Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

MaharishiMaharishi YogiThe MaharishiMaharishi Gandharva VedaMaharishi Global Financial Capital of New YorkMaharishi's Vedic Science
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (born Mahesh Prasad Varma, 12 January 1918 – 5 February 2008) was an Indian guru, known for developing the Transcendental Meditation technique and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious.wikipedia
377 Related Articles

Transcendental Meditation technique

Transcendental Meditationyogic flyingmeditation
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (born Mahesh Prasad Varma, 12 January 1918 – 5 February 2008) was an Indian guru, known for developing the Transcendental Meditation technique and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious.
The Transcendental Meditation technique or TM is a form of silent mantra meditation, developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Transcendental Meditation movement

Maharishi European Research UniversityTM movementworldwide organization
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (born Mahesh Prasad Varma, 12 January 1918 – 5 February 2008) was an Indian guru, known for developing the Transcendental Meditation technique and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious.
The Transcendental Meditation movement (also referred to as Transcendental Meditation or TM) refers to the programs and organizations connected with the Transcendental Meditation technique founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India in the 1950s.

Brahmananda Saraswati

Swāmī Brahmānanda SarasvatīGuru DevSwami Brahmananda Saraswati
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi became a disciple and assistant of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya (spiritual leader) of Jyotirmath in the Indian Himalayas.
His disciples included Swami Shantānand Saraswati, Transcendental Meditation founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Swāmī Swarūpānanda Saraswatī and Swami Karpatri.

Natural Law Party

Natural LawNLPNatural Law Party of Montenegro
The Maharishi's Natural Law Party was founded in 1992, and ran campaigns in dozens of countries.
According to the Maharishi, the Natural Law Party (NLP) was first founded in the United Kingdom in March 1992 and was later established in the United States, France, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Israel, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, Chile, Thailand and Canada.

New religious movement

new religious movementsnew religionsmodern religious movements
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (born Mahesh Prasad Varma, 12 January 1918 – 5 February 2008) was an Indian guru, known for developing the Transcendental Meditation technique and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious.
In 1967, The Beatles' visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India brought public attention to the Transcendental Meditation movement.

The Beach Boys

Beach BoysBeach BoyGood Vibrations
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Maharishi achieved fame as the guru to the Beatles, the Beach Boys and other celebrities.
After meeting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at a UNICEF Variety Gala in Paris, Love, along with other high-profile celebrities such as the Beatles and Donovan traveled to Rishikesh in India during February and March 1968.

The Beatles

BeatlesBeatleBeatlesque
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Maharishi achieved fame as the guru to the Beatles, the Beach Boys and other celebrities.
Having been introduced to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi only the previous night in London, on 25 August they travelled to Bangor for his Transcendental Meditation retreat.

Vlodrop

He moved to near Vlodrop, the Netherlands, in the same year.
In 1990, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, moved his headquarters to the grounds of the former monastery, Kolleg St. Ludwig and it became the home of Maharishi European Research University.

Nancy Cooke de Herrera

Though most of his audience consisted of average middle class individuals, he also attracted a few celebrities, such as Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Nancy Cooke de Herrera and Doris Duke.
De Herrera worked as a publicist for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1960s and traveled with him on a trip to South America.

Srivastava

Shrivastava
A different name appears in the Allahabad University list of distinguished alumni, where he is listed as M.C. Srivastava.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918–2008, recorded by Allahabad University as "M.C. Shrivastava"), introduced Transcendental Meditation

Sexy Sadie

Sexy Sadie" (song)
"Sexy Sadie" is the name of a song by the Beatles, written by Lennon in India and credited to Lennon–McCartney.
Lennon originally wanted to title the song "Maharishi", but changed the title to "Sexy Sadie" at George Harrison's request.

Levitation (paranormal)

levitationlevitatelevitating
In the late 1970s, he started the TM-Sidhi programme that claimed to offer practitioners the ability to levitate and to create world peace.
The Transcendental Meditation movement claims that practitioners of the TM-Sidhi program of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi achieve what they call "Yogic Flying". They say that there are three stages of Yogic Flying – hopping, floating, and flying – and that they have so far achieved just the first stage. Transcendental meditation groups have held annual "Yogic Flying Contests" to see who could hop the farthest or the fastest. Proponents say the hopping occurs spontaneously with no effort while skeptics say there is no levitation and they are using their thighs to bounce in the lotus position.

School of Economic Science

The School of Economic ScienceSchool of Practical Philosophy
In 1967, the Maharishi gave a lecture at Caxton Hall in London which was attended by Pattie Boyd, George Harrison's wife, as well as Leon MacLaren, the founder and leader of the School of Economic Science (SES).
In 1959, MacLaren met the guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who was in London promoting Transcendental Meditation.

Mike Love

LoveMichael LoveMike
Graduates of the course included Prudence Farrow and Mike Love.
Starting in 1968, Love was a student of Transcendental Meditation (TM) under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and became a TM teacher in 1971.

Leon MacLaren

Leon
In 1967, the Maharishi gave a lecture at Caxton Hall in London which was attended by Pattie Boyd, George Harrison's wife, as well as Leon MacLaren, the founder and leader of the School of Economic Science (SES).
MacLaren was inspired by Henry George, Socrates, Dr Francis Roles, Pyotr Ouspensky, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and finally the philosophy of Advaita Vedānta through the Shankaracharyas of Jyoti Math.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.Effrem Zimbalist Jr.
Though most of his audience consisted of average middle class individuals, he also attracted a few celebrities, such as Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Nancy Cooke de Herrera and Doris Duke.
He had a nine-year association with the practice of Transcendental Meditation as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

John Lennon

LennonJohnJ. Lennon
Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen left after ten days, Paul McCartney and Jane Asher left after five weeks; the group's most dedicated students, George Harrison and John Lennon, departed with their wives sixteen days later.
After the Beatles were introduced to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the group attended an August weekend of personal instruction at his Transcendental Meditation seminar in Bangor, Wales.

Maharishi Vastu Architecture

Brahmasthan (center point) of IndiaHeavenly Mountain, North CarolinaVedic architecture
The Maharishi commissioned plans from a prominent architect for the world's tallest building, a Vedic-style pyramid to be built in São Paulo, Brazil, and to be filled with Yogic Flyers and other TM endeavours.
Maharishi Vastu Architecture (MVA) is a set of architectural and planning principles assembled by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi based on "ancient Sanskrit texts".

Ringo Starr

RingoRichard StarkeyStarkey
Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen left after ten days, Paul McCartney and Jane Asher left after five weeks; the group's most dedicated students, George Harrison and John Lennon, departed with their wives sixteen days later.
The album was partly inspired by the band's recent interactions with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Deepak Chopra

Chopra, DeepakD-bag ChopraDr. Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra, described as "one of the Maharishi's top assistants before he launched his own career", wrote that the Maharishi collapsed in 1991 with kidney and pancreas failure, that the illness was kept secret by the Maharishi's family and that he tended to Maharishi during a year-long recovery.
He met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1985 and became involved with the Transcendental Meditation movement (TM).

Prudence Farrow

Prudence
Graduates of the course included Prudence Farrow and Mike Love.
In 1968 Farrow, along with her sister Mia and brother Patrick, traveled with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from New York to India, and then to the Maharishi's ashram in Rishikesh for a Transcendental Meditation teacher training course.

John Hagelin

Dr. John HagelinHagelin and TompkinsJohn Hagelin, PhD.
John Hagelin, the NLP's three-time candidate for U.S. president, denied any formal connection between the Maharishi and the party.
The university was established in 1973 by the TM movement's founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to deliver a "consciousness-based education".

Jabalpur

JubbulporeTripuriBadkul
Authors Paul Mason and William Jefferson say that he was born 12 January 1917 in Jabalpur, Central Provinces, British India (now Madhya Pradesh, India).
Scholars, authors and politicians such as Ravishankar Shukla, Rajneesh, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh have emerged from the Hitakarini institutions.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh, Indiacity in IndiaHrishikesh
In April 1961, the Maharishi conducted his first Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India, with sixty participants from various countries.
In February 1968, the Beatles visited the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh.

Global Country of World Peace

Raam
In 2000, he created the Global Country of World Peace, a non-profit organization, and appointed its leaders.
The Global Country of World Peace (GCWP) was inaugurated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, on October 7, 2000.