Rothstein, a leading sleep expert known as The Sleep Ambassador®, talks about the latest research on how important sleep is for the well-being of body and mind, and for helping us maximize our TM practice. The Director of Sleep Health at Resonea, a wellness company, she also consults and speaks at Fortune 500 companies and other organizations to empower people to optimize their sleep.

Science & Research

August 9, 2020

How TM Improves Creativity and Cognitive Functioning and Develops Higher States of Consciousness | 53:44

David Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., an expert in the scientific study of meditation, has published 100+ studies in major research journals on TM practice, health, and human development. He explains the insights of modern science over 50 years on how TM® brings holistic personal development for a more creative, healthy, and fulfilling life.

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