The Maharishi Foundation
The Maharishi Foundation was established as an educational charity in 1975.
The aim of the charity 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.
The foundation offers courses in Transcendental Meditation, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, as well as advanced techniques and knowledge programmes. Maharishi Foundation is the only official organisation to offer these courses in the UK.
The Maharishi Foundation widely publicises its services to inform the public about the benefits of Transcendental Meditation and maintains about 60 local centres run by qualified teachers.
Maharishi Foundation, registered UK educational charity number 270157 (in Northern Ireland charity number X0610/9, in Scotland SCO41919, are affiliates of Maharishi Foundation).
Supporting research into Transcendental Meditation
The Maharishi Foundation encourages and supports independent academic institutions to carry out scientific research into the benefits of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques.
More than 600 scientific studies, conducted at 250 independent universities and institutions in 33 countries have been published in over 100 of the world's leading scientific journals, documenting the wide-ranging benefits for every aspect of life: mind, body, behaviour, and society.
The Maharishi Foundation raises funds through donor appeals, to help provide the necessary funds to support the implementation of Maharishi's programmes in areas of special need. The charity will also consider applications for scholarships for those on low incomes.