Maharishi Enlightenment Center

  • Dissolve stress
  • Prevent disease
  • Rejuvenate mind and body
  • Sharpen thinking
  • Improve relationships
  • Live in harmony with your environment
“Transcendental Meditation opens the awareness to the infinite reservoir of energy, creativity, and intelligence that lies deep within everyone.”
—Maharishi
“Nothing I ever learned or was ever taught at Harvard approached the completeness of the self-knowledge the Transcendental Meditation program offered.”
—Paul D. Gandy,
Attorney at Law
Founder and President,
Gandy Law Offices, P.C.

Maharishi Enlightenment Center Programs in Columbia, Maryland

The Transcendental Meditation® Program

The Transcendental Meditation program is the world’s most effective, time-tested, and thoroughly researched program for the elimination of stress and the unfoldment of full human potential. This simple, remarkably easy and enjoyable technique requires just 20 minutes twice a day, yet it yields benefits in every area of life.

Introductory Lectures on the Transcendental Meditation program are offered the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month at 2:30 PM, by appointment. To make a reservation for a lecture, please click here, , or call 410-290-1776.
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Maharishi Vedic Approach to HealthSM Programs

Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM Programs

  • Vedic Architecture is design in harmony with Natural Law that utilizes right proportion, right orientation and right direction to create buildings that promote better health, harmonious relationships, and good fortune for everyone.
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  • Vedic Agriculture restores harmony between the farmer, the soil, and natural elements such as the sun, moon and stars. It avoids modern hazards such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and other unnatural farming practices.
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  • Vedic Astrology takes into account the influence of the sun, moon and stars on our health, finances and relationships. Vedic Astrology experts can mathematically calculate the influence of these cosmic forces of nature, predict future trends, and prescribe remedial measures to avoid ill health or bad fortune. Consultations with trained experts are available through the Maharishi Peace Palace.
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  • Vedic Music enlivens the awareness of the listener and creates a harmonious, peaceful influence in the environment. Maharishi Gandharva Veda music has its source in the timeless Vedic Tradition of India. It is the classical music of the ancient Vedic Civilization which enjoyed Heaven on Earth. It is the rhythms and melodies of Nature which were cognized by Vedic sages or rishis thousands of years ago and were put into sound.
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Programs for Graduates of the Transcendental Meditation Program

  • Personal Checking — Checking is a simple, easy procedure to ensure that you’re practicing the Transcendental Meditation program correctly. To set up an appointment to have your practice of the Transcendental Meditation program checked, please call 410-290-1776. This service is offered free of charge to those who have learned the Transcendental Meditation program.
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  • Advanced Lectures feature videotapes of Maharishi’s lectures, book discussions, or special presentations on related Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM programs. To read more about upcoming Advanced Lectures, please view our Calendar of Events. We also invite you to sign up for our Email Announcements so you will receive information about upcoming special speakers and events.
  • Weekend Residence Courses provide an opportunity to gain even deeper rest from your meditation practice within just two or three days, and to return home profoundly refreshed and rejuvenated.
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    To find out more about our upcoming Weekend Residence Courses, please view our Calendar of Events page.
  • The Transcendental Meditation Program Refresher Course provides an opportunity to update your understanding and experience of the Transcendental Meditation program. Receive information about our next Transcendental Meditation Program Refresher Course.
  • The TM-Sidhi® Program cultures the ability to think and act from the most silent level of the mind—Transcendental Consciousness.
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  • Advanced Techniques of the Transcendental Meditation program enhance and enrich the benefits of your daily meditation and hasten your growth to enlightenment.
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    Advanced Techniques are available to anyone who has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation program for more than six months.

Programs for Graduates of the TM-Sidhi Program

  • World Peace Assemblies offer the deepest possible rest in a weekend format for those who already practice the Transcendental Mediation and TM-Sidhi programs. This program includes extended practice of the Transcendental Meditation program, TM-Sidhi program (including Yogic Flying) and a daily schedule designed to enliven the knowledge and experience of higher states of consciousness. To find out more about our upcoming Weekend World Peace Assemblies, please view our Calendar of Events page.
  • The TM-Sidhi Program Refresher Course provides an opportunity to refresh the understanding and experience of the TM-Sidhi program. To find out more about our upcoming TM-Sidhi Program Refresher Courses, please view our Calendar of Events page.
  • The Creating Coherence Program allows you to enjoy extended program while continuing daily activities and family responsibilities during the day, please view our Calendar of Events page.