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students Boost your intelligence with TM
10 January 2022
There have been more than 110 research findings relevant to the increase of mental potential through the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique that suggest the possibility of raising our intelligence. (more)
New Year How to live your best life in 2022
3 January 2022
To create a peaceful and sustainable world, we need to grow in stability from within with an expanded, adaptive consciousness, allowing us to see the broad picture in a positive way. (more)
artist Enriching life with art
27 December 2021
Maharishi International University (MIU) alumna Burcu Çenberci has fulfilled two of her dreams: to become an MIU student and to become a painter. (more)
cbe study Study on Consciousness-Based Education and student health
19 December 2021
According to a recently published study by lead researcher Marie Loiselle, PhD, Consciousness-Based Education buffers the effects of stress on mental and physical health in college students. (more)
business MA Pursuing leadership development
11 December 2021
Katie Farrell Rogers has been able to tackle professional challenges using what she has learned in the Maharishi International University online MA in Leadership and Workplace Conflict Resolution. (more)
sunpreet Integrating knowledge with the Self
4 December 2021
Maharishi International University student Sunpreet Chohan is enjoying studying Maharishi Vedic Science after 15 years working in finance, which he often found stressful. (more)
ceo From CEO to professor
26 November 2021
Vikram Gulati spent 30 years leading IT companies before joining Maharishi International Unversity to pursue his PhD and teach management courses through MIU’s distance education programmes. (more)

Defragmenting the mind with TM
19 November 2021
Maharishi International University Professor Al-Tarawneh was delighted to discover that Transcendental Meditation (TM) has helped him defragment his mind, sleep better, enjoy life more, and accomplish more. (more)


students An ancient solution to the modern problem of stress
12 November 2021
Transcendental Meditation, an ancient and authentic meditation technique, has been shown to reduce stress and promote growth and well being around the world. (more)
motsei Finding meaningful education
5 November 2021
Motsei Masilo from South Africa is enjoying the MBA degree programme at Maharishi International Unversity after a career with Roche Pharmaceuticals for twenty years. (more)
abdul Connecting to creativity and community
29 October 2021
To fulfill his dream of becoming a filmmaker, Abdul Khalik Mokhtar has enrolled in Maharishi International University's Cinematic Arts and New Media Programme. (more)
Eid Discovering tools for creative expression
22 October 2021
Katherine Eid is now working on a documentary on intergenerational trauma and heroism, based on her own father's stories, while she studies film at Maharishi International University. (more)



Practicing integrative medicine
15 October 2021
Manisha Mittal is now completing her final year of the online MS in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine programme while she runs a holistic health center with her family. (more)
bill t A career in sustainable and life-supporting business
8 October 2021
Maharishi International University alumnus Bill Thompson has enjoyed working for companies with life-supporting missions and now is exploring new sustainable business opportunities. (more)

MIU alumna is a writer, producer, director
1 October 2021
After graduating from the David Lynch MFA in Film Program, Maharishi International University (MIU) alumna Jennifer Kachler has enjoyed great success working in commercial film. (more)


Happiness Find happiness
25 September 2021
Transcendental Meditation satisfies our need for happiness from within ourselves while giving us the tools of increased energy, intelligence and creativity to fulfill desires. (more)
miu alumnus Alumnus says MIU was the best period of his life
17 September 2021
Maharishi International University alumnus Roman Magar enjoyed his time in the MBA Accounting Programme and is now assistant vice president of a bank in Maryland, USA. (more)
research New scientific studies on Transcendental Meditation in 2021
12 September 2021
Five new research studies examine the effects of Transcendental Meditation, providing further objective verification of a broad range of benefits to overall health. (more)
Mathias MIU alum creates new online financial platform
5 September 2021
Maharishi International University (MIU) alumnus Mathias Abdissa from Ethiopia created a new online financial platform, which allows people in Africa to open an FDIC-insured US bank account. (more)
Jordon Studying while traveling
31 August 2021
Jordan Curcio appreciates the flexiibility of Maharishi International University's online classes that he can take while traveling and experiencing other cultures. (more)
Emily Enjoying MIU's Consciousness-Based Education online
25 August 2021
Emily Newman found her experience of online education very satisfying, because she experienced much enthusiasm and support from her teachers during class and she got to know classmates from around the world. (more)
Bipin Accounting professional studies software development and finds happiness
19 August 2021
Accounting professional Bipin Regmi from Nepal found studying software development and learning Transcendental Meditation at Maharishi International University to be very good for him. (more)
Leo Connecting the African American community with Africa through business
12 August 2021
Maharishi International University alumni Leo Alexander III plans to use the untapped economic opportunities on the African continent to help African Americans and those in Africa itself. (more)
m Moore

MIU alum is expanding renewable energy in Fairfield
5 August 2021
For the past 15 years, Maharishi International University alumni Michael Moore has worked in the area of renewable energy, and is now helping Fairfield, Iowa, transition to 100 percent renewable energy. (more)


Aalok Outstanding MBA student at MIU
30 July 2021
Aalok Prakash Shrivastava received the Outstanding Student Award from the Business department at Maharishi International University (MIU) and is now enrolled in the MA in Consciousness and Human Potential programme. (more)
china MIU Computer Science alumnus and Daoist master awarded honorary doctorate
24 July 2021
For his contribution to the Daoist tradition, to education, and to world peace and harmony, Maharishi International University awarded Master Zhang with an honorary doctorate at the 2021 commencement ceremony. (more)
father mejia The remarkable story of Father Gabriel Mejia
19 July 2021
Father Mejia has incorporated the Transcendental Meditation technique into his 60 foundation shelters throughout Columbia and South America that serve thousands of orphans and young offenders. (more)
Jenna Discovering a passion for the environment
12 July 2021
Jenna Doran, sign language interpreter, is majoring in applied arts and sciences with a minor in sustainable living at Maharishi International University and has a special interest in doing environmental work. (more)
students A solution for school bullying
5 July 2021
The Transcendental Meditation technique improves brain functioning so lack of impulse control and the aggression that contributes to bullying are less problematic. (more)
stillness simone Learning to enjoy stillness
30 June 2021
Simone Cabizuca, from Brazil, learned Transcendental Meditation to calm her anxiety and went on to get a degree in Maharishi Vedic Science at Maharishi International University. (more)
girlhood Rediscovering girlhood’s lost vision
23 June 2021
At any age, we can regain our pure inner vision and sense of our infinite potential by revisiting the “deep well” at our center with the simple, effortless technique of Transcendental Meditation. (more)
Doshi New branch campus of MIU opens in Los Angeles
17 June 2021
The first branch campus for the ever-expanding Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine programme opened in Los Angeles, California, where students can take in-residence, clinical practical training. (more)
christi From chef to organic farmer
11 June 2021
Christi Nickey, who grew up on a farm in Indiana, attended culinary school and worked as a chef, has returned to school to study organic, sustainable agriculture at Maharishi International University. (more)
A comprehensive approach to student well-being
5 June 2021
Maharishi International University alumnus Raul Calderon, PhD is the executive advisor to the International Organization of Health, Sports, and Kinesiology (IOHSK). (more)
Varsha New book on Ayurveda and nutrition
29 May 2021
Maharishi International University alumna Varsha Khatri recently published a book titled Think Healthy, Choose Healthy: Make Healthier Dietary and Lifestyle Choices through the Holistic Approach of Nutrition and Ayurveda. (more)
Finding personal and professional fulfillment at MIU
22 May 2021
The Ukrainian couple, Eugene and Julia Rohozhnikov, enjoyed professional growth in the Computer Professional Program at Maharishi International University and felt nourished inside and out by their meditation practice and friends. (more)
Monreka Inspiring others to be their best
16 May 2021
Montreka Dansby, who has a PhD and background in nutritional sciences, feels what she recently has learned in the Maharishi International University online MBA program has been very helpful. (more)
raza Making dreams come true
10 May 2021
Raja Hassan Raza from Pakistan appreciates Maharishi International University's comprehensive approach to education that not only features qualified faculty, but also extensive career development and personal growth. (more)
Sheerie Exploring creativity through film
4 May 2021
Sherrie Greenfield is enjoying cinematic arts and new media major at Maharishi International University, where some classes offer her the freedom to create her own projects, and other courses emulate the atmosphere of an actual movie set. (more)
tam Acquiring hard and soft skills at MIU
30 April 2021
With an advanced degrees from a university in Vietnam, Tam Van Vo appreciates the practical value of computer science master’s program at Maharishi International University (MIU) that helped him improve his skills and gain knowledge. (more)
faqir Staying agile in the rapidly changing business environment
24 April 2021
Faqir Khan started a nonprofit company to train others how to be adaptable in highly competitive business environments, and now is is pursuing an MBA in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning and business analytics. (more)
carolyna A passion for environmental conservation
17 April 2021
Maharishi International University (MIU) sustainable living student Carolyna Doucette just completed an internship with the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, working on a native species conservation project. (more)
kristina Breaking boundaries
10 April 2021
Learning Transcendental Meditation and attending Maharishi International University helped Kristina Vitale on her personal development journey to overcome her fears and balance her personal life and career. (more)
Lena Interview with a champion of human rights
4 April 2021
Lena Alhusseini has been successfully addressing human rights for populations in need, and finds that Transcendental Meditation helps her feel sustained and energized. (more)
fullness Experiencing the fullness of life
28 March 2021
Johannes Schweigel enjoys Maharishi’s technologies for the growth of higher states of consciousness and strives to use his talents to contribute to a more harmonious society. (more)
Abegaze Pursuing personal, spiritual, and professional development
22 March 2021
Nahom Abegaze from Ethiopia has found personal, spiritual and professional growth while at Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. (more)
dr nader Milestone book: One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness by Dr Tony Nader
16 March 2021
Dr. Nader offers ideas that can change the world in his new book, One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness, where he reveals that the study of consciousness brings the practical benefits of enlightenment, peace and fulfillment. (more)
professor MIU Professor wins industry award for research on wireless security
10 March 2021
Dr. Renuka Mohanraj, Associate Professor at Maharishi International University, has recently been honored as a Fellow of the Computer Science Research Council for her important research on wireless sensor networks data security. (more)

More personal growth and deep rest with the TM Technique
4 March 2021
The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique refreshes the mind and body, reduces stress, and increases intelligence and memory. (more)

jibri “Inner hygiene” as the foundation for strength and resilience
28 February 2021
Rashied Jibri, PhD, as a psychologist, psychotherapist, and Transcendental Meditation (TM) teacher, recommends TM because it structures the resilience and stability that protect one in negative situations. (more)
tmer Changing the trajectory of young lives
22 February 2021
Professor Maria Perser would like to bring the benefits of Transcendental Meditation to as many students as possible to change the trajectory of their lives. (more)
diving dolphin Dive into yourself, a source of inspiration
16 February 2021
Maria Di Donna, a musician, singer, and songwriter, shares the amazing benefits she has experienced from her practice of Transcendental Meditation. (more)
hassan At MIU career training and personal development go hand in hand
10 February 2021
Maharishi International University graduates in the Master’s in Software Development are equipped with software development skills—along with increased creativity and stress-reduction from their Transcendental Meditation practice. (more)
james s Being more awake to kindle the imagination
4 February 2021
James Shrosbree, Professor of Art at Maharishi International University (MIU), says that Transcendental Meditation helped him be more awake and see the world in ways to kindle his imagination. (more)
Maharishi Enlivening the basis of health and success
29 January 2021
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Founder of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) programme, explained the importance of the twice daily TM practice in a 1973 talk in Santa Barbara, California, USA. (more)
jessica Producing uplifting media
23 January 2021
Jessica Matschiner is earning a bachelor’s degree in cinematic arts and new media at Maharishi International University, and aims to help others to live their best selves. (more)
chad Pursuing a MBA in Sustainable Business at MIU
17 January 2021
Chad Hays, who is studying studying entrepreneurship and sustainable business at Maharishi International University (MIU), already has a MD, a master’s in public health degree and a law degree. (more)
Zaria From family videos to documentaries
11 January 2021
Maharishi International University student Zaria Spell has an ambitious plan to write a memoir and produce a documentary on African American heritage, including her own family, before she graduates. (more)
ian TM gives one an underlying base of happiness in life
6 January 2021
Musician, author, and actor Ian Fowles has found benefits in all areas of his life from his daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. (more)
artist Turning life into art
30 December 2020
Maharishi International University student Candice Rankin has an eclectic mix of personal and professional backgrounds she can draw on in the BFA in creative writing programme. (more)
Bob Boyer New book on consciousness and quantum theory
23 December 2020
Former Maharishi International University Professor Robert Boyer has a new book that offers a holistic interpretation of quantum theory, based on recent advances from physics, consciousness studies and Vedic Science. (more)
right thing How to do the right thing
16 December 2020
The key to effortless right behaviour is an awareness of our deep connection to everyone and everything, so our behavior spontaneously reveals and reflects our connectedness. (more)
mongolia Training 10,000 software engineers in Mongolia
11 December 2020
Maharishi International University alumna Shagai Nyamdorj has founded a school in Mongolia that teaches students programming skills, and he wants 10,000 youngsters to become software engineers. (more)
Olivia Teaching TM from coast to coast
5 December 2020
Maharishi International University (MIU) alumna Olivia Lopez loves teaching Transcendental Meditation (TM), and has taught in San Diego, Beverly Hills, Orlando and Tampa. (more)
Edgard Camacho

Venezuelan artist says TM is essential for his work
30 November 2020
MIU alumnus Edgard Camacho say that his daily Transcendental Meditation (TM) practice is essential for his work, as it helps him stay attentive, centered and focused. (more)

coherence New book: The Coherence Effect
24 November 2020
A new book, The Coherence Effect: Tapping into the Laws of Nature that Govern Health, Happiness, and Higher Brain Functioning, illustrates a profound law of nature governing health and human development—coherence heals. (more)
artist TM—a helpful tool during this pandemic
17 November 2020
Krista Kim, a a contemporary artist, has experienced that Transcendental Meditation (TM) is an invaluable tool with benefits on many levels that support living a creative, fulfilling life. (more)
cheyanne and cow MIU alumna opens vegan restaurant to support animal rights
12 November 2020
Maharishi International University (MIU) alumna Cheyanne Holliday is the founder of PEACE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting compassion towards animals, and is also owner of a vegan restaurant that supports her nonprofit. (more)
teens TM and the teenage brain
5 November 2020
Well-controlled studies on teens practicing the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique have shown that TM increases orderly, coherent brain functioning with positive effects on the teens' behaviour. (more)
teen natasha What do teens think of TM?
30 October 2020
Teens describe the experience of their practice of Transcendental Meditation(TM) and explain how it has made a difference in their lives. (more)
teen When teenage girls meditate
22 October 2020
There are many benefits for teenagers who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique, including increase happiness and calmness, balanced hormones, more orderly thinking, and reduced PTSD and ADHD symptoms. (more)
art alum MIU alumnus exploring the permanence of structures
15 October 2020
Christopher Smith's studies at Maharishi International University (MIU) rekindled his love of art, and his dream to become an artist blossomed into his current career in the art world. (more)
abraham MIU MBA team ranks in top 1% in world competition
9 October 2020
Maharishi International University’s MBA teams performed exceptionally well again in the international Capsim Capstone business simulation, with one team finishing in the 99th percentile. (more)
student meditating Meditation improves academic performance, at every school level
2 October 2020
Research on the effects of Transcendental Meditation in different age groups has found that all students, no matter what their age, benefit from the technique and have higher achievements than control groups. (more)
dominique Pursuing a healthy lifestyle and practice
27 September 2020
Dominique Ragland enjoyed a healthy Ayurvedic lifestyle at Maharishi International University (MIU) while getting her bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda Wellness and Integrative Health. Now she wants to open her own clinic. (more)
dna Anxiety, genetics, and you
20 September 2020
Research has shown that Transcendental Meditation can encourage the expressions of genes that create a dramatic reduction in anxiety. (more)
brain New book on how to create a world-class brain
13 September 2020
A new book, titled World-Class Brain: the Edge that Helps Peak Performers Succeed and How You Can Develop It, reveals the relationship of brain integration to peak performance. (more)
gareth wallace MIU alumnus—the entrepreneurial manager
8 September 2020
Maharishi International University (MIU) alumnus Gareth Wallace likes working for companies that add value to people's lives and finds that Transcendental Meditation helps him deal with the pressure of business. (more)
Emily Promoting equity for all students
3 September 2020
Emily Torres, who recently received the Outstanding Student Award at Maharishi International University, is researching systems that make all young people feel included, regardless of disability, race, or culture.(more)
Light TM is a rapid, side-effect way to reduce depression
27 August 2020
Transcendental Meditation (TM) can be used along with the standard treatments to accelerate the return to a happy, successful and progressive life. (more)
hair salon Integrating health and personal development
20 August 2020
Heather Carlisle, a licensed cosmetologist and massage therapist, created an individualized major at Maharishi International University that integrated health and personal development. (more)
david Growing through supporting others
14 August 2020
David Samuel from India was an outstanding student in the MBA Accounting programme at Maharishi International University and now is working to help the small company, Ideal Energy, grow. (more)
book Patricia Saunders publishes book on the Maharishi Effect
9 August 2020
Patricia Saunders PhD coauthored the book An Antidote to Violence that examines 20 peer-reviewed studies of the Maharishi Effect and how it reduces societal tensions. (more)
YiZhou Multimedia artist enjoying career success and TM
4 August 2020
Successful multimedia artist YiZhou takes time out daily for the practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and feels TM would be beneficial for all age groups. (more)
Alafair Turner MIU student inspired by Maharishi's knowledge
31 July 2020
In less than two years after arriving at Maharishi International University, Alafair Turner learned advanced TM programmes, became a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique, and graduated as salutatorian. (more)
brain New study shows brain changes associated with reduced stress
25 July 2020
A recent study found that Transcendental Meditation was associated with increased connectivity in the brain, as well as reduced stress, depression and anxiety. (more)
s africa tm group Practicing TM together helps create a better world
20 July 2020
When 1% of a population practices Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques together in a group, there is a resulting positive change in the environment in the direction of a more orderly and harmoniously functioning society. (more)
mother Family time during the pandemics
13 July 2020
Transcendental Meditation reduced the stress that families were feeling due to the restricted living situation, during the coronavirus quarantines, and resulted in increased harmony. (more)
computer professional MIU student goes from from architect to software developer
8 July 2020
Maharishi International University (MIU) student Mohamed Alfidil Hassan from Sudan is studying software development because it offers great job opportunities. (more)
moon How Transcendental Meditation helps you recover from heartache & trauma
3 July 2020
Transcendental Meditation has a healing effect on the body and can be emotionally uplifting, as one unlocks the tranquility beneath the tempestuous surface of the mind. (more)
women Signs of women’s rising influence in the world
28 June 2020
There are many signs of women everywhere naturally rising in consciousness and empowering one another to step up and create a better world in all spheres of life. (more)
solar system Innovative education for meditating girls aged 10-16
22 June 2020
Girls, who have learned Transcendental Meditation (TM), can take the amazing online course Ties to the Universe to gain an understanding and experience of their connection with natural laws. (more)
teen Top 10 tips for creating a balanced teenager
17 June 2020
It’s important to understand and empathize with what teens are going through, and this blog gives some helpful tips from Ayurvedic Health that help bring balance to a teen's life. (more)
Ocean Helping teens grow in times of crisis
12 June 2020
Young adults, who are experiencing challenges while observing the coronavirus quarantine protocol, find that Transcendental Meditation helps them achieve inner growth and break boundaries. (more)
students MBA students at MIU receive scholarships for CMA Exam
7 June 2020
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) recently awarded prestigious scholarships to nine Maharishi International University (MIU) students to facilitate passing the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams. (more)
jessica Integrating creativity and wellness
2 June 2020
Maharishi International University (MIU) student Jessica Mauro wants to facilitate people’s healing through an integrative process of mind/body medicine and empower them to work towards their health goals. (more)

The Transcendental Meditation technique develops the brain of high performers
28 May 2020
Research by Drs. Harung and Travis has found that the Transcendental Meditation technique is by far the most effective way to develop greater brain integration. (more)


yong MIU students in China send protective masks to the MIU Fairfield campus
23 May 2020
When Chinese students heard about Maharishi International University’s need for personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several of them kindly donated 1000's of masks. (more)
Buay MIU student film to document Ethiopian student's reunion with family
18 May 2020
Maharishi International University (MIU) students will make a documentary film of MIU student Buay Riek's reunion (after a 21 year absence) with his family in Ethiopia. The film will explore the challenges faced by refugees. (more)
homeschooling TM helps home schooling go more smoothly during the pandemic
13 May 2020
Susan Linden, a former school psychologist (and mom of two) from New Jersey, points out how Transcendental Meditation can help everyone in a family have a positive experience with home schooling. (more)
clouds Skyrocket to higher consciousness
8 May 2020
The TM-Sidhi Programme accelerates you towards the realisation of your full potential, the state of enlightenment. (more)
ethel Enlivening black history at MIU
3 May 2020
Maharishi International University (MIU) student Ethel Paris introduced and helped organize the African American Culture Series, the first African American celebration at MIU. (more)
garden MIU alumnus builds vastu housing in Indonesia
28 April 2020
Maharishi International University's (MIU) alumnus Almar Meijles recently completed the construction of a small Maharishi Vastu campus in Indonesia for the NextGen Purusha program. (more)
josh TM clears clutter from the brain
23 April 2020
Josh Hasty, an award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur, and musician, says that the Transcendental Meditation technique TM technique definitely helps him reach his goals. (more)
students ComPro students express appreciation for MIU
18 April 2020
In a recent survey, students graduating from Maharishi International University's (MIU) Computer Science programme praised the high quality of education and personal growth they experienced. (more)
endo MIU student creates first detailed COVID-19 map for Brazil
13 April 2020
Edgar Endo, a student in Maharishi International University’s Master’s in Computer Science Programme, recently created a Web page that tracks coronavirus cases in his home country of Brazil. (more)
girl Reduce stress with the Transcendental Meditation technique
8 April 2020
Studies have shown that the physiological response during Transcendental Meditation(TM) is the opposite of the body’s stress response. (more)
virus The Transcendental Meditation technique improves immunity
3 April 2020
Transcendental Meditation technique enhances both mental and physical health, resulting in a beneficial modulation of the immune system. (more)


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