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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

EXPLORE GROUPS: Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation

TM, World Plan Executive Council, Science of Creative Intelligence, Global Country of World Peace, Mother Divine Program

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (b. Mahesh Prasad Varma, or possibly Mahesh Srivastava) (1917?-2008)

Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam (b. Tony Nader), "First Ruler of the Global Country of World Peace"

India (1958)

Vlodrop, Netherlands

Maharishi University of Management, Maharishi Vedic University, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Maharishi Open University, Maharishi European Research University, Maharishi Invincibility School of Management

include Natural Law Party

include Transcendental Meditation: Science of Being and Art of Living, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary (Chapters 1–6)

Advocates have long claimed that Transcendental Meditation is not a religious practice, but a landmark decision in the United States (in (Malnak v. Yogi, 1979) determined otherwise. The Maharishi has been described as "one of the richest religious leaders in history" and was said to be worth £2 billion at the time of his death.

Maharishi’s guru, the famed Indian Shankaracharya of the North, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, commissioned Maharishi to be an "apostle of Hinduism" to the West; in the early 1960s, Maharishi began teaching his meditation technique in Europe and then, with much greater success, in the United States. Currently the David Lynch Foundation promotes TM in schools.

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TM courses are offered in over 100 nations, although the TM organization does not divulge specifics.

include Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish

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