Maharishi International University Research Update

From TM-EX Newsletter, spring 1991 As the methodology of MIU researchers has improved, some of theirstudies report observations that challenge the validity of the TMmovement’s doctrinal stance; for example, a Ph.D. thesis (D, MIU,1989, T735.494, in the MIU library) called The Transcendental Meditationtechnique: A new direction for smoking cessation programs. In thisstudy, 60 percent of ...

MEDITATION, DELUSION AND DECEPTION

by David J. Bardin, Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & KahnWashington Counsel for American Family Foundation (AFF) and Cult Awareness Network (CAN) He’s really not so transcendental A true master of mental manipulation has targeted Washington, D.C. Hecalls himself Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. His devotees adore him, simply, as“Maharishi.” He sells Transcendental Meditation, with a capital “M.”It differs ...

A Simple, Natural, Relaxation Technique?

TranceNet: Joe Kellet I’d like to relate a few of my adventures from my years as a TM meditator and teacher. PART I: SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING! At TM introductory lectures no mention is made that there could be any unpleasant experiences associated with TM. True to it’s nature as an “esoteric” teaching (a teaching ...

Organization and "Front Group" names used by the TM movement

World Government of the Age of EnlightenmentWorld Plan Executive Council – U.S. (WPEC-US) – umbrellaInternational Meditation Society – listed on brochures as Educational Service of World Plan Executive Council”Students International Meditation Society American Association for Ideal Education – copyright holder on recent brochures (1991)Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation (1959)  PublishingAge of Enlightenment PressMIU Press Schools – Colleges ...

Heavenly Mountain Tract To Be Sold

The Watauga Democrat by Kellen Moore A 225-acre tract and three large buildings that were once part of the Transcendental Meditation center at Heavenly Mountain are now up for auction. The property, owned by the Maharishi University of Enlightenment, will be sold online Oct. 25. Once used for women’s educational programs in Transcendental Meditation and ...

Maharishi free school fails to enter pupils for Sats

Hannah Richardson December 13, 2012 A flagship new free school where pupils practise transcendental meditation twice daily has been reprimanded by the government after it failed to put any of its pupils into compulsory national curriculum tests. Pupils at Lancashire’s Maharishi Free School receive what is described as a “consciousness-based” education. The former private school ...

Yet Another Look At The Transcendental Meditation Paper

Forbes Larry Husten November 25, 2012 Editor’s note: Below are two responses to Robert Schneider’s defense of his Transcendental Meditation paper, which Schneider wrote in response to my earlier article about the publication of his paper.  In the first part I respond to some of the general issues raised by Schneider. The second part, from Sanjay Kaul, addresses the ...