Addressing the Urgent Need of Our Time


Just as we begin to emerge from a two-year global pandemic, we find the world threatened by an escalating war — leaving many of us with a sense of helplessness. But there is something available — something to dispel the turmoil among nations and give us all real hope.

We want to once again share with the world the solution that everyone is desperately seeking – not only a solution to this conflict, but a solution that can prevent all future global, national and societal conflicts.

This may sound like a utopian dream, or even just wishful thinking. But it is actually a scientifically established fact. This proven approach to world peace has been named The Maharishi Effect in acknowledgment of its founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Maharishi Effect is, in essence, the society-wide influence of harmony and positivity generated by the group practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) combined with its advanced meditation technique, the TM-Sidhi program.

I would like to explain the hypothesis of the Maharishi Effect, and then share with you the research that makes this hypothesis far more than an abstract, idealistic theory. 

In 1960, Maharishi proposed that a large group of TM meditators, experiencing and enlivening the most fundamental level of awareness within the silent depth of their own minds, would create a measurable influence of orderliness, harmony, and coherence that would spread throughout society. Maharishi described this effect as the Field Effect of Consciousness: the widespread effects of group meditation.

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Candace Badgett
International Trustee, Transcendental Meditation for Women

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