Maharishi Peace Palaces
Maharishi Peace Palaces offer the full range of Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM programs, including Vedic technologies to make full use of our mind, body and consciousness—developing the ability to live a problem-free life in Enlightenment.
Maharishi Peace Palace programs are based on the ancient Vedic wisdom of India, scientifically validated by research institutions around the world, and are provided by experts with decades of experience.
You’ll find Vedic Health programs to rejuvenate the body and address chronic disorders, and Vedic Education courses to open your awareness to the infinite reaches of human potential. Even the distinctive Vedic Architecture of the Maharishi Peace Palace supports more refined states of consciousness, inner peace and success in life.
Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program: Collected Papers Volumes 1-6; over 4,000 pages of scientific papers.
The TM Program at a Glance
There is a rich, unbounded field of creativity, energy, and intelligence within each of us. To the degree we’re able to draw from this inner field of life, we grow in health, happiness, and success in our outer life.
Research on the Transcendental
"Transcendental Meditation opens the awareness to the infinite reservoir of energy, creativity, and intelligence that lies deep within everyone."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
'Yogic Flying' demonstrates the ability of the individual to act from the unified field and enliven the total potential of Natural Law in all its expressions -- mind, body, behavior, and environment. 'Yogic Flying' presents in miniature the flight of galaxies in space, all unified in perfect order by Natural Law.
The mind-body coordination displayed by 'Yogic Flying' shows that consciousness and its expression -- the physiology -- are in perfect balance. Scientific research has found maximum coherence in brain functioning gives rise to 'Yogic Flying.'
As the coherently functioning human brain is the unit of world peace, 'Yogic Flying' is the mechanics to make world peace a reality, and thereby bring world health, world happiness, world prosperity, a world free from suffering -- Heaven on Earth in this generation."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
|Maharishi's inspiration to make every country a 'Country of World
Peace', and his invitation to every government to declare their country
a 'Country of World Peace', led to the inauguration, on 7 October 2000,
Global Country of World Peace.
World peace has been the long-sought goal of many generations.
- The Transcendental Meditation Programme provides an effective
solution to the problem of world peace.
A peaceful world means a world of peaceful individuals, just as a green
forest means a large number of individual trees that are green.
- The individual is the basic unit of society. A peaceful individual
is the unit of a peaceful world.
- We can break the big problem of world peace into small problems and
solve it on the level of the very nature of the individual.
- Bring peace to all individuals, and the problem of world peace is
World peace can be a practical reality when the individuals of every
nation are healthy, happy, and harmonious within themselves, and spread
this nourishing influence in their relationships with others.
Until this happens, conflicts are inevitable.
Happiness is the basis of peace. Unless one is happy, any sense of
peace one has will be constantly disturbed.
- A lasting state of happiness cannot be gained by anything in the
outer, ever-changing field of life.
- The mind’s great thirst for lasting happiness can only be satisfied
by contacting the field of infinite happiness, energy, and
intelligence—the source of thought deep within the mind.
- Allowing the mind to experience its more quiet levels naturally
structures a permanent state of happiness, harmony, and
Scientific research has established that long-time
practitioners of Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi
Programme including Yogic Flying demonstrate brain functioning in
terms of dynamism on the ground of silence, which is characteristic
of self-referral dynamism—performance in the state of Unity
This special characteristic of action in silence identified in
long-term practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation Programme,
has been verified by research scientists at Maharishi University of
World peace is within the reach of every nation when happiness is
within the reach of the citizens of the nation.
- As soon as the individuals of every nation begin to live in harmony
and peace, world peace will be automatic and permanent.
Every individual influences his surroundings through every thought,
word, and action. These influences are either life-supporting or
- When people are happy, productive, and at peace within themselves,
their surroundings reflect their state of well-being, and peace is a
- When people are unhappy, restless, and tense, the atmosphere becomes
saturated with these life-damaging influences and peace is
- National and international conflicts are caused by the collective
effect of tensions that individuals generate in their
- As long as individuals continue to grow in stress and tension, world
peace can only remain an abstract and fragile idea.
Transcendental Meditation dissolves stress within the individual by
providing deep rest. At the same time the individual is strengthened, so
he accumulates less stress and fatigue in daily activity.
Any individual who is free from stress naturally generates
happiness and harmony in his surroundings, and thereby contributes his
share for world peace.
The nature of life is to progress. Change is a constant phenomenon
in creation because progress through change is the nature of life.
- Peace is the basis of progress, but progress maintains peace. To be
progressive, one must be more creative day by day.
- Scientific research has shown that Transcendental Meditation makes a
man more efficient, alert, and creative day by day—maintaining life in
progress, providing a foundation for peaceful, harmonious living.
through Natural Law
In July 1996, on Full Moon Day (Guru Purnima),
Maharishi inaugurated a programme to establish a Global
Administration through Natural Law, and on 12th January 1997 he inaugurated the ‘Year of Global
Administration’, establishing a Global Administration with twelve
Time-Zone Capitals around the world, in order to take full advantage
of the administration of Natural Law centred in the life-giving sun,
whose influence on the earth changes from month to month, creating
the different seasons, and constantly maintaining the evolutionary
nature of Natural Law for all life everywhere.
This has provided a new philosophy of administration, offering
new principles and programmes to enrich national law in all
countries with the nourishing influence of Natural Law.
Maharishi’s Global Administration through Natural Law focuses on
all areas of administration, but has its primary focus on the
application of Natural Law in the fields of education and
health—total knowledge, ‘fruit of all knowledge’—enlightenment—and
perfect health for everyone. This will spontaneously make
administration free from problems because all problems have their
basis in lack of proper education and in ill health.
With the establishment of Maharishi’s Global Administration
through Natural Law, administration through national law in every
country will begin to experience a lessening of problems in
administration, and governments adopting the programmes of
Administration through Natural Law will begin to experience support
of Natural Law—rise of the dignity of their sovereignty,
self-sufficiency, and invincibility.
The training of Global Administrators in Maharishi Universities
of Management and Maharishi Vedic Universities is under way to raise
governmental administration through national law on a par with the
perfect administration of the Government of Nature through Natural
Law, so that every nation rises above problems, and every government
gains the ability to fulfil its parental role for the whole
Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless
procedure whereby the mind easily and naturally arrives at the source of
thought, the settled state of the mind—Transcendental Consciousness—Pure
Consciousness, self-referral consciousness, which is the source of all
creative processes. The experience of Transcendental Consciousness
develops the individual’s latent creative potential, while dissolving
accumulated stress and fatigue through the deep rest gained during the
practice. This experience enlivens within one’s awareness creativity,
dynamism, orderliness, and organizing power, which results in increasing
effectiveness and success in daily life.
EEG coherence increases during the practice of the
Transcendental Meditation Technique. This indicates greater
orderliness of brain functioning. EEG coherence has been found to be
correlated with higher levels of creativity, intelligence, moral
reasoning, neuromuscular efficiency, and with experience of higher
states of consciousness. Reference: Proceedings
of the San Diego Biomedical Symposium 15 (1976): 237–247; Psychosomatic Medicine 46(3) (1984): 267–276; International Journal of Neuroscience 14 (1981):
Scientific research has found that in cities and towns all over the
world where as little as one per cent of the population practises the
Transcendental Meditation Technique, the trend of rising crime rate is
reversed, indicating increasing order and harmony.
Research scientists named this phenomenon of rising coherence in the
collective consciousness of the whole society the Maharishi
Effect, because this was the realization of Maharishi’s promise to
society made in the very early days of the Movement.
The Maharishi Effect establishes the principle that individual
consciousness affects collective consciousness. The success of Maharishi’s
Global Administration through Natural Law in bringing peace to the
individual has given rise to a global undertaking to effortlessly create
an ideal society—Heaven on Earth—in which life will be characterized by
ideal education, perfect health, dynamic progress, and peace and harmony
in the family of nations.
The appearance of spreading areas of EEG coherence
during the TM-Sidhi Programme is entirely analogous to the
neurophysiological principle of recruitment, whereby more and more
individual elements are brought into simultaneous action to
accomplish more and more difficult tasks—more and more Laws of
Nature are spontaneously recruited to fulfil the desire without
resistance. Practitioners of the TM-Sidhi Programme with the most
stabilized Transcendental Consciousness (the simplest form of
awareness) were found to have maximum coherence of brainwave
functioning as measured by EEG, indicating maximum mind-body
coordination. This subtlest level of consciousness is a field of all
possibilities, correlated with maximum creativity and experience of
the ‘Siddhis’—procedures for producing effects in the body and
environment by mere intention of the mind, which results in
increased ability to fulfil desires. Reference: Scientific Research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and
TM-Sidhi Programme—Collected Papers, Volume 1 (1977):
The TM-Sidhi Programme is an advanced aspect of Transcendental
Meditation. It trains the individual to think and act from the level of
Transcendental Consciousness, greatly enhancing the coordination between
mind and body, and developing the ability to enliven Natural Law to
support all avenues of life to fulfil one’s desires.
Extended Maharishi Effect
In 1976, with the introduction of the more advanced TM-Sidhi Programme,
including Yogic Flying, a more powerful effect of coherence in collective
consciousness was expected.
The first major test of this prediction took place in 1978 during
Maharishi’s Global Ideal Society Campaign in 108 countries: crime rate was
This global research demonstrated a new formula: the square root of one
per cent of a population practising Transcendental Meditation and the
TM-Sidhi Programme, morning and evening together in one place, is
sufficient to neutralize negative tendencies and promote positive trends
throughout the whole population.
Yogic Flying demonstrates perfect mind-body coordination and is
correlated with maximum coherence, indicating maximum orderliness and
integration of brain functioning. This coherence indicates action from
Transcendental Consciousness, the Unified Field of Natural Law, where
infinite organizing power is lively.
Even in the first stage of Yogic Flying, where the body lifts up in a
series of short hops, this practice gives the experience of bubbling bliss
for the individual, and generates coherence, positivity, and harmony for
Global Maharishi Effect
Research has shown that groups of individuals practising Yogic
Flying—all enjoying very high brainwave coherence—create coherence in
collective consciousness, and generate a unifying and integrating effect
in the life of society. This results in a decrease of negative trends
throughout society—such as crime, accidents, and sickness—and an increase
in positive social, economic, and political trends. Scientific studies on
this phenomenon have demonstrated that a group of at least 7,000 Yogic
Flyers can produce this coherence-creating effect on a global scale,
reducing violent and negative trends worldwide.
The Global Maharishi Effect was created by the group practice
of 7,000 Yogic Flyers (7,000 being approximately the square root of one
per cent of the world’s population) during three large ‘World Peace
Assemblies’ which were held over a period of two to three weeks in the
USA, Holland, and India.
The secret of the Global Maharishi Effect is the phenomenon
known to Physics as the ‘Field Effect’, the effect of coherence and
positivity produced from the field of infinite correlation—the
self-referral field of least excitation of consciousness—the field of
Transcendental Consciousness, which is basic to creation and permeates all
Every government must have a group of Yogic Flyers—‘A Group for A
Government’—in their capital city to bring success to the government. With
the establishment of ‘A Group for A Government’, national consciousness
will become aligned with the Government of Nature, the evolutionary power
of Natural Law, which administers everything in creation with perfect
order. With the support of Natural Law—positive trends and harmony rising
in national life—the problems of the nation will disappear, as darkness
disappears with the onset of light.
During the period 1979–1986, the number of
participants in Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi
Programme at Maharishi International University in the U.S.
frequently exceeded the required amount to create the Maharishi
Effect for the U.S. During those months, the U.S. actions
toward the Soviet Union became more positive, as indicated by time
series analysis of an independent data bank. When the number of
TM-Sidhi Programme participants was at its highest level, the Soviet
actions toward the U.S. also improved. Reference: Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Social
Statistics Section (August 1990):
During Maharishi’s ‘World Peace Project’ of
October–December 1978, experts in Maharishi’s TM-Sidhi Programme
went to regional trouble spots around the world to demonstrate the
ability of group practice of this programme to radiate a calming
influence in the turbulent areas of Lebanon, Kampuchea, Iran,
Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), and Nicaragua. During this time period, in
comparison to a baseline period prior to the project, an independent
data bank showed reduced hostile acts and increased cooperative
events in those areas and among nations involved in these conflicts. Reference: Scientific Research on Maharishi’s
Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme—Collected
Papers, Volume 4 (1989): 2532–2548.
Crime decreased significantly during periods in
which the number of group participants in Maharishi’s Transcendental
Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme exceeded the square root of one
per cent of the population of these three capital regions—Metro
Manila, Philippines (August 1984–January 1985); Washington, DC, USA
(October 1981–October 1983), Union Territory of Delhi, India
(November 1980–March 1981). Reference: The
Journal of Mind and Behavior 8 (1987): 67–104; and 9 (1988):
Two studies using time series analysis found
significant reductions in violence in the United States and Canada
during periods when the number of participants in the group practice
of Maharishi’s TM-Sidhi Programme exceeded the square root of one
per cent of the North American population. Reference: Social Indicators Research 22
(1990): 399–418; Dissertation Abstracts International 50(5)
This study shows that during three experimental
periods when 7,000 experts (the square root of one per cent of the
world’s population) practised Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation
and TM-Sidhi Programme, there were significant global reductions in
international conflicts and terrorism. Reference: American Political Science Association (1989).
During Maharishi’s World Peace Project of October
to December 1978, in comparison to a baseline period prior to the
project, an independent data bank showed reduced hostile acts and
increased cooperative events internationally. This worldwide effect
was due to the fact that the trouble-spot areas influenced by the
visiting groups of TM-Sidhi experts were the key areas of
international conflict and interaction at this time. Reference: Scientific Research on Maharishi’s
Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme—Collected
Papers, Volume 4 (1989): 2532–2548.