Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, was widely regarded as a foremost authority on meditation. He is known for his practical, scientific approach and his lifelong endeavor to relieve human suffering and promote peace by bringing the benefits of effective meditation to people everywhere.
He offered the TM technique as a simple and effortless practice that is easy to learn. Maharishi founded non-profit foundations around the world to facilitate teaching of the TM technique, trained and certified thousands of TM teachers, and established "consciousness-based" educational system.
Maharishi systematized the teaching of the TM technique into a seven-step course so that teachers of all languages could be trained to teach it and the practice would give consistent positive results for people everywhere. Maharishi's success as a meditation teacher is unprecedented: Never before in recorded history had a single meditation technique been learned by so many people—over 6 million—during the teacher's lifetime.
The Teaching Organization
The aim of the Global Country of World Peace (GCWP) is to advance the education of the public by offering courses and services of the highest quality to develop the full mental and creative potential of the individual, including Transcendental Meditation and its Advanced Techniques. The main courses offered are in Transcendental Meditation, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and related Advanced Techniques and knowledge programmes.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi:
"Happiness is the goal of everyone. In order to attain it, what we have to do is reach inwards and , with the help of Transcendental Meditation, let the mind rise to the level of perfect happiness and bliss."