About | Experience the Self
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Welcome to the Experience the Self course Discover. Unfold. Experience. The Self.

We invite you to visit Fairfield, Iowa and MUM for an 8-day event


There is no other university in America like ours, where students experience their own Self—the most silent, peaceful, delightful level of consciousness. You also, will have the opportunity to experience your Self.

On this eight day journey, we will guide you on the path to Self discovery. You’ll learn the Transcendental Meditation® technique and if you already practice Transcendental Meditation, you’ll learn an Advanced Transcendental Meditation technique from our dedicated teachers, gain greater knowledge from our faculty, enjoy organic cuisine, and explore new horizons in a town like no other.

Our outstanding faculty give extensive attention to each course participant. They are expert not only in their academic fields but in the knowledge and programs for developing higher states of consciousness.

Discover the field of “all possibilities” for yourself through this introduction to Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM and the following courses:

The Transcendental Meditation program

The Transcendental Meditation technique is the most widely practiced, thoroughly researched, and extensively applied program of personal development in the world. It is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.

It's not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. More than six million people worldwide have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique — people of all ages, cultures, and religions. It has been validated by 650 scientific research studies, conducted at 250 universities and research institutions around the world. These studies have been published in 150 scientific and scholarly journals.

The Transcendental Meditation technique was brought to light by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from the world’s most ancient continuous tradition of knowledge, India's Vedic tradition.

This is your chance to experience what Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Brand, and countless others are talking about. Click here for even more information.

Advanced Techniques of the Transcendental Meditation program

Do you already practice the Transcendental Meditation or TM-SidhiSM program? We have something special for you. Advanced Techniques take your experience to higher level. The Transcendental Meditation technique enables the mind to dive within to the silent field of pure consciousness, the ocean of creativity and intelligence from where all thoughts arise.

The Advanced Techniques of the Transcendental Meditation program enhance your ability to experience finer levels of thought — to develop finer perception while becoming more familiar with the experience of your own, silent Self. As your mind becomes more infused with pure consciousness and your perception becomes more enriched, your thoughts and actions spontaneously become more powerful and effective — so you can fulfill your desires more easily.

Maharishi YogaSM asanas course

Whether you are a beginner or expert, this Maharishi Yoga asanas course provides an authentic and profound understanding and practice of yoga asanas. Here's a new approach not previously taught in any other course and an entirely fresh way to approach your practice.

Maharishi has revived the essential understanding that Yoga means the experience of pure consciousness, the unified, transcendental field of consciousness deep within — and that Yoga, one of the 40 aspects of the Vedic Literature, provides the technologies to enable one to dive within and enjoy that experience.

The traditional physical postures of Yoga asanas enliven the connection between mind and body, consciousness and physiology. This unique practical course includes regular practice of Maharishi Yoga asanas as well as the understanding of their specific effects on the mind and body. Discover how these ancient Vedic poses, done correctly and without effort, help to dissolve stress and enliven mind-body coordination to support inner silence and expansion of consciousness.

Maharishi Yoga asanas program and
Sun Salutations for the beginner

This Maharishi Yoga asana program is an introductory level class providing an authentic and profound understanding and practice of yoga asanas and Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar). Please see description above for more details.

Maharishi Self-PulseSM Reading for Good Health

Begin to detect balance and imbalance in the body by feeling the pulse with your own three fingertips. Self-pulse reading is the most ancient and natural means of determining the level of balance or imbalance in the mind and body — and therapeutic in itself. This course presents Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's revival of this ancient technology to determine the state of the inner intelligence of the body.


Sanskrit is the language of the Vedic Tradition. The perfect orderliness of the Sanskrit language creates orderliness in the brain physiology, expands the memory, and balances the physiology. Maharishi emphasizes reading the expressions of the Vedic Literature for their sound value rather than for meaning. You’ll learn to read a selection of Vedic expressions in Sanskrit — and discover how this deepens your experience of inner silence.

Vedic Literature — Bhagavad-Gita

Maharishi describes the Bhagavad-Gita as the essence of Vedic Literature and a complete guide to practical life. It is “all that is needed to raise the consciousness of man to the highest possible level.” In this course, you will discover the deep, universal truths of life that speak to the needs and aspirations of everyone.

Poetry and Writing

To be a writer is to be skilled in self-expression, to be able to shape your perceptions, thoughts, and feelings in language that reaches and moves others. In this seminar you'll learn how this ability is enhanced as you dive within and your consciousness develops.

Sustainable Living

Learn about our curriculum in sustainability, including organic farming to sustainable energy to off-the-grid living. Then check out the new Sustainable Living Center, the first building of its kind in the world — described by Forbes, the Associated Press, and others as “the ultimate green building.” This is a 7,000-square-foot revolutionary green building that will be completely off the grid and combine, for the first time ever, all the features of four different sustainable building philosophies: LEED Platinum certification, the healthy –building principles of Baubiologie, the Cascadia “Living Building Challenge”, and Maharishi Vedic ArchitectureSM.

Becoming a Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program

Anyone can easily experience the Self within, awakening and harnessing its infinite potential for a much more effortless and fulfilling life. You can
learn about becoming a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program and instructing others in a technique that develops and enriches all areas of life.

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